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Boston, MA 02118
Justin Massengale, MD
Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Boston University School of Medicine
complex spine neurosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, adult degenerative spine disease, spine oncology, adult degenerative scoliosis
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA (2001)
Intern, General Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA (2002)
Resident, Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA (2007)
Chief Resident, Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA (2008)
Neurosurgery Spine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto CA (2009)
American Board of Neurological Surgery (2014)
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Dr. Massengale completed his medical education at Stanford University , where he became interested in neurosurgery. After medical school, he stayed at Stanford University where he completed one year as a general surgery intern and six years as a neurosurgery residency, including the last year as Chief Resident. As part of his educational endeavors during residency, Dr. Massengale also performed government-funded basic neurosurgical science research.
Dr. Massengale then completed additional subspecialty training in the Neurosurgery Department at Stanford, focusing on highly specialized surgical approaches for the treatment of spine disorders. He worked with Dr. Jon Park, Director of Comprehensive Spine and of the spine fellowship program. Through this experience, Dr. Massengale gained significant experience in the operative treatment of a large number of diverse spine cases using minimally invasive and complex spine surgery techniques.
In July 2009, Dr. Massengale joined the Boston Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery. His clinical expertise encompasses all aspects of spine neurosurgery, with a particular emphasis on minimally invasive and complex spine surgery techniques. His work in spine trauma has been featured on the Boston Medical Center Trauma Surgery blog. Dr. Massengale participates in spine activities at a local and national level. He is a member of several professional societies, including the Congress of Neurosurgery and American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
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Massengale J, Tafti BA, Large L, Skirboll S. Reversal of preoperative catatonic state by surgical resection of an adult-onset craniopharyngioma: case report and review of the literature. Cogn Behav Neurol 2009;22(1):67-71.
Narasimhan P, Liu J, Song YS, Massengale JL, Chan PH. VEGF Stimulates the ERK 1/2 signaling pathway and apoptosis in cerebral endothelial cells after ischemic conditions. Stroke 2009;40:1467-73.
Massengale JL, Levy RP, Marcellus M, Moes G, Marks MP, Steinberg GK. Outcomes of surgery for resection of regions of symptomatic radiation injury after stereotactic radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurgery 2006;59(3):553-60.
Massengale JL, Gasche Y, Chan PH. Carbohydrate source influences gelatinase production by mouse astrocytes in vitro. Glia 2002;38(3):240-5.
Fujimura M, Gasche Y, Morita-Fujimura Y, Massengale J, Kawase M, Chan PH. Early appearance of activated matrix metalloproteinase-9 and blood-brain barrier disruption in mice after focal cerebral ischemia and reperfusion Brain Res 1999;842(1):92-100.
Gasche Y, Fujimura M, Morita-Fujimura Y, Copin JC, Kawase M, Massengale J, Chan PH. Early appearance of activated matrix metalloproteinase-9 after focal cerebral ischemia in mice: a possible role in blood-brain barrier dysfunction. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 1999;19(9):1020-8.