Attending Physician, Department of Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Justin Massengale, MD, is an attending physician in the Department of Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and assistant professor of neurosurgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).
Dr. Massengale, a resident of Brookline, received his medical degree from Stanford University Medical School in California, where he also completed his residency in neurosurgery.
Dr. Massengale's expertise lies in the management of patients with spinal malignancy, trauma and degenerative disease requiring complex spinal instrumentation and reconstruction, as well as potential applications of minimally invasive and minimal access surgical techniques.
Prior to his appointment at BMC, Dr. Massengale completed a fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center in spine neurosurgery. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
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.