Saris is the most senior, active neurosurgeon in Rhode Island. He
began his training with a surgical internship in 1979 at the Beth
Israel Hospital in Boston. The Beth Israel is a major teaching
hospital of the Harvard Medical School. After exposure to the
various surgical subspecialties, he decided to pursue a career in
Dr. Saris completed
his Neurosurgical residency at Duke Medical Center in Durham,
North Carolina in 1985. He completed two fellowships prior to entering
clinical practice. The first was at the Massachusetts General
Hospital during which he studied under such internationally-known
surgeons as Drs. Robert Ojemann, Peter Black, and Nicholas Zervas.
His second was a four-year fellowship doing research at the National
Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Saris has written
dozens of papers dealing with subjects ranging from spinal disorders
to the diagnosis of pituitary tumors to novel treatments of malignant
After this fellowship,
he became an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Tufts
Medical Center in Boston that is the main teaching hospital
of the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Saris spent four
years at NEMC during which time he was promoted from an Assistant
to an Associate Professor. He continued his research interest in
brain tumors with the creation of a research laboratory.
In 1993, he joined
the faculty at the Brown University School of Medicine. He
took a position as an Associate Professor, and soon thereafter assumed
the acting Directorship of the New England Gamma Knife Center.
Dr. Saris was the Director of the Brain Tumor Program at
Brown University for many years and was Co-Chair of the Neuro-Oncology
Committee of the Brown University Oncology Group. He additionally
was Brown's principal investigator for a National Institutes of
Health study looking at spine metastases. He is currently the author
of over 25 refereed, scientific articles, in addition to five textbook
chapters, and numerous abstracts. For many years he was on the Neurosurgery
Sub-committee of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and Neuro-Oncology
Co-Chair of the Brown University Oncology Group.
1999, Dr. Saris left academic medicine to create a private neurosurgical
group of his own and to take the Chair Position in Neurosurgery
at St. Joseph's Hospital in Providence. He has been voted by other
physicians in the state as a Top Doc for many years by Rhode
information about Dr. Saris's career and a list of his publications
click here to see his curriculum vitae.