Stephen C. Saris, M.D.

Department of Neurosurgery
75 Francis Street
Building for Transformative Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston MA 02115
Office: (401) 453-3545
Fax: (401) 453-3533
Cell: (401) 378-2921
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  • Board-Certified Neurosurgeon
  • Active clinical practice that involves both spine and brain
  • Harvard Medical School, Lecturer in Neurosurgery
  • Harvard and Brown faculty
  • Harvard and Duke trained
  • 20+ years of medical-legal experience
  • >500 depositions, > 1000 IMEs, > 1000 record reviews,
    BNand over 50 court appearances



Practicing, Board Certified Neurosurgery
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Practicing, Board Certified Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery Associates Inc.
Providence, RI


Lecturer in Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Rhode Island Hospital
Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, New England Medical Center
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, New England Medical Center
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
1989 -1992


Spine Section
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Tumor Section
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Research Society of Neurological Surgery

American Board of Neurological Surgery, Diplomate

Congress of Neurosurgery

American Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate


1. Saris SC: Chorea caused by caudate infarction. Arch Neurol 40:590-591,1983

2. Saris SC, Vavoulis G, Linder J, Friedman A: Fibrosarcoma of the heart metastatic to the brain. Neurosurg 13:327-329,1983

3. Saris SC, Bigner SA, Bigner DD: Intracerebral transplantation of a human glioma line in immunosuppressed rats. J Neurosurg 60:582-588,1984

4. Bullard DE, Saris SC, Bigner DD: Internal carotid artery injections in 40-99 gram Fischer rats: Technical note and evaluation of blood flow by various techniques. Neurosurg 14:406-411,1984

5. Saris SC, Nashold BS Jr: Dorsal root entry zone coagulation for post-amputation pain. J Neurosurg 62:72-76,1985

6. Saris SC, Silver J, Vieira J, Nashold BS Jr: Sacral rhizotomy for perineal pain. Neurosurg 19:789-793,1986

7. Saris SC, Rawlings CE III, Muraki A, Friedman A: Syringomyelia in a man with sarcoidosis. Neurosurg 16:805-807,1986

8. Saris SC, Patronas N, Loriaux L, Cutler GB, Niemann L, Chrousos G, Doppman J, Oldfield EH: Pituitary CT scanning in Cushing Syndrome. Radiology 162:775-777,1987

9. Saris SC, Shook D, Blasberg R, Doppman J, Dedrick R, Lutz R, Blacklock JR, Bankiewicz K, Oldfield EH: Intracarotid drug delivery with diastole-phased, pulsed infusion. J Neurosurg 67:721-725,1987

10. Saris SC, Wright DC, Oldfield EH, Blasberg RG: Intravascular streaming and variable delivery to brain following intracarotid artery infusions in the Sprague-Dawley rat. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 8:116-120,1988

11. Saris SC, Nashold BS Jr: Successful treatment of phantom pain with dorsal root entry zone lesions. Appl Neurophysiol 51:188-197, 1988

12. Saris SC, Vieira FS, Nashold BJ Jr: Dorsal root entry zone coagulation for intractable sciatica. Appl Neurophysiol 51:206-211, 1988

13. Saris SC, Rosenberg SA, Friedman R, Rubin JT, Barba D, Oldfield E: Penetration of interleukin-2 across the human brain-cerebrospinal fluid barrier. J Neurosurg 69: 29-34, 1988

14. Alexander JA, Saris SC, Oldfield EH: The effect of interleukin-2 on the blood-brain barrier in the 9L gliosarcoma rat model. J Neurosurg 70: 92-96,1988

15. Barba D, Saris SC, Holder C, Rosenberg SA, Oldfield EH: Intratumoral LAK cell and interleukin-2 therapy of human gliomas. J Neurosurg 70: 175-182, 1989

16. Plunkett RJ, Saris SC, Bankiewicz K, Weber R: Implantation of dispersed cells into primate brain. J Neurosurg 70: 441-445, 1989

17. Saris SC, Alexander JA, Frank, Dwyer A, Rosenberg SA, Rubin JT, Oldfield EH: The effect of intravenous interleukin-2 on brain water content. J Neurosurg 71:168-174, 1989

18. McCutcheon I, Baranco R, Katz D, Saris SC: Adoptive immunotherapy of brain metastases in mice. J Neurosurg 72: 102-109, 1990

19. Saris SC, Blasberg RG, Carson RE, DeVroom HL, Lutz R, Dedrick RL, Pettigrew K, Chang R, Doppman J, Wright DC, Herscovitch P, Oldfield EH: Intravascular streaming during carotid artery infusions: Demonstration in humans and reduction using diastole-phased, pulsatile administration. J Neurosurg 74: 763-772, 1991

20. Akbasak A, Oldfield EH, Saris SC: Expression and modulation of mouse primary brain tumor major histocompatibility antigens in vitro. J Neurosurg 75: 922-929, 1991

21. Saris SC, Spiess P, Lieberman D, Wallbridge S, Lin S: Adoptive immunotherapy of brain metastases in mice with tumor infiltrating lymphocytes. J Neurosurg 76: 513-519, 1992

22. Saris SC, Solares G, Wazer D, et al. Boron neutron capture therapy for murine malignant gliomas. Cancer Research 52: 4672-4677, 1992

23. Wexler LH, DeLaney T, Saris SC, Horowitz M. Long-term survival after CNS relapse in a patient with osteosarcoma. Cancer 72: 1203-1208, 1993

24. Solares GR, Zamenhof RG, Wazer DE, DiPetrillo TA, Saris SC, Cano G, Harling OK. Effects of fractionation of boron neutron capture therapy in a mouse glioma model. In press, Proceeding of the Fourth International Symposium on Boron Neutron Capture Therapy.

25. Perez-Cruet M, Adelman L, Anderson M, Roth P, Ritter A, Saris SC. CT-guided stereotactic biopsy of non-enhancing brain lesions. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, 61:105-117, 1993.

26. Burgess F.W., S. Saris. Interventional Pain Management. Issues in Pain Management. December 1994. Volume 1:2.
27. Cano GC, Anderson M, Borden J, Saris SC. Hydromyelia associated with a posterior fossa cyst. Surgical Neurology, February 1995.

28. Brem H and the Polymer-Brain Tumor Treatment Group (Saris S, Principal Investigator, New England Medical Center) Placebo-controlled trial of safety and efficacy of intraoperative controlled delivery by biodegrdable polymers of chemotherapy for recurrent gliomas. Lancet 345: 1008-1012, 1995

29. Glantz MJ, Choi K, Kearns CM, Cole BF, Mills P, Zuhowski EG, Saris S, Rhodes CH, Stopa E, Egorin MJ. Phase I study of weekly outpatient paclitaxel and concurrent cranial irradiation in adults with astrocytomas. J Clin Onc 14: 600-609, 1996

30. Zunkeler B, Carson RE, Olson J, Blasberg RG, DeVroom H, Lutz RJ, Saris SC, Wright DC, Kammerer W, Patronas NJ, Decdrick RL, Herscovitch P, Oldfield EH. Quantification and pharmacokinetics of blood-brain barrier disruption in humans. J Neurosurg 85: 1056-65, 1996

31. Saris S. Multidisciplinary approach to malignant gliomas. Rhode Island Medical Journal, 1997

32. Ulin K, Bornstein LE, Ling M, Saris S, Wu J, et al. A technique for accurate planning of stereotactic brain implants prior to head ring fixation. Int J Radiation Oncology Biol Phys 39: 757-767, 1997

33. Glantz M, Mills P, Saris SC, et al. High dose intravenous methotrexate for patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatissis: Is intrathecal chemotherapy necessary. J Clin Onc 16: 1561-1567, 1998


1. Saris SC, Bigner DD: Experimental Neuro-oncology, Chapter 24 in Foundations in Neurosurgery. Crockard A, Hayward R, Hoff J (eds), Blackwell Scientific Publications, London, England. pp 392-416, 1985

2. Bronec P, Saris SC, Nashold BS Jr: Dorsal Root Entry Zone Coagulation, In Operative Surgery, Symonds L (ed), Butterworths, London/Boston, 1990 (in press)

3. Heilman C, Saris SC: Malignancies of the brain. In Primary Malignancies, Cameron R. (ed), Lange Series, Chaper 54, pp 435-443

4. Roth P, Saris SC: Neurologic Emergencies. In Primary Malignancies, Cameron R. (ed), Lange Series, 1994, Chapter 11, pp 53-59.

5. Harling OK, Zamenhof RG, Yanch JC, Choi R, Saris SC, et al: Boron neutron capture and radiation synovectomy research at the M.I.T research reactor. In Boron neutron capture therapy.


American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1988-present

New England Neurosurgery Society, 2017-present

Rhode Island Medical Society, 1993-present


Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
M.D. Degree
Edinburgh University, Faculty of Arts
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh University, Faculty of Arts
Edinburgh, Scotland

Boston University, Boston, MA
Six Year Program, Liberal Arts and Medicine
B.S. Degree; Magna Cum Laude

Roxbury Latin School
Boston, Massachusetts


Massachusetts license number: 71248
Rhode Island license number: 8444


Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Building for Transformative Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston MA

Rhode Island Hospital
Department of Neurosurgery
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903

St. Joseph Hospital
Fatima Unit
Division of Neurosurgery
Division Chief

Landmark Medical
Department of Surgery/ Division of Neurosurgery
115 Cass Avenue Woonsocket, RI 02895
Active Staff

Sturdy Memorial Hospital
Department of Surgery/Division of Neurosurgery
211 Park Street, P.O. Box 2963
Attleboro, MA 02703
Consulting Staff

New England Medical Center
Department of Neurosurgery
750 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111

New England Medical Center
Department of Neurosurgery
750 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111

Staff Neurosurgeon
Bethesda Naval Hospital, Naval Medical Center
National Capital Region
Bethesda, Maryland

Senior Staff Fellow
Clinical Neurosurgery Section
National Institute of Neurological
Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland