Andrew Reisner, MD, FACS, FAAP

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Emory University Department of Neurosurgery

    Pediatric Neurosurgeon

    Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


    • MD, University of the Witwatersrand - Johannesburg, South Africa, 1979
    • Surgery Internship, Johannesburg Hospital, 1980
    • Neurological Surgery Residency, Emory University, 1993
    • Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship, University of California, 1994



    • Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine, 2011-2014
    • Best Doctors of America, 2007-2014
    • Andrew Reisner Traumatic Brain Injury Rund, Established 2013
    • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Concussion Program, Endorsed by GA Dept of Health, 2013
    • Outstanding Contribution of Pediatrics Award, Wellstar, 2013
    • Atlanta Super Doctors, 2012
    • "Golden Apple Award", Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, 2011
    • JE Wallace Sterling Award for Academic Achievement, Stanford University, 2010
    • Editorial: Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association, Vol. 97, No. 2, p 73, 1999
    • Certificate of Appreciation, Fort Knox Child Development Service, 1995
    • Outstanding Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Louisville, 1995
    • Resident Research Award, Dekalb Medical Society, 1992
    • Trubshaw Medal, Most Distinguished Candidate, Surgical Primary Examination, College of Medicine of South Africa, 1983

    Clinical Interests

    • Gamma knife radiosurgery
    • Pituitary disorder/Pituitary tumors
    • Brain tumors
    • Congenital anomalies of the brain and spine
    • Hydrocephalus-congenital and post-hemorrhagic
    • Intraventricular hemorrhage
    • Perinatal consultation
    • Traumatic brain injury

    Society Memberships

    • American College of Surgeons (Fellow - FACS)
    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
    • Georgia Neurosurgical Society
    • Southern Neurosurgical Society
    • Greater Atlanta Pediatric Society
    • Hydrocephalus Association


    Sarda S, Howard B,  Jea  A, Tubbs RS, Brahma B,  Wrubel D, Reisner A, Boydston W; Utility of Surveillance Imaging after Minor Blunt Head Trauma. submitted- J Neurosurg:Peds 2013

    Riemenschneider K, Riley J, Hirsh D, Heiss K, Reisner A, Boydston W, Wrubel D, Brahma B, Chern J;  Return to Emergency Department within 30 days of discharge after pediatric neurosurgery: an automated method.  J  Neurosurg- Peds   2013  (Submitted)

    Wrubel DM, Riemenschneider KJ, Braender C, Miller BA, Hirsh DA, Reisner A, Boydston W, Brahma B, Chern JJ.; Return to system within 30 days of pediatric neurosurgery. Journal of Neurosurgery : Pediatrics. 2013 Nov 29. [Epub ahead of print]

    David M. Popoli, MD, Thomas Burns, PhD, William Meehan III, MD, Andrew Reisner, MD. CHOA Concussion Consensus: Establishing a Uniform Policy for Academic Accommodations. Clin pediatr (Phila) August 19, 2013 (Epub ahead of print)

    Kebriaei MA, Shoa MM, Salinas SM, Falkenstrom KL, Sribnick, EA, Tubbs RS, Reisner A, Chern JJ; Shunt infection in the first year of life. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics July 12:44-48,  2013 (Epub ahead of print 

    Reisner A, Gary MF, Chern, JC, D Grattan-Smith: Spinal cord infarction following minor trauma in children; Fibrocartilaginous embolism as a putative cause:   J Neurosurgery: Pediatrics,  April Vol 11, 445-450, 2013.   

    Nathan Rowland, Jennifer Andrews, Daxa Patel, David LaBorde, Adam Nowlan, Bradley George, Claire Mazewski, Andrew Reisner and Howard M. Katzenstein;  Intracranial Metastatic Neuroblastoma Treated with Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Report of Two Novel Cases,"  Case reports in neurologic medicine. p 1-4  Vol 12,  2011. 

    Schmotzer CL, Brown AE, Roth S, Johnson J, Ines-Castillejo M, Reisner A, Hillyer, Josephson CD:  Procedure-specific Preoperative Red blood Cell Preparation and utilization management in Pediatric surgical patients.   Transfusion. 2010 Apr;50(4):861-7.

    lank LH, Giavedoni B, Lombardo JR, Geil MD, Reisner A: Comparison of infant head shapes in deformational plagiocephaly following treatment with a cranial remolding orthosis using a non-invasive laser shape digitizer.  J of Craniofacial surgery.  17(6), 1084-1091, 2006.

    Burstein FD, Williams JK, Hudgins R, Boydston W, Reisner A, Stevenson K, Cohen S:  Hydroxyappetite cement in craniofacial reconstruction: experience in 150 patients. Plast Reconstr Surg    2006,  Aug, 118(2): 484-9 v