David Wrubel, MD

    Assistant Professor

    Emory University Department of Neurosurgery

    Medical Director

    Neuro Spine Care for Kids

    Pediatric Neurosurgeon

    Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


    • BS, University of Miami, 1994
    • MD, University of Miami, 1998
    • General Surgery Internship, University of Arkansas, 1999
    • Neurological Surgery Residency, University of Arkansas, 2004
    • Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern, 2005



    • Departmental Honors (Physics), University of Miami, 1994
    • General Honors, University of Miami, 1994
    • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Miami, 1994
    • President's Honor Roll, Univ. of Miami, 1993
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Univ. of Miami, 1993
    • Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society, Univ. of Miami, 1993
    • Golden Key Honor Society, Univ. of Miami, 1993
    • President's Honor Roll, Univ. of Miami, 1992
    • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Univ. of Miami, 1992

    Clinical Focus

    • brain tumors
    • chiari malformations
    • spinal bifida
    • spinal tumors

    Society Memberships

    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • American Association of Neurological Surgery
    • American Medical Association


    • Post-Operative Non-convulsive Status Epilepticus
    • Cutis Aplasia of the Scalp
    • Pilocytic Astrocytoma in Siblings
    • The Effect on Survival for Esophageal Cancer Patients with Neo-Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Surgery, versus Surgery Alon


    • Wrubel DM, Burson GT.  Cutis aplasia of the scalp: three cases in eighteen months. [Case Reports. Journal Article] Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society. 100(7):230-1, 2004 Jan.
    • Tumialan LM, Wrubel D.  [Comment Letter] Ventricular tack-down suture: technical note (Leuhardt, et al).  Surgical Neurology 65(2):214, 2006 Feb.
    • Sribnick EA, Dadashev VY, Brahma B, Wrubel DM. The use of inside-outside screws for occipito- cervical fusion in pediatric patients.  Journal of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics 10(5):392-7, 2012 Nov.
    • Shi Z, Esiashvili N, Janss AJ, Mazewski CM, MacDonald TJ, Wrubel DM, Brahma B, Schwaibold FP, Marcus RB, Crocker IR, Shu HK. Transient enlargement of craniopharyngioma after radiation therapy: pattern of magnetic resonance imaging response following radiation. Journal of Neurooncology 109(2):349-55, 2012 Sep.
    • Lin MI, Janss AJ, Wrubel D, Meacham LR. Seventeen-year-old adolescent with pituitary abscess. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2011;24(9-10):771-3.
    • Love K, Huddleston L, Olney P, Wrubel D, Visootsak J. Developmental outcomes of down syndrome and dandy-walker malformation. J Pediatr Neurol. 2011 Jan 1;9(3):405-408.
    • Boyle M, Franceschi D, Wrubel D, Nguyen Y, Robinson D, Moffat F, Livingstone A. Surgical Resection for Esophageal Carcinoma: The Miami Experience. Gastroenterology. 1998 Jan; 114
    • Al-Mefty O, Wrubel D, Haddad N. Postoperative nonconvulsive encephalopathic status: identification of a syndrome responsible for delayed progressive deterioration of neurological status after skull base surgery.  Journal of Neurosurgery 111(5):1062-8, 2009 Nov.