Dr. Paolo Bolognese
Surgical Director of the Chiari/EDS Center, Mount Sinai, South Nassau
Dr. Bolognese was born in Torino (Italy) and graduated in 1986 from the Medical School of the University of Turin. He completed two neurosurgical trainings: at the University of Turin (Prof. Fasano) and at SUNY-Brooklyn (Dr. Milhorat). In 2001, he co-founded The Chiari Institute along with Dr. Thomas H. Milhorat and was later joined by Dr. Harold L. Rekate. In 2014, he founded the multidisciplinary Chiari EDS Center at Mount Sinai South Nassau. The Chiari EDS Center is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of Chiari I Malformation, Syringomyelia, Craniocervical Instability, Tethered Cord, Eagle Syndrome, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, and Intracranial Hypotension. His surgical experience includes more than 1,600 Chiari Decompressions and 900 Craniocervical Fusions, 300 of which with condylar screws. Dr. Bolognese is on the Board of the main national and international organizations focused on Chiari and Syringomyelia. He has also made contributions in the field of Intraoperative Ultrasound and Laser Doppler Flowmetry. He is married to Allison, a Foster Care Pediatrician. They have three children.