Douglas A. Hardesty, MD
School of Medicine
Douglas A. Hardesty, MD
I am a board-certified neurological surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant brain tumors, especially tumors of the skull base. At CHI Creighton I am an associate professor of neurological surgery, and I am the neurosurgical director of skull base surgery. I have been named to Castle Connolly Top Doctors and have received accolades for patient care and compassion. My mission is to provide world-class care to patients with complex neurosurgical problems, right here in Omaha.
I grew up in Austin, Texas, and completed my undergraduate education at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. I received my medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 2011 and my residency in neurological surgery at the prestigious Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona in 2018. In addition, I completed a year-long subspecialty fellowship training in endoscopic skull base surgery at The Ohio State University. Upon completion of my training and prior to my recruitment to CHI Creighton, I served as neurological surgery faculty at The Ohio State University for five years, performing more than 1,800 procedures mostly related to brain tumors and skull base surgery. At Ohio State I also was co-director of the skull base surgery fellowship program, and I am very proud of the exceptional residents and fellows we educated.
My research has been published in numerous scholarly journals, including Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, and Operative Neurosurgery, and I have presented more than 60 podium talks, posters and grand rounds presentations. I have given numerous invited presentations on national and international stages. My primary focus is on how surgeons can improve a patient’s quality of life, be it via complication avoidance or the development of new surgical techniques.
When not at work, I enjoy spending time at home with my wife and our two dogs.
Zaidi H, Elhadi A, Hardesty D, Little AS Endoscopic Transmaxillary Approaches to the Skull Base. KARL STORZ EndoPress, 2017. 2017
- Intraoperative visualization in endonasal skull base surgery. Special Session in Surgical Technology and Innovation, North American Skull Base Society Annual Meeting. 2023
- Pituitary apoplexy: neurosurgical perspective. The Kwame Osei Endocrine Update Conference, Ohio State University Department of Internal Medicine. 2/11/2023. 2023
- Complications following endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery: risk stratification and management/outcomes. Plenary Session, 8th World Federation of Skull Base Societies Meeting, . 2022
- Surgical management of clival chordomas. Breakfast Seminar, 8th World Federation of Skull Base Societies Meeting, . 2022
- Surgical techniques and outcomes for endoscopic endonasal treatment of spontaneous CSF leaks. Breakfast Seminar, 8th World Federation of Skull Base Societies Meeting, 2022
- What are the limits of endoscopic endonasal surgery for craniopharyngioma? Plenary Session, 8th World Federation of Skull Base Societies Meeting. 2022
- Endoscopic endonasal surgery for craniopharyngioma. 8th World Federation of Skull Base Societies Meeting, 2022
- Endoscopic endonasal surgery for clival chordomas. 8th World Federation of Skull Base Societies Meeting. 2022
- Endoscopic endonasal coronal plane approaches to pterygopalatine and infratemporal fossa. 8th World Federation of Skull Base Societies Meeting, 2022
- Endonasal Lower Clivus and Foramen Magnum Approach Live Demonstration. Rhoton Room Dissection Faculty. North American Skull Base Society Annual Meeting. 2022
- Endoscopic endonasal approaches to the ventral jugular foramen. North American Skull Base Society 2022 Annual Meeting, 2022
- The soft gasket seal closure for endoscopic endonasal skull base defect repair. Skull Base Reconstruction Education Day, North American Skull Base Society 2022 Annual Meeting, 2022
- Modern Surgical Outcomes in Acromegaly. Barrow Neurological Institute Pituitary Symposium. 2021
- Sociedad Mexicana de Cirugia Neurologica Webinar Zoom web-based broadcast, Approximately 100 individual participants. 2020
- Long-term outcomes after endoscopic pituitary surgery (invited panelist, course director: Dr. Michael Ivan). University of Miami Global Brain Tumor Symposium Zoom web-based broadcast, Miami, FL. Approximately 500 individual participants. 2020
- Building a Practice: Professional and Economics Considerations - Integrating Into the Team. Young Members Forum Special Session, North American Skull Base Society Annual Meeting. 2020
- Craniopharyngioma Update: Genetic Testing, What Does the Future Hold? Ohio State University Pituitary Symposium. 2019
- Neurotrauma 2019: Modern Practices in the Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. St. Ritas Medical Center Grand Rounds. 2019
- Sinonasal Quality of Life after Transsphenoidal Surgery. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting Pituitary Adenoma Breakfast Seminar. 2019
- Pituitary Transposition and Upper Clivus Live Demonstration. Rhoton Room Dissection Faculty. North American Skull Base Society Annual Meeting. 2019
- Overview of Open Skull Base Surgery. North American Skull Base Society Annual Meeting Primer Course, 2019