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Department of Neurological Surgery

Lola B. Chambless, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Lola B. Chambless, M.D.Dr. Chambless comes to Vanderbilt after completing a specialized fellowship in minimally invasive/endoscopic surgery for brain tumors at the Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery in Sydney, Australia. Her clinical interests are in all aspects of intracranial neurosurgery for the treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors, with a special focus on minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. She is also actively involved with national efforts aimed at reducing the frequency and severity of sports-related head injuries.

Dr. Chambless continues to engage in a number of research efforts. She developed the clinical outcome program for the Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center and participates in a number of projects evaluating the impact of metabolic disorders on brain cancer.  She is also currently working on a multidisciplinary study with the Vanderbilt Department of Electrical Engineering on tumor morphometry. Her findings have been published in such peer-reviewed journals as the Journal of Neuro-Oncology and the Journal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery.

Education:
Dr. Chambless received her medical degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and her bachelor of science in biological sciences from Stanford University in California.

Postgraduate Training:
Dr.  Chambless completed her residency in Neurological Surgery and fellowship in Neurosurgical Oncology at Vanderbilt.  She also completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Oncology at the Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery in Sydney, Australia.

Current Research Interests:
• The impact of metabolic disorders on brain cancer
• Tumor Morphometry
• Traumatic Brain Injury

Download Dr. Chambless’ full Curriculum Vitae.

Contact:
Academic Office Mailing Address:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Neurological Surgery
T-4224 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN.  37232-2380
Phone: (615) 322-6638

Clinical/Patient Appointments:
Vanderbilt Neurosurgery Clinic
1500 21st Avenue South, Suite 1506
Nashville, TN.  37212
Phone: (615) 322-7417
Fax: (615) 343-5315

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