Dr. Ian Dorward, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 40
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Dr. Ian Dorward, MD
Dr. Ian Dorward, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Saint Louis, MO. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Dorward is affiliated with Barnes Jewish Hospital.


4921 Parkview Pl

Saint Louis, MO 63110

Contact Information

(314) 362-3570

Dr. Ian Dorward, MD

Dr. Ian Dorward, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

As a neurosurgeon who cares for both brain and spinal problems, I feel that I have a unique perspective on many neurosurgical issues. Importantly, my experience with microsurgery of delicate vascular lesions both informs and enhances my ability to deal delicately and dexterously with the spinal cord and spinal nerves. I am also one of the few neurosurgeons in the country to have completed an orthopedic spinal surgery fellowship, so that I can bring a "best of both worlds" approach to spine care.
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Dr. Dorward's Experience

Dr. Dorward's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Dorward does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Brain Aneurysm Repair
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoplasty
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine and Back Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Colorado
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Washington Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Barnes Jewish Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Beaumont Hospital/Royal College Of Surg Med School
    Other Education | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Dorward has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dorward's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dorward to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Dorward Says:

As a disclaimer, I will say that my clinic does not always run on time. I see patients from several different states in the region, and many have extremely complex problems that require a long period of focused attention. I would rather run behind in my clinic than give a patient less time than he/she deserves in the assessment and planning related to their spinal condition. 

Dr. Dorward's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Fenton, MO |
I had a son that he did a Blessing for him . the docter was a God that he made of him thank you for my son satisfaction you did .
in St Charles, Mo |
I was referred to Dr Dorward by my neurosurgeon, as I have a very complex back condition. I left numerous messages with Dawn (med assistant) none were returned. I finally went to office to talk to someone, and the office manager Rhonda, has been most helpful. Since my 1st surgery in April was cancelled 4 days prior, due to Ins refusing to pay for the BMP . The precert dept submitted the claim wrong. I'm still dealing with appeals. I have BEGGED to talk to Dr before my major surgery, and can't
I am very sorry for the difficulties you encountered in reaching me. That problem is highly abnormal for our team, as we strive to be responsive and helpful. Unfortunately, due to the extensive nature of many of the cases I perform, insurance companies sometimes present barriers. We try to provide maximal assistance in this regard, but in this case we seem to have failed, and for that I am sorry. Hopefully you are now happy with your surgical outcome and subsequent interactions with my team.
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Dr. Dorward accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Dorward has admitting privileges

Barnes Jewish Hospital
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
Saint Louis, MO 63110
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