Dr. Ian Dorward, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 43
Dr. Dorward
Accepting new patients
Spine, and More

Washington University School of Medicine Department of Neurology Surgery

4921 Parkview Pl Saint Louis, MO 63110

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Dr. Ian Dorward, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dorward has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Washington Univ Sch of Med medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities Barnes Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dorward to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Dorward

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Dorward treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Dorward treats other conditions, please contact the office at (314) 362-3570.


Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Dorward typically treats 78% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Spine Disorders
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Dr. Dorward's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Dorward accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink PPO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

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I heard a lot of great things about this doctor but my experience was totally different. The first visit was awesome and I decided to have the revision surgery that was recommended. After the surgery this doctor fell to return calls or answer any questions I had. I have left message after message for three weeks straight attempting to get answers concerning my pain and MRI results. After three weeks of no response I give up. How can you not respond to your patient?
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Oct 07, 2020
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Dr. Dorward performed an anterior cervical discectomy fusion on me in November, 2018. I walked out of the hospital completely void of pain for the first time in many months. I was given pain meds on release from the hospital. I promptly took them to the police station for destruction. It’s been four months since my surgery and I can honestly say that I haven’t felt this good in years. Dr. Dorward gave me my life back. He truly cares about people. He’s a top notch surgeon.
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This is a new kind of Doctor. Not the old breed of so many poor communicating surgeons. Dr Dorward is very skilled, compassionate and kindly personable. My neck surgery is huge success and I’m grateful for his excellent care. Thank you Dr. Dorward!
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Swansea, IL – Dec 26, 2018
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Dr Dorward is absolutely amazing!! I could never thank him enough he done my back surgery and thanks too him and his team the pain in my back is no more.
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Tim Wilkerson in Potosi Missouri – Oct 21, 2017
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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 .
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Justin Thompkins in Fenton, MO – Jun 20, 2017
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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
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About Me

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...Read more


  • 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


Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Beaumont Hospital/Royal College of Surg Med School
Barnes Jewish Hosp
Internship Hospital
Washington Univ Sch of Med
Medical School
University Of Colorado
Undergraduate School


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Washington University School of Medicine Department of Neurology Surgery


Affiliated Hospitals

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Barnes Jewish Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Creve Coeur, MO

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)