Dr. Joshua Dowling, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 59


Dr. Joshua Dowling, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dowling has extensive experience in Cranial Neurosurgery. He graduated from Tulane U, School of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with Barnes Jewish Hospital. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Joshua Dowling, MD

Barnes-jewish Hospital

660 S Euclid Ave Saint Louis, MO 63110

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(314) 362-1700

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Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Dowling is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

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Brain Surgery
Neurostimulator Implantation
Deep Brain Stimulation
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Dr. Dowling's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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Dr. Dowling 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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO

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I was diagnosed with complex partial seizures and Dr. Dowling has done wonders with me. Explained all my options , the risks and if the surgery would work. I did have the temporal lobectomy done in 2000. Then I had the VNS put in in March of 2005 for the first time . I am so thankful for him and what he has done for me. GOD Bless you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Terri in Hillview,Il – Nov 01, 2016
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Had a brain injury that happened from a Jet ski accident year 2000 in Hollywood Florida. After 6 months hospitalized was discharged not wanting to go back to have my skull replacement repaired. Moving with my family to St. Louis started to have weather effects from cold seasons after 10 years with my skull opened.Had my skull replacement by Dr Dowling in 2010 and since then had no weather effects or any other effects .It was a nice experience from the surgery and i would recommend Dr Dowling.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mounir Cherradi in Wentzville, MO – Jan 09, 2016
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About Me


Dr. Joshua Dowling, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dowling has extensive...Read more


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


Or Hlth Sci U
Fellowship Hospital
Wash U Sch Med/Barnes Hosp
Residency Hospital
Wash U Sch Med/Barnes Hosp
Internship Hospital
Tulane U, School of Medicine
Medical School


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Dr. Dowling frequently treats Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Dowling specializes.

Where is Dr. Joshua Dowling, MD's office located?

Dr. Dowling's office is located at 660 S Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Barnes-jewish Hospital660 S Euclid Ave Saint Louis, MO 63110
660 S Euclid Ave # Cb8057 Saint Louis, MO 63110
Barnes-jewish Hospital1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plz Saint Louis, MO 63110

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Barnes Jewish Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

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