Dr. Marcus Ware, MD

Dr. Marcus Ware, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o

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Dr. Marcus Ware, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 92% of peers
Brain Surgery
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Ware's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ware "Dr. Marcus L. Ware completed medical school at Harvard Medical School and obtained a Ph.D. in neurobiology from Harvard University. He then completed residency in neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco, a premiere program in brain tumor surgery and neuro-oncology. After residency, Dr. Ware completed a skull-base fellowship with Dr. Ossama Al-Mefty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is presently the Medical Director for Neurosurgical Oncology at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Ware specializes in the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors, with an emphasis on gliomas, meningiomas, pituitary tumors and other skull base tumors. He also treats spinal tumors and tumors in the brainstem and eloquent cortex using neurophysiological monitoring during surgery to improve patient safety. Dr. Ware also specializes in the treatment of neurosurgical disease using stereotactic radiosurgery, a noninvasive procedure to treat brain and spine tumors, AVMs, and trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Ware’s current research interests include clinical trials for chemotherapeutic agents for glioblastoma, malignant meningioma and metastasis. He also conducts basic science research into the genetic causes of brain tumors and is currently involved in the development of several drugs used to treat brain tumors. Dr. Ware has written numerous peer-reviewed articles, chapters and has received numerous awards for his accomplishments in the care of brain tumor patients and brain tumor research. "
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

59  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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26  Procedures

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  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Marcus Ware, MD
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Dr. Ware is comparable with other doctors in his profession however his choice of nurses and his expectations of them seem to be lacking. Don't expect too much from his nurse.
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My mother broke her neck and saw Dr. Ware. He's very nice and assured us that someone would contact us the next day for her to be fitted for a neckbrace I have made countless telephone calls to his office and spoken with several members of his staff and here four weeks later no help at all. I...Read More
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Would definitely recommend Dr. Ware! He listens and explains very thoroughly what needed to be done. Did not feel rushed at all!
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I seen Dr. Ware when he was at Tulane Medical Center. I have Chairi Malformation and I am having alot allot of trouble finding a Dr to treat me properly. I tried making an appointment with Dr Ware at Ochsner but they told me they don't accept Louisiana Health Care Connection. I really need to see...Read More
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Dr. Ware may be good at what he does and was attentive on days leading to surgery but I will say between himself and his office the bedside manner and being available for a patients need after surgery is pretty much nonexistent. Once he's done, I guess he's done. Very disappointing that cannot get...Read More
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