Dr. Tarek Abuelem, MD

Dr. Tarek Abuelem, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 40
Dr. Tarek Abuelem, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from University Of Jordan / Faculty Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.Read his story

5 Saint Vincent Cir Ste 210

Little Rock, AR 72205

Contact Information

(501) 552-6400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Qualchoice
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Traumatic Brain Injury
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more than 97% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Abuelem's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Abuelem "Dr. Abuelem has a clinical interest in microneurosurgery and complex cranial surgery, including cerebrovascular disorders, skull base tumors, pituitary tumors, endoscopic assisted skull base surgery, neuroendoscopy, brain neurophysiology, epilepsy surgery and spinal disorders. Before joining ANI, Dr. Abuelem served as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and received neurosurgical residency training at Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Abuelem also completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at ANI."

6  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Abuelem does not have any board certifications listed.

42  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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29  Procedures

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Jordan / Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Baylor University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Baylor University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Arkansas Neuroscience Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

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What People Say About Dr. Tarek Abuelem, MD
Dr. Abeulem is an amazing surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner. He was attentive and caring. I would highly recommend him.
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Laura Grumbles in Conway – Jan 09, 2018
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Would not suggest seeing this doctor. He told me he could not help me and was very rude on top of that. Does not go out of his way to help someone in need.
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Zack in Russellville, AR – Jun 01, 2017
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Dr. Abuelem is a good surgeon but once he has operated and hasn't solved all your issues he has no recommendations. He does not think out of the box.
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Hot Springs Village, AR – Mar 22, 2017
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Dr Abuelem is a wonderful doctor. He listens to all of your cocerns. Has no problem explaining things to your family members. He never rushes you threw. HE'S A Very CAREING doctor, WITH His PATIENTS AND There family. I hope he will always be my doctor. He is the greatest. His staff is just as...Read More
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Janis Yeager in vilonia ar – Aug 20, 2016
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Dr. Abuelem is simply amazing! He is not only a perfectionist at what he does, but he is also the kindest and most caring Doctor you could hope for. His staff, especially his nurse, Shana, and Brandy, are equally kind and caring! I cannot say enough good things about this amazing group!
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Shirley Chapman in Scott, AR – Jul 09, 2016
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