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Marc Moisi, MD
Resident, Year 6

4201 St. Antoine Boulevard
Suite 6E, Neurosurgery
Detroit, Michigan 48201


Marc was born in Bucharest, Romania and moved with his family to New York City at the age of 2, where he was raised He attended New York University for college where he double majored in Chemistry and Mathematics. Due to his early interest in radiation therapy, Marc then pursued a Master of Science degree at Columbia University School of Engineering in Medical Physics, sub-specializing in Radiation Therapy and Brachytherapy. Following his MS degree, he returned New York University for his MD degree.

Although the entire field of neurosurgery excites him, Marc has a particular interest in Spinal Oncology, Complex Spine and Radiosurgery.


Clinical: complex spinal disorder, minimally invasive spine, spinal oncology, lateral approaches to the spine, radiosurgery

Research: anatomical and biomechanical studies of the spine.


Marc Moisi, MD, Aurora Cruz, BA, Tara L. Benkers, MD, Steven Rostad, MD, Frances Broyles, MD, Marc R. Mayberg, MD, Kevin C.J. Yuen, MD “Treatment of Aggressive Prolactin-Secreting Pituitary Adenomas With Adjuvant Temozolomide Chemotherapy” Chapter 25 The Art of Neuroendocrinology: A Case Based Approach to Medical Decision Making; Nova Science Publishers 2017.

R. Shane Tubbs, Joe Iwanaga, Islam Aly, Marc Moisi, David R. Hanscom, Jens R. Chapman, Marios Loukas, Rod Oskouian “Extraforaminal Compression of the L5 Nerve: An Anatomical Study with Application to Failed Posterior Decompressive Procedures” Journal of Clinical Neuroscience April 2017 (PMID: 28408248).

Tubbs RI, Gabel B, Jeyamohan S, Moisi M, Chapman JR, Hanscom RD, Loukas M, Oskouian RJ, Tubbs RS “Relationship of the lumbar plexus branches to the lumbar spine: anatomical study with application to lateral approaches” Spine J. 2017 March (PMID: 28365495).

Prasanthi Maddali , Blake Walker , Christian Fisahn , Jeni Page , Vicki Diaz , Michael E. Zwillman , Rod J. Oskouian , R. Shane Tubbs , Marc Moisi "Subdural Thoracolumbar Spine Hematoma after Spinal Anesthesia: A Rare Occurrence and Literature Review of Spinal Hematomas after Spinal Anesthesia." Cureus 9(2): e1032 (PMID: 28357164).

Marc Moisi, Christian Fisahn, Lara Tkachenko, Shiveindra Jeyamohan, Stephen Reintjes, Peter Grunert, Daniel C. Norvell, R Shane Tubbs, Jeni Page, David Paulson, David Newell, Peter Nora, Rod Oskouian, Jens Chapman “Posterior Arch C1 Screw Technique: A Cadaveric Comparison Study JNS Spine (PMID: 28304240).

Fisahn C, Sanders FH, Moisi M, Page J, Oakes PC, Wingerson M, Dettori J, Tubbs RS, Chamiraju P, Nora P, Newell D, Delashaw J, Oskouian RJ, Chapman JR. “Descriptive analysis of unplanned readmission and reoperation rates after intradural spinal tumor resection.” J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Jan 11 (PMID: 28089196).

Fisahn C, Aach M, Jansen O, Moisi M, Mayadev A, Pagarigan KT, Dettori JR, Schildhauer TA. “The Effectiveness and Safety of Exoskeletons as Assistive and Rehabilitation Devices in the Treatment of Neurologic Gait Disorders in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review.” Global Spine J. 2016 Dec; 6(8):822-841 (PMID: 27853668).

Maddali P, Moisi M, Page J, Chamiraju P, Fisahn C, Oskouian R, Tubbs RS “Anatomical complications of epidural anesthesia: A comprehensive review” Clin Anat. 2017 Feb (PMID: 28165638).

Fisahn C, Montalbano MJ, Iwanaga J, Moisi M, Loukas M, Chapman JR, Oskouian RJ, Tubbs RS. “A new superficial landmark for the odontoid process: a cadaveric study” Anat Sci Int. 2017 Feb (PMID: 28176269).

Marc D Moisi
, Kim Huang, R Shane Tubbs, Jeni Page, Christian Fisahn, David Paulson, Shiv Jeyamohan, Johnny Delashaw, David Hanscom, Jens Chapman, Rod Oskouian “Advancement of Surgical Visualization Methods: A Comparison Study between Traditional Microscopic Surgery and a Novel Robotic Optoelectronic Visualization Tool in Spinal Surgery” World Neurosurgery November 8, 2016 Epub ahead of print (PMID: 27836702).

Christian Fisahn, Lara Tkachenko, Marc Moisi, Stephen Rostad, Randle Umeh, Michael Zwillman, R Shane Tubbs, Jeni Page, David Newell, Johnny Delashaw “Herpes Simplex Encephalitis of the Parietal Lobe: A Rare Presentation.” Cureus 8(9): e785 (PMID: 27774355)

Christian Fisahn , Marc Moisi, Randle Umeh, Scott Sylvester, Prasanthi Maddali, Susan J. Tubbs, Rod J. Oskouian, Marios Loukas,R. Shane Tubbs “Unusual Manifestation of Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome in a Female Patient: A Case Presentation.” Cureus 8(9): e800 (PMID:27833827).

Christian Fisahn, Marc D. Moisi, Mary Wingerson, R Shane Tubbs, Charles Cobbs, Rod Oskouian, Jens Chapman "Cervical Fracture from Chronic Steroid Usage Presenting as a Stroke: A Case Report" International Journal of Surgery Case Reports Sept 2016; 28:1355-138 (PMID: 27701004).

Christian Fisahn, Jaspreet Johal, Marc Moisi, Joe Iwanaga, Rod J Oskouian, Jens R Chapman, Richard S Tubbs "Detethering of the C2 nerve root and avoidance of transection and injury during C1 screw placement: A cadaveric feasibility study" World Neurosurgery October 2016 (PMID: 27744083)

Christian Fisahn, Brittni Burgess, Joe Iwanaga, Marc Moisi, Rod Oskouian, Shane Tubbs, Jason Cormier "A previously undescribed variant of cervical rib structure related to a split cord malformation and review of the Literature" Translational Research in Anatomy August 2016 pp18-21.

R. Shane Tubbs, Marc D. Moisi, David R. Hanscom, Jens R. Chapman, Rod J. Oskouian "A New Landmark for Localizing the Site of the Subdental Synchondrosis Remnant: Application to Discerning Pathology from Normal on Imaging" World Neurosurgery Aug 2016 (PMID 27591099)

Sohum K Desai, Da’Marcus Baymon, Eric Sielhoff, Kenneth Maynard, Marc Moisi, Achal P. Patel, Joel T. Patterson “Computed Tomography Morphometric Analysis of the central clival depression and petroclival angle for application of the presigmoid approach in the pediatric population.” Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences Volume 11 No 2 April-Jun 2016 pgs 109-111.

R. Shane Tubbs, Andre Granger, Marios Loukas, Marc Moisi, David Paulson, Shiveindra Jeyamohan, Jens R. Chapman, Rod J. Oskouian “The Vertebral Artery Cave at C2: Anatomical Study with Application to C2 Pedicle Screw Placement” World Neurosurgery July 2016. PMID 27443230

Aurora Cruz, BA, Marc Moisi, MD, Jeni Page, NP, R. Shane Tubbs, PhD, David Paulson, MD, Michael Zwillman, MD, Rod Oskouian, MD, Arthur Lam, MD, David Newell, MD “Venous Air Embolus during Prone Cervical Spine Fusion: A Case Report and Literature Review” JNS Spine Published online July 22, 2016. PMID 27448172

Marc Moisi, Christian Fisahn, R. Shane Tubbs, PhD, Jeni Page, Richard Rice, David Paulson, Noojan Kazemi, David Hanscom, Rod Oskouian, “Lateral thoracic osteoplastic rib-sparing technique used for lateral spine surgery: Technical Note” Cureus 8(7): e668.

Marc Moisi, MD, Aurora Cruz, BA, Tara L. Benkers, MD, Steven Rostad, MD, Frances Broyles, MD, Kevin C.J. Yuen, MD, Marc R. Mayberg, MD “Treatment of Aggressive Prolactin-Secreting Pituitary Adenomas With Adjuvant Temozolomide Chemotherapy” Cureus 8(6): e658. PMID 27489751

Marc D Moisi, Christian Fisahn, Lara Tkachenko, R. Shane Tubbs, Daniel Ginat, Peter Grunert, Shiv Jeyamohan, Stephen Reintjes, Olaide Ajayi, Jeni Page, Rod Oskouian, David Hanscom “Unilateral laminotomy with spinal canal decompression for lumbar stenosis: a Technical Note” Cureus 8(5): e623 PMID 27433402

Ajayi O, Moisi M, Chapman J, Oskouian R, Tubbs R “C2 Pedicle Screw Placement: A Novel Teaching Aid” Cureus 8(6): e630 PMID 27433409

Aurora S. Cruz, Shiveindra Jeyamohan, Marc Moisi, R. Shane Tubbs, Jeni Page, Lara Tkachenko, Steven Rostad, David Newell “Dural-based cavernoma of the posterior cranial fossa mimicking a meningioma: A case report” Cureus 8(4): e560. PMID 27190725

Namath S. Hussain, MD, Marc D. Moisi, MD, Bart Keogh, MD PhD, Brendan McCullough MD, Steven Rostad, MD, David Newell, MD, Ryder Gwinn, MD, Gregory Foltz, MD, Marc Mayberg, MD, Brian Aguedan, Valerie Good, Sarah J. Fouke, MD “Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast and Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MR Imaging Characteristics Distinguish Microcystic Meningiomas from Traditional Grade I Meningiomas and High Grade Gliomas” Journal of Neurosurgery June 2016. PMID 27285539

Jeni Page ACNP-BC, Marc Moisi MD, Rod J Oskouian, MD “Lumbar Epidural Hematoma Following Interlaminar Fluoroscopically Guided Epidural Steroid Injection” Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2016 May-Jun;41(3):402-4. PMID 26982079

Olaide Ajayi, Marc D Moisi, Alireza Shoakazemi, R Shane Tubbs, Steven Rostad, David Newell “Atypical presentation of a sequestered postero-lateral disc fragment.” Cureus 8(2): e502 February 2016. PMID 27014536

Alizera Shoakazemi, Marc D Moisi, R Shane Tubbs, Mary Wingerson, Olaide Ajayi, Michael Zwillman, Jourdan Gottleib, David Hanscom “Necrotizing fasciitis: a life threatening complication of intraoperative electromyography” Cureus 8(1): e468 January 2016. PMID 26973803

Marc D Moisi, R Shane Tubbs, Jeni Page, Alexandra Chapman, Brittni Burgess, Tyler Laws, Haylie Warren, Rod J Oskouian “Training medical novices in spinal microsurgery: does the modality matter? A pilot study comparing traditional microscopic surgery and a novel robotic optoelectronic visualization tool.” Cureus 8(1): e469 January 2016. PMID 26973804

Meng Huang, Marc Moisi , Michael E. Zwillman , John J. Volpi , Orlando Diaz , Richard Klucznik “Transient ischemic attack in the setting of carotid atheromatous disease with a persistent primitive hypoglossal artery successfully treated with stenting: A case report” Cureus 8(1): e464 January 2016. PMID 26929891

Meng Huang, Sean M. Barber, Marc Moisi, Suzanne Powell, Andreana Rivera, Michael Zwillman, James Rose “Cervical Epidural Hematoma after Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Therapy in a Patient with an Undiagnosed Cervical Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation” Cureus 7(8):e307 August 2015. PMID 26430581

David Paulson, MD, Jeni Page ARNP, Marc D Moisi, MD, Rod J Oskouian, MD Commentary on “Remote Cerebellar Hemorrhage after Revision Lumbar Spine Surgery” Global Spine Journal 5(6): December 2015 PMID 2527889

Marc Moisi, MD, Jeni Page ACNP, Seymur Gahramanov, MD, Rod Oskouian, MD “Bullet Fragment of the Lumbar Spine: The decision is more important than the incision” Global Spine Journal 5(6): December 2015. PMID 26682104

Marc Moisi, MD, David Paulson, MD, Jeni Page ACNP, Rod Oskouian, MD “Technical Note – Lateral approach to the lumbar spine for the removal of interbody cages” Cureus 7(5) e268 May 2015. PMID 26180692

Daniel DiLorenzo, Marc Moisi, Jeni Page, Rod Oskouian “Comparison of the Clinical Outcome and Biomechanical Segmental Stability of Bilateral Laminotomy versus Bilateral Facet-Sparing Laminectomy in the Treatment of Spinal Stenosis” Global Spine Journal May 2015, A050.

Taoufik Wassar, Tam´s Luspay, Kallu R. Upendar, Marc Moisi, Richard B. Voigt, Nicole R. Marques, Muzna N. Khan, Karolos M. Grigoriadis, Matthew A. Franchek, and George C. Kramer “Automatic control of arterial pressure for hypotensive patients using phenylephrine” International Journal of Modeling and Simulation Volume 34 2014 Issue 4.

Marc D Moisi, Jeni Page, Rod J Oskouian: Commentary on "Lumbar intervertebral discal cyst: a rare cause of low back pain and radiculopathy. Case Report and review of the current evidences on diagnosis and management." Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal October 2014.

Gasco J, Holbrook TJ, Patel A, Smith A, Paulson D, Muns A, Desai S, Moisi M, Kuo YF, Macdonald B, Ortega-Barnett J, Patterson JT "Neurosurgery Simulation in Residency Training: Feasibility, Cost, and Educational Benefit" Neurosurgery: Oct, 2013- Volume 73 p S39-S45. PMID 24051881

Aditya Raghunathan, MD, MPH; Sean Barber, BA; Marc D. Moisi, MD; Abir L. Mukherjee, MD; Andreana L. Rivera, MD; Hidehiro Takei, MD, PhD; Todd W.Trask, MD; Suzanne Powell, MD. “Primary Intracranial Sarcomatoid Carcinoma Arising from a Recurrent/ Residual Epidermoid Cyst of the Cerebellopontine Angle: A Case Report” American Journal of Surgical Pathology 35(8): 1238–1243(2011). PMID 21753701


General Surgery (Preliminary)
New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell
New York, New York

The Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, Michigan

Medical Education

New York University
New York, New York

Graduate Education
MS, Medical Physics
Columbia University School of Engineering
New York, New York

Undergraduate Education
BA, Chemistry and Mathematics
New York University
New York, New York