John Pollina, MD's portrait
John Pollina, MD
Buffalo Neurosurgery Group
Williamsville, NY

About John Pollina, MD

Dr. John Pollina is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the State University School of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and in private practice at Buffalo Neurosurgery Group in Williamsville, NY.

Dr. Pollina was awarded a medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where he completed a surgical internship and neurosurgery residency. Further, Dr. Pollina completed fellowship training in neurosurgical oncology and radiosurgery at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Department of Neurosurgery in Buffalo, NY.

He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and has received many other awards for academic excellence. Dr. Pollina is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and other medical societies.


1. Pollina J, Plunkett RJ, Ciesielski MJ, Lis A, Greenberg SJ, Fenstermaker RA: Intratumoral Infusion of topotecan prolongs survival in the nude rate/U87 human glioma model. Journal of Neuro-Oncology: 39(3): 217-225, 1998.

2. Pollina J, Li V: Tandem Spinal Cord Injuries Without Radiographic Abnormalities (SCIWORA) in a Young Child-a Case Report. Pediatric Neurosurgery: 30 (5): 263-266, May 1999.

3. Pollina J, Gibbons KJ: A local monitoring of cerebral oxygenation: a new and useful tool? Critical Care Medicine: 27 (11) November, 1999.

4. Lanzino G, Pollina J, Guterman LR, Hopkins LN: Carotid Intervention for Postendarterectomy Restenosis. Carotid Invervention Vol 2, Issue 2, 1999.

5. Dias MS, Li V, Pollina J: Low-Pressure shunt 'malfunction' following lumbar puncture in children with shunted obstructive hydrocephalus. Pediatric Neurosurgery: 30(3): 146-50, March 1999.

6. Lobel J, MacDonald IJ, Ciesielski MJ, Barone T, Potter W, Pollina, J, Plunkett R, Fenstermaker RA, Dougherty TJ: 2-[1-hexyloxyethyl]-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide-a (HPPH) in a nude rat glioma model: Implications for photodynamic therapy. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine Vol. 29 (5): 397-40, 2001.

7. Pollina J, Dias MS, Li V, Kachurek D, Arbesman M: Cranial Birth Injuries in the term newborn infants. Pediatric Neurosurgery: 35 (3): 113-9, Sept. 2001.


1. Pollina J, Plunkett RJ, Ciesielski MJ, Lis A, Fenstermaker RA: Intratumoral infusion of topotecan prolongs survival in the nude rat/U87 human glioma model. Congress of Neurologic Surgeons and the Joint Section on Tumors, October 1996.

2. Pollina J, Greenberg SJ, Robinson TA, Hohmann P, Plunkett RJ: Primary Central Nervous system lymphoma: an animal model using an intracerebrally injected human T cell line. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Joint Section on Tumors, October 1996.

3. Lis A, Pollina J, Robinson TA, Stiles J, Greenberg SJ, Plunkett RJ: Sex dependent differences in the survival of nude rats implanted intracerebrally with a glioblastoma cell line. Congress of neurological Surgeons, Joint Section on Tumors, October 1996.

4. Pollina J, Ciesielski MJ, Lis A, Castiglia G, Greenberg SJ, Fenstermaker RA, Plunkett RJ: Efficacy and biodistribution of intratumoral topotecan infusion in a nude rat glioma model and rhesus monkey. American Association of Cancer Research, March 1997.

5. Pollina J, Dias M: Intracranial Birth Injuries - An Analysis of 32 Consecutive Cases. International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, September 1999.

Financial Disclosures

SpineUniverse, a Remedy Health Media, LLC website, is committed to ensuring that the medical information it presents is accurate, balanced, objective, and trustworthy.

To help achieve this goal, SpineUniverse requires all authors, editors, and reviewers to disclose any financial relationships or affiliations they have with companies whose products or services may be mentioned in the content they author, edit, or review.

The intent of this policy is to identify any perceived, potential, or real conflicts of interest so that readers can make their own judgments about the value of information being presented.

This author has not yet submitted a Financial and Other Disclosures form.