Biography & Education


“My responsibility is to care for my patients with the utmost competence and compassion. I strive to educate patients about their condition so they may make an informed decision about their healthcare.”  

Dr. Antezana has been a neurosurgical consultant in Portland since 2002. He earned a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering from Catholic University of America, and an M.D. from the University of Minnesota. He later completed residency and fellowships at Johns Hopkins Hospital in neurological surgery, cerebrovascular research and orthopedic spine surgery. Dr. Antezana is Providence Health & Services’ lead investigator on two NIH-sponsored trials; and his research on neurophysiological monitoring in surgery has been presented at major international neurosurgical conferences. He currently serves as the chair of neurosurgery at Providence Portland Medical Center.

When Dr. Antezana is not working he enjoys hiking and skiiing. 

Areas of expertise

General Neurosurgery/Complex Spine, Spinal Deformities: Adult & Adolescent, Stereotactic Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Spinal Tumors

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • Graduate Assistant, Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1994
  • Internship, General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1994 - 1995
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1995 - 2001
  • Instructor, Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship, Orthopedic Surgery/Adult Spinal Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Research Fellowship, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Biomedical Engineer & Research Assistant to Dr. Gajdusek, Nobel Laureate, National Institutes of Health/Laboratory of Central Nervous System Studies
  • English

Care Locations

The Oregon Clinic-Neurosurgery East
5050 NE Hoyt St.
Suite 359
Portland , OR 97213
Fax 503-935-8505
The Oregon Clinic-Neurosurgery West
9155 SW Barnes Road
Suite 440
Portland , OR 97225
Fax 503-935-8505