Biography & Education

Dr. Rohrer is a board-certified neurosurgeon, practicing in the Portland area since 1994. He treats a variety of complex cranial, spine, and peripheral nerve disorders. As a medical director for cranial surgery at Providence Brain and Spine Institute since 2005, Dr. Rohrer has helped develop programs in minimally invasive brain surgery, neuroendoscopy, epilepsy surgery, and intraoperative imaging. He is a guest lecturer on these techniques and programs. Dr. Rohrer also organizes and runs a monthly regional, multidisciplinary, CME-accredited Neuroscience Teleconference for physician education.

In the outpatient setting, Dr. Rohrer performs a number of minimally invasive spine surgical procedures, including artificial cervical disc replacement and bilateral lumbar decompression through a unilateral approach. These highly successful procedures result in resolution of symptoms with faster recovery, while maintaining spinal function and stability.

Dr. Rohrer obtained his undergraduate degree in neuroscience from the University of Rochester, where he also performed graduate research in neural transplantation. He earned his medical degree from New York Medical College, followed by general surgery training at Cornell University/North Shore University Hospital. He completed neurosurgery residency at Oregon Health & Science University, with neuropathology training at University of Washington. He has performed research in molecular neurobiology and neural transplantation with publications in the journals Cell Transplantation and Gene Therapy.

Dr. Rohrer is well respected by his peers and by others within various medical communities. He is frequently recognized in Portland Monthly's "Top Docs" and US News "Top Doctors."
Areas of expertise

Cranial surgery, Surgical oncology, Neurovascular surgery, Craniofacial pain syndromes, Gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery, Neuroendoscopy


Bachelor of Science, neuroscience, University of Rochester

Doctor of Medicine, New York Medical College

Residency, neurosurgery, Oregon Health & Science University

Care Locations

Comprehensive Neurosurgical
9155 SW Barnes Road
Suite 210
Portland , OR 97225