Douglas Chyatte, MD

Professor & Chief of Neurosurgery
Director, Neurosurgery – Prevea / HSHS


Dr. Chyatte is a board certified neurosurgeon with extensive training in all aspects of neurosurgery, including brain, spine, and peripheral nerve operations. He graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and received his medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. He subsequently underwent neurosurgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and has been in practice since 1986 following a neurovascular fellowship at Newcastle General Hospital.

Dr. Chyatte feels patients deserve excellent service, as well as application of the most advanced treatment for their condition. He involves his patients and their families in the medical decision-making process and believes answering questions helps find the best path forward.

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine – Northwestern University Medical School (Feinberg) –Chicago, IL (1979)
  • Residency in Neurological Surgery – Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN (1985)
  • Fellowship in Neurovascular Surgery – Newcastle General Hospital – Tyne, United Kingdom


  1. Self-injection of household cleaning detergents into a ventriculoperitoneal shunt reservoir during a suicide attempt: a case report and literature review. Signorelli, JW, Osbun, JW, Arias, EJ, Reynolds, LC, Chyatte, D, Reynolds, MR. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2016;158 (9):1655-60. doi: 10.1007/s00701-016-2888-z. PubMed PMID:27395018 .
  2. Diagnosis and medical and surgical management of cervical spondylotic myelopathy. SaterenZoller, E, Cannella, D, Chyatte, D, Fogelson, J, Sharma, M. JAAPA. 2015;28 (10):29-36. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000471607.77031.03. PubMed PMID:26352869 .
  3. Thoracic vertebral osteomyelitis following catfish spine impalement. Sateren-Zoller, E, Sharma, MS, Tin, T, Cannella, DM, Chyatte, D. JAAPA. 2014;27 (11):. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000455659.73037.ed. PubMed PMID:25343428 .
  4. Hemicraniectomy and durotomy upon deterioration from infarction-related swelling trial: randomized pilot clinical trial. Frank, JI, Schumm, LP, Wroblewski, K, Chyatte, D, Rosengart, AJ, Kordeck, C, Thisted, RA, HeADDFIRST Trialists. Stroke. 2014;45 (3):781-7. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.113.003200. PubMed PMID:24425122 PubMed Central PMC4033520.
  5. Trigeminal neuralgia: diagnosis and medical and surgical management. Larsen, A, Piepgras, D, Chyatte, D, Rizzolo, D. JAAPA. 2011;24 (7):20-5. . PubMed PMID:21748954 .
  6. Nitric oxide synthase inhibition depresses the height of the cerebral blood flow-pressure autoregulation curve during moderate hypotension. Jones, SC, Easley, KA, Radinsky, CR, Chyatte, D, Furlan, AJ, Perez-Trepichio, AD. J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab. 2003;23 (9):1085-95. doi: 10.1097/01.WCB.0000081202.00668.FB. PubMed PMID:12973025 .
  7. Variability in the magnitude of the cerebral blood flow response and the shape of the cerebral blood flow-pressure autoregulation curve during hypotension in normal rats [corrected]. Jones, SC, Radinsky, CR, Furlan, AJ, Chyatte, D, Qu, Y, Easley, KA, Perez-Trepichio, AD. Anesthesiology. 2002;97 (2):488-96. . PubMed PMID:12151941 .
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  • Professor & Chief, Neurosurgery
  • Director, Neurosurgery – Prevea / HSHS

Board Certification

  • Neurological Surgery

Surgical Services

  • Spinal surgery
    • Minimally invasive spine surgery
    • Spinal instrumentation
  • Brain tumors
    • Stereotactic surgery
    • Microsurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Brain Tumors
  • Vascular lesions
  • Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic Spine
  • Disc Herniations
  • Spinal Degenerative Disease
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Intracranial Aneurysms and Vascular Malformations
  • Hydrocephalous


  • St. Vincent’s Hospital – Green Bay