Brandon Gaynor, M.D.

Brandon Gaynor

"My goal is to provide the type of care I wish for my own family to receive. I treat a variety of spine conditions using state-of-the-art, minimally invasive techniques, to help my patients have a smooth recovery."

Dr. Gaynor is a highly trained neurosurgeon who graduated from the rigorous combined 6-year BA/MD program at the University of Missouri Kansas City. During his residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, he trained under the surgeons at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a world-renowned center for spinal cord injury treatment and research. Dr. Gaynor specializes in the full spectrum of adult neurosurgery including degenerative disease of the spine, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, cranial and spinal trauma, spine fracture, hydrocephalus, and peripheral nerve disorders. He also has extensive experience in the surgical management of brain conditions such as stroke, brain tumor, and subdural hematoma.
A strong advocate of conservative care, Dr. Gaynor shares all care options with patients, so they have the chance to recover without surgical intervention. When surgery is necessary, he is dedicated to finding the safest and least invasive procedure appropriate. Dr. Gaynor understands the stress and worry that comes with illness and is dedicated to keeping patients informed about and in charge of their care.


• Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
• Residency: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
• Chief Resident: Jackson Memorial Hospital - Jackson Health System
• Board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery


Dr. Gaynor has authored over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters in surgical textbooks, and presented research at national meetings on topics including head trauma, stroke, spine surgery, and peripheral nerve tumors. His clinical focus is on spine surgery for the treatment degenerative, traumatic, tumor, or inflammatory conditions and when possible, using minimally invasive techniques.


• Best Resident Teacher, Neurosurgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital: 2016
• Merck Medicine Book Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Education: 2009
• Missouri College of Emergency Physicians Outstanding Achievement in Emergency Medicine: 2009
• Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society: October 2008


• Clara Maass Medical Center
• Englewood Health - pending
• Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center - interim 1/21
• Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center - interim 1/14
• Hackensack University Medical Center
• Hudson Regional Hospital - interim 1/3
• Saint Barnabas Medical Center - active approved 1/9


• American Association of Neurological Surgeons
• Congress of Neurological Surgeons


Dr. Schmaus has served as an expert source and writer for Senior Skiing and New York Lifestyles Magazine.


Krueger EM, Putty M, Young M, Gaynor B, Omi E, Farhat H.
Neurosurgical Outcomes of Isolated Hemorrhagic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
Cureus. 2019 Oct 24;11(10)

Wang AC, Shah AH, Sidani C, Gaynor BG, Dockrell S, Burks SS, Sargi ZB, Casiano RR, Morcos JJ. Volumetry in the Assessment of Pituitary Adenoma Resection: Endoscopy versus Microscopy. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2018 Dec;79(6):538-544

Madhavan K, Chieng LO, Gaynor BG, Levi AD.
Transdural approach to the resection of retro-odontoid cysts in elderly patients: report of 3 cases. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Mar;28(3):236-243

Chaudhry N, Gaynor BG, Ambekar S, Elhammady MS. Combined Use of Intraoperative Indocyanine Green and Dynamic Angiography in Rotational Vertebral Artery Occlusion. Asian J Neurosurg. October 2017.

Chen S, Gaynor BG, Levi AD. Transischiorectal fossa approach for resection of pudendal nerve schwannoma: case report. Journal of Neurosurgery. (Published online June 17, 2016)

Ambekar S, Gaynor BG, Peterson EC, Elhammady MS. Long-term Angiographic Results of Endovascularly "Cured" Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae. Journal of Neurosurgery (Published Online Sep 25, 2015)

Gaynor, BG, Haussen, DC, Ambekar S, Peterson EC, Yavagal, DR, Elhammady, MS. Covered Stents for the Treatment and Prevention of Carotid Blow Out Syndrome in Head and Neck Cancer. Neurosurgery. March 2015

Gaynor, BG, Elhammady MS, Jethanamest D, Angeli SI, Aziz-Sultan MA. Incidence of Cranial Nerve Palsy After Preoperative Embolization of Glomus Jugulare Tumors With Onyx. Journal of Neurosurgery. February 2014

Gaynor, BG; Benveniste, RJ; Lieberman, S; Casiano, R; Morcos, JJ. Acellular Dermal Allograft for Sellar Repair After Transsphenoidal Approach to Pituitary Adenomas. Skull Base. January 2013.