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Christina Notarianni

Christina M. Notarianni, MD

  • Neurosurgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Recently honored at the LSU Health Shreveport 2019 Evening for Healers, Christina Notarianni, M.D., FAANS is currently the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport as well as a professor and residency program director in the Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Shreveport.

A New Orleans native, she earned a BS in biochemistry from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She subsequently attended Louisiana State University Health Shreveport, earning her medical degree in 2003 and completing her neurosurgical residency in 2009. She then completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis in 2010.

Dr. Notarianni is the only pediatric neurosurgeon in the Shreveport-Bossier area and one of the foremost pediatric neurosurgeons in the state. Recognized for her expert, compassionate care, she treats children for a range of disease-related conditions as well as congenital or developmental differences that appear in infancy or early childhood. At Shriners Children's, Dr. Notarianni cares for cerebral palsy patients and their families, providing them with surgical treatments for spasticity.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurological Surgery - General
  • American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurological Surgery,
Education and Training

Medical Education
LSU Health Science Center
Shreveport, LA
United States of America

Oschner LSU Health Shreveport
Shreveport, LA

LSU Health Science Center
Shreveport, LA
United States of America

University of Tennessee
Memphis, TN

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2017-Present: Residency Program Director
  • 2019-2020: President, Shreveport Medical Society
  • 2017-Present: LSUHS Faculty Senate Member
  • 2017-2019: Board member, Shreveport Medical Society
  • 2015-Present: Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • 2018-Present: Member, American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
Editorial Positions
  • 2020-Present: Reviewer, Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • 2016-Present: Reviewer, World Neurosurgery
Awards and Honors
  • 2019, Healer: An Evening of Healers, LSUHSC-Shreveport
  • 2014, 40 under 40 Young Professionals Award
Academic Works and Presentations
  • American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, Aruba - Double Keystone (Butterfly Flaps) for the Closure of Myelomeningoceles (2/2016)
  • Speaker: Community Foundation, Step Forward Symposium - Adverse Childhood Events: The Brain Doesn't Forget (9/2019)
  • Speaker: AANS Annual Meeting Breakfast Seminar, San Diego, CA - Return to Play After Sports Injury II, Spine Injury (4/2019)
  • Speaker: Red River Radio, Preventing Sports Injuries (8/2018)
  • Speaker: Grand Rounds Speaker, LSUHSC Emergency Medicine / Pediatrics Abusive Head Trauma (11/2017)


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