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Phone number & Fax for all locations:
Phone: 619.297.4481 | Fax: 619.291.5536
San Diego Office: 3750 Convoy St., Suite 301, San Diego, CA 9211
El Cajon Office: 300 South Pierce Street, Suite 101, El Cajon, California 92020

Curriculum Vitae - Altenau

Personal Information:
Neurosurgical Boards:    Board Certified

B.S. Chemistry with Honors

University of Cincinnati 1962-66

University of Cincinnati Medical School
1966 – 1970

Internship in Surgery
University of Michigan Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan
June 1970 –June 1971   

Residency in Neurosurgery
University of Michigan Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan
June 1971 –June 1976

Residency in Pediatric Neurosurgery
Columbus Children’s Hospital
Ohio State University
1973 (part of his rotation)

Towards Ph.D.
University of Michigan   
1976 - 1978         

“A Sequential Double-label
Deoxy glucose Method for Measuring
Regional Cerebral Metabolism”

U.S. Navy – Active Duty
Lieutenant Commander
Staff Neurosurgery
Balboa Naval Hospital July 1978 – May 1980

Neurosurgical Medical Clinic, Inc.
May 15, 1980 – present

Honors & Rewards::
Full four year scholarship to college

American Board of Neurological Surgery 1983
American College of Surgeons 1996

Professional Organizations:   
American Board of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
California Association of Neurosurgeons
Omicron Delta Kappa
Phi Lambda Upsilon
San Diego County Medical Society
San Diego Academy of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Instructor, Section of Neurosurgery,
University of Michigan Hospital,
Ann Arbor, Michigan 1976-79

Post-Doctorate Research Fellow,
Mental Health Research Institute,
Ann Arbor, Michigan 1977-78

Hospital Affiliations:    

Scripps Mercy Hospital 
4077 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103

Scripps Mercy Hospital, Chula Vista
435 H Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla
9888 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost Street
San Diego, CA 92123     

Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Drive  
La Mesa, CA 91944

Sharp Chula Vista Hospital
751 Medical Center Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911

San Diego Gamma Knife Center
9834 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

Articles Accepted for Publication:

Altenau, L.L., and Kindt, G. W.: “Cerebral Metabolism” in Care of the Neurosurgery Patient.  Ed. James R. Howe, M.D., Little, Brown and Co., Boston, Mass.

Altenau, L. L., and Kindt G.W.: “Cerebral Blood Flow” in Care of the Neurosurgery Patient.  Ed. James R. Howe, M.D., Little, Brown and Co., Boston, Mass.

Altenau, L. L.: Effect of Elevated Serum Ammonia on Intracranial Pressure. Surgical Forum, 27: p.490-491. 1976
Kindt, G. W., Brock, M., Altenau, L. L., and Poll, W.: Blood Brain Barrier and Brain Edema In Ammonia Intoxication. Lancet. 1:201 (1977).

Altenau, L. L., and Kindt, G. W.: Cerebral Vasomotor paralysis Produced by Ammonia Intoxication. Blood Flow and Metabolism in the Brain. Eighth International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 
Copenhagen, Denmark. June 26-July1, 1977.

Altenau, L. L., Kindt, G. W., and McGauley, J. L.: Comparison of Glucose Metabolism in Normal Brain and Edematous Brain Surrounding and Experimental Brain Neoplasm.
Blood Flow and Metabolism in the Brain. Eighth International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.
Copenhagen, Denmark.  June 26- July 1, 1977

Altenau, L .L., and Agranoff, B. W. : A Sequential Double-label 2- Deoxyglucose method for Measuring Regional Cerebral Metabolism.  Brain Research. 153: 375-381.  1978.

Altenau, L. L., and Agranoff, B. W.: Visual Stimulation Increases Regional Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism in the Goldfish.  Brain Research.  In press.

Kindt, G. W., and Altenau, L. L.: “Primary Dilatation of the Cerebral Resistance Vessels as a Cause of Increased Intracranial Pressure”.  Advances n Neurology.
Vol. 20, 315-320, 1977.  Raven Press, New York, New York.

Kindt, G. W., McGillicuddy, J. E., and Altenau, L. L.: “Extra cranial Vascular Lesions with Neurological Implications: Diagnosis and Treatment”.  Correlative Neurosurgery. Springfield.  Charles Thomas, 1980.

Agranoff, B. W., and Altenau, L. L.: “A Sequential Double-label Method of the Measurement Of Radioactive 2- Deoxyglucose Phosphate Distribution in the Brain”.
Proceedings of the International Society of Neurochemistry. 6: 513, 1977

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