Dr. Dani Bidros grew up and attended school in Lafayette, Louisiana. After obtaining top honors at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, he began medical school at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Early in medical school, he became intrigued with neuroscience, and began his pursuit to becoming a neurosurgeon. He completed his intern year in General Surgery residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans which provided him with the knowledge and skills to treat critically ill patients. After completing the internship, he began his neurological surgery training at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, rotating at both Charity Hospital and at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation. He was trained by the esteemed Neurosurgery and Harvey Cushing Medal recipient Dr. David Kline. His training in his home state was cut short however by Hurricane Katrina. During the storm, Dr. Bidros spent six days at Charity Hospital caring for patients and helping in the relief efforts.
He resumed and completed his neurosurgical training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, training under the top professors in the field of Neurosurgery. He completed a combined Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Surgery Spine Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic under the guidance of Dr. Ed Benzel, Dr. Iain Kalfas, and Dr. Richard Schlenk. During the one year fellowship he gained experience in the latest techniques of complex spine deformity and spine oncology.
Additional training in pituitary surgery was completed under Dr. Robert Weil, and stereotactic brain and spine radiosurgery was completed under Dr. Lilyana Angelov. Stereotactic spine radiosurgery, a revolutionary treatment modality, has changed the way we approach and treat metastatic disease of the spine. During residency, he received special training in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.
Dr. Bidros was practicing neurosurgery in Princeton, New Jersey before he and his family decided to relocate back to his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana. It was always his intention to practice neurosurgery and to provide excellent and compassionate care to the people in his community.
Dr. Bidros has conducted clinical research and published several articles and book chapters in the neurosurgical literature. He has presented at several neurological society meetings. Dr. Bidros' clinical interests include complex spine, cranial and spinal oncology.
Outside of work, he is a sports fanatic, and enjoys playing basketball, soccer, and tennis. Dr. Bidros and his wife Dr. Maria S. Bidros (ophthalmologist) are the proud parents of three young boys, Daniel, Jacob, and Samuel.
Dr. Bidros is one of Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital's physician owners.