Education & Training
- Undergraduate: Lousiana State University
- Medical School: LSU Health Sciences Center
- Residency: LSU-Shreveport
- Fellowship: Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine
Membership & Associations
- American Association of Neurosurgeons (AANS)
- Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
- North American Skull Base Society (NASBS)
Meet Cedric Shorter, MD
Dr. Cedric Shorter is a native of Louisiana and joined Brain2Spine Institute in 2013 where he practices general neurosurgery with a specialty in complex cranial procedures. Dr. Shorter treats a variety of spinal and peripheral nerve problems such as herniated discs, stenosis, tumors, fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve compression. He employs many minimally-invasive techniques to perform spinal surgery and has been trained in cervical artificial disc replacement. However, he has a passion for treating complex cranial pathology. He sees and treats a variety of brain tumors and pituitary tumors along with compressive nerve syndromes, such as trigeminal neuralgia. Also, he has treated numerous cerebral vascular problems such as cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVM’s).
Dr. Shorter attended Northwestern State University in Louisiana where he received a Biology degree in 1997. He went on to receive an additional degree in Biochemistry from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 2000. In 2005, Dr. Shorter obtained his medical degree from LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. He also completed his neurosurgery residency at LSU-Shreveport in 2012 under the guidance of internationally renowned, Dr. Anil Nanda. After his residency, he completed a fellowship in Skull Base/Cerebrovascular surgery at Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine in Indianapolis, Indiana under the mentorship of Dr. Troy Payner in 2013.
He is an active member of the American Association of Neurosurgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS). As a member of the NASBS he served as a moderator for the pituitary session at the 2015 NASBS meeting. He has also been appointed to the NASBS Surgical Simulation Task Force for 2016-2018. Dr. Shorter has numerous academic publications and presentations on various topics at state and national neurosurgical meetings.
At Brain2Spine Institute, Dr. Shorter works to provide his patients with the highest quality of medical care and is devoted to implementing the most innovative techniques and therapies into the practice. He was the first neurosurgeon in the Tampa Bay area to employ fluorescein, a dye used to illuminate brain tumors and is certified to use Brain Path™, a minimally invasive system utilized to remove deep-seated brain lesions with minimal disruption of normal brain tissue.
Above all, Dr. Shorter wants each of his patients to know he strives to provide compassionate, personalized comprehensive neurosurgical care.
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Patient Testimonials About Cedric Shorter
- Jawahar A, Weilbaecher C, Shorter C, Stout N, Nanda A. Multicentric Glioblastoma Multiforme Determined by Positron Emission Therapy: A Case Report. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2003; 106(1): 38-40.
- Patwardhan R, Shorter C, Willis BK, Smith DR, Caldito G, Nanda A. Survival Trends in Elderly Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme: Resective Surgery, Radiation, and Chemotherapy. Surgical Neurology. 2004; 62(3): 207-213.
- Daniels L, Shaya M, Nordberg M, Shorter C, Fowler M, Nanda A. Familial Glioblastoma Multiforme in Two Non-Nuclear Family Members: A Case Report. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society. 2007; 159(4): 215-222.
- Shorter C, Norbakhsh A, Dean M, Thomas-Ogunniyi J, Lian TS, Guthikonda B. Intracerebral Metastasis of a Sinonasal Teratocarcinosarcoma: A Case Report. Skull Base. 2010; 20(5): 393-396.
- Ezar H, Banerjee A, Shorter C, Guthikonda B, Nanda A. The “Agnes Fast” Craniotomy: The Modified (Osteoplastic) Pterional Craniotomy. Skull Base. 2011; 21: 159-164.
- Shorter C, Wylen E, Nanda A. Type II Hangman’s Fracture in an Osteogenesis Imperfecta Patient. World Neurosurg. 2012 Apr 3. pii: S1878-8750(12)00447-0. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2012.03.029.
- Shorter C, Connor DE, Thakur J, Gardner G, Guthikonda B. Repair of Middle Fossa Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks Using a Novel Combination of Materials: A Technical Note. Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Jun;32(6):E8.
- Thakur JD, Khan IS, Shorter CD, Sonig A, Gardner GL, Guthikonda B, Nanda A. Do Cystic Vestubular Schwannomas Have Worse Surgical Outcomes? Systematic Analysis of the Literature. Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Sept;33(3):E12.
- Thakur JD, Banerjee AD, Imad KS, Sonig A, Shorter C, Gardner GL, Nanda A, Guthikonda B. An Update on Unilateral Sporadic Small Vestibular Schwannoma: For the Physician’s Desk. Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Sept;33(3):E1.
- Khan IS, Thakur JD, Ahmed O, Shorter C, Thomas J, Kim MT, Jeroudi MA, Guthikonda B. Primary Cranial Angiosarcoma-A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Surg Neurol Int. 2012 Oct; 3:134.
- Khan IS, Ahmed O, Thakur JD, Shorter C, Guthikonda B. Craniocervical arachnoid cyst in a patient with Klippel-Feil syndrome: a unique case: case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Feb;18(2):161-4.