Dr. Zünkeler is a board-certified neurosurgeonwho maintains a conveniently located office in the Baltimore-Washington area, where he has been in clinical practice since 1997. He currently maintains hospital staff affiliations with The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Zünkeler focuses his clinical practice on diagnostic and palliative treatment of patients with neurosurgical conditions that affect the brain and spine. He also provides second opinions for patients who are interested in confirmation of or alternatives to proposed treatment. If you are interested in seeing Dr. Zünkeler as a treating physician, please see our regular practice websitefor additional details.
In addition to providing patient care, Dr. Zünkeler performs independent medical evaluations (IMEs) either in person or, in certain situations and for persons physically located in Maryland only, viatelemedicine(i.e. remotely via Microsoft Teams video and audio); provides record reviews; and contributes to the administrative management of complex cases by insurance, health-care, government, and legal professionals.
With 20+ years of clinical experience in independently evaluating neurosurgical cases with regard to causation and standard of care , Dr. Zünkeler is familiar with the operative and nonoperative treatment and complication management of neurosurgical conditions in both outpatient and hospital settings. For additional details, please refer to his curriculum vitae.
OurNotice of Privacy Practices and our Office Policy pertain mostly to patients who are seen for regular treatment purposes. An examinee who is seen for an IME (see Examination) will additionally need to provide his or herconsent for IME. The IME consent document explains the differences between a treatment-patient visit and an IME, e.g. the nature of the non-treatment patient-physician relationship and the distribution of IME reports. The IME consent document also explains how an examinee can obtain a copy of the IME report. An examinee who is seen for a life care plan evaluation (see Management) will need to provide consent for life care plan evaluation.