• At A Glance
  • Education & Publications
  • Insurance
  • Bio

    Dr. Tomycz commenced his formal neurosurgical training at Vanderbilt University where he was mentored by the late Noel Tulipan, MD, a pioneer in fetal surgery for myelomeningocele. During residency he spent two years obtaining a fellowship in neuro-endovascular surgery, becoming proficient in the treatment of aneurysms, AVMs, and complex dural AV fistula of adults and children. His first three years of practice were spent in Austin, TX where he did a combination of open vascular and endovascular surgery on adults as well as the full gamut of pediatric neurosurgery at Dell Children’s Medical Center, a pediatric level-one trauma center. He spent an additional year at Seattle Children’s Hospital performing a large volume of complex epilepsy surgery with Jeff Ojemann, MD as part of a post-graduate pediatric neurosurgery fellowship.

    Dr. Tomycz specializes in all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery including brain tumors, epilepsy, spinal deformity, Chiari malformation, tethered cord syndrome, CSF shunting, and intracranial endoscopy. As one of the only dual-trained, pediatric and endovascular neurosurgeons in the country, he is particularly interested in Moya-Moya disease, brain aneurysms and AVMs, arteriovenous fistula, and other complex neurovascular disorders in children as well as adults. His research interests include the use of engineering innovations to improve treatments for hydrocephalus, and he has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on a wide variety of neurosurgical topics. He was asked to curate and edit a special edition on hydrocephalus for the journal Pediatric Neurosurgery, and in the past year he has been invited to speak nationally and internationally at neurosurgical conferences. He was recently elected to be a member of the AANS/CNS Young Neurosurgeons committee.

    Clinical Expertise

    2012-2013 Neurosurgical Chief Resident Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Nashville, TN. 2009-2011 Endovascular Fellowship Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Nashville, TN. 2006-2007 General Surgery Internship Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Na

  • Medical School

    University of Michigan Medical School, 2006

    Internship

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, General Surgery Internship, 2007

    Residency

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Neurosurgery, 2013

    Fellowship

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Endovascular "In-Folded" Fellowship, 2011

    Fellowship

    University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Neurosurgery Post Fellowship, 2014

    Publications
    • Title:Shunting for Hydrocephalus, Principles of Neurosurgery
      Authors:Hanak B, Tomycz L, Browd S. CSF
      Publisher:(Editor: Shekhar). Expert reviewer for Pediatric Neurosurgery
      Date:2014
      Issue:
      Description:(2014-present)
  • Insurance

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.

    • Aetna
    • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    • Horizon NJ Health (managed Medicaid plan)
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Multiplan / PHCS
    • United Healthcare Community Plan (formerly Americhoice Managed Medicaid)