Neurosurgery Faculty


Spencer, Dennis Dee


Research Interests: Cerebral metabolic abnormalities that sustain epileptogenesis using MR spectroscopy, Microdialysis, and human tissue studies

Clinical Interests: Epilepsy surgery; pituitary tumors; brain tumors; general neurosurgery; MR spectroscopy; microdialysis; human tissue studies


Abbed, Khalid M

Research Interests: Clinical trials; Outcome studies; New technologies and innovations in spine surgery; Minimally invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF); Back surgery vs open TLIF

Clinical Interests: Back and neck pain; spine fractures; spine trauma; sciatica/radiculopathy; degenerative spine disease; herniated disc; spinal stenosis; spinal deformity; myelopathy; laminectomy; foraminotomy; spinal fusion; minimally invasive spine surgery; complex spinal surgery and reconstruction; spine and spinal cord tumors; revision spine surgery; artificial disc replacement; X-Stop; kyphoplasty; vertebroplasty; general neurosurgery

Baehring, Joachim M

Research Interests: Molecular markers of cancer; Nervous system lymphoma

Clinical Interests: Chemotherapy of primary brain tumors (high-grade gliomas, central nervous system lymphoma); neurological complications of brain cancer; general neurology; molecular markers of cancer.

Bordey, Angelique

Research Interests: Neurogenesis; stem cells; mTOR; Neural stem cell; Cognitive functions; autism

Clinical Interests: Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, Autism, Neurodevelopmental disorder

Bulsara, Ketan Ramanlal

Research Interests: Vasospasm; Cerebral neurogenesis and angiogenesis; Cerebral vasospasm; Skull base anatomy; Cerebral bypass techniques; Endovascular technology development

Clinical Interests: Neurovascular surgery, Skull base/cerebrovascular microsurgery; interventional radiology, neuroendovascular surgery; neurovascular and skull base pathologies; aneurysms; strokes; complex skull-based tumors; arteriovenous malformations, carotid angioplasty/stenting; brain tumors; acoustic schwannoma; vestibular schwannoma; hemifacial spasm; trigeminal neuralgia; glossopharyngeal neuralgia

Chiang, Veronica L.S.

Research Interests: Brain Tumor; Cancer; Cerebral Metastases; Clinical Outcomes; Radiation Side Effects; Radiosurgery

Clinical Interests: Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery; general neurosurgery; cerebral metastases; brain cancer; pituitary cancer; endocrine cancer; peripheral nerve surgery; stereotactic needle biopsy; management of traumatic brain injury; neurosurgical critical care

DeLanerolle, Nihal C.

Research Interests: Molecular and cellular neuropathology of human seizure foci; Development of animal models of human temporal lobe epilepsy; Neuropathology of Traumatic brain injury

DiLuna, Michael Louis

Research Interests: Genetics of brain development; Congenital disorders

Clinical Interests: pediatric brain and spine tumors; hydrocephalus; spina bifida; craniofacial abnormalities; tethered cord; Chiari malformation; arteriovenous malformations; pediatric head and spine trauma; Moya Moya; pediatric stroke; craniopharyngioma lipomyelomeningocele; craniosynostesis; spine deformity

Duckrow, Robert Bradford

Research Interests: Electroencephalography; Epilepsy; Time Series Analysis; Regional interaction of brain electrical activity during seizure onset and propagation; Generation and influence of electrical fields in the brain; Computational methods of electroencephalographic analysis; Deep brain stimulation for epilepsy; Implanted medical devices; Ethics of medical research

Clinical Interests: Adult epilepsy; clinical neurophysiology

Duncan, Charles Cecil

Research Interests: Adaptation of the developing brain to injury

Clinical Interests: Tumors of the nervous system; Nervous system/spine trauma care; Central nervous system congenital anomalies such as hydrocephalus, spina bifida, holoprosencephaly, Dandy Walker cyst; Medically intractable epilepsy in infants and children; Spinal cord cancer; Brain cancer

Gerrard, Jason Lee

Research Interests: Epilepsy; Seizure detection; Development of intelligent brain-machine devices for treatment of neurological disease; Neural networks; Movement disorders

Clinical Interests: Epilepsy; Parkinson's Disease; Movement Disorders; Essential Tremor; Spasticity; Brain Tumors; Trigeminal Neuralgia; NeuroTrauma and NeuroIntensive Monitoring; Spinal Conditions

Greer, Charles A

Research Interests: Development; Specificity of synaptic circuits; Aging; Cellular and molecular biology of the nervous system

Gunel, Murat

Research Interests: Molecular genetics and biology of brain aneurysms and cavernous malformations; Molecular genetics of brain development

Clinical Interests: Brain aneurysms; arterio-venous malformations (AVM); cavernous malformations; occlusive vascular disorders, carotid surgery; stereotactic radiosurgery; neurovascular intensive care unit (ICU); stroke

King, Joseph T, Jr

Research Interests: Measurement of patient-oriented outcomes and quality of life (QOL) in patients with neurologic disease; Incorporating patient preferences into neurosurgical decision-making; Cost-effectiveness analyses; Using large databases to examine health care systems issues

Clinical Interests: General neurosugery, spine surgery, carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve surgery

Laurans, Maxwell Scott Hauser

Clinical Interests: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery; Complex Spinal Surgery and Reconstruction; Spine Tumors; Spinal Cord Tumors; Spine Trauma; Degenerative Spine Disease; Revision Spine Surgery; Neuro-oncology; Brain Tumors and Brain Cancer; Artificial Disc Replacement; General Neurosurgery; Stereotactic Needle Biopsy

Louvi, Angeliki

Research Interests: Vertebrate neural development; Mechanisms of brain morphogenesis and pathogenesis; Microcephaly; Structural brain disorders; Cerebrovascular disease; Cerebral cavernous malformations; Notch signaling; CADASIL

Matouk, Charles Christian

Research Interests: Molecular biology; Genetics of a diseased vascular endothelium in cerebrovascular disorders; Translational application of advanced imaging protocols in risk stratification of neurovascular disease

Clinical Interests: Brain aneurysms; arteriovenous malformations (AVM); cavernous malformations; dural arteriovenous fistulas; occlusive vascular disorders; carotid surgery and carotid angioplasty & stenting; endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke

Moliterno, Jennifer

Research Interests: Clinical trials for brain tumors; Personalized medicine for patients with brain tumors; Brain tumors

Clinical Interests: Surgical treatment of all brain and spinal cord tumors, neuro-oncology, clinical trials

Petrucci, Debra Ann

Research Interests: Clinical trials; spinal instrumentation development; minimally invasive surgical techniques and instrumentation

Clinical Interests: Degenerative spine disease; back and neck pain; sciatica/radiculopathy; herniated disc; spinal stenosis; spine fractures; vertebral compression fractures; spine trauma; spinal deformity; myelopathy; laminectomy; foraminotomy; discectomy; spinal fusion; minimally invasive spine surgery; complex spinal surgery and reconstruction; spine and spinal cord tumors; revision spine surgery; artificial disc replacement; X-Stop; kyphoplasty; vertebroplasty; sacroiliitis; sacroiliac joint fusion; general neurosurgery

Piepmeier, Joseph Massa

Research Interests: Neuro-oncology; Acoustic neuroma; General neurosurgery; Brain and spinal cord cancer; Brachytherapy; Stereotactic needle biopsy

Clinical Interests: Neuro-oncology; acoustic neuroma; general neurosurgery; brain and spinal cord cancer; stereotactic needle biopsy; Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

Van den Pol, Anthony N.

Research Interests: Hypothalamus; Neuroendocrinology; Neural control of energy homeostasis; Neuropeptide modulation of amino acid transmitter actions; Hypocretin/orexin and MCH neurons; Neurovirology; Viral vectors; Oncolytic viruses

Zhou, Jiangbing

Research Interests: Nanomedicine; Brain cancer; Stroke, Traumatic brain injury Neurodegenerative disorders; Drug delivery; Gene therapy; Stem cell therapy;