Joseph Piepmeier MD

Nixdorff-German Professor of Neurosurgery; Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Neurosurgery; Section Chief, Neuro-Oncology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchGamma Knife Center, Yale-New HavenCancer Center, Yale: Brain Tumor Center; Developmental TherapeuticsNeurosurgery: Neuro-Oncology; Gamma Knife Radiosurgery


Dr. Joseph M. Piepmeier is the Nixdorff-German Chair in Neurosurgery. He serves as the Chief of the Section of Surgical Neuro-oncology and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Neurosurgery. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his M.D. from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency training in neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine and joined the neurosurgery faculty in 1982. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. The primary focus of Dr. Piepmeier's clinical and laboratory work is neuro-oncology.


  • M.D., University of Tennessee , 1975

Selected Publication

  • Sawyer A, Piepmeier J, Saltzman M: New Methods for Direct Delivery of Chemotherapy for Treating Brain Tumors. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine,

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Bittner Award Lecture AANS(2007)