Sekula to Direct Cranial Nerve Disorders Program

Dr. SekulaPittsburgh, March 1, 2013 -- Raymond Sekula, Jr., MD, an internationally known expert for his development of microvascular techniques utilized in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and other cranial neuralgias, was recently named to head the department’s Cranial Nerve Disorders Program.

Dr. Sekula’s procedures have provided patients with improved outcomes, reduced complications and easier recoveries. He has also developed a novel procedure for Chiari malformation performed through a one-inch incision, affording patients a minimal one- or two-day hospital stay after the procedure.

Dr. Sekula has also been recognized with numerous honors, including The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Fellowship Award and Pittsburgh Magazine’s “40 Under 40” Award.

Before arriving here at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Sekula was surgical director of the Microvascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery Program and the Cranial Nerve Disorders Program at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA.