Johnathan Engh, MDAssistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Neuroendoport Surgery Program
Johnathan Engh, MD, joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery in 2008 after completing the department’s seven-year residency program. Originally from northern Virginia, Dr. Engh is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Virginia Medical School.
Dr. Engh’s clinical focus is minimally invasive operations for central nervous system tumors and intraventricular lesions. From a research perspective, his major interests are percutaneous intracerebral navigation, white matter imaging, and development of minimally invasive tools for cranial surgery
Dr. Engh's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Professional Organization Membership
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Alpha Omega Alpha
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Society of Neuro-Oncology
19-year-old cyst patient
August 17, 2012
Pitt RB hospitalized: Derrick Burns in stable condition
May 24, 2012
Young Stroke Victims
May 11, 2012
WTAE-TV Action News
Surgery through a straw
February 19, 2009
The major research objective for the past year has been the development of a dilatable endoscopic port for brain surgery. This device, which I designed together with Gregg Podnar, BS, an independent consultant, was the subject of a patent application through the University of Pittsburgh’s technology transfer in October 2011. Multiple grants have been submitted both to the NIH (R-21 submitted 2/12) and to private foundations to support development and testing of the first prototypes of this instrument. A major catheter development company, GTIMD medical, has committed resources to prototype development as a pay-per-service entity. Long-term goals include the development of a minimally invasive neurosurgical instrument laboratory.
In addition, I am faculty on a separate R-21 project in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University (P.I. Cameron Riviere, PhD) entitled “Safe flexible intracerebral navigation with steerable needles.” (R21 EB012209-01A1). This project involves animal testing of a percutaneous intracerebral navigation device. Animal testing is underway.