Johnathan Engh, MDAssistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Neuroendoport Surgery Program
Director, Adult Neurosurgical Oncology
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.
American Board of Neurological Surgery
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
Dr. Engh’s patent entitled “Endoscopic Ports for Minimally Invasive Surgical Access and Methods of Use Thereof” (Application number: PCT/US2011/054957) was filed in April, 2013. This patent concerns the development of a dilatable port for minimally invasive brain surgery. Efforts to build the first prototype of the device are underway.
Dr. Engh is a co-investigator on an NIH R21 grant entitled “Safe flexible intracerebral navigation with steerable needles.” This project focuses on the refinement of a technique for guiding ultra-flexible needles through brain tissue in non-linear trajectories with high accuracy. The current phase of the research involves mainly animal testing using a porcine model. Animal testing is ongoing at this time.