UPMC Presbyterian is a major teaching center for Gamma Knife radiosurgery as neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and medical physicists from around the world come here to train. Understanding clinical outcomes and developing and testing the latest technologies has been a major goal. The center leadership consults with the Gamma Knife manufacturer, Elekta Instruments, to build new technologies for the future.
No center in the United States has managed more patients, performed more research, or published more scientific reports than the Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh. The center has published more than 500 scientific articles in peer reviewed medical literature, book chapters, and several complete books.
The Department of Neurological Surgery presents a comprehensive training course, Principles and Practices of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. This training course is offered to neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, and physicists interested in Gamma Knife treatment certification. The next available course is scheduled for May 9-13, and will be held online. For more information, please contact Kelly Powell at 412-647-7744.
In addition, the department offers Gamma Knife Radiosurgery training for nurses and other allied health personnel. This training is available anytime throughout the year. For more information, please contact Jonet Vacsulka at 412-647-9992.