Faculty Expertise

Taylor Abel, MD
Pediatric epilepsy.

Sameer Agnihotri, PhD
Pediatric and adult high-grade gliomas.

Katherine M. Anetakis, MD
Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring; functional cortical mapping during awake craniotomies; neurophysiological monitoring during minimally invasive endonasal approach to skull base surgeries, electroencephalography in the intensive care unit and telemedicine.

Robert L. Bailey, MD
Spine disease; spine tumors.

Jeffrey Balzer, PhD
Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring, subarachnoid hemorrhage, concussion, cerebral blood flow.

J. Brad Bellotte, MD
Complex spine surgery; brain surgery.

Bryan Bolinger, DO
Minimally invasive spine surgery; lateral access spine surgery; artificial disc technology; spinal cord stimulation; spinal cord injury; spine trauma; traumatic brain injury

Marco Capogrosso, PhD
Neuroprothetics; computer models of electrical stimulation; arm paralysis; spinal cord injury; brain computer interfaces, motor control

Diane L. Carlisle, PhD
Use of stem cells for disease modeling and drug discovery. Specific interests in the mechanisms by which chemical exposures during pregnancy lead to childhood and adult disease and the use of induced pluripotent cells from patients for the development of novel drugs.

Shaun W. Carlson, PhD
Mechanisms of synaptic dysfunction and plasticity following traumatic brain injury.

Yue-Fang Chang, PhD
Longitudinal data analysis; survival analysis; statistical computing; research methodology; injury epidemiology.

Donald J. Crammond, PhD
The application of neurophysiological methods in the surgical treatment of movement disorders, functional localization in cerebral cortex; motor system physiology and peripheral nerve regeneration.

C. Edward Dixon, PhD
Mechanisms of induction and recovery of functional deficits following traumatic brain injury; neurotransmitter agonist therapies for recovery of post traumatic functional deficits; models of traumatic brain injury; clinical studies of pharmacotherapy in TBI patients.

Matt El-Kadi, MD, PhD
Minimally invasive spine surgery; complex spine disorders; spinal stabilization; spinal tumors.

Salem El-Zuway, MD
Neuro oncology; complex spinal surgery; open cerebrovascular surgery; neuro-trauma; neuro-endoscopy; minimally invasive spinal surgery; chiari malformation; hydrocephalus, psuduotumor cerebri.

Chikezie I. Eseonu, MD
Brain tumors; radiosurgery; trigeminal neuralgia; Chiari malformation; spine surgery.

Wendy Fellows-Mayle, PhD
Immunotherapy of brain tumors; gene therapy of brain tumors; epilepsy; intracranial pressure; craniosynostosis; traumatic brain injury.

Robert M. Friedlander, MD
Aneurysms, vascular malformations, brain tumors, carotid disease, cerebrovascular disease, Chiari malformation, spinal cord tumors. Research focuses on mechanisms of apoptosis, Huntington’s disease, ALS, and stroke.

Paul A. Gardner, MD
Endoscopic endonasal and open skull base surgery; pituitary tumors; vascular surgery; cranial nerve disorders; minimally invasive surgery; peripheral nerve surgery.

Peter C. Gerszten, MD, MPH
Outcomes research applied to spinal surgical interventions; failed back syndrome; epidural fibrosis; stereotactic radiosurgery of spinal lesions; minimally invasive spine surgical techniques; spinal motion preservation techniques.

Jorge A. González-Martínez, MD, PhD
Adult and pediatric epilepsy surgery; movement disorder surgery; neuro-oncology; general neurosurgery.

Avniel Singh Ghuman, PhD
The dynamics of brain interactions; visual cognition; magnetoencephalography (MEG), intracranial EEG (iEEG); face recognition; reading; social and affective perception.

Stephanie Greene, MD
Vascular malformations; MoyaMoya syndrome; Chiari malformation; spinal dysraphism; peripheral nerve disorders; brain tumors; fetal surgery.

Bradley Gross, MD
Intracranial aneurysms; arteriovenous malformations; arteriovenous fistulas; cavernous malformations; brain tumors; carotid stenosis; intracranial stenosis; venous sinus stenosis; ischemic stroke.

D. Kojo Hamilton, MD
Scoliosis, adult spinal deformity, trauma.

Luke C. Henry, PhD
Neuropsychological function, clinical outcomes.

Baoli Hu, PhD
Oncobiology of glioma and medulloblastoma; cancer stem cells; functional cancer genomics; mechanisms of tumor initiation, progression, treatment resistance, and recurrence; translational research in druggable targets and biomarkers discovery,

Esther Jane, PhD
Mode of action of multi-target tyrosine kinase inhibitors in glioma cells.

Hideyuki Kano, MD, PhD
Stereotactic radiosurgery for benign and malignant brain tumors, for vasucular diseases, and for pain and functional disorders.

Adam S. Kanter, MD
Minimally invasive spine surgery; endosurgical complex spine surgery; artificial disc technology; spinal tumors; experimental therapies for spinal fusion.

David L. Kaufmann, MD
Spinal surgery.

Robert Kellogg, MD
Comprehensive management of spasticity and movement disorders and craniofacial surgery for pediatric patients.

Michael J. Lang, MD
Intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas, cavernous malformations, brain tumors carotid stenosis, intracranial stenosis, venous sinus stenosis, ischemic stroke, trigeminal neuralgia, and epilepsy.

Gary Kohanbash, PhD
Immunotherapy for pediatric and adult central nervous system tumors.

Daniela Leronni, PhD
Molecular biology; neurodegenerative diseases; gene therapy; mitochondria.

Witold Lipski, PhD
Basal ganglia contributions to production of speech and language; neural network dynamics in epilepsy; neurophysiological mechanism of motivated behavior

L. Dade Lunsford, MD
Brain tumor management; Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery; movement disorders and trigeminal neuralgia; vascular malformations; concussion and sports medicine.

Joseph C. Maroon, MD
Microdiscectomy; lumbar laminectomy; anterior cervical discectomy; Arnold-Chiari Malformation; pituitary tumors; orbital tumors; acoustic tumors; brain tumors; concussion; sports medicine.

Antony MichealRaj, PhD
Functional genomics and metabolism of pediatric and adolescent central nervous system tumors

Vincent J. Miele, MD
Spinal disorders; spine tumors; revision spinal surgery, adult deformity/scoliosis surgery, sports-related head and spine injures; peripheral nerve disorders.

John J. Moossy, MD
The surgical treatment of intractable pain problems through neuro-augumentative and neuro-ablative procedures.

Ajay Niranjan, MD, MBA
Radiosurgery for benign and malignant brain tumors; radiosurgery for brain vascular malformations; radiosurgery for functional brain disorders; pre-surgical brain mapping using MEG.

David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD
Brain and spine trauma; scoliosis; spinal deformity; minimally invasive spine surgery; experimental therapies for brain and spinal cord injuries.

Daniel R. Premkumar, PhD
Molecular mechanisms of receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors and signaling in malignant human glioma cell lines.

Ian F. Pollack, MD
Pediatric neurosurgery; pediatric neuro-oncology; craniofacial surgery; congenital spinal abnormalities; brain tumor clinical trials.

Ava Puccio, RN, PhD
Exploring secondary injury mechanisms following traumatic brain injury to improve neurological outcomes in mild, moderate and severe traumatic brain injury patients. Focused mechanisms include use of controlled normothermia and hypothermia, brain oxygenation, genetic expression and variances and clinical studies of pharmacotherapy in TBI patients.

Rodwan K. Rajjoub, MD
Brain tumors; Spinal disorders; Peripheral nerves

Michael J. Rutigliano, MD, MBA
Spinal, peripheral nerve disorders; brain tumors.

Robert J. Schlegel Jr., MD
General neurosurgery.

Raymond Sekula, Jr, MD
Trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm; skull base tumors, minimally invasive brain surgery.

Varun Shandal, MD
Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring, Electromyography, Transcranial motor evoked potentials, Subcortical mapping with microelectrode recording

Natalie Sandel Sherry, PsyD

Mingui Sun, PhD
Biomedical engineering; biomedical instrumentation; biomedical signal, computational neurophysiology, image and video processing; computer-assisted neurosurgery and diagnosis.

Parthasarathy D. Thirumala, MD
Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring; functional cortical mapping during awake craniotomies; neurophysiological monitoring during minimally invasive endonasal approach to skull base surgeries, electroencephalography in the intensive care unit and telemedicine.

Daniel A. Wecht, MD, MSc, FACS
Vascular neurosurgery (aneurysms and vascular malformations); brain tumors; spinal and peripheral nerve microsurgery; trigeminal neuralgia, chiari malformation and hydrocephalus.

Fang-Cheng (Frank) Yeh, MD, PhD
Diffusion MRI, tractography, high definition fiber tracking.

Georgios Zenonos, MD
Endoscopic endonasal neurosurgery; minimally invasive neurosurgery; skull base tumors; skull base pathology; neuro-oncology; cerebrovascular neurosurgery; cranial nerve disorders; radiosurgery.

Pascal O. Zinn, MD, PhD
Neurosurgical oncology; brain, skull base and spinal cord tumors.

David S. Zorub, MS, MD
Brain tumors, pituitary microsurgery, cranial nerve disorders like trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, treatment for benign and malignant disease and spine surgery.