Fridays with Friedlander is a weekly live webcast hosted by department chairman Robert M. Friedlander, MD, presenting updates on topical neurological surgery issues, and featuring department faculty giving brief talks on their specialty—followed by an interactive Q&A session.
The next scheduled webcast is September 25 at 1:00 p.m. EDT with Michael J. Lang, MD, discussing cerebral aneurysm treatment from a microsurgical and endovascular perspective. You can watch the webcast via Microsoft Teams at https://bit.ly/33JWcKl.
For additional information on the Fridays with Friedlander webcast, please contact Justin R. Meyer at the University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Medical Health Sciences Foundation at 412-578-9273.
Gary Kohanbash – Brain Tumor Immunotherapy
September 11, 2020 -- Immunotherapy expert Gary Kohanbash talks about innovative approaches for brain tumors. Bill Cenk also shares his touching personal story and passionate effort for pediatric brain tumor research.
Stephanie Greene - Spina Bifida
August 21, 2020 -- Perinatal neurosurgery expert Stephanie Greene discusses innovative fetal neurosurgery technique. She’s joined by very special guests, patient Allee Mullen and her daughter Emory Greene.
Robert Friedlander - Neurological Diseases
August 7, 2020 -- Dr. Friedlander explains how understanding cell death can lead to advancements against Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and dementia. Guest Haley Jameson shares her personal journey to help cure dementia.
David Okonkwo - Advanced Scoliosis Treatment
July 24, 2020 -- Trauma, scoliosis and spinal deformity expert David Okonkwo presents a talk on minimally invasive surgery for scoliosis and other spinal disorders.
Georgios Zenonos - Pituitary Disease Treatment
July 17, 2020 -- Georgios Zenonos, skull base surgery expert, provides a presentation on the current state-of-the-art treatment methods for pituitary disease
Robert Friedlander - High Stakes Brain Surgery
July 10, 2020 --Robert Friedlander discusses high risk brain surgery aided by high definition fiber tractorgraphy with special insight from brain tumor patient Mark Boughton, mayor of Danbury, Conn.
Sameer Agnihotri - Brain Tumor Therapy
June 19, 2020 -- Sameer Agnihotri, director of the University of Pittsburgh Brain Tumor Biology and Therapy Lab, presents a talk on slowing the growth of brain tumors.
Nduka Amankulor - Brain Tumors
June 12, 2020 -- Adult neurosurgical oncology expert at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center talks about the surgical and scientific quandaries of low-grade gliomas.
Peter Gerszten - Spine Radiosurgery
June 5, 2020 -- Spine radiosurgery pioneer Peter Gerszten takes a look at the development, benefits, current practices and future path of spine radiosurgery.
Jorge González-Martínez - Epilepsy Surgery
May 29, 2020 -- Epilepsy and functional neurosurgery expert Jorge González-Martínez discusses how and why we should make epilepsy surgery less invasive.
Joseph Maroon - Healthy Lifestyle
May 22, 2020 -- Health and sports medicine expert Joseph Maroon discusses the secrets to living a balanced and resilient life during ANY pandemic.
Raymond Sekula Jr. - Facial & Throat Pain
May 15, 2020 -- Cranial nerve expert Raymond Sekula discusses trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia and other facial and throat pain disorders.
L. Dade Lunsford - Stereotactic Radiosurgery
May 8, 2020 -- Stereotactic radiosurgery expert and Gamma Knife pioneer L. Dade Lunsford talks about lessons learned in 32-year management experience of skull base acoustic neuroma.
Paul Gardner - Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
May 1, 2020 -- Brain tumor expert Paul Gardner talks about the many advances in endoscopically-based minimally invasive brain surgery at UPMC and the safe brain surgery guidelines practiced during COVID-19.
Bradley Gross - Ischemic Stroke
April 24, 2020 -- Endovascular neurosurgeon Bradley Gross gives a presentation on ischemic stroke therapy, research and history at the University of Pittsburgh.
Robert Friedlander - COVID-19
April 17, 2020 -- Robert Friedlander talks about the impact and response to COVID-19 at UPMC Presbyterian, and the ongoing research activities of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery.