Fridays With Friedlander

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 July 10 with special guest Mark Boughton, mayor of Danbury, Ct., who will share his inspirational story about his battle with a brain tumor. Learn more about Mark's story in this short video.

Past episodes are available for viewing through YouTube, with links below.

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.

Past Episodes

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.