Spotlight Videos

Spotlight videos are short videos featuring department faculty discussing various aspects of their work, research activities or educational program efforts.

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Multidisciplinary Approach to Brain Tumors
Pascal Zinn and Natalie Sherry discuss their approach to brain tumor surgery

Abigail Crum, PA-C
Physician assistant talks about the comprehensive approach to spine and neurotrauma patient care at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery.

Pineal Region Tumor Treatment
Costas G. Hadjipanayis talks about an exoscope-based supracerebellar infratentorial approach for pineal region tumors.

Neuroendoscopic Treatment of Colloid Cysts
Costas G. Hadjipanayis explains how neuroendoscopy is helping neurosurgeons completely resect colloid cysts, benign tumors usually found deep inside the brain.

Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Course
The UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Center for Cranial Base Surgery is the preeminent center for performing, developing and teaching innovative minimally invasive endoscopic endonasal techniques.

Fluorescence-Guided Surgery
Costas G. Hadjipanayis describes fluorescence-guided surgery, a technique that helps advance a neurosurgeon's ability to dissect malignant tumors.

Michael McDowell, MD
Pediatric neurosurgeon at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh specializes in the minimally invasive treatment of skull base, pituitary and cranio-cervical junction disorders in children.

UPMC Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery director Costas G. Hadjipanayis describes the exoscope, an innovative tool that provides neurosurgeons with a high-definition, magnified, and much clearer visualization of operating area.

Robert Bailey, MD
UPMC Passavant neurosurgeon discusses his surgical management of degenerative spine disease of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, utilizing both traditional methods as well as the latest minimally invasive approaches.

Kathryn Hoes, MD
UPMC Passavant neurosurgeon talks about her patient-centered, humanistic, and collaborative approach in treatment of brain, spine and peripheral nerve disorders.

Edward Andrews, MD
Alba Tull Center for Neuroimaging and Therapeutics founder talks about augmented reality research at the University of Pittsburgh with applications in neurosurgery, specifically spine neurosurgery and cranial neurosurgery.

Nitin Agarwal, MD
Director of minimally invasive spine and robotics surgery and associate residency program director talks about his commitment to help foster the next generation of neurosurgeons and his push to develop and utilize innovative minimally invasive technologies for UPMC spine patients.

Costas Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD
UPMC Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery director talks about his approach to brain tumor research and personalized patient care, utilizing innovative techniques and developing comprehensive, multi-disciplinary treatment strategies.

Epilepsy and Movement Disorder Treatment Options
Epilepsy expert Jorge González-Martínez talks about the treatment options at UPMC for patients with medically intractable epilepsy and other movement disorders that do not respond to medication.

A Conversation on the UPMC Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery
L. Dade Lunsford and Costas Hadjipanayis discuss the leadership change at the UPMC Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh and future direction of the center.

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship
Michael McDowell talks about the benefits offered in the pediatric neurosurgery fellowship program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Michael J. Lang, MD
UPMC cerebrovascular neurosurgeon talks about his patient-focused approach in his practice, using traditional microsurgical techniques and endovascular techniques.

Advanced, Personalized Care for Brain and Spinal Tumor Patients
Director of UPMC adult neurosurgical oncology Pascal Zinn, MD, PhD, talks about the advanced, personalized precision care for brain and spinal tumor patients at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

Vascular Considerations in Skull Base Surgery
Paul Gardner, MD, provides intro to book, coedited with Carl Snyderman, MD, and Brian Jankowitz, MD, that provides invaluable strategies from experienced skull base surgeons on managing rare yet potentially catastrophic surgical complications to improve patient outcomes.

Brain Tumor Surgery Options
Director of UPMC translational neuro-oncology Kalil Abdullah, MD, talks about some of the different advanced treatment options available in brain tumor surgery at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

Principles and Practice of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Course co-directors L. Dade Lunsford, MD, and Ajay Niranjan, MD, talk about the genesis and evolution of the University of Pittsburgh Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery training course.

Alba Tull Center for Neuroimaging and Therapeutics
Joseph Maroon, MD, talks about the new Alba Tull Center for Neuroimaging and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurosurgery. The center will be developing revolutionary augmented reality technologies for medical applications.

Endovascular Neurosurgery
Bradley Gross, MD, director of endovascular neurosurgery at UPMC talks about treatment options for blood vessel problems in the brain, neck and spine.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
University of Pittsburgh Heindl Scholar and noted sports and health medicine expert Joseph Maroon, MD, gives a brief overview of the growing medical benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

UPMC Cranial Nerve Program
Georgios Zenonos, MD, director of the UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Cranial Nerve Program, provides a brief overview of background, disorders treated, and care options in program established by the revolutionary microvascular decompression work of Peter Jannetta.

Cervical Spine Deformity
D. Kojo Hamilton, MD, director of UPMC neurosurgical spine services and an expert in scoliosis, adult spinal deformity and spine trauma, gives a brief overview cervical spine deformity treatment.

Gamma Knife Overview
L. Dade Lunsford, MD, director of the University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery, gives a brief overview of uses and benefits of the Leksell Gamma Knife.