Spotlight videos are short videos featuring department faculty discussing various aspects of their work, research activities or educational program efforts.
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.
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.
Epilepsy and Movement Disorder Treatment Options
Epilepsy expert Jorge González-Martínez, MD, PhD, talks about the treatment options at UPMC for patients with medically intractable epilepsy and other movement disorders that do not respond to medication.
Michael J. Lang, MD
UPMC cerebrovascular neurosurgeon talks about his patient-focused approach in his practice, using traditional microsurgical techniques and endovascular techniques.
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.
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.
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.