Leuthardt installed as Shi Hui Huang Professor of Neurological Surgery

Leuthardt is also Chief of the Division of Neurotechnology and Director of both the Center for Neuroscience in Innovation and Technology and the Brain Laser Center. Eric C. Leuthardt, MD, professor of neurosurgery, neuroscience, biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering & materials science, was installed as the Shi Hui Huang Professor of Neurological Surgery. A celebration […]

Eric C. Leuthardt, MD, MBA

Shi H. Huang Professor of Neurological Surgery

Vice-Chair of Innovation, Department of Neurosurgery

Chief, Division of Neurotechnology

Professor of Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Director, Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology

Director, Brain Laser Center

Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Roland named director of selective dorsal rhizotomy program 

Jarod L. Roland, MD, one of our leading academic pediatric neurosurgeons, has been named the new director of the selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) program in the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He begins his new role on July 1.  Roland is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine […]

Device for noninvasive brain biopsies via blood draw moves closer to market approval

FDA grants WashU-based technology ‘Breakthrough Device’ designation A device aimed at enabling neurosurgeons and other physicians to perform noninvasive blood-based biopsies in adults with brain tumors has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “Breakthrough Device” designation. The device includes technology from Washington University in St. Louis and developed by Cordance Medical Inc., a medical device […]

Noninvasive, ultrasound-based brain biopsy is feasible, safe in people

Sonobiopsies generate genetic, molecular data to inform treatment decisions for brain diseases The blood-brain barrier, the body’s way of shielding sensitive brain tissue from viruses, toxins and other harmful substances in the blood, can pose a problem for physicians caring for patients with suspected brain diseases such as cancer. Molecular and genetic information would be […]

Stereotactic, Functional and Epilepsy Surgery Fellowship

The Neurosurgery Department at Washington University offers a CAST-approved, 12-month functional fellowship, providing training in the diagnosis and management of movement disorders, epilepsy, spasticity and chronic pain. We are currently accepting applications for a July 1, 2024 start date. Fellowship Leaders Jon T. Willie, MD, PhD, is the director of the Stereotactic, Functional and Epilepsy Fellowship. […]

Chen joins neurosurgery research faculty

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce the joint faculty appointment of Hong Chen, PhD, as associate professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering and associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery’s Division of Neurotechnology at the School of Medicine.  Chen’s research focuses on new ways to utilize medical ultrasound. Her lab combines engineering, biology, and […]

Washington University neurosurgeons named Top Doctors

Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Congratulations to the Washington University School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery faculty recently added to the Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list.   Castle Connolly curates one of the most recognizable databases of physicians in the United States. The selection process is entirely merit-based; physicians do not pay to be listed on Castle Connolly. They are nominated […]

New Grants and Awards

The following grants and awards were given to our faculty, residents and postdoctoral fellows between April-September 2022. Faculty Nitin Agarwal, MD Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research “Identifying Occult Traumatic Brain Injury in Professional Athletes Using a Novel Non-Invasive Biomarker” 8/1/22 – 8/1/23 – $125,000 2022-23 NREF & Academy of Neurological Surgeons Young Clinician […]