The Brain Coffee Podcast

Sit back, relax and open up your mind as renowned neurosurgeons Dr. Eric C. Leuthardt and Dr. Albert H. Kim prescribe a unique dose of knowledge and entertainment.

New Hope for Nerve Regeneration

Researchers have developed an implantable, bioabsorbable device that speeds recovery of peripheral nerve injuries.

Update on the Management of Pituitary Tumors Conference 2018

Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., MD, the Henry G & Edith R Schwartz Professor and Chairman of Neurological Surgery, gave opening remarks at the “Update on the Management of Pituitary Tumors 2018,” held on September 15, 2018 at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

Chairman Ralph Dacey honored with award named after him

Adding to the many honors Ralph G. Dacey Jr., MD, has received over his career, the neurosurgeon is now the namesake for an award that pays tribute to his spirit and accomplishments in the area of cerebrovascular research, his myriad contributions to neurosurgery, and his unwavering leadership in the area of resident training and education.

‘Future we only dreamed of’

T.S. Park, the Shi H. Huang professor of neurosurgery, is a pioneer in the use of selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR), a spinal surgery that he performs at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. In the procedure, Park severs the nerves that cause spasticity. Park has been performing SDR for 30 years, treating more than 3,700 patients from […]

David Limbrick, co-authors win CNS Paper of the Year Award

David Limbrick, MD, professor of neurological surgery and neurosurgeon-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, was senior author of a paper that won the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and NEUROSURGERY® Paper of the year award in Pediatrics. The paper will be recognized at the CNS 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston on October 7-11, 2017. The goal […]

New guidance developed for children hospitalized with mild head trauma

In new research, pediatric neurosurgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis developed a risk scoring system intended to help determine whether a child with mild traumatic brain injury and an abnormal CT scan can be monitored safely in a general hospital ward or requires the increased surveillance of an intensive care unit […]

Gene linked to metabolism also fuels brain cancer

Albert Kim, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurological surgery, was senior author of a study establishing that the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) pathway is overactive in a deadly form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma. The study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Dec. 5, 2016. See Washington University School […]