New Hope for Nerve Regeneration

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

Chairman Ralph Dacey honored with award named after him (Links to an external site)

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’ (Links to an external site)

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 […]

Gene linked to metabolism also fuels brain cancer (Links to an external site)

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 […]