Stegh named Brain Tumor Center research director

Alexander H. Stegh, PhD, a leading brain cancer scientist, has been named research director of the Brain Tumor Center at Siteman Cancer Center, based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Established last year, the Brain Tumor Center brings together the collective expertise of Washington University neurosurgeons, adult and pediatric oncologists, radiation oncologists, otolaryngologists, […]

New grants awarded to faculty and residents

The following grants were awarded between June 1, 2021 to December 1, 2021. Faculty Gabriel Haller, PHD – NIH R21 Massively-parallel functional interrogation of genetic variation in LGMD-associated sarcoglycan genes 7/1/2021-6/30/2023 – $207,900 Ananth K. Vellimana, MD  Academy Emerging Investigator Program 2022-2024 Residents Jacob Greenberg, MD – WUSTL Big Ideas Using Mobile Health Technology to […]

Cleary selected as Advanced Surgical Neuro-oncology Fellow

Ryan Cleary, MD, will be one of the first Advanced Surgical Neuro-oncology fellows at Washington University School of Medicine. Currently a PGY5 resident in the Washington University Neurosurgery Residency Program, Cleary will be the 2023-2024 fellow. Led by Brain Tumor Center Director Albert Kim, MD, PhD, and Chief of the Division of Neurotechnology Eric Leuthardt, […]

Pioneering surgeons train residents on most advanced skull base surgical techniques

Surgeons who have pioneered some of today’s most advanced skull base surgical techniques trained Washington University School of Medicine neurosurgery, otolaryngology and opthalmology residents on December 3-4, 2021. During the two-day training session, Washington University neurosurgery, otolaryngology and opthalmalogy faculty were joined by two leaders in their fields: Kris S. Moe, MD, chief of University […]

Meet our new colleagues

We’re excited to welcome our new staff members to the Department of Neurosurgery. Staff Justin CaputaNurse Supervisor Lisa FitzgeraldPatient Billing,Services Rep II Tara FranklinLicensed Practical Nurse Anthony JonesMedical Assistant I Ashley RobertsClinical Research Coordinator,Pediatric Division Gansheng TanVisiting Researcher,Brunner Lab Felita TateClinical Service Rep II Emily WesterfeldClinical Nurse Coordinator

Q&A with neurosurgeon and glassblower Paul Santiago, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery Paul Santiago, MD, is known for walking through the halls saying “yo yo yo whaas upppp” and “hi, good morning, it’s Paul.” Santiago is well liked by his patients, colleagues and staff. “He is really well liked by his patients because he always spends a large amount of time […]

2021 Neurosurgery Holiday Party

For the first time since 2019, the Department of Neurosurgery’s Holiday Party was held on Dec. 16 in the Outdoor Biergarten at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.

Making a difference

The Making a Difference program provides a unique way to recognize staff who go above and beyond to advance the Department of Neurosurgery mission to provide the best neurosurgical patient care possible. Each month, three nominees are randomly selected and receive a gift. We would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who nominated […]

Parents honor their daughter’s life with donations to St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Rosy and Curvin Zimmerman recently visited St. Louis Children’s Hospital to give thanks to the many physicians and surgeons who took care of their daughter, Everlee RyAnn Zimmerman. In honor of what would have been Everlee’s second birthday, Rosy and Curvin created an online wish list of donation items for Children’s Hospital. Team Everlee came […]

Q&A with medical assistant Monique Fort

The Neurosurgery Staff Spotlight shines on Monique Fort, who has been with the department for more than seven years as a registered medical assistant. Why did you enter the medical field? I became interested in the medical field after watching my grandmother and father deal with a lot of medical issues and seeing the exceptional […]