Meet our new residents

This summer WashU Neurosurgery welcomed four new residents to our program: Ajay Chatrath, MD, PhD, Tatenda Mahlokozera, MD, PhD, Alexander Perdomo Pantoja, MD, and Jane Yuan, MSCI, MD. All four have quickly acclimated to life as a neurosurgery resident. Learn about the challenges and accomplishments that the first few months have brought. Ajay Chatrath, MD, PhD What […]

Dacey honored with auditorium and award named after him

On Nov. 14, family, friends and colleagues of Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., MD, gathered to celebrate the dedication of the Dacey Auditorium on the 8th floor of the Mid Campus Center at the Washington University School of Medicine. Internationally renowned for his expertise as a neurosurgeon, educator, and researcher, Dacey led the Department of Neurosurgery […]

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 […]

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit expands at SLCH

As more families choose surgery to treat their child with epilepsy, the Epilepsy-Monitoring Unit (EMU) at the Pediatric Epilepsy Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital continues to grow. Today, there are now 10 inpatient beds and several fully equipped rooms for continuous video-EEG monitoring, with most of the rooms providing a view of downtown St. Louis […]

Using deep brain stimulation to treat pediatric movement disorders

For a child diagnosed with a movement disorder, performing brain surgery to alleviate their pain may seem too scary of an option for parents. Pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis hope to alleviate that fear by discussing the potential benefits and realities of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). […]

Summer scholars reflect on their time at WashU

This past summer, the Department of Neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis partnered with Johns Hopkins and the University of Miami MILLER School of Medicine to offer the Black Lives Matter Summer Scholarship. The aim of the scholarship is to give Black medical students early exposure and research experience in the […]

Bridging the neurological research and clinical divide

The evolution of neuroimaging has been a game changer for neurosurgeons and neurologists. At the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, two doctors are working together to harness the power of advanced imaging for their smallest patients and to improve the cross disciplinary treatment of brain disorders in children. When Jarod Roland, MD, […]

Making a Difference – Sept. 2022

The Making a Difference program provides a unique way to recognize staff who go above and beyond to advance the Department of Neurosurgery’s mission of providing the best neurosurgical patient care possible. The Call Center – This group has pulled together in a truly amazing way and gone above and beyond with upping their game. […]

Meet our new colleagues

Please welcome the newest faculty and staff members to join the Department of Neurosurgery in August and September. Ashley BrownMedical Assistant Qudsia BashirClinical Research Coordinator Lindsey GraysonPediatric Medical Secretary Ahmed HusseinPostdoc Research Associate Rachel JarvisStegh Research Lab Manager John I. Ogunlade, DOAssistant Professor of Neurosurgery Michael Qiu Clinical Research Study Assistant Monica Smith Clinical Service […]

Neurosurgery makes the big move

On July 28, 2022, it was standing room only at the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate WashU Neurosurgery’s big move into the 8th floor of the Mid Campus Center building. Staff members from satellite clinics gathered in the beautiful office space and listened to Chair Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, give a “State of the […]