Washington University Neurosurgery welcomes two new spine faculty

Leading spine surgeons join Washington University neurosurgery faculty

Washington University’s group of spine specialists continues to expand, building on its position as a global leader advancing innovations in spine surgery. Spinal neurosurgeons Nitin Agarwal, MD, and Daniel Hafez, MD, PhD, are joining the Washington University Department of Neurosurgery faculty, a team of leaders who care for the most complex spinal conditions with the […]

Neurosurgery and neurotechnology grants to improve patients’ lives

Announcing new grants of greater than $100,000, awarded to faculty and residents of the Department of Neurosurgery, between Nov. 1, 2020 – Feb. 28, 2021: Eric Leuthardt, MD – National Security Innovation Network Washington University in St. Louis National Security Academic Accelerator 10/28/20 – 9/30/21 Total 1-year award $500,000 (directs + indirects) The purpose of […]

Q&A with Associate Professor Jon T. Willie, MD, PhD

Jon T. Willie, MD, PhD, joined the Department of Neurosurgery last September. He is associate professor of Neurosurgery, Biomedical Engineering, Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Neurology and director of Stereotactic, Functional, and Epilepsy Neurosurgery. Dr. Willie investigates deep brain stimulation to enhance learning and memory, and he is developing novel interventions to treat epilepsy, sleep disorders, and […]

Q&A with Neurosurgery Chief Dan Hafez

Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you chose to pursue a residency in neurosurgery?  My interest in neuroscience begins with my father, a neurologist.  As a child he would take me to the hospital Saturday mornings when he made rounds. His patients allowed me to observe their exam, which led to me […]

Q&A with Neurosurgery Resident Anna Huguenard

Anna Huguenard, MD, and husband Matthew Miller hike in Missouri.

What do you enjoy most about neurosurgery training and why? The most enjoyable thing about my training has been meeting and caring for our patients. As I have become more senior, this includes gaining more independence in complicated surgical cases, but also becoming more involved in the process of caring for patients and their families […]

Q&A with Neurosurgery Resident Anja Srienc

Resident Anja Srienc hiking in Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois

Anja Srienc, MD, PhD, is a PGY 4 resident training in neurosurgery. A native Minnesotan, she also happens to speak three languages and has studied in Europe and Australia. She plans to go into academic medicine. Q. Tell us a little about your background and why you’re pursuing neurosurgery training? I grew up in an […]

Washington University neurosurgeons’ PBS show explores wonders of the brain

The highly acclaimed BrainWorks, a theatrical production created by and starring Washington University School of Medicine neurosurgeons Eric C. Leuthardt, MD, and Albert H. Kim, MD, PhD, is now airing on PBS stations throughout the U.S. The St. Louis premiere is scheduled to air on the Nine Network Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 from 7 […]