Li awarded St. Baldrick’s Foundation research grant

Yang Li, PhD, assistant professor of neurosurgery and of genetics, has been awarded a grant from St. Baldrick’s Foundation to study pediatric cancers. The foundation’s mission is to improve research on cancer treatments and quality of life for children after treatment ends. Li was awarded the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Scholar Grant, which provides $234,000 for […]

Huguenard named recipient of “Best Science Abstract” award

Huguenard is an alumna of the WashU neurosurgery residency program and recently completed her joint WashU neurosurgery and radiology Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship. Anna Huguenard, MD, was recently chosen as the Best Science Abstract Award recipient by the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS). Huguenard will present her abstract entitled, Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation Mitigates Inflammation and […]

Cutting-edge technology now offered at BJWCH

WashU Medicine continually strives for better ways to treat patients, and our surgeons adopt the best technologies and approaches from around the world. In June the first robotic-assisted integrated spine surgery was performed at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital by WashU neurosurgeon Wilson “Zack” Ray, MD, MBA, and WashU orthopedic surgeon John Clohisy, Jr., MD. The new technology provides […]

A neurosurgery legend steps down

June marks the end of an era at WashU Neurosurgery. After 34 years of exemplary service, T.S. Park, MD, is officially retiring from St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Born in South Korea, Dr. Park graduated from the Yonsei University College of Medicine and also completed his neurosurgery residency there. In 1976, he came to the University of Virginia […]

Roland named director of selective dorsal rhizotomy program 

Jarod L. Roland, MD, one of our leading academic pediatric neurosurgeons, has been named the new director of the selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) program in the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He begins his new role on July 1.  Roland is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine […]

WashU neurosurgery fellow to join Memorial Hospital Belleville

Bradley Budde, MD, a neurosurgeon specializing in spinal procedures, will join Memorial Hospital Belleville in July 2024. Budde is currently finishing up his one-year intensive fellowship in the surgical and medical management of peripheral nerve and spinal disorders at Washington University School of Medicine.  “Dr. Brad Budde is an outstanding and compassionate surgeon,” said Wilson Zachary Ray, […]

Catching up with our resident interns

As our PGY-1 interns inch closer to their year anniversary, we wanted to check in and see how they have adjusted to life as WashU neurosurgery residents in St. Louis. Andrew Coxon, MD, MSCI What drew you to neurosurgery?I feel that neurosurgeons can quickly establish a very special bond and trust with their patients. I […]

Stegh inducted as AIMBE fellow

Alexander H. Stegh, PhD, professor of neurosurgery, vice chair of research in the Department of Neurosurgery and research director of the Brain Tumor Center, was recently inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.  Election to AIMBE’s College of Fellows is limited to the top 2% of medical and biological engineers in […]

Thompson named Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Eric Thompson, MD, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery for Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago, IL, has been named Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and neurosurgeon-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. His tenure begins Aug. 1.  Dr. Thompson succeeds David Limbrick, MD, PhD, who served as […]

Making waves: high-intensity focused ultrasound for essential tremor

More than 7 million people in the U.S. live with a movement disorder called essential tremor. Symptoms of this condition include a rhythmic shaking of the hands; in some people, hands and feet may shake, and the voice may also be involved. The source of essential tremor lies within the brain, in an egg-shaped structure called […]