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. BrainWorks explores the wonders of the human brain by dramatizing real-life neurological cases to reveal the science behind brain […]

Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery ranked #7 in 2019-2020 U.S. News rankings

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

The Department of Neurosurgery congratulates St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine on its U.S. News & World Report ranking as among the nation’s best in its 2019-2020 “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey. Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery were ranked #7. The 2019 survey considered data submitted by 191 pediatric hospitals. Of those, only 24 ranked […]

Welcome to our new faculty

Camilo Molina, MD Camilo Molina, MD, will focus on MIS and MIS-deformity and will have a robust spine surgical innovation program in partnership with Eric Leuthardt, MD, in our Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology. He is originally from Bogota, Columbia and trained as a resident and    fellow at Johns Hopkins University School […]

Surgeon-scientists are among top recipients of federal grants

Dr. Leuthardt looks at a screen of a brain image

Committed to world-class research, our department continues to attract significant federal grants for groundbreaking work to improve the human condition. Since last July alone, our surgeon-scientists have been granted more than $13 million in new federal funds. Here are some of the top grants our faculty have received: Gavin Dunn, MD – R01 $2.26M NIH R01 […]

Q&A with Physician Assistant Nicole Meyer

What brings you the greatest satisfaction in your work? There are many things that bring me satisfaction in my work here.  First, I must say that working alongside highly esteemed neurosurgeons who are also compassionate and respectful to their team is an absolute pleasure and inspires me to bring all that I can to the […]

Compassionate care for pediatric neurosurgery patients at the #6 ranked program in the U.S.

Families from around the world bring their children to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for complex and serious neurological conditions that require surgery. They come to Children’s Hospital because the neurosurgeons are world renowned for their expertise, and that high level of care is reflected in the program’s #6 ranking by US News & World Report. What […]

Hundreds of friends celebrate the career of Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., MD

In a daylong celebration that began with a research symposium and ended with a gala, more than 300 people gathered to recognize the achievements and career of Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., MD, on Feb. 15. Dr. Dacey served as chair of the Department of Neurosurgery for 30 years at Washington University School of Medicine from […]

Gavin Dunn joins Society for Neuro-Oncology Board of Directors

Gavin P. Dunn, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of neurosurgery, has been elected to the Society for Neuro-Oncology Board of Directors as the “Young Investigator” representative. Dunn specializes in brain tumors and is a member of the interdisciplinary Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs. His research is focused on […]

12-year-old has amazing survival story after brain hemorrhage

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Twelve-year-old Jackson Scharf sustained a devastating hemorrhage in his cerebellum, the lowest portion of the brain towards the back of the skull.  He had an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and was saved by the efforts of David Limbrick, MD, chief of pediatric neurosurgery, and the neurosurgical team at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. See Fox2 news story.

Right brain, left brain

Dr. Eric Leuthardt performing surgery

Washington University’s Outlook magazine features the groundbreaking research of neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt, MD, focusing on the brain’s capacity to rewire itself. See article.