Christian Hospital welcomes neurosurgeon Kumar Vasudevan, MD

Vasudevan previously practiced in Atlanta, GA, where his clinician peers selected him as one of Atlanta’s Top Doctors for 2023. Kumar Vasudevan, MD, a fellowship-trained, board certified neurosurgeon, has moved his practice to Christian Hospital and officially joined the WashU Neurosurgery faculty as an assistant professor. Vasudevan earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Brown […]

Neurosurgery Chiefs prepare for their next chapter

It’s that time of year again. Time for our chiefs to conclude their neurosurgery residency, prepare for the next phase of their careers and reflect on their seven years at WashU. Rupen Desai, MD It’s been seven years, but can you remember what initially drew you to applying to the WashU residency program?  After completing […]

Two new researchers join WashU Neurosurgery and Brain Tumor Center

Rui Tang, PhD, is joining the Brain Tumor Center at Washington University School of Medicine, where he will serve as an assistant professor with an appointment in the Department of Neurosurgery. Tang completed his PhD research at the University of Georgia, where he studied vascular cell interactions in cardiovascular development and cancer. At Stanford University, […]

New research shows ultrasound can be used to noninvasively induce a hibernation-like state in mice, rats

Hong Chen, PhD, associate professor of biomedical engineering and neurosurgery, authored a new paper that appeared in Nature Metabolism. Her work describes the use of focused ultrasound to induce a torpor-like state in rodents. Chen’s research has been shared in the New York Times, multiple science blogs and podcasts: Science, Live Science, The Guardian, New Scientist, […]

Spine fellow joins WashU Neurosurgery faculty

The Department of Neurosurgery at Washington University is excited to announce that Magalie Cadieux, MD, MMSc, FRCSC, will join the spine division in July 2024. Cadieux is currently finishing out her neurosurgery spine fellowship at WashU. A native of Montreal, Canada, Cadieux earned her medical degree at Université Laval in Quebec prior to completing her residency […]

Park reflects on building an international healthcare program

On April 26, T.S. Park, MD, the Margery Campbell Fort Professor of Neurological Surgery, sat down for a “fireside chat” to discuss how his innovations in selective dorsal rhizotomy have transformed the care of cerebral palsy across the world. Park was interviewed by David Limbrick, MD, PhD, the T.S. Park, MD, Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery […]

WashU Neurosurgery welcomes new brain tumor surgeon

Dimitrios Mathios, MD, a brain tumor neurosurgeon from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been named to the WashU Neurosurgery faculty as an assistant professor. His tenure begins July 2023. A native of Greece, Mathios obtained his medical degree from Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine. He […]

Chen joins neurosurgery research faculty

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce the joint faculty appointment of Hong Chen, PhD, as associate professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering and associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery’s Division of Neurotechnology at the School of Medicine.  Chen’s research focuses on new ways to utilize medical ultrasound. Her lab combines engineering, biology, and […]

A Closer Look: WashU Neurosurgery Fellows

Magalie Cadieux, MD, MMSc, FRCSC is wrapping up her year as a Neurosurgical Spine Fellow at Washington University. Her next step in her training journey takes her to Tanzania for a global neurosurgery fellowship. A native of Montreal, Canada, Cadieux earned her medical degree at Université Laval in Quebec prior to completing her residency training at […]

Father’s campaign helps unlock genomic research answers for son with rare condition

Editor’s Note: The following story is being published with permission from the University of Exeter and author Louise Vennells. Joseph “Joe” Walsh is a board-certified physician assistant who works for the WashU Department of Neurosurgery at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. In 2022, the American Journal of Human Genetics published “Bi-allelic CAMSAP1 Variants Cause A Clinically […]