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 […]

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 […]

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.

Washington University neurosurgeons perform first navigated robotic-assisted spine surgery in Missouri

Washington University spinal neurosurgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital performed the first navigated robotic-assisted minimally-invasive spine surgery in Missouri on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Wilson Zachary Ray, MD, and Ammar H. Hawasli, MD, PhD, used the technique for a spinal fusion procedure on a 79-year-old patient from St. Louis. The operation took less than 2 hours, and […]