Washington University Neurosurgery welcomes new spine surgeon

The Department of Neurosurgery at Washington University is excited to announce that John I. Ogunlade, DO, will join the spine division in July 2022. Ogunlade will lead the spine endoscopy team at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and other community hospitals. “Dr. Ogunlade’s expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery will give patients access to a surgical […]

Q&A with neurosurgeon and glassblower Paul Santiago, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery Paul Santiago, MD, is known for walking through the halls saying “yo yo yo whaas upppp” and “hi, good morning, it’s Paul.” Santiago is well liked by his patients, colleagues and staff. “He is really well liked by his patients because he always spends a large amount of time […]

Clinical trial focused on restoring arm, hand function after spinal cord injury

Chad Pritts with his wife Melissa, son Chase, and daughter Brooklyn.

After being thrown from an ATV, Chad Pritts cushioned his son’s fall, preventing major injuries for his five-year-old. Pritts, however, wasn’t so fortunate. The father of two was left paralyzed from the chest down, unable to do things he used to take for granted: bathing, eating, dressing, and helping, even playing, with his children.   He […]

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 […]