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Information on members
of the MGH
Neurosurgical Service
  • Neurosurgery Clinical Faculty - Visiting and Attending Neurosurgeons
  • Neurosurgery Research Faculty - Principal Investigators and Co-investigators
  • Neurosurgery Residents
  • Neurosurgery Research Fellows
  • Clinical Professional Staff
  • Administrative, Staff and Support Personnel
  • Neurosurgery Alumni
    Clinical Faculty
    Dr Martuza
    Bob Carter, M.D., Ph.D.
    Chief, Neurosurgical Service
    Clinical Interests: Neuro-Oncology, Cerebrovascular Disease
    Research Interests: Exosomes, Neurosurgical Outcomes, Chimeric T-cell Receptors
    Dr Barker
    Fred G. Barker II, M.D.
    Director, Cranial Base Center
    Clinical Interests: Benign and Malignant Brain Tumors, Microvascular Decompression, Facial Pain/Trigeminal Neuralgia, Stereotactic Radiosurgery.
    Research Interests: Prospective clinical trials, large database analysis and Statistical Methodology.
    Dr Borges
    Lawrence F. Borges, M.D.
    Director, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery
    Director of Stereoscopic 3D Video Laboratory
    Clinical Interests: Spine Surgery, Arnold-Chiari, Spine Tumors.
    Research Interests: Stereoscopic imaging in medicine, education and teaching.
    Dr Butler
    William E. Butler, M.D.
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Computer Assisted Image Guided Neurosurgery, Stereotactic Surgery and Fractionated Radiosurgery (Proton Beam).
    Research Interests: Functional Neuroimaging.
    Daniel Cahill M.D. Ph.D.
    Clinical Interests: Neuro-oncology (primary and metastatic brain tumors).
    Research Interests: Neurooncology, Human Genetics and Pathology, Brain Tumors
    Eric C. Chang MD
    Eric C. Chang, M.D.
    Clinical Interests: Spinal and cranial tumors, degenerative spinal disorders (cervical, thoracic, lumbar), general neurosurgery
    Dr Chapman
    Paul Chapman, M.D.
    Director, Cyclotron Proton Beam/Neurosurgical Radiosurgery Unit
    Clinical Interests: Radiation Oncology, Cerebrovascular Malformations
    Research Interests: The Radiobiology of Proton Beam Radiation.
    Dr Coumans
    Jean-Valéry Coumans, M.D.
    Clinical Interests: Spine tumors, Neurofibromatosis, VHL, Chiari Malformation, Spinal cord or Spinal nerve compression.
    Research Interests: Spinal cord injury.
    Dr Curry
    William Curry, M.D.
    Clinical Interests: Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Brain, Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors, Neurofibromatosis, Immunotherapy for Brain Tumors.
    Research Interests: Translational Brain Tumor Immunology Laboratory - Tumor immunology, Immunotherapy for brain tumors, Brain tumor clinical trials.
    Ann-Christine Duhaime, MD
    Ann-Christine (Tina) Duhaime, MD
    Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery
    Director, Neurosurgical Trauma and Intensive Care
    Clinical Interests: Brain and spine tumors, Pediatric neurosurgery, functional neurosurgery including pediatric epilepsy, spasticity and movement disorders, craniofacial surgery (including craniosynostosis), hydrocephalus and brain cysts, congenital spine and brain malformations including tethered cord and Chiari malformations
    Research Interests: Pediatric neuro-trauma and development
    Dr Eskandar
    Emad Eskandar, M.D.
    Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
    Clinical Interests: Epilepsy, Movement disorders, Trigeminal Neuralgia, and Tumors of the Brain and Spine.
    Research Interests: Laboratory of Sensorimotor Integration - Cortical and basal ganglia physiology, deep brain stimulation.
    Jennifer L. Kurz, M.D.
    Clinical Interests: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service.
    Research Interests:  
    Robert Martuza
    Robert L. Martuza, M.D., F.A.C.S.,
    Clinical Interests: Brain, pituitary, and spinal tumors; acoustic neuromas; meningiomas, peripheral nerve tumors; and stereotactic neurosurgery..
    Research Interests: Molecular Neurosurgery Laboratory - Research in this laboratory focuses on the use of herpes simplex virus (HSV) vectors for cancer therapy and gene delivery in the nervous system, with the long-term goal being the therapeutic application of these vectors to patients.
    Dr Medlock
    Michael D. Medlock, MD
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric Neurosurgery,Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors, Epilepsy, Spasticity, Hydrocephalus.
    Research Interests: Gene therapy.
    Brian V. Nahed, M.D.
    Associate Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program
    Clinical Interests: Brain Tumors, Glioblastoma, Gliomas, Meningiomas, Metastatic Brain Tumors, and Spinal Tumors and Degenerative Spinal Disease.
    Research Interests: Metatstatic Brain and Spine Tumors. Circulating Tumor Cells, Biomarkers. Brain Tumors, Socioeconomic research in Health Care, Outcomes research, Health Policy and Clinical Effectiveness Research
    Aman B.. Patel
    Aman B. Patel, M.D.
    Director, Endovascular and Operative Neurovascular Surgery
    Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program
    Clinical Interests: Cerebrovascular Disease, Intracranial Aneurysms, Arteriovenous Malformations, Carotid Artery Occlusive Disease, Moya-moya Disease
    Research Interests: Cerebral protection, vasospasm, clinical outcomes, tissue engineering for aneurysm treatment.
    Ganesh M. Shankar, M.D., Ph.D.
    Ganesh M. Shankar, M.D., Ph.D.
    Co-Director of the North Neurosurgical Service
    Clinical Interests: Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Brain , Pituitary tumors, Spinal Neurosurgery, Spinal Oncology, Cranio-spinal Trauma, Neuroendoscopy.
    Research Interests: Neurooncology, Outcomes research, Quality and Safety Improvement
    John H. Shin, M.D.
    Clinical Interests: spine oncology, metastatic and primary spine tumors, minimally invasive spine surgery, spine radiosurgery, cervical radiculopathy, cervical myelopathy, cervical stenosis, cervical deformity, craniovertebral junction disorders, thoracic spinal disorders, lumbar stenosis, lumbar spondylolisthesis, lumbar deformity, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, spine trauma, multidisciplinary spine tumor program
    Research Interests: multimodality treatments for metastatic spinal tumors, radiobiology and spinal cord tolerance, clinical trials, patient outcomes and quality of life studies, spine biomechanics
    Dr Swearingen
    Brooke Swearingen, M.D.
    Co-Director, Neurological Intensive Care Unit
    Clinical Interests: Pituitary Tumors, Cervical and Lumbar Disc Diseases, Skull Base Tumors, Brain and Spine Tumors.
    Research Interests: Intraoperative MRI imaging, neuroendocrine disorders.
    Harold A. Wilkinson, MD PhD
    Clinical Interests: Spine Disorders, Spine Evaluation, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Peripheral Nerve Surgery
    Research Interests:  
    Dr Williams
    Ziv Williams, MD.
    Clinical Interests: Reconstructive peripheral nerve surgery, stereotactic and functional neurosurgery for epilepsy, movement and mental disorders, neural prosthetics, peripheral nerve and spine tumors, spine surgery, general neurosurgery.
    Research Interests: Neuronal Communication and Restoration Laboratory - Understanding the mechanisms by which individual neurons communicate locally and across cortical areas, and investigate new approaches for reconstituting the line of communication across areas disrupted within the CNS.
    Dr Zervas
    Nicholas T. Zervas, M.D.
    Director, Harvard Radiosurgery Program
    Clinical Interests: Pituitary Surgery / Neuroendocrine Center.
    Research Interests: Cerebral vasospasm, proton beam radiotherapy.
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