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    17033 Hershey

    United States

Organization profile

Organization profile

Penn State College of Medicine's Department of Neurosurgery is dedicated to providing the highest quality neurosurgical care possible. The department offers a range of state-of-the-art care to referring physicians and their patients, including Gamma Knife radiosurgery, deep brain stimulation, neurotrauma and critical care, neurosurgical oncology, pediatric neurosurgery and more.

The department aims to provide the highest quality, most state-of-the-art, most patient-centered care possible for a number of conditions, including brain, spine and peripheral nerve tumors; concussion; epilepsy; movement disorders; stroke and brain hemorrhage; and traumatic brain, spine and nerve injuries.

As part of its commitment to innovation in the practice of neurosurgery, the department places a strong emphasis on research in developing the next new treatment for tumors of the nervous system, repairing nerve damage and surgical approaches through clinical and basic science research. This includes clinical trials, clinically-based research, preclinical and translational research.

Meanwhile, the department strives to educate the neurosurgeons of the future through electives for MD students and a comprehensive seven-year, ACGME-accredited neurosurgery residency.

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    Photo of Akash Agarwal

    Akash Agarwal, MD

    Person: Academic

    Photo of Scott Armen

    Scott Armen, MD

    Person: Academic

    Photo of Gregory Arnone

    Gregory Arnone, MD

    Person: Academic

    Photo of Ephraim W. Church

    Ephraim W. Church, MD

    Person: Academic

    Photo of Kevin Cockroft

    Kevin Cockroft, MD, MSc

    Person: Academic

    Photo of Carlo De luna

    Carlo De luna, MD

    Person: Academic

    Photo of Mark Dias

    Mark Dias, MD

    Person: Academic


    Research Output

    Application of Reinforcement Learning to Deep Brain Stimulation in a Computational Model of Parkinson's Disease

    Lu, M., Wei, X., Che, Y., Wang, J. & Loparo, K. A., Jan 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 28, 1, p. 339-349 11 p., 8895773.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A Randomized Trial of Complications of Peripherally and Centrally Inserted Central Lines in the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit: Results of the NSPVC Trial

    Brandmeir, N. J., Davanzo, J. R., Payne, R., Sieg, E. P., Hamirani, A., Tsay, A., Watkins, J., Hazard, S. W. & Zacko, J. C., Apr 1 2020, In : Neurocritical Care. 32, 2, p. 400-406 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Are there any differential responses to concussive injury in civilian versus athletic populations: a neuroimaging study

    Johnson, B., Dodd, A., Mayer, A. R., Hallett, M. & Slobounov, S., Feb 1 2020, In : Brain Imaging and Behavior. 14, 1, p. 110-117 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Clinical trials for deep brain stimulation: Current state of affairs

    Harmsen, I. E., Elias, G. J. B., Beyn, M. E., Boutet, A., Pancholi, A., Germann, J., Mansouri, A., Lozano, C. S. & Lozano, A. M., Mar 1 2020, In : Brain Stimulation. 13, 2, p. 378-385 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Deep MR Brain Image Super-Resolution Using Spatio-Structural Priors

    Cherukuri, V., Guo, T., Schiff, S. J. & Monga, V., Jan 1 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 29, p. 1368-1383 16 p., 8848868.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Lesion Network Mapping Analysis Identifies Potential Cause of Postoperative Depression in a Case of Cingulate Low-Grade Glioma

    Mansouri, A., Boutet, A., Elias, G., Germann, J., Yan, H., Babu, H., Lozano, A. M. & Valiante, T. A., Jan 2020, In : World neurosurgery. 133, p. 278-282 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Misconceptions regarding the adequacy of best medical intervention alone for asymptomatic carotid stenosis

    Abbott, A. L., Brunser, A. M., Giannoukas, A., Harbaugh, R. E., Kleinig, T., Lattanzi, S., Poppert, H., Rundek, T., Shahidi, S., Silvestrini, M. & Topakian, R., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Vascular Surgery. 71, 1, p. 257-269 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Navigable Channel-Based Trans-Sulcal Resection of Third Ventricular Colloid Cysts: A Multicenter Retrospective Case Series and Review of the Literature

    Lin, M., Bakhsheshian, J., Strickland, B., Rennert, R. C., Chen, J. W., Van Gompel, J. J., Young, R. L., Kumar, P. P., Coppens, J., Curry, W. T., Zacharia, B. E., Bailes, J. E. & Zada, G., Jan 2020, In : World neurosurgery. 133, p. e702-e710

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Non-motor symptoms and striatal dopamine transporter binding in early Parkinson's disease

    Liu, R., Umbach, D. M., Tröster, A. I., Huang, X. & Chen, H., Mar 2020, In : Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 72, p. 23-30 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Projects

  • From brain iron deficiency to therapeutic opportunities in mucolipidosis IV

    Connor, J., Kiselyov, K. & Slaugenhaupt, S.

    National Institutes of Health


    Project: Research project

  • Targeting Ferritin in Glioblastoma

    Connor, J., Shideng, B. & Rich, J.

    National Institutes of Health


    Project: Research project

  • Activities

    • 3 Invited talk

    Endovascular Treatment of Ischemic Stroke

    Ephraim W. Church (Speaker)
    Oct 1 2019

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Cerebral Bypass Trials

    Ephraim W. Church (Speaker)
    Dec 17 2018

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Mentorship in Neurosurgery Residency

    Ephraim W. Church (Speaker)
    May 18 2018

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk