• 500 University Dr.

    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

    Ancestral Folate Promotes Neuronal Regeneration in Serial Generations of Progeny

    Patel, N. J., Hogan, K. J., Rizk, E., Stewart, K., Madrid, A., Vadakkadath Meethal, S., Alisch, R., Borth, L., Papale, L. A., Ondoma, S., Gorges, L. R., Weber, K., Lake, W., Bauer, A., Hariharan, N., Kuehn, T., Cook, T., Keles, S., Newton, M. A. & Iskandar, B. J., Apr 1 2020, In : Molecular Neurobiology. 57, 4, p. 2048-2071 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • An Electronic Aerosol Delivery System for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Hobkirk, A. L., Bitzer, Z., Goel, R., Sica, C. T., Livelsberger, C., Yingst, J., Houser, K. R., Rupprecht, S., Trushin, N., Karunanayaka, P., Foulds, J., Richie, J. P., Spreen, L., Hoglen, B., Wang, J., Elias, R. J. & Yang, Q. X., Jan 1 2020, In : Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment. 14

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 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

  • Arterial pulsations drive oscillatory flow of CSF but not directional pumping

    Kedarasetti, R. T., Drew, P. J. & Costanzo, F., Dec 1 2020, In : Scientific reports. 10, 1, 10102.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Atonic seizures in children: a meta-analysis comparing corpus callosotomy to vagus nerve stimulation

    Ye, V. C., Mansouri, A., Warsi, N. M. & Ibrahim, G. M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Child's Nervous System.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Best Practice Recommendations for Pediatric Otolaryngology during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Bann, D. V., Patel, V. A., Saadi, R., Goyal, N., Gniady, J. P., McGinn, J. D., Goldenberg, D., Isildak, H., May, J. & Wilson, M. N., Jun 1 2020, In : Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States). 162, 6, p. 783-794 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 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
  • Clip versus coil: The debate continues?

    Cockroft, K. M., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of neurosurgery. 132, 3, p. 762-764 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access


  • Targeting Ferritin in Glioblastoma

    Connor, J. & Rich, J.

    National Cancer Institute


    Project: Research project

  • Activities

    • 3 Invited talk

    Endovascular Treatment of Ischemic Stroke

    Ephraim W. Church (Speaker)

    Oct 1 2019

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Mentorship in Neurosurgery Residency

    Ephraim W. Church (Speaker)

    May 18 2018

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Cerebral Bypass Trials

    Ephraim W. Church (Speaker)

    Dec 17 2018

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk