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Neurological Surgery

The department has a research program that includes both clinical and basic science investigations for various neurological diseases. Our patients have access to ongoing clinical trials for stroke, aneurysms, brain hemorrhages, and brain tumors. The clinical research trials being conducted by investigators from Neurological Surgery are listed here. The clinical centers involved are the Cerebrovascular & Stroke Center, the Skull Base Surgery Center, the Comprehensive Spine Center, and the Neuro-Oncology Center. The Principal Investigators of these clinical trials are Drs. Davis, Fiorella, Galler, and Woo.

Ongoing clinical trials include:

  • Stroke
  • Aneurysms
  • Brain hemorrhages
  • Brain tumors

Faculty research interests include:

  • Neurological diseases
  • Spine treatments
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Brain trauma
  • Aneurysm characteristics
  • Cerebral amyloid angiopathy
  • Alzheimer¹s disease

Collaborations with other departments include:

  • Neurology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Anesthesiology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Engineering
  • Trauma
  • Biochemistry
  • Structural Biology
  • Psychology
  • Photon Sciences (at Brookhaven National Lab)

Our laboratory investigations include:

  • Rodent models of cerebral amyloid angiopathy, Alzheimer¹s disease and stroke
  • Tissue examinations
  • Post-mortem extractions
  • Pathological analyses from rodent models and human Alzheimer’s tissues (William E. Van Nostrand, PhD)
  • Complex creation and physiology of brain aneurysms (Baruch Barry Lieber, PhD )
  • Animal models of human cerebrovascular disease
  • 4D angiographic imaging of the cerebrovasculature using Artis Zeego
  • Mathematical and computational models of cerebrovascular hemodynamics
  • Assessment of flow-diverter treatment of aneurysm for predicting long term outcome
  • Development of new devices and methods for treatment of cerebrovascular aneurysms