Neurosurgery History presentation

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A history of the University of Minnesota Department of Neurosurgery.

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Neurosurgery History presentation

  1. 1. Department of Neurosurgery
  2. 2. • Clinical training programs • Research on cerebral edema, trauma, and brain tumor localization using radioisotopes Department of Neurosurgery Dr. William T. Peyton Founding Department Head 1937 1937 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s TODAY
  3. 3. • Developed dexamethasone for treating cerebral edema • Created the Neurosurgery Research Laboratories Department of Neurosurgery Dr. Lyle A. French Department Head 1937 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s TODAY
  4. 4. • Added Pediatric Neurosurgery • Added Epilepsy Program • Collaborated to create the Spine Center • Research in motor control in the cerebellum and motor cortex Department of Neurosurgery Dr. Shelley N. Chou Department Head 1937 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s TODAY
  5. 5. • Added programs in skull-base and spinal surgery and neuro- oncology • Strengthened cerebrovascular surgery Department of Neurosurgery Dr. Roberto C. Heros Department Head 1937 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s TODAY
  6. 6. Expanded research to include development of stem cells to treat neurological disorders and of cancer vaccines to treat brain tumors Department of Neurosurgery Dr. Robert E. Maxwell Department Head 1937 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s TODAY
  7. 7. • Added programs in Gamma Knife radiosurgery, endoscopic skull base surgery, and endovascular neurosurgery • Pioneering intraoperative MRI surgery • Expanding research in severe traumatic brain injury, neural stem cells, deep brain stimulation, and brain tumor vaccines Department of Neurosurgery Dr. Stephen J. Haines Department Head 1937 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s TODAY
  8. 8. Department of Neurosurgery 1937 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s TODAY • Stem cell-aided recovery from stroke and spinal cord injury • Immunotherapy and vaccine therapy for brain tumors • Deep brain stimulation “Neurosurgery is evolving into a practice of restoring and modifying function.”

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