Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards, and honors.
- Read about Zachary Smith, MD’s research titled “Radiographic markers of clinical function in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy’ in FSM Breakthroughs03.14.2017
- Northwestern spine surgeons publish their pilot study findings from a first of its kind program of continuous real-time physical activity monitoring following spine surgery03.14.2017
- Babak Jahromi, MD appears on WGN’s Morning News to discuss Trigeminal Neuralgia in advance of the “Laugh Your Face Off” comedy fund-raiser for Trigeminal Neuralgia research02.28.2017
Dr. Babak Jahromi on WGN’s Morning News
- Neurosurgery’s C. David James, PhD, Rintaro Hashizume, MD, PhD, Craig Horbinski, MD, PhD, and Amanda Saratsis, MD are part of a NM team that has found a molecule that stops the growth of an aggressive pediatric brain tumor02.28.2017
- NM’s News Blog features Babak Jahromi, MD in Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s EMS Stroke Forum, educating paramedics on pre-hospitalization identification of stroke and acute care management02.14.2017
- Dr. Zach Smith has received a K23 award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) for his research to uncover key markers of clinical function associated with cervical spondylotic myelopathy02.01.2017
- Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery ranked 8th in the nation among U.S. medical schools in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 201601.25.2017
- The research of Kelsey Bowman and Matthew Tate, MD, PhD, in mapping higher order cognitive functions of the brain is featured in The FSM News01.10.2017
- Pedram Golnari, PhD and Babak Jahromi, MD have been awarded the Kuo York Chynn Neuroradiology Research Award for their top-rated neuroradiology abstract presented at the 2016 RSNA meeting12.22.2016
- Orin Bloch, MD discusses the surgical technique and benefits of adaptive hybrid surgery in Chicago Magazine12.21.2016
- Craig Horbinski, MD/PhD won an award from the Sontag Foundation at the 2016 SNO Conference for his presentation titled “Mutant IDH1 promotes tumor-associated epilepsy in glioma patients”12.14.2016
- In recognition for outstanding work and expertise in her research of Gene and Drug Delivery, Dr. Irina Balyasnikova, PhD has been invited by the NIH to become a regular member of the GDD (Gene and Drug Delivery Study Section)12.06.2016
- Derek Wainwright, PhD has been awarded a 2017 Dixon Translational Research Grant for his research entitled 'Investigating the Immunotherapeutic Potential of Esophageal Cancer'11.28.2016
- Osaama H Khan, MD/MS is co-author of 'The genomic landscape of schwannoma’, published in Nature Genetics. The paper is an analysis that determines genomic aberrations common to sporadic schwannomas.11.06.2016
- Internationally renowned brain cancer expert Roger Stupp, MD coming to Northwestern10.12.2016
The Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology are pleased to announce that Dr. Roger Stupp, world's leading authority on the treatment of primary and metastatic brain cancer, will be joining the faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Oncology. Dr. Stupp will also become the Associate Director for Strategic initiatives at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. In addition, he will assume the role of Division Chief of Neuro-Oncology in the Department of Neurology and the Co-Director of the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute of the Lurie Cancer Center.
Dr. Roger Stupp received his medical degree from the University of Zürich Medical School in Switzerland. He completed training in internal medicine at the Langenthal/Bern County Hospital and the University Hospital of Zürich. In pursuing and completing specialization in hematology and oncology, he spent three years as a fellow in medicine and hematology/oncology at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He dedicated a large part of his career to developing multidisciplinary centers of excellence and integrated clinical and translational research at the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), where he served in different functions from 1996 to 2013. In 2013, he was named Professor of Oncology at the University of Zürich, and since August 2013, he has led the Department of Oncology and the Cancer Center of the University of Zürich Hospital as its director.
Dr. Stupp is an active and dedicated clinical researcher. His special clinical interests include the multimodal management of primary and secondary brain tumors. Dr. Stupp has been the lead investigator for establishing the use of temozolomide chemotherapy in conjunction with radiotherapy, known as the “Stupp Protocol”, in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma and determining (together with Monika Hegi) the predictive value of MGMT gene-promoter methylation. The Stupp protocol is the the standard of care for patients with malignant brain cancer around the world. Recent work includes investigation of alternating electrical fields (Tumor Treating Fields, Optune™) as novel treatments or modalities in glioblastoma, a therapy that was also recently approved by the FDA for treatment of malignant brain cancer. He is the principal investigator of multiple international clinical trials and is widely considered as the most influential neuro-oncologist in the world.
Dr. Stupp serves as president of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). He also serves or served on several scientific and educational committees of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO); he also acts as a council for several European and National funding agencies. He is an associate editor for the European Journal of Cancer and serves on the editorial boards of numerous cancer journals. His work has been extensively published in such journals as The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, Molecular Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, the European Journal of Cancer, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology, among others.
Dr. Stupp has received several awards throughout his career, most recently the Victor Levin Award by the Society of Neuro-Oncology in the USA, and the Hamilton Fairley Award by the European Society of Medical Oncology in 2013. These lifetime achievements awards honor a physician who has changed the practice of neuro-oncology. Dr. Stupp will be seeing patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on or before April 1, 2017.
For more information, read the Northwestern Medicine press release.
- An image from a collaborative group of Neurological Surgery researchers is featured on the cover of Cancer Research, showing the tumor microenvironment in glioblastoma and identifies tumor-infiltrating macrophages as a source of CCL210.11.2016
- Maciej (Matt) Lesniak, MD and Christina Amidei, PhD will be presenting at The Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute ‘Brain Tumor Patient & Caregiver Forum’, October 1710.07.2016
- George Cybulski, MD has co-designed an app called SafeStart, which allows users to develop a surgical safety process together to decrease case cancellations and delays while improving patient safety and satisfaction09.21.2016
- Christina Amidei, PhD elected to the Society for NeuroOncology Board of Directors as the Allied Health Representative09.19.2016
- Northwestern Medicine Cerebrovascular Team starts Northwestern Brain Aneurysm and AVM Support Group for patients to discuss the healing process, ask questions from caregivers, and benefit from a peer group that has gone through the same journey09.14.2016
- Babak Jahromi, MD, and Matthew Potts, MD are featured in a stroke patient success story published by Woman’s Day09.01.2016
- The Society for Neuro-Oncology has chosen Craig Horbinski, MD, PhD for the 2016 Quality of Life Research Abstract Award for "Mutant IDH1 promotes tumor-associated epilepsy in glioma patients”, to be presented at the Society’s 21st Annual Meeting08.23.2016
- Northwestern Medicine added as new site for the InVivo Therapeutics INSPIRE Study, with Nader Dahdaleh, MD, as Principal Investigator for the study site08.22.2016
- U.S. News and World Report has ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital Department of Neurological Surgery 9th in the nation among Adult Neurology & Neurosurgery Hospitals, and number 1 in Chicago and the entire state of Illinois08.02.2016
- Northwestern Medicine joins an elite group of medical centers with the recognition by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as meeting standards for Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification07.13.2016
- The Wainwright Laboratory has been awarded a Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program grant from The Cancer Research Institute for their work titled ‘IDO1 in glioblastoma: Translating work from mouse to man’06.28.2016
- The Horbinski Lab has received a generous gift from The Carlos G. Baldoceda Memorial Fund (Carlos' Fund). Carlos' Fund is dedicated to supporting young persons with a passion for music and to raising awareness and money to eradicate brain tumors.06.28.2016
- Northwestern Neurological Surgery MDs participate in the seventh annual Minds Matter Benefit, raising money and celebrating the year's accomplishments for the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (NBTI)06.15.2016
- Amanda Saratsis, MD awarded an NIH K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Award, entitled ‘Investigation of Histone H3 post-translational modifications in pediatric brainstem glioma’05.27.2016