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UW Health was worth a 1,000-mile trip for Jordan's tumor surgery

Posted: October 10, 2019
Jordan Dorf (seated) travelled from Denver to Madison to have his pituitary tumor removed by UW Health neurosurgeon Azam Ahmed, MD (standing, right). Jordan learned about Dr. Ahmed from UW Health neurosurgeon Josh Medow, MD (standing, left). Jordan and Dr. Medow have been friends since high school in Skokie, IL.

Jordan Dorf of Aurora, Colorado had been walking around with a fatty lump on the side of his face since he was in high school. While typically harmless, these lumps – known as lipomas -- can be surgically removed for cosmetic reasons, and Jordan finally decided to have his taken off in the spring of 2019.

 

Before performing the procedure, Jordan’s physician ordered a routine CT scan which, unexpectedly, revealed a more serious problem.




'Miracle Girl': After brain bleed, Wheaton woman rebuilds her life

Posted: May 31, 2019
At age 23, while at her family vacation home in Wisconsin, Jenny Kray suffered a serious brain bleed. Neurosurgeon Mustafa K. Baskaya, MD, missed his daughter’s birthday to give Jenny a 2nd chance at life with a high-risk surgery. She stopped by this week to drop off a check from her “Race for the Base,’’ which supports Dr. Baskaya’s base of skull neurosurgery research.
At age 23, while at her family vacation home in Wisconsin, Jenny Kray suffered a serious brain bleed. Neurosurgeon Mustafa K. Baskaya, MD, missed his daughter’s birthday to give Jenny a 2nd chance at life with a high-risk surgery. She stopped by this week to drop off a check from her “Race for the Base,’’ which supports Dr. Baskaya’s skull base neurosurgery research.
 



Faculty Spotlight Dr. Dempsey

Posted: March 7, 2019

University of Wisconsin System spotlight video on Dr Dempsey.




Pediatric Epilepsy Program - Kaden's Story

Posted: March 4, 2019

18-year-old Kaden Colson of Lancaster, Wisconsin, began having seizures at age 5. They were mostly facial twitches. Fast forward 9 years and the twitches have turned into grand mal seizures that he would suffer 2-3 times a day - and sometimes up to 10 times a day.

"It was a nightmare," said Kerin Colson, Kaden's mother. "We came up with a system where he would knock on the wall to alert us that a seizure was coming."

He was on 7 seizure medications.




2019 Robert J. Dempsey Cerebrovascular Research Award

Posted: February 6, 2019

Please join in on congratulating Dr. Dawkins for winning the 2019 Robert J. Dempsey Cerebrovascular Research Award!




Dr. Dempsey talks about Cultural Sensitivity in Global Neurosurgery

Posted: January 31, 2019
Cultural Sensitivity in Global Neurosurgery

Dr. Robert Dempsey's NY meeting on Cultural Sensitivities talk.




Congratulations Vemuganti Lab!

Posted: January 28, 2019

American Heart Association’s flagship journal “Stroke” picks the top 3 most innovative and highly read papers published every year. The Vemuganti Lab's paper in collaboration with Dr. Louise McCullough’s lab is chosen as #1 paper for the year 2018. They will present the award at the International Stroke Conference in Honolulu next week.




Dr. Alim Louis Benabid 2018-2019 Hilldale Lecture in the Biological Sciences

Posted: October 5, 2018
Dr. Alim Louis Benabid and Dr. Robert Dempsey

Professor Alim Louis Benanid came and presented Oct 3rd for Grand Rounds and spoke at the Hildale Lecture on Oct 4.

“Is there a future for Brain Computer Interface and Artificial Intelligence in Neurosurgery during the next decade? Yes, of course!”




Visiting Professor Dr. Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD

Posted: August 23, 2018
Dr. Louise D. McCullough and Dr. Robert Dempsey

Landis Family Inaugural Research Visiting Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI

Dr. Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD
Prof. Roy M. & Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair Department of Neurology
Chief of Neurology, Memorial Hermann Hospital Co-Director, Mischer Neuroscience Institute University of Texas-Houston
Houston TX
 




The microRNA miR-21 conditions the brain to protect against ischemic and traumatic injuries

Posted: April 25, 2018

Abstract

 





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