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Pittsburgh Gamma Knife Marks 25th Anniversary
UPMC Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery marks silver anniversary of first patient treatment of novel, game-changing brain surgery in North America. (See also Gamma Knife surgical team marks 25 years since first test in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.) Read more>
Discovery Channel Documentory Spotlights Faculty
Okonkwo, Friedlander, Kanter featured in an hour-long documentary focusing on some of the innovations in trauma and emergency care at UPMC. Read more>
Monaco Receives Presentation Award
Neurosurgery chief resident recognized at Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society Scientific Meeting for report on white matter changes in brain metastases treatment. Read more>
Kanter, Okonkwo Featured in PG Article
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about how innovative, minimally invasive spine surgery technique helped scoliosis patient regain control of her life. Read more >
Crammond Interviewed for NPR Story
All Things Considered report looks into studies on how the brain's premotor cortex works Read more >
Department Rated Among Best in Country
U.S. News & World Report annual best hospital article ranks University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery among top 10 best neurosurgery programs in U.S. Read more>
Kanter, Okonkwo Featured in Pittsburgh Magazine
Special article in annual 'Best Docs' issue talks about how a minimally invasive spine procedure helped prevent paralysis and promoted a full recovery in crushed spine trauma patient. Read more >
Study Reports Peptide Vaccine Shows Promise in Fight Against Gliomas in Children
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC have demonstrated that peptide vaccines in children with gliomas, the most common type of brain tumor, not only were well-tolerated but also showed evidence of immunological responses. Read more>
Friedlander, Pollack Elected to Prestigious AAP
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery doctors are two of only three neurosurgeons serving as members of this prestigious nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1885 for the advancement of scientific and practical medicine. Read more>
Book Tells Story of Patient’s Dramatic Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury
It Only Took a Moment: A True Story of Tragedy, Faith and Triumph Following a Traumatic Brain Injury, tells the story of her patient's gradual recovery from a traumatic brain injury Read more>