Research

Medical students and neurosurgery residents participate in a variety of research activities and provide care and an array of treatment options for patients who have brain and spinal disease.  By facilitating critical thinking, we advance the knowledge needed to treat neurologic disorders and enhance the quality of clinical care.

Neurosurgery Education

  • Participation in clinical trials testing new treatment options for newly-diagnosed and recurrent brain tumors in conjunction with the Vermont Cancer Center
  • Participation in a randomized, multi-center clinical trial sponsored by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)  in the surgical treatment of Chiari 1 malformations in children
  • Using spinal simulation surgery in the training of neurosurgical residents and faculty
  • Development of intra-operative imaging methodology in spinal surgery