Medical students and Neurosurgery residents participate in a variety of research activities while providing care and an array of treatment options for patients who have brain and spinal disease. Through research, we not only foster critical thinking, but we also strive to advance the knowledge needed to treat neurologic disorders and enhance the quality of clinical care.

Current Projects Include:

Neurosurgery Education

  • Participation in clinical trials testing new treatment options for newly-diagnosed and recurrent brain tumors in conjunction with the Vermont Cancer Center
  • Examining contributors to surgical site infections and implementing an infections prevention protocol for quality improvement
  • Using spinal simulation surgery in the training of neurosurgical residents and faculty
  • Development of intro-operative imaging methodology in spinal surgery
  • Examining interventions and outcomes of patients with mild traumatic brain injury
  • Assessing healthcare costs associated with transfers within the UVM Health Networks
  • Investigating risk factors for developing adjacent segment disease in post-operative spinal fusion patients
  • Comparing ultrasound versus computed tomography in the diagnosis of cranial synostosis
  • Case reports