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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



Welcome the 2019 Residents

Posted: April 24, 2018

Residency Match - 2018


This year the Department of Neurosurgery has matched with 3 new residents.


They are:

-Kelsey Bowman – She joins us from Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.

- Naill Buckley – He is joining us from Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

- Youngwon Youn – She is joining us from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY.


We are excited for them to join us this June and welcome them to our program!

Recent publications of note & honors

Posted: April 24, 2018
Vemuganti Lab


Recent publications of note:


  1. Mehta SL, Vemuganti R (2018) Ischemic stroke alters the expression of the transcribed ultraconserved regions of the genome in rat brain. Stroke 49: 1024-1028.

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