A View From Puget Sound

Welcome to the spring 2016 edition of ‘The Montlake Cut’. In this issue we bring you news of Dr. Andrew Ko’s developing program to treat Parkinson’s Disease with Deep Brain Stimulation, new funding for our highly successful Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program, and an ongoing progress report on Dr. Samuel Browd’s collaboration with VICIS to perfect a new football helmet designed to reduce risk of concussion.

In addition, we announce our new grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation supported consortium to develop new research tools addressing still unknown structural and biological changes in TBI-related neurodegeneration. We are especially proud to announce that five of our clinical faculty have been recognized as "Top Docs" by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met, and also that our overall publication count for 2015 again underscores our academic engagement as a department. We are especially pleased that 25% of our publications included neurological surgery residents as co-authors, including 10 as first authors.

And, in addition to announcements regarding upcoming meetings, we bring you a portrait of consummate "Soccer Mom" Kelley Chaddock, Departmental Manager for Research and Administration, whose daughter Emily will play for Washington State University in the fall. Finally, we remain indebted to Dr. Minku Chowdhary who continues to keep us entertained and guessing with another intriguing edition of the "Puzzler". Please enjoy this edition and remember, as always, we welcome your feedback and appreciate your support of our recognized world-class UW Department of Neurological Surgery.

Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, FACS
Professor & Chairman
Department of Neurological Surgery

In This Issue - Spring 2016


Surgeon Patient Discuss Parkinson's 1 Top Docs 5
Neurological Surgery Summer Program 2 Announcements & Publications 6
VICIS Helmet Attracts Money 3 Announcements Continued 7
Paul G. Allen Foundation 4 Puzzler 8

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