Visiting Professor Series Schedule

The Department of Neurological Surgery Visiting Professor Lecture Series features prominent figures in the neurological surgery field providing talks in their specialty. Guest speakers also typically participate in the usual department conferences. Guests typically lecture on Thursday evenings on their research interests, and participate in a dinner with residents, and on Friday morning guests lecture on their clinical areas of interest.

2016-2017 Academic Year

Dates and topics to be announced:

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Clinical Professor Neurosurgery
University of Michigan

j-tomlin-postJeffrey Tomlin, MD
Specialty Leader, Neurosurgery
Navy Medical Center San Diego,
Uniformed Services University of the Health,
Naval Medical Center San Diego


m-y-yang-origMichael Y. Wang, MD, FACS
Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of Miami

2015-2016 Academic Year

December 17-18, 2015
Robert J. Dempsey, MD,
Professor and Chairman of Neurological Surgery,
University of Wisconsin
February, 18-19, 2016
Juan Uribe, MD,
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery,
Director, Spine Section,

University of South Florida
April 14-15, 2016
David Okonkwo, MD, PhD,
Professor of Neurosurgery,
University of Pittsburg Medical Center

2014-2015 Academic Year

February 19-20, 2015
Byron Gregory Thompson, MD,
University of Michigan, MI
Topic: TBA
March 5-6, 2015
Edward F. Chang, MD,
University of California, SF
Topic: TBA
April 16-17, 2015
Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS,
Geisinger Health System
Topic: TBA
April 30 – May 1, 2015
Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, FACS,
UW Medicine
Topic: TBA



2013-2014 Academic Year

November 21-22, 2013

James Harrop, MD
Division Director
Adult Reconstructive Spine
Jefferson University Hospitals

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January 8, 2014

Toshio Matsushima, MD, PhD
Chairman & Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Saga University, Japan


January 25, 2014

Arthur L. Day, MD
Residency Program Director
University of Texas Medical School at Houston


February 6-7, 2014

Nathan Selden, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP
Campagna Chair, Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Director Residency Program & Vice-chairman Education
Oregon Health and Science University University


March 20-21, 2014

Zoher Ghogawala, MD, FACS, MD
Chairman of Neurosurgery
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center &
Director of Wallace Clinical Trials Center

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For more information on these lectures, please contact Ms. Karen Ehlers, (352) 273-7777.

Previous Years Visiting Professor Series

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