Clinical Neurophysiology Research

Research focus at the Center for Clinical Neurophysiology is aimed at analyzing the utility of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IOM) to predict and prevent post operative neurological complications during adult and pediatric neurosurgical, orthopedic, ENT, cardio-thoracic, vascular and interventional neuroradiology procedures.

This research is achieved by reviewing electrophysiological data collected during surgical procedures by

  1. critically evaluating the current modalities utilized in IOM,
  2. developing and validating new techniques to reduce post operative complications,
  3. evaluating the use of modalities during various surgical procedures.

The research team at the CCN works closely with surgeons and researchers in the departments of Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic, ENT, Cardiothoracic, and vascular surgery on various research projects.

Bioengineering research, under the direction of Mingui Sun, PhD, is developing a novel skin-survace EEG electrode that requires no electrolyte application, is self-adhearing to the unshaved scalp, and has low and stable impedance.

For more information, please contact Parthasarathy Thirumala, MD, MS, at (412) 648-2228.