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Neurological Surgery

Eric C. Leuthardt, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Director, Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology


Specialty Areas
Neuro Oncology
Spine Surgery - Neurosurgery
Epilepsy Surgery
Brain Tumors
Cervical Spine Surgery

Patients Seen At
Neuroscience Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, Fl 6
St. Louis, MO  63110
(314) 362-3577
Fax:   (314) 362-2107
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Mailing Address
Department of Neurological Surgery
660 South Euclid, Campus Box 8057
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Neuro-oncology, spine surgery, brain tumors, brain tumors requiring motor and speech mapping, surgical treatment of epilepsy, Monteris and Gamma Knife.

Board Certification
Neurological Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: Biology and Theology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. , 1995
Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , 1999
Chief Residency: Neurological Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital & Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, 2005
Residency: Neurological Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital & Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2005
Fellowship: Spine and Epilepsy, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Washington School of Medicine and Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, 2006
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Consultant Affiliation
Senior Inventor, Intellectual Ventures, Bellevue, WA
Technical/Medical Consultant, Ascension Health Ventures, St. Louis, MO

Honors and Awards

Google Research Award for Neurosurgery, July 2013

XPrize Visioneering Winner – Alzheimer’s, Newport Beach, CA, April 2013

Congress of Neurological Surgeons Cushing Fellowship Award, Chicago, IL. October, 2006

Top Prize, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) Biomedical Engineering Idea Competition "The Halo-Pack -- A Low-profile Cervical Spine Orthosis" New York, NY. June 2, 2005

St. Louis Business Journal’s “Top 40 under 40 Award” Identified as one of the forty individuals most likely to contribute value to the city of St Louis. St. Louis, MO. January, 2005

Annual Award of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery Achieving a Multidimensional Brain Computer Interface in Humans Using Electrocorticographic Signals in Humans. Berlin, Germany, October 2004

Technology Review’s Top 100 Young Innovators (TR100 Award) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, September 2004

James O’Leary Prize for Outstanding Neuroscience Research A Brain-Computer Interface Using Electrocorticographic Signals in Humans. Washington University in St Louis, March 2004

Merck Manual Award. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, June 1999

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Roland JL, Hacker CD, Breshears JD, Gaona CM, Hogan RE, Burton H, Corbetta M, Leuthardt EC. Brain mapping in a patient with congenital blindness - a case for multimodal approaches. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013.

Hacker CD, Laumann TO, Szrama NP, Baldassarre A, Snyder AZ, Leuthardt EC, Corbetta M. Resting state network estimation in individual subjects. Neuroimage. 2013 Nov 15.

Bandt SK, Werner N, Dines J, Rashid S, Eisenman LN, Hogan RE, Leuthardt EC, Dowling J. Trans-middle temporal gyrus selective amygdalohippocampectomy for medically intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy in adults: seizure response rates, complications, and neuropsychological outcomes. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Jul.

Hawasli AH, Buckley RT, Gao F, Limbrick DD, Smyth MD, Leonard JR, Santiago P, Stewart TJ, Park TS, Grubb RL, Dowling JL, Leuthardt EC, Rich KM, Zipfel GJ, Dacey RG, Chicoine MR. Biopsy of the superficial cortex: predictors of effectiveness and outcomes. Neurosurgery. 2013 Aug.

Leuthardt EC. Developing a new model for the invention and translation of neurotechnologies in academic neurosurgery. Neurosurgery. 2013 Jan.

Limbrick DD Jr, Lake S, Talcott M, Alexander B, Wight S, Willie JT, Richard WD, Genin GM, Leuthardt EC. The baric probe: a novel long-term implantable intracranial pressure monitor with ultrasound-based interrogation. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Dec.

Lee MH, Hacker CD, Snyder AZ, Corbetta M, Zhang D, Leuthardt EC, Shimony JS. Clustering of resting state networks. PLoS One. 2012.

Breshears JD, Gaona CM, Roland JL, Sharma M, Bundy DT, Shimony JS, Rashid S, Eisenman LN, Hogan RE, Snyder AZ, Leuthardt EC. Mapping sensorimotor cortex with slow cortical potential resting-state networks while awake and under anesthesia. Neurosurgery. 2012 Aug.

Stone JJ, Reynolds MR, Leuthardt EC. Transient hemispatial neglect after surgical resection of a right frontal lobe mass. World Neurosurg. 2011 Sep-Oct.

Hawasli AH, Ray WZ, Murphy RK, Dacey RG Jr, Leuthardt EC. Magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused laser interstitial thermal therapy for subinsular metastatic adenocarcinoma: technical case report. Neurosurgery. 2012 Jun.

Breshears JD, Gaona CM, Roland JL, Sharma M, Anderson NR, Bundy DT, Freudenburg ZV, Smyth MD, Zempel J, Limbrick DD, Smart WD, Leuthardt EC. Decoding motor signals from the pediatric cortex: implications for brain-computer interfaces in children. Pediatrics. 2011 Jul.

Roland J, Miller K, Freudenburg Z, Sharma M, Smyth M, Gaona C, Breshears J, Corbetta M, Leuthardt EC. The effect of age on human motor electrocorticographic signals and implications for brain-computer interface applications. J Neural Eng. 2011 Aug.

Leuthardt EC, Lim CC, Shah MN, Evans JA, Rich KM, Dacey RG, Tempelhoff R, Chicoine MR. Use of movable high-field-strength intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging with awake craniotomies for resection of gliomas: preliminary experience. Neurosurgery. 2011 Jul.

Leuthardt EC, Gaona C, Sharma M, Szrama N, Roland J, Freudenberg Z, Solis J, Breshears J, Schalk G. Using the electrocorticographic speech network to control a brain-computer interface in humans. J Neural Eng. 2011 Jun.

Gaona CM, Sharma M, Freudenburg ZV, Breshears JD, Bundy DT, Roland J, Barbour DL, Schalk G, Leuthardt EC. Nonuniform high-gamma (60-500 Hz) power changes dissociate cognitive task and anatomy in human cortex. J Neurosci. 2011 Feb 9.

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