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Meeting the neurosurgical needs of New England, UMass Memorial Medical Center offers cutting edge neurosurgical treatments, combining world-class physician expertise with compassionate care in a multispecialty, collaborative setting.


USA Today reports on first baby in gene therapy clinical trial for Sandhoff, Tay-Sachs diseases
Investigational treatment for rare and fatal genetic disorders based on discoveries made at UMass Medical School
Read the full USA Today report, published April 25, at: An experimental gene therapy was little Alissa's only hope. Now, instead of certain death, she faces an uncertain future.


Mark D. Johnson, MD, PhD, Newest Addition to Sontag Foundation Scientific Advisory Board
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UMass Surgeon Making Mark on Medicine
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Mark D. Johnson, MD, PhD, Chair, Neurological Surgery


Research by Mark Johnson Provides Insights into Origins of Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
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New Research Grant to Study Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
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Neurological Surgery Residency Program
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Rrita Daci, MD (PGY2) and Mark Johnson, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery


LISTEN: For Mark Johnson, neurological surgery is never ‘routine, mundane and inconsequential’

Innovative Neurosurgical Technique used in Tay-Sachs Gene Therapy Clinical Trial
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Oguz Cataltepe, MD
, neurosurgeon from UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts uses robotic tools to assist in a brain procedure on an epilepsy patient.
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Join us for a Virtual Neurosurgery Webinar
Department of Neurological Surgery