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Gregory George Heuer, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Surgical Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Surgical Co-Director of the Brachian Plexus Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director of Resident Education, Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery
Director of Prenatal and Neonatal Neurosurgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurosurgery

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
One Children's Center
Division of Neurosurgery
34th and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Office: 215-590-2780
B.S. (Genetics)
University of Minnesota, 1995.
Ph.D. (Molecular Biology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2001.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania, 2003.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in General Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2004.
Resident in Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2010.
Fellow in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2010-2011.
American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Written Examination, 2008.
American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Oral Examination, 2016.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Heuer is broadly interested in exploring translational research opportunities from promising work in the lab environment. He has recently started a brachial plexus program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is actively developing clinical research in this area. Additionally, he has begun to treat fetal patients with neurosurgical conditions and is actively involved in clinical research efforts related to patients with hydrocephalus and spinal dysraphism. Lastly, He is involved in two efforts related to functional neurosurgery. He is actively developing a neuromodulatory program in pediatrics, developing the deep brain stimulator program and investigating other stimulation modalities. In addition, He is starting a epilepsy tissue repository modeled after the successful tumor tissue repository.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Clinically, Dr. Heuer has a broad interest in all areas of pediatric neurosurgery, including surgery for brain and spine tumors, congenital spinal disorders, hydrocephalus, and complex spinal deformity. Dr. Heuer works closely with a team of neurologists in the Pediatric Regional Epilepsy Program to treat children with seizure disorders. Dr. Heuer collaborates with the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, aiming to improve outcomes of children suffering from conditions discovered before birth. These conditions include hydrocephalus, lipomyelomeingoceles, meningoceles, and myelomeningoceles.

Dr. Heuer has a particular interest and specialization in restoring function in children with neurologic disease. This includes peripheral nerve repair and regeneration for patients with tumors or traumatic injuries to the brachial and lumbosacral plexuses. Additionally, Dr. Heuer is interested in the application of functional neurosurgery, such as deep brain stimulation and baclofen pump placement, for patients with spasticity, movement disorders, and epilepsy.

Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Gregory Heuer was born and raised in Prior Lake, Minnesota. He studied Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Minnesota and then received his MD and PhD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Heuer completed his neurosurgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurosurgery.
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Last updated: 12/13/2017
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