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Gordon H. Baltuch, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery at the Pennsylvania Hospital
Attending Neurosurgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Active Staff, Pennsylvania Hospital
Active Staff, Neurosurgery Section of Surgical Service, Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center - Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, Parkinson’s Disease Research,Education and Clinical Center (PDRECC)Department of Veteran's Affairs, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery Fellowship Program, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania
Education Officer, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurosurgery

Contact information
Department of Neurosurgery
Pennsylvania Hospital
Washington Square West Building
235 S. 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Office: 215-829-6700
Fax: 215-829-6645
B.A. (Biochemical Sciences)
Harvard University, 1981.
M.Sc (Biological Sciences)
Stanford University, 1982.
McGill University, 1986.
Ph.D. (Neurological Sciences)
McGill University, 1995.
Wharton School of Business, 2010.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, 1986-1987.
Resident-Surgery, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, 1987-1988.
Resident-Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, 1988-1993.
Chief Resident-Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurosurgical Institute, McGill University, 1993-1994.
Postgradute Fellowship, Neurosurgery (Dir. Prof. N. de Tribolet), Centre Hopitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1994-1995.
Essentials of Management Program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2004.
Executive Finance and Accounting Course, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2007-2007.
R+D Management Courses, INSEAD, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2009.
Strategic Persuasion Workshop Course, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2010.
Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, 1987.
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, 1987.
Board Certified in Neurosurgery, College de Medecins du Quebec, 1994.
Board Certified in Neurosurgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, 1995.
Board Certified in Neurosurgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1998.
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Selected Publications

Kleiner-Fisman, G Liang GSL, Moberg PJ, Ruocco MS, Hurtig HI, Baltuch GH, Jaggi JL, Stern MB: Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation for severe indiopathic dystonia: impact on severity, neuropsychological status and quality of life. Journal of Neurosurgry 107, 2007.

Liang GS, Chou KL, Baltuch GH, Jaggi JL, Loveland-Jones C, Leng L Maccarone H, Hurtig HI, Colcher A, Stern MB, Kleiner-Fisman G, Simuni T, Siderowf AD: Long term outcomes of bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation in patients with advanced Parkinson’s Disease. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 84: 221-227, 2006.

Siderowf A, Jaggi JL, Loveland-Jones C, Leng L, Hurtig H, Colcher A, Stern M, Chou KL, Liang G, Maccarone H Simuni T, Xie S, Baltuch G: Long-term effects of bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation on quality-of-life in advanced Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders 21(6): 746-53, 2006.

Zaghloul KA, Blanco JA, Weidemann CT, McGill K, Jaggi JL, Baltuch GH, Kahana MJ: Human substantia nigra neurons encode unexpected financial rewards. Science 323: 1496-1499, 2009.

Wong S, Baltuch GH, Jaggi JL, Danish SF: Functional localization and visualization of the subthalamic nucleus from microelectrode recording acquired during DBS surgery with unsupervised machine learning. J Neural Eng 6(2): 1-11, 2009.

Fisher R, Salanova V, Witt T, Worth R, Henry T, Gross R, Oommen K, Osorio I, Nazzaro J, Labar D, Kaplitt M, Sperling M, Sandok E, Neal J, Handforth A, Stern J, DeSalles A, Chung S, Shetter A, Bergen D, Bakay R, Henderson J, French J, Baltuch G, Rosenfeld W, Youkilis A, Marks W, Garcia P, Barbaro N, Fountain N, Bazil C, Goodman R, McKhann G, Krishnamurthy KB, Papavassiliou S, Epstein C, Pollard J, Tonder L, Grebin J, Coffey R, Graves N, SANTE Study Group: Electrical stimulation of the anterior nucleus of thalamus for treatment of refractory epilepsy. Epilepsia 5: 899-908, 2010.

Kenneth A. Follett, M.D., Ph.D., Frances M. Weaver, Ph.D., Matthew Stern, M.D., Kwan Hur, Ph.D., Crystal L. Harris, Pharm.D., Ping Luo, Ph.D., William J. Marks, Jr., M.D., Johannes Rothlind, Ph.D., Oren Sagher, M.D., Claudia Moy, Ph.D., Rajesh Pahwa, M.D., Kim Burchiel, M.D., Penelope Hogarth, M.D., Eugene C. Lai, M.D., Ph.D., John E. Duda, M.D., Kathryn Holloway, M.D., Ali Samii, M.D., Stacy Horn, D.O., Jeff M. Bronstein, M.D., Ph.D., Gatana Stoner, R.N., C.C.R.C., Philip A. Starr, M.D., Ph.D., Richard Simpson, M.D., Ph.D., Gordon Baltuch, M.D., Ph.D., Antonio De Salles, M.D., Ph.D., Grant D. Huang, Ph.D., Domenic J. Reda, Ph.D., for the CSP 468 Study Group: Pallidal versus Subthalamic Deep-Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease. The New England Journal of Medicine 362(22): 2077-2091, June 2010.

Marks WJ, Bartus RT, Siffert J, Davis CS, Lozano A, Boulis N, Vitek J, Stacy M, Turner D, Verhagen L, Bakay R, Watts R, Guthrie B, Jankovic J, Simpson R, Tagliati M, Alterman R, Stern M, Baltuch G, Starr PA, Larson PS, Ostrem JL, Nutt J, Kieburtz K, Kordower JH, Olanow CW: Gene delivery of AAV2-neurturin for Parkinson’s disease: a double-blind, randomised, controlled trial. The Lancet Neurology DOI: 10.1016(S1474-4422(10)70254-4), October 2010.

Lega BC, Kahana MJ, Jaggi JL, Baltuch GH, Zaghloul K: Neuronal and oscillatory activity during reward processing in the human ventral striatum. Neuroreport 22(16): 795-800, 2011.

Manning JR, Polyn SM, Baltuch GH, Litt B, Kahana MJ: Oscillatory patterns in temporal lobe reveal context reinstatement during memory search. PNAS 108(31): 12893-12897, 2011.

Okun MS, Gallo G, Mandybur J, Jagid, Foote K, Revilla FJ, Alternan R, Jankovic J, Simpson R, Junn F, Verhagen L, Arle JE, Ford B, Goodman RR, Stewart M, Horn S, Baltuch G, Kopell BH, Marshall F, Peichel D, Pahwa R, Lyons KE, Troster AI, Vitek J, Tagliati M: Subthalamic deep brain stimulation with a constant-current device in Parkinson’s disease: an open-label randomized controlled trial The Lancet Neurology DOI:10.1016(11): 70308-8 2012.

Zaghloul KA, Weideman CT, Lega BC, Jaggi JL, Baltuch GH, Kahana MJ: Neuronal activity in the human subthalamic nucleus encodes decision conflict during action selection. Journal of Neuroscience 32(7): 2453-2460, 2012.

Weaver FM, Follett KA, Stern M, Hur K, Harris CL, , Luo P, Marks WJ, Rothlind J, Sagher O, Moy, C, Pahwa P, Burchiel K, Hogarth P, Lai EC, Duda JE, Holloway K, Samii A, Horn S, Bronstein JM, Stoner G,. Starr PA, Simpson R, Baltuch G, De Salles A, Huang GD, Reda DJ: Randomized trial of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease: 36 month outcomes. Neurology in press, 2012.

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