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Timothy Harris Lucas Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Department: Neurosurgery

Contact information
3400 Spruce Street
3rd Floor Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-0578
Fax: 215-349-5534
Graduate Group Affiliations
B.S. (Neurobiological Sciences & Psychobiology)
University of Florida, 1996.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Florida, 2001.
Ph.D. (Physiology & Biophysics)
University of Washington, 2009.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in General Surgery, University of Washington, 2001-2002.
Resident in Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, 2002-2009.
Specialist Registrar in Neurological Surgery, St. George's National Healthcare Trust, London, England, UK, 2006-2007.
Chief Resident in Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, 2009-2010.
Fellow in Neurosurgical Oncology & Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, University of Washington, 2010-2010.
Fellow in Neurosurgical Oncology Brain Mapping, University of California San Francisco, 2011-2011.
Clinical Experience in Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery, University of California San Francisco, 2011-2011.
American Board of Neurological Surgeons (Board Eligible), 2011.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Epilepsy Surgery
Temporal Lobectomy
Cortisectomy / Topectomy
Corpus Callostomy / Functional Disconnection Surgery
Trigeminal neuralgia
Microvascular decompression
Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Movement Disorder Surgery (Parkinson's Disease, Essential Tremor, Dystonia)
Glioma Surgery (Low Grade, High Grade, Adult, Pediatric)
Insular Lesions
Intraoperative Brain Mapping (Speech, Motor, Sensory; cortical and subcortical)
Extraoperative Brain Mapping
Brain-machine interface / Brain-computer interface
Spine Disorders
Spinal Fusion
Skull base surgery
Brain Plasticity
Eloquent Cortex Lesions (motor, sensory, speech, visual cortex)
Traumatic brain and spine injury

Description of Research Expertise

Brain-machine interface / Brain-computer interface
Motor Cortex Functional Organization
Voluntary Movement
Speech and Language Organization
Cortical Plasticity
Basal Ganglia - Cortical Interactions
Cortical/Basal Ganglia Stimulation
Cortical Spike and Local Field Recording
Basal Ganglia Spike and Local Field Recording
Spinal Cord Stimulation and Mapping

Selected Publications

Lucas, T. H., Silbergeld, D. L.: Temporal Lobe Resection for Epilepsy. Epilepsy Surgery: Principles and Contraversies. Marcel Dekker, Inc. 2005.

Lucas, T. H., McKhann, G. M., Ojemann, G. A.: Functional separation of languages in the bilingual brain: electrical stimulation langauge mapping in 25 bilinguals compared to 117 monolingual controls. Journal of Neurosurgery 101: 449-457, 2004.

Jackson, A., Moritz, C. T., Mavoori, J., Lucas, T. H., Fetz, E. E.: The Neurochip BCI: towards a neural prosthesis for upper limb function. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 14(2): 187-90, 2006.

Lucas, T. H., Drane, D. L., Dodrill, C. B., Ojemann, G. A.: Speech localization in patients with preoperative language deficits: A stimulation mapping investigation. Neurosurgery 63(3): 487-497, 2008.

Moritz, C. T., Lucas, T. H., Perlmutter, S. I., Fetz, E. E.: Forelimb movements and muscle responses evoked by microstimulation of cervical spinal cord in sedated monkeys. J Neurophysiol 97(1): 110-20, 2007.

Tempkin, N., Anderson, G. D., Winn, H. R., Ellenbogen, R. G., Britz, G. W., Schuster, J., Lucas, T. H., Newell, D. W., Mansfield, P. N., Machamer, J. E., Barber, J., Dickmen, S. S.: Magnesium sulfate for neuroprotection after traumatic brain injury: A randomized trial. Lancet Neurol 6(1): 29-38, 2007.

Lucas, T. H.: Brain computer interfaces on the neurosurgery event horizon. CNS Congress Quarterly Spring: 18-19, 2011.

Lucas, T. H., Ellenbogen, R. G.: Approaches to the Ventricular Tumors. Neurosurgery Quarterly 21(1): 50-9, 2011.

Ellenbogen, R. G., Lucas, T. H.: Brain-computer interface: the future is here. Neurosurgery 58(6): N6, 2006.

Morton, R., Lucas, T. H., Ko, A., Browd, S. R., Ellenbogen, R. G., Chesnut, R. M.: Intracerebral Abscess Associated with the Camino(R) Intracranial Pressure Monitor: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Neurosurgery in press, in press 2011.

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