Neurological Surgery Visiting Professorships

The Department of Neurological Surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine hosts annual visiting professors outside of our three named lectures (Raaf, Gallo and Paxton).  Each year we select a neurosurgeon from a different sub-specialty who embodies the highest standards of professional and personal accomplishment. It is our goal to invite national leaders who help exemplify our department vision of leading neurosurgical care through innovation.

2022 Neurological Surgery Visiting Professor

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Edward Chang M.D.

Edward Chang M.D.

Professor, Step 3, Chair of Neurological Surgery
School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 

Dr. Chang's visit is now cancelled due to Omicron surge, his expected visit was, Monday February 28, 2022. 

As a functional neurosurgeon, Dr. Chang specializes in advanced brain mapping methods to preserve crucial areas for speech and motor functions in the brain. He also has extensive experience with implantable devices that stimulate specific nerves to relieve seizure, movement, pain and other disorders. 

Dr. Chang has practiced neurosurgery at UCSF for more than 20 years. His research focuses on the brain mechanisms for speech, movement and human emotion. He co-directs the Center for Neural Engineering and Prostheses, a collaborative enterprise of UCSF and the University of California, Berkeley. The center brings together experts in engineering, neurology and neurosurgery to develop state-of-the-art biomedical technology to restore function for patients with neurological disabilities such as paralysis and speech disorders.

Accreditation: The School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience: Neurological surgeons and the neuroscience community.

Course Objectives: Understand how technological advances in treating cerebral aneurysms and vascular malformations have improved clinical outcomes for patients, Understand indications and results from clinical studies regarding surgical and endovascular revascularization strategies for ischemic cerebrovascular disease and acute stroke, Learn about novel stem cell transplantation therapies for stroke RSVP to, 503-494-6207