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.

2023 Neurological Surgery Visiting Professor

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Richard Byrne M.D.

Richard Byrne, M.D. 

Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery and Medical Director
The Roger C. Bone, MD, Presidential Professor of Rush University

Monday October 2, 2023 

Richard W. Byrne, MD, completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois in 1987 and received his medical doctorate at Northwestern University Medical School in 1991. Byrne graduated from the neurosurgical residency training program at Rush University Medical Center in 1997 and joined the faculty after additional training in epilepsy and brain tumor surgery. Dr. Byrne is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in surgical treatment for epilepsy, skull base and brain tumor surgery, pituitary surgery, trigeminal neuralgia and radiosurgery. He has been actively involved in many epilepsy and brain tumor surgery trials, and has authored more than 150 manuscripts, book chapters and two textbooks on these subjects. He is co-PI on an FDA approved and NIH-funded, intracortical visual prosthesis phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of blindness.

Dr. Byrne is an active member of many professional societies and has served as:

•President, Neurosurgical Society of America
•Chairman, Board of Directors of the Interurban Neurosurgical Society
•Board of Directors, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
•Director, American Board of Neurological Surgeons
•Treasurer, Society of Neurological Surgeons

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