Robert Dempsey, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, will present "Dare to Dream: Defining A New Cerebrovascular Future for Our Patients Through Research" during the Saint Louis University Center for Cerebrovascular, Skull Base Surgery Visiting Professor Series from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, in Schwitalla Hall, lecture hall 4.
Robert J. Dempsey, M.D., is professor and chairman of neurological surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He specializes in cerebrovascular surgery and has extensive experience in the neurosurgical management of intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous, vascular malformations of the brain and brain tumors.
Dempsey is a nationally recognized expert on carotid endarterectomy. He is also active in intracranial and spinal neurosurgery.
Currently, Dempsey has multiple research projects with a focus on cerebral ischemia and brain injury. As a principal investigator of grants from the National Institutes of Health, The Veterans Administration and the American Heart Association, he leads a group of neurosurgeons and scientists dedicated to neurosurgical patient care.
At the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Dempsey is an educator of medical students, residents and fellows, in addition to being a mentor and faculty member in the department.
He has been a visiting professor at multiple colleges and is presently the course co-director of Research Update in Neuroscience for Neurosurgeons. He is also an officer of the major organizations involved in the education of neurosurgical residents, both in the U.S. (Society of Neurological Surgeons) and internationally (Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery) and in 2007 was named principal editor for basic science of Neurosurgery, the largest-circulation medical journal in the field.