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Optimal neuro | spine: Digital Neurosurgery: A Conversation with Dr. Thomas Picht

Optimal neuro|spine

Episode 15

If you’ve never heard the term digital neurosurgery before, you’re not alone. While it sounds like something out of a space opera, digital neurosurgery is likely the future of medical neuroscience. In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Thomas Picht, the first professor of digital neurosurgery in the world. We take a deep dive into everything that digital neurosurgery entails, exciting technological advancements in the field, and the future ramifications of the digitalization of medicine.

This episode’s points of interest cover:

  • What is digital neurosurgery?
  • The Adaptive Digital Twin in digital neurosurgery
  • The challenges brain tumor neurosurgeons face and how Dr. Picht is trying to solve them
  • Exciting technological advancements Dr. Picht is using in the field
  • Dr. Picht’s research at the Berlin Simulation and Training Center
  • How simulation training impacts education in the medical field
  • How the advent of electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) improves patient outcomes
  • The reason Dr. Picht chose digital neurosurgery
  • Dr. Pichts advice for young digital neurosurgeons

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Dr. Max Boakye, Neurosurgeon, and Neuroscientist, currently Professor of Neurosurgery, Chief of Spinal Neurosurgery, Director of Quality Improvement, and Clinical Director of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, interviews leading neuroscientists, health administrators, neurosurgeons, educators, neuro and spine health care experts, and patients in his Podcast show: Optimal neuro|spine. His in-depth conversations brings to light topics on:

  • How do we optimize our brain and spine health, prevent aging brain and memory deterioration
  • What to do when something goes wrong, how best to heal and recover injured brain and back
  • How do we optimize our inpatient neuro|spine care in hospitals and provide more value-based care- prevent errors, improve quality, and improve patient satisfaction
  • How do we teach better and better train doctors
  • Which hospitals offer the best neuro and spine care: why and how

Dr. Boakye present the most innovative emerging research that will impact neuro|spine care. Join us as we delve one-on-one and have insightful conversations with exciting researchers and experts – voices who have something to teach, enlighten, and inspire us about Optimal neuro|spine.

Maxwell Boakye, MD, MPH, MBA, FAANS, FACS
Maxwell Boakye, MD, MPH
Acting Director, KSCIRC
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