Department of  Neurosurgery
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Eric C. Leuthardt, MD

Professor of Neurological Surgery, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Director, Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology|
Director, Brain Laser Center 

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Neurological Surgery
660 S. Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8057
St. Louis, Missouri 63110

Research Summary:
CINT website

Administrative Office: 314-747-6146
Patient Appointments: 314-362-3577
Fax: 314-362-2107

Clinical Interests
Neuro-oncology, brain tumors, brain tumors requiring motor and speech mapping, surgical treatment of epilepsy, Gamma Knife and spine surgery.

Research Interests
Neuroprosthetics – devices linked to the brain that may lead to cures for paralysis, allow patients to move artificial limbs or restore other neurological functions.

Brain Mapping – developing advanced techniques to locate and preserve critical areas of brain function

For more information, visit Dr. Leuthardt's lab.

BS, Biology and Theology, Saint Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri

MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Intern, General Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Resident, Neurological Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital & Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Senior Registrar, Neurological Surgery
Beaumont Hospital
Dublin, Ireland

Chief Resident, Neurological Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital & Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Fellow, Spine and Epilepsy
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Washington School of Medicine & Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

Hospital Appointments
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Medical Licensure

Board Certification
American Board of Neurological Surgery (2010)

Consultant Affiliation
Senior Inventor, Intellectual Ventures. Bellevue, WA.
2004 – present

Technical/Medical Consultant, Ascension Health Ventures. St Louis, MO. 2002-present


  1. Leuthardt EC, Miller K, Anderson NR, Schalk G, Dowling J, Miller J, Moran DW, Ojemann JG. Electrocorticographic frequency alteration mapping: a clinical technique for mapping the motor cortex. Neurosurgery. 2007 Apr;60(4 Suppl 2):260-70.
  2. Miller KJ, Leuthardt EC, Schalk G, Rao RP, Anderson NR, Moran DW, Miller JW, Ojemann JG. Spectral changes in cortical surface potentials during motor movement. J Neurosci. 2007 Feb 28;27(9):2424-32.
  3. Leuthardt EC. What's holding us back? Understanding barriers to innovation in academic neurosurgery. Surg Neurol. 2006 Oct;66(4):347-9.
  4. Leuthardt EC, Schalk G, Moran D, Ojemann JG. The Emerging World of Motor Neuroprosthetics: A Neurosurgical Perspective. Neurosurgery. 2006 Jul;59(1):1-14.
  5. Schalk, G, Leuthardt, EC, Moran, D., Miller, KJ, Ojemann, J, Wolpaw, JR. Towards two-dimensional cursor control using electrocorticographic signals. Proceedings to the 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, in press.
  6. Leuthardt EC, Miller KJ, Schalk G, Rao RP, Ojemann JG. Electrocorticography-Based Brain Computer Interface – The Seattle Experience. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2006 Jun;14(2):194-8.
  7. Bayly PV, Cohen TS, Leister EP, Ajo D, Leuthardt EC, Genin GM. Acceleration-induced deformation of the human brain. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2005 Aug;22(8):845-856.
  8. Leuthardt EC, Chicoine MC, Grubb RL. Ventricular Catheter Tack Down Suture – Technical Note. Surg Neurol. 2005 Sep;64(3):270-1.
  9. Leuthardt EC, Schalk G, Wolpaw JW, Ojemann JG, Moran DW. A brain computer interface using electrocorticographic signals in humans. Journal of Neural Engineering. 2004 June:1(2):63-71.
  10. Leuthardt EC, Cloran F, Rouse, A, Stewart, T. Anterior surgical approaches for the management of cervical radiculopathy. (Accepted for publication by Neurosurgery)
  11. Leuthardt EC, Wippold FJ, Oswood MC, Rich KM. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging in the preoperative assessment of brain abscess. Surg Neurol. 2002 Dec;58(6):395-402.
  12. Leuthardt EC, Fox D, Ojemann GA, Dacey RG, Grubb RL, Rich KM, Ojemann JG. Frameless stereotaxy without rigid pin fixation during awake craniotomies. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2002;79(3-4):256-61
  13. Rajaram V, Leuthardt EC, Singh PK, Ojemann JG, Brat DJ, Prayson RA, Perry A. 9p21 and 13q14 dosages in ependymomas. A clinicopathologic study of 101 cases. Mod Pathol. 2004 Jan;17(1):9-14.
  14. O'Brien D, Leuthardt EC, Leonard J, Park TS. Rate of orthopedic surgery in spastic diplegia after selective dorsal rhizotomy as a function of ambulatory Status. J Neurosurg. 2005 Jul;103(1 Suppl):5-9.
  15. O'Brien D, Leuthardt EC, Leonard J, Park TS. Rate of orthopedic surgery in spastic quadriplegia after selective dorsal rhizotomy as a function of ambulatory status. Journal of Neurosurgery – Pediatrics. 2004; 101: 59-63.
  16. Durham S, Clancy RR, Leuthardt E, Sun P, Kamerling S, Dominguez T, Duhaime AC. The Infant Face Scale: A novel coma scale for children less than 2 years of age. J Neurotrauma 2000; 17(9):729-737.
  17. Miki A, Liu GT, Raz J, van Erp TG, Liu CJ, Leuthardt EC, Haselgrove JC. Contralateral monocular dominance in anterior visual cortex confirmed by functional magnetic resonance imaging. Am J Ophthalmol 2000 Dec;130(6):821-4.