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Our Team

The program for translational brain mapping brings together clinicians and scientists at the University of Rochester committed to the vision of advancing patient care through personalized brain mapping. 


Webster Pilcher, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Director, Program for Translational Brain Mapping
Ernest & Thelma Del Monte Distinguished Professor of Neuromedicine
Chairman of Neurosurgery


K WalterKevin Walter, M.D.
Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, and Orthopedic at the University of Rochester Medical Center
Chief of Neurosurgery at UR Medicine's Highland Hospital


VatesGeorge E. Vates, MD, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery, Medicine


SchmidtTyler Schmidt, DO
Department of Neurosurgery


StoneJonathan Stone, MD
Department of Neurosurgery

SahinBogachan Sahin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Chief of Neurology and Stroke Center Director at UR Medicine’s Highland Hospital
Director of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program, University of Rochester


MeyersSteven P. Meyers, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

BavarianJeffrey J. Bazarian, MD, MPH
Professor - Department of Emergency Medicine

Z WilliamsZoƫ Williams, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery





Colleen Schneider
Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD Program)
Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester


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Adnan Hirad, MD, PhD
Translational Biomedical Science Program



Jacob W. Nadler, MD, PhD
Associate Professor - Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine



David Paul, MD
Neurosurgery, University of Rochester



Eric Hints, MD


PatilGauri Patil
Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester


GannonSarah Gannon
Lead IONM Clinical Specialist


EriksonSteve Erickson
Chief Clinical Specialist, Lab Manager




Frank Garcea, PhD



Madalina Tivarus, PhD




Susan O. Smith, RN, NP




SimsMax Sims


Raouf BelkhirRaouf Belkhir


GizziCarm Gizzi


RoseRose Gilbert





Sam Haber, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator, Department of Neurosurgery




Emily Prentiss, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator, Department of Neurosurgery