Webster H. Pilcher, M.D., Ph.D.

Webster H. Pilcher, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 670
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-7944
Fax: (585) 244-0502
Administrative: (585) 275-0060

Journal Articles

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Markman, J.D., J.S. Gewandter, M. E. Frazer, N. M. Murray, S.A. Rast, M. P. McDermott, A.K. Chowdhry, E. Tompkinson, W.H. Pilcher, K. A. Walter, R. H. Dworkin. "A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Cross-over Trial of Oxymorphone Hydrochloride and Propoxyphene/acetaminophen combination for the Treatment of Neurogenic Claudication Associated with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis". Spine. 2015; .
Markman, J. D.; M. E. Frazer; S. A. Rast; M. P. McDermott; J. S. Gewandter; K. Chowdhry; K. Czerniecka; W. H. Pilcher; L. S. Simon; R. H. Dworkin. "Double-blind, randomized, controlled, crossover trial of pregabalin for neurogenic claudication". Neurology. 2015; 84(3): 265-272.
Kimmell, KT; Petraglia, AL; Bakos, R; Rodenhouse, T; Maurer, PK; Pilcher, WH. "The history of neurosurgery at the University of Rochester". Journal of Neurosurgery. 2014; 121(4): 989-994.
Kimmell KT; Petraglia AL; Ballou MA; Pilcher WH. "William P. Van Wagenen (1897-1961): pupil, mentor, and neurosurgical pioneer." Journal of Neurosurgery. 2013; 119(3): 789-95.
2012 Mar
Johnson MD, O'Connell M, Facik M, Maurer P, Jahromi B, Pilcher W. "Cerebrospinal fluid stimulates leptomeningeal and meningioma cell proliferation and activation of STAT3." Journal of neuro-oncology. 2012 Mar; 107(1):121-31. Epub 2011 Oct 05.
2010 May
Johnson MD, O'Connell MJ, Pilcher W, Reeder JE. "Fibroblast growth factor receptor-3 expression in meningiomas with stimulation of proliferation by the phosphoinositide 3 kinase-Akt pathway." Journal of neurosurgery. 2010 May; 112(5):934-9.
Johnson, MD; O'Connell, M; Pilcher, W. "Lopinavir inhibits meningioma cell proliferation by Akt independent mechanism". Journal of Neuroonology. 2010; 10.
2009 Nov
Johnson MD, O'Connell MJ, Vito F, Pilcher W. "Bone morphogenetic protein 4 and its receptors are expressed in the leptomeninges and meningiomas and signal via the Smad pathway." Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology. 2009 Nov; 68(11):1177-83.
2009 Mar 17
Biswas T, Okunieff P, Schell MC, Smudzin T, Pilcher WH, Bakos RS, Vates GE, Walter KA, Wensel A, Korones DN, Milano MT. "Stereotactic radiosurgery for glioblastoma: retrospective analysis." Radiation oncology. 2009 Mar 17; 4:11. Epub 2009 Mar 17.
2009 Mar 11
Oberheim NA, Takano T, Han X, He W, Lin JH, Wang F, Xu Q, Wyatt JD, Pilcher W, Ojemann JG, Ransom BR, Goldman SA, Nedergaard M. "Uniquely hominid features of adult human astrocytes." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2009 Mar 11; 29(10):3276-87.
2008 Jul
Sim FJ, Lang JK, Ali TA, Roy NS, Vates GE, Pilcher WH, Goldman SA. "Statin treatment of adult human glial progenitors induces PPAR gamma-mediated oligodendrocytic differentiation." Glia. 2008 Jul; 56(9):954-62.
2007 Apr
Johnson VE, Huang JH, Pilcher WH. "Special cases: mechanical ventilation of neurosurgical patients." Critical care clinics. 2007 Apr; 23(2):275-90, x.
2006 May
Sim FJ, Lang JK, Waldau B, Roy NS, Schwartz TE, Pilcher WH, Chandross KJ, Natesan S, Merrill JE, Goldman SA, Goldmanm SA. "Complementary patterns of gene expression by human oligodendrocyte progenitors and their environment predict determinants of progenitor maintenance and differentiation." Annals of neurology. 2006 May; 59(5):763-79.
2004 Nov
Okunieff P, Schell MC, Ruo R, Hale ER, O'Dell WG, Pilcher W. "Long-term management of patients with multiple brain metastases after shaped beam radiosurgery. Case report and review of the literature." Journal of neurosurgery. 2004 Nov; 101 Suppl 3:406-12.
2004 Feb
Hiwatashi A, Danielson B, Moritani T, Bakos RS, Rodenhause TG, Pilcher WH, Westesson PL. "Axial loading during MR imaging can influence treatment decision for symptomatic spinal stenosis." AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 2004 Feb; 25(2):170-4.
Lynd-Balta E, Pilcher WH, Joseph SA. "AMPA receptor alterations precede mossy fiber sprouting in young children with temporal lobe epilepsy." Neuroscience. 2004 126(1):105-14.
2003 Apr 22
Stroup E, Langfitt J, Berg M, McDermott M, Pilcher W, Como P. "Predicting verbal memory decline following anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL)." Neurology. 2003 Apr 22; 60(8):1266-73.
2001 May
Yoshiura T, Shrier DA, Pilcher WH, Saunders CA. "Case report: Hemispheric juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma with extreme exophytic growth." Clinical radiology. 2001 May; 56(5):427-30.
1999 Oct
Qian J, Rubio A, Powers JM, Rosenblum MK, Pilcher WH, Shrier DA, Stein BM, Ito M, Iannucci A. "Fibro-osseous lesions of the central nervous system: report of four cases and literature review." The American journal of surgical pathology. 1999 Oct; 23(10):1270-5.
1999 Jan
Shrier DA, Melville D, Millet D, Qian J, Millet D, Nelson C, Pilcher W, Powers JM. "Fibro-osseous lesions involving the brain: MRI." Neuroradiology. 1999 Jan; 41(1):18-21.
1998 Mar
Mullins KJ, Rubio A, Myers SP, Korones DN, Pilcher WH. "Malignant ependymomas in a patient with Turcot's syndrome: case report and management guidelines." Surgical neurology. 1998 Mar; 49(3):290-4.
1998 Mar
McBride MC, Bronstein KS, Bennett B, Erba G, Pilcher W, Berg MJ. "Failure of standard magnetic resonance imaging in patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy." Archives of neurology. 1998 Mar; 55(3):346-8.
Yoshiura T, Shrier DA, Pilcher WH, Rubio A. "Cervical spinal meningioma with unusual MR contrast enhancement." AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 1998 19(6):1040-2.
Torres,C. F.; Korones,D. N.; Pilcher,W.;. "Multiple ependymomas in a patient with Turcot's syndrome". Medical & Pediatric Oncology. 1997; 28(1): 59-61. Link
Song J, Combs CK, Pilcher WH, Song LY, Utal AK, Coleman PD. "Low initial tau phosphorylation in human brain biopsy samples." Neurobiology of aging. 1997 18(5):475-81.
Pilcher WH, Langfitt J. "Analysis of outcome: temporal lobe resection." Clinical neurosurgery. 1997 44:401-21.
1996 Nov
Lynd-Balta E, Pilcher WH, Joseph SA. "Adrenocorticotropic hormone immunoreactivity in the hippocampal formation of temporal lobe epilepsy patients." Epilepsia. 1996 Nov; 37(11):1081-7.
1996 May
Lynd-Balta E, Pilcher WH, Joseph SA. "Distribution of AMPA receptor subunits in the hippocampal formation of temporal lobe epilepsy patients." Neuroscience. 1996 May; 72(1):15-29.
1995 Jan
Valanne L, Ketonen L, Barsotti J, Peterson P, Pilcher W. "Posttraumatic nonfunctioning arm." Journal of child neurology. 1995 Jan; 10(1):30-1.
1994 May
Shady JA, Bland LI, Kazee AM, Pilcher WH. "Osteoma of the frontoethmoidal sinus with secondary brain abscess and intracranial mucocele: case report." Neurosurgery. 1994 May; 34(5):920-3; discussion 923.
1994 Mar 28
Prasad AV, Pilcher WH, Joseph SA. "Nuclear factor-kappa B in rat brain: enhanced DNA-binding activity following convulsant-induced seizures." Neuroscience letters. 1994 Mar 28; 170(1):145-8.
1993 Jun
Pilcher WH, Silbergeld DL, Berger MS, Ojemann GA. "Intraoperative electrocorticography during tumor resection: impact on seizure outcome in patients with gangliogliomas." Journal of neurosurgery. 1993 Jun; 78(6):891-902.
1993 Apr
Pilcher WH, Rusyniak WG. "Complications of epilepsy surgery." Neurosurgery clinics of North America. 1993 Apr; 4(2):311-25.
1993 Mar
Radley MG, McDonald JV, Pilcher WH, Wilbur DC. "Late solitary cerebral metastases from renal cell carcinoma: report of two cases." Surgical neurology. 1993 Mar; 39(3):230-4.
1992 Oct
Rusyniak WG, Ireland PD, Radley MG, Pilcher WH, Okawara SH. "Ultrasonographic and electrophysiological adjuncts to surgery within the brain stem: technical note." Neurosurgery. 1992 Oct; 31(4):798-800; discussion 800-1.
1992 Jul
Rusyniak WG, Peterson PC, Okawara SH, Pilcher WH, George ED. "Acute subdural hematoma after aneurysmal rupture; evacuation with aneurysmal clipping after emergent infusion computed tomography: case report." Neurosurgery. 1992 Jul; 31(1):129-31; discussion 131-2.
1992 Mar
Pilcher WH, Locharernkul C, Primrose D, Ojemann LM, Ojemann GA. "Update in epilepsy. Part III: Surgical therapy of intractable epilepsy." New York state journal of medicine. 1992 Mar; 92(3):92-6.
1992 Feb
Primrose D, Locharernkul C, Pilcher WH, Ojemann LM, Ojemann GA. "Special considerations in the treatment of epilepsy." New York state journal of medicine. 1992 Feb; 92(2):53-6.
1992 Jan
Locharernkul C, Primrose D, Pilcher WH, Ojemann LM, Ojemann GA. "Update in epilepsy. Part I: Diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy." New York state journal of medicine. 1992 Jan; 92(1):14-7.
Vossler DG, Wilkus RJ, Pilcher WH, Farwell JR. "Epilepsy in schizencephaly: abnormal cortical organization studied by somatosensory evoked potentials." Epilepsia. 1992 33(3):487-94.
1991 Jul
LeRoux PD, Berger MS, Haglund MM, Pilcher WH, Ojemann GA. "Resection of intrinsic tumors from nondominant face motor cortex using stimulation mapping: report of two cases." Surgical neurology. 1991 Jul; 36(1):44-8.
1988 Apr
Pilcher WH, Joseph SA, McDonald JV. "Immunocytochemical localization of pro-opiomelanocortin neurons in human brain areas subserving stimulation analgesia." Journal of neurosurgery. 1988 Apr; 68(4):621-9.
Pilcher WH, Joseph SA. "Differential sensitivity of hypothalamic and medullary opiocortin and tyrosine hydroxylase neurons to the neurotoxic effects of monosodium glutamate (MSG)." Peptides. 1986 7(5):783-9.
1985 Aug
Almqvist PM, Knigge KM, Kuenzig M, Joseph SA, Pilcher WH, Schwartz SI. "Pulmonary platelet trapping induced by beta-endorphin injection in the cerebrospinal fluid in dogs." Surgery. 1985 Aug; 98(2):344-9.
1985 Jan
Joseph SA, Pilcher WH, Knigge KM. "Anatomy of the corticotropin-releasing factor and opiomelanocortin systems of the brain." Federation proceedings. 1985 Jan; 44(1 Pt 1):100-7.
1984 Sep 24
Warren PH, Pilcher W, Coopersmith R. "Stressors produce a concurrent decrease and increase in reflex amplitude in rats treated with naloxone." Life sciences. 1984 Sep 24; 35(13):1409-14.
1984 May 7
Pilcher WH, Joseph SA. "Co-localization of CRF-ir perikarya and ACTH-ir fibers in rat brain." Brain research. 1984 May 7; 299(1):91-102.
1983 Aug 8
Joseph SA, Pilcher WH, Bennett-Clarke C. "Immunocytochemical localization of ACTH perikarya in nucleus tractus solitarius: evidence for a second opiocortin neuronal system." Neuroscience letters. 1983 Aug 8; 38(3):221-5.
1982 Mar 25
Romagnano MA, Chafel TL, Pilcher WH, Joseph SA. "The distribution of enkephalin in the mediobasal hypothalamus of the mouse brain: effects of neonatal administration of MSG." Brain research. 1982 Mar 25; 236(2):497-504.
1982 Feb 25
Romagnano MA, Pilcher WH, Bennett-Clarke C, Chafel TL, Joseph SA. "Distribution of somatostatin in the mouse brain: effects of neonatal MSG treatment." Brain research. 1982 Feb 25; 234(2):387-98.


Petraglia, A; Kaufman, C; Pilcher, W. "Epilepsy Surgery: Outcomes and Complications". Youmans Neurological Surgery. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2011. 836-850
Kaufman, C.B., Pilcher, W.H.. "Awake Surgery for Epilepsy". The Treatment of Epilepsy. Shorvon, S.D.. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 959-966
Pilcher WH. "Epilepsy surgery: outcome and complications". Youmans Neurological Surgery. HR Winn and JR Youmans. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 2004. 2565-2585
Roberts W, Gingrich K, and Pilcher WH. "Epilepsy surgery and anesthesia for awake craniotomy". Progress in Anesthesiology. San Antonio: Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation, 1997. 387-399
Pilcher WH, and Maurer PK. "Neurosurgery.". Principles of surgery: Companion handbook.. SI Schwartz. New York: McGraw Hill, 1994.
Pilcher WH, and Ojemann GA.. "Complications of epilepsy surgery.". Post-operative complications of intracranial neurosurgery.. K Post, E Friedman and P McCormick.. New York: Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers, 1993. 157-165
Pilcher WH, and Ojemann GA.. "Presurgical evaluation and treatment of epilepsy.". Brain surgery: complication avoidance and management.. MJ Apuzzo. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 1993. 1525-1555
Pilcher WH, Roberts PW, Flanigin HF, Crandall PH, Wieser HG, Ojemann GA, and Peacock W.. "Complications of epilepsy surgery.". Surgical Treatment of the Epilepsies. J Engel.. New York: Raven Press, Ltd., 1993. 565-581
Pilcher WH. "Neurological Surgery.". Principles of surgery: Companion handbook.. SI Schwartz. New York: McGraw Hill, 1989.