iBME Seminar: Dr. James Killeffer, MD

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Technological Challenges in the Treatment of Hydrocephalus

James A. Killeffer, MD, FAANS
University of Tennessee Medical Center

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 3:30 PM
409 Dougherty Engineering Building

 

Abstract

Hydrocephalus and related disorders affect millions world-wide.  Complete understanding of the pathophysiology and optimal treatment of these disorders remains elusive.  Basic aspects of normal and abnormal dynamics of intracranial pressure and disease states are discussed.  Current diagnostic modalities and treatment techniques and technology are described.  Potential for improvements in technology for diagnosis and treatment are explored.


Biography

Dr. Killeffer has been a practicing neurosurgeon at University of Tennessee Medical Center since 1997.   He currently serves as a full-time faculty member at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, where he is an Assistant Professor and Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery.  He currently collaborates with faculty and students at the University of Tennessee School of Engineering in hydrocephalus research.  He is a founder and the Chief Medical Officer of Arkis Biosciences, a private company devoted to developing improved technology for the treatment of hydrocephalus and related disorders.

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