Researcher’s Profile

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Guy M. McKhann II, MD

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Dr. McKhann graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Duke University, with Research Honors for his investigations into brain tumor immunobiology. He attended Yale School of Medicine where he was AOA, Cum Laude, a Farr Scholar, and one of five recipients of the medical school’s highest thesis award. Dr. McKhann trained in Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington, as well as Atkinson Morley’s Hospital in Wimbledon, England.

Dr. McKhann combines clinical skill and compassionate care to maximize patient outcomes. He treats patients with a variety of brain conditions including Brain Tumors, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Adult Hydrocephalus, Chiari Malformations, Cavernous Malformations, Trigeminal Neuralgia, and Neurotrauma. His areas of particular technical expertise include microneurosurgery, computer guided stereotactic neuronavigation, intraoperative awake brain mapping, neuroendoscopy, minimally invasive brain surgery, gamma knife radiosurgery, deep brain stimulation, and cerebrospinal fluid shunting.

Research Statement: 

Dr. McKhann also works as a translational neuroscientist, running a laboratory that investigates epileptic development and treatment. In addition he helps direct a multidisciplinary team that studies the mechanisms of brain plasticity, recovery, and repair. His basic and clinical research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Klingenstein Foundation, the Charles A. Dana Foundation, the New York Academy of Medicine, Parents Against Childhood Epilepsy, and the Irving Center for Clinical Research.