Martin E. Weinand, MD, FACS

Residency Program Director
Professor of Surgery

Martin E. Weinand, MD, FACS

Residency Program Director
Professor of Surgery

Martin E. Weinand, MD, FACS, is a professor in the Division of Neurosurgery in the University of Arizona Department of Surgery and director of the Neurosurgery Residency program.

Dr. Weinand's clinical neurosurgical emphasis includes surgical management of intractable epilepsy, chronic pain, spasticity, pediatrics, and neurotrauma.  Minimally invasive operations have been developed with collaborators nationwide in laser ablation of epileptic foci and peripheral nerve stimulation for chronic low back and facial pain syndromes. Nondestructive and reversible procedures for the treatment of chronic pain and spasticity include spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal (spinal) drug pump implantations.

Research Interests: 

Medically intractable epilepsy
Clincal neurosurgery
Blood-brain barrier pathophysiology
Vagal nerve stimulation
Temporal lobectomy
Patient selection for spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of intractable pain
Cerebral perfusion
Prognostic factors predictive of success in epilepsy surgery
Central nervous system pathophysiology

Degrees
  • MD: St. Louis University, 1984
Residency
  • University of Kansas, Neurological Surgery, 1985-1990
Internship
  • University of Kansas, General Surgery, 1984-1985
Fellowship
  • University of Tennessee, Epilepsy Surgery, 1990-1991
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1994