Martin E. Weinand, MD, FACS

Interim Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurosurgery
Academic Professional Bio: 

Martin E. Weinand, MD, FACS, currently serving as Interim Chair, Dr. Weinand is a professor of Neurosurgery in the University of Arizona Department of Neurosurgery and is the founding 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

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