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Robert McGovern III

Robert McGovern III, MD

Staff Neurosurgeon, Minneapolis VA
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota
Assistant Director, Residency Program, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota
BS Trinity College; MD Columbia University
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I am an academic stereotactic and functional neurosurgeon treating patients with movement disorders, epilepsy, hydrocephalus and degenerative spinal disease. The other half of my time is dedicated to translational neuroscience research. My research background includes the collection and analysis of motion capture data in patients with Parkinson’s disease. In addition, I have experience collecting electrophysiological data from Parkinson’s disease patients including single and multi-unit cells which has resulted in manuscripts examining cognitive aspects of decision making in the substantia nigra pars compacta. During my time at the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, I have begun a number of collaborations with engineers and specialists in motion capture analysis in order to build upon my prior motion capture work.
Full bibliography on PubMed
VA Research Topics
Parkinson's Disease; Neurology & Neurobiology
MeSH Key Words
Humans; Biomechanical Phenomena; Accidental Falls; Parkinson Disease; Hypokinesia; Reaction Time; Seizures; Epilepsy; Posture; Acceleration; Hydrocephalus
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