Neurosurgery

Patrick W. Hitchon, MD

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Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

Office: 1826 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Office Phone: 319-356-2775

Email: patrick-hitchon@uiowa.edu
Web: Physician Profile

Education

BS, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Intern, Surgery, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Residency, Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Michigan
Residency, Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship, Research, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Licensure and Certifications

FLEX
ECFMG
American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Biosciences Graduate Program

Research Summary

Spinal Cord Injury-pharmacological and surgical intervention. Radiosurgery, Brachytherapy, Movement Disorders. Spasticity-pharmacological and surgical management. Artificial Disc Prosthetics in the Human Lumbar Spine-feasibility of disc implant capable of restoring normal range of motion to the spine. Spinal Cord Blood Flow-morphological changes, role of Nitric Oxide in spinal cord blood flow. Development and implementation of frameless stereotaxy. Thoracolumbar Fractures-surgical and nonsurgical management in vivo and in vitro studies. Surgical treatment of Parkinsonism.

Selected Publications

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Traynelis V, Hitchon P.  Lumbar hemilaminectomy for excision of herniated disc.  Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins.  Vol. 2:135-40.

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