Dr. Nick Theodore, Co-Director for the Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation

The I-STAR Lab welcomes Dr. Nick Theodore as Co-Director for the Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation. Dr. Theodore is the Donlin M. Long Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University and directs the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Center. An internationally recognized expert and innovator in minimally invasive spine surgery and surgical robotics, Dr. Theodore has authored ~200 scientific articles and holds numerous patents for breakthrough devices and procedures for novel treatments of brain and spinal cord injury. He is also an active mentor of surgical trainees and biomedical engineers, including projects at the Carnegie Center, I-STAR Lab, and CBID Program. Research underway includes the development of methods for high-quality, low-dose 3D imaging in the OR, novel surgical guidance methods, advanced, surgical robotics, intraoperative assessment of spinal alignment, and “big data” approaches to improving patient outcomes in spine surgery. Dr. Theodore joins Dr. Siewerdsen in leading the Carnegie Center mission for multi-disciplinary, collaborative research, education, and translation of breakthrough innovations in surgery. Welcome, Nick!