Stanford Peripheral Nerve Surgery

News & Events

An archive of news, events, and publications of the Stanford Center for Peripheral Nerve Surgery. 

In The News

Dr. Wilson appointed to world neurosurgical committee

Dr. Wilson was appointed to serve on the peripheral nerve committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS).  This committee guides scientific and educational content pertaining to peripheral nerve for the international society.  In his role on this committee, he will help shape the direction of peripheral nerve surgery education around the world as well as helping to shape practice through guideline development.

Dr. Sakamuri appointed to important AANEM committee

Dr. Sakamuri was appointed to serve on the Fellowship Committee of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).  Dr. Sakamuri is an expert in neuromuscular medicine, neuromuscular ultrasound, and electrodiagnostics.  She serves as the Director of the Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship at Stanford and now will help guide fellowship education around the country in her role on this committee.


Dr. Wilson awarded NREF Young Clinician Investigator Award

Dr. Wilson was awarded the 2019-2020 Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation Medtronic Young Clinician Investigator Award to support a project entitled "Deep Machine Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks for the Evaluation and Classification of Peripheral Nerve Tumors".  Dr. Wilson intends to utilize artificial intelligence techniques to improve the diagnosis, and ultimately the management, of peripheral nerve tumors.  The proposed research blends well with Dr. Wilson's clinical practice treating peripheral nerve tumors, peripheral nerve injuries, and other forms of peripheral nerve pathology.

Dr. Wilson performs cutting-edge nerve transfer for stroke

Dr. Wilson recently performed a cutting-edge operation to try to improve spasticity and arm function for a patient after stroke.  He utilized a technique known as a contralateral C7 nerve transfer.  Recently, an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine supported the use of the contralateral C7 nerve transfer for improving function after stroke and other brain injuries.  This promising technique offers hope for improvement in patients with spasticity and weakness following stroke.  Dr. Wilson says that while the operation went well, it will be up to two years until we see the full effects of the operation and can judge its success.  The original study was out of China, and Dr. Wilson is happy to help bring this innovative technique to the United States.

Stanford neurosurgeon teaches course at international conference

Dr. Wilson was recently part of an international faculty of peripheral nerve surgeons who presented at the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) 2nd Theoretical & Practical International Course in Peripheral Nerve & Brachial Plexus Surgery. The course took place in Belgrade, Serbia. The goal of the course was to educate surgeons from around the world on the latest management techniques and surgical strategies for peripheral nerve pathologies. Dr. Wilson shared his expertise presenting on the topics of saphenous neuropathy and peripheral nerve tumors. 

Past Events

Sunderland Society Meeting at Stanford

We were proud and honored to host the 2018 Sunderland Society Annual Meeting here at Stanford. The prestigious society brings together the world's top science and clinical experts in the study of peripheral nerve. 

Stanford Facial Nerve Symposium 

Stanford is pleased to host the Facial Nerve Symposium designed to to increase knowledge about the options for treatment for facial paralysis by using a broad, multidisciplinary approach to describe the role of surgical reanimation, rehabilitation, mental health, ophthalmology, neurodiagnostic assessment, and skull base surgery in the care of patients with facial paralysis.  Dr. Wilson will serve as part of the expert faculty that will discuss facial nerve paralysis and more broadly, peripheral nerve injury, and the options for treatment.