Philip Stieg

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Philip Edwin Stieg
Born July 1952
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residence New York, NY
Citizenship U.S.
Fields Physician & Neurosurgeon
Institutions Harvard Medical School; Brigham and Women's Hospital; Children's Hospital of Boston; Weill Medical College; New York Presbyterian Medical Center
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Madison; Union University; Albany Medical College; Medical College of Wisconsin
Known for Research in neuroscience & neurosurgery

Philip E. Stieg (born July 1952) is an American academic physician and neurosurgeon.

Early life[edit]

Stieg was born in Milwaukee, WI,[1] the third son of Betty and Edwin Stieg. He attended parochial schools for his primary and secondary education, and then enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1970.


Stieg earned a B.S. degree in zoology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1974.[2] He pursued graduate studies in neuroanatomy and neuroscience at Albany Medical College/Union University, and was awarded a Ph.D. in 1980. He then attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, completing his M.D. degree in 1983.[3]

Stieg was a resident in general surgery and neurosurgery at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Memorial Hospital. Thereafter, he did a fellowship in cell transplantation for restorative neurological function at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Stieg joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Boston in Boston, Massachusetts in 1989.[1] He developed research and clinical interests in cerebral protection and restorative function, neural transplantation, neuronal regeneration after stroke, cerebrovascular surgery, and surgery of the skull base.[5][6][7][8] His research has focused on the mechanisms of injury in the central nervous system after trauma and the mechanisms of cell-membrane transport and their implications after traumatic brain injury.[3][9]

In November 2000, Stieg was named Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Weill-Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Stieg is the recipient of several awards and honors, including citations in Who's Who in Health and Medical Services and The Best Doctors in America.[3] He has authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications in the medical literature,[10] and has co-edited a textbook titled Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations.[11]


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  5. ^ Greenfield JP, Ayuso-Sacido A, Schwartz TH, Pannullo S, Souweidane M, Stieg PE, Boockvar JA: Use of human neural tissue for the generation of progenitors. Neurosurgery 2008; 62: 21-37.
  6. ^ Fraser JF, Riina H, Mitra N, Gobin YP, Simon AS, Stieg PE: Treatment of ruptured intracranial aneurysms: looking to the past to register the future. Neurosurgery 2006; 59: 1157-1166.
  7. ^ Janardhan V, Biondi A, Riina HA, Sanelli PC, Stieg PE, Gobin YP: Vasospasm in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: diagnosis, prevention, and management. Neuroimaging Clin N Am 2006; 16: 483-496.
  8. ^ Stieg PE, Friedlander RM, Loeffler JS, Alexander E III: Endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery with intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging. Neurosurgery 2006; 58 (Suppl): S44-S51.
  9. ^ Park KI, Himes BT, Stieg PE, et al.: Neural stem cells may be uniquely suited for combined gene therapy and cell replacement: evidence from engraftment of neurotrophin-3-expressing stem cells in hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Exp Neurol 2006; 199: 179-190.
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  11. ^ Stieg PE, Batjer HH, Samson DS (Eds): Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations. New York: Informa Healthcare, 2007. ISBN 0824709934