Philip Stieg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 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. He has been listed in Who's Who in Health and Medical Services and The Best Doctors in America.[3] He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in the medical literature[10] and has co-edited a textbook titled Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations.[11] In 2015, Stieg was named President of the Brain Tumor Foundation [12]


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b c
  4. ^ Archived from the original on November 22, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  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.
  10. ^
  11. ^ Stieg PE, Batjer HH, Samson DS (Eds): Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations. New York: Informa Healthcare, 2007. ISBN 0824709934
  12. ^