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Steven D. Ham, D.O.

 

Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Schotanus Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Education and Training:

  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery, 1989
  • Wayne State University, Residency in Neurosurgery, 1988
  • University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, 1978

Certifications:

  • American Osteopathic Board of Neurological Surgery, 1995

Clinical Interests: Hydrocephalus and complex shunt systems, Neural Tube defects, Spina Bifida, Spasticity, Spinal cord injury, Brain Injury.

Research Interests: Hydrocephalus

Professional Memberships: American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons, and Hydrocephalus Association.

Dr. Ham was voted “Top Docs” in Detroit Hour Magazine 2002-2008.    back to top


Sandeep Sood, M.D.



Associate Professor Neurosurgery

Education and Training:

  • Detroit Receiving Hospital, Fellowship in Neurotrauma, 1993
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Fellowship Pediatric Neurosurgery, 1992
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, M.Ch., Neurosurgery, 1990
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery Residency, 1989
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, MBBS 1984

Clinical Interests:

  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Brain Tumors
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Chiari Malformation and Syringomelia
  • Spina Bifida and Tethered Cord
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery for Craniosynostosis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Moya Moya Disease

Professional Memberships: American Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, American Medical Association, Michigan Medical Association, Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons, Wayne State Medical Society, International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Hydrocephalus Association.

Dr. Sood was voted on the "Best Docs" list from 2002-2008 as well as the “Top Docs” list in Detroit Hour Magazine 2002-2008.     back to top


Neena Marupudi, M.D., M.S.


Assistant Professor Neurosurgery,
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Education and Training:

  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA - Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2017
  • Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI - Residency in Neurological Surgery, 2016
  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA - MD, 2009
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD - MS, 2005
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD - BA, 2005

Clinical Interests:

  • Brain tumors
  • Cerebrovascular disorders/Moya Moya Disease
  • Cervical spine disorders
  • Chiari malformations
  • Endoscopic/minimally invasive brain surgery
  • Epilepsy
  • Laser ablation for pediatric brain tumors and epilepsy
  • Spasticity
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord tumors

Specialized Techniques:

  • Laser ablation for pediatric brain tumors and epilepsy
  • Dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity
  • Endoscopy/minimally-invasive brain surgery

Research Interests: Dr. Marupudi’s research interests include molecular genetics of pediatric brain tumors (diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas, posterior fossa tumors), precision-based treatment for pediatric neurological tumors, and cellular and physiological mechanisms of cerebrospinal fluid disorders (i.e. hydrocephalus).

Professional Memberships: American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Telugu

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