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Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

David Roberts: Advancements in image-guided neurosurgery

Optical tissue identification and image coregistration are among the tools that have enahanced the precision of surgical techniques.

24 March 2015, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201503.02

David W. Roberts is professor of surgery and professor of neurology at the Geiser School of Medicine, Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH). He received an AB degree from Princeton University, an MA degree from Oxford University, and an MD degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He interned in surgery at the University of Utah and did his neurosurgical residency at Dartmouth. In 1997 he became Chair of the Section of Neurosurgery at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Director of the neurosurgical residency training program. While retaining those responsibilities, he was appointed in 2000 to the position at Dartmouth Medical School of Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, and the following year to the Alma Hass Milham Distinguished Chair in Clinical Medicine.

Roberts has served as President of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (1996-1998) and President of the Society of University Neurosurgeons (1997-1998). He is a member of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Epilepsy Society, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and New England Neurosurgical Society.

His research interests are in epilepsy, stereotaxy and computer-assisted surgery. He has been the author or co-author of more than 100 publications and has co-edited six books and monographs.