Jeffrey George Ojemann, M.D., is vice-chair for UW Medicine Research and Discovery and chief of Neurosurgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ojemann specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and pediatric epilepsy surgery, with an interest in the surgical treatment of epilepsy and of tumors near the brain tissue needed for thinking and speaking. He is board-certified in neurological surgery.
Dr. Ojemann conducts research on electrical brain signals in memory and language, in part to find ways in which these signals can directly control computers. Other research interests include memory functional magnetic resonance imaging changes with epilepsy surgery; the role of flumazenil positron emission tomography in the presurgical evaluation of seizures; and electrical brain signals in memory and language and higher cognitive deficits in neurosurgical patients.
Dr. Ojemann is a professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle.