The research of Jamie J. Van Gompel, M.D., complements his clinical focus and fellowship training in the neurosurgical treatment of pituitary tumors and skull base tumors, as well as epilepsy. Dr. Van Gompel publishes on clinical outcome projects centered on pituitary tumors, esthesioneuroblastomas, acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, chordomas, chondrosarcomas, spontaneous cerebral spinal fluid leaks, as well as skull base anatomy and approaches.
Dr. Van Gompel works collaboratively with Gregory A. Worrell, M.D., Ph.D., and Squire (Matt) M. Stead, M.D., Ph.D., from Mayo Clinic's Epilepsy and Neurophysiology Lab, participating in clinical work relative to brain stimulation as an alternative restorative therapy for epilepsy rather than ablative or resective surgery.
- Pituitary tumor outcomes. Dr. Van Gompel is currently involved in multiple projects looking at clinical outcomes in pituitary tumor surgery.
- Skull base tumor outcomes. Dr. Van Gompel participates in guidelines and clinical studies relative to vestibular schwannomas, chordomas and esthesioneuroblastomas, along with his partners in otolaryngology, radiation oncology and pathology.
- Epilepsy. Dr. Van Gompel has ongoing NIH funding for investigation of cortical and deep brain stimulation as a neurorestorative surgical option for patients with medically resistant epilepsy.
Significance to patient care
Dr. Van Gompel's overall research goal is to develop the safest and most effective treatments for people with pituitary and skull base tumors. He is further involved in developing surgical options for patients with medically and, in some cases, surgically resistant epilepsy.
- Assistant program director, Neurosurgery Residency, Mayo Clinic, 2014-present
- Neurosurgeon editorial board member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2014-present
- Fellowship: Complex Cranial, Skull Base and Cerebrovascular, University of South Florida, 2012-2013
- Research fellow, American Epilepsy Society, 2010