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Dr. Brian M. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Neuropathology
Springfield, Illinois
Asst. Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Springfield, IL) Departments... Full Bio
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Best Post of March 2013: An oddball sellar region mass by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from Friday, March 15, 2013: In the last post, it was noted that Dr. Peter Burger presented a series of sellar re ... Read on »
What's on your tumor biomarker wish list? by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Photo courtesy of Shellie Sherrod The College of American Pathologists Neuropathology Committee (pictured, minus the illustrious Dr. Aaron Wagner ) poses th ... Read on »
Best Post of February 2013: Review by Dr. Mark Cohen of "Neuropathology: A Volume in the Hight... by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The next in our "Best of the Month" series appeared on February 26, 2013: Mark L. Cohen, MD I am honored to present a guest post by the inimitabl ... Read on »
Featured Neuropathologist: PJ Cimino, MD, PhD by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Today I profile Dr. PJ Cimino , a prominent first-year neuropathology fellow at Washington University in St. Louis . After a short biographical sketch, Dr. Cimino answers a ... Read on »
Children's Oncology Group Seeking Applicants for Young Investigator Program by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Dr. Chris Pierson I heard today from Dr. Christopher Pierson , neuropathologist and vice-chair of Children's Oncology Group Young Investigators. He ... Read on »
What about this cell with red granular cytoplasm? by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I'm working on a high-grade glioma and am coming across scattered presumably neoplastic cells that have course red granular cytoplasm. How does one interpret such cells? Doe ... Read on »
Disgruntled lab worker arrested in murder of neuropathologist Roger Brumback and three others by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I had reported  in May of this year on the tragic death of Dr Roger Brumback. Here is a follow-up on the case from CNN: updated 8:34 PM EDT, Mon July 15, 2013 (CNN) ... Read on »
New Muscle Pathology Text edited by Goebel, Sewry, and Weller out next month by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The second edition of Muscle Disease: Pathology and Genetics will be released in August 2013. The publisher states that the book "clarifies the pathology and genetics o ... Read on »
Best Post of January 2013: The Biggest Alzheimer Disease Discovery in 2012 by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Kári Stefánsson The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from January 4, 2013 Perhaps the biggest discovery in the ... Read on »
International Congress of Neuropathology to be held for the first time ever in Latin America by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The XVIIIth International Congress of Neuropathology will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the first time ever in Latin America, on 14-18 September 2014. It will be ... Read on »
Dr. Mike Lawlor's Proposed Muscle Biopsy Checklist by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Comments are encouraged!!!! Clinical History 1.  Gender of patient:    __male ___female2.  Age at presentation:  _ _ years _ _ months3.  Age at biopsy: _ _ ye ... Read on »
Best Post of December 2012: "the NFL is a breeding ground for mental illness" -- Former Denver... by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from December 4, 2012 Today, a friend forwarded me this opinion piece about the murder-suicide of NFL linebacker Jovan ... Read on »
Mutations in COQ2 in Familial and Sporadic Multiple System Atrophy by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Researchers from the Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Research Collaborative in Japan just published online in the New England Journal of Medicine findings providing evidence t ... Read on »
Best Post of November 2012: Photos reveal unique features of Einstein's cerebral cortex by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from November 21, 2012: Photographs taken shortly after his death, but never before analyzed in detail, have now revealed ... Read on »
Best Post of October 2012: IDH1 Mutations in Oligodendrogliomas: PNA-clamping PCR is best analytic... by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Time for the next in our "Best of the Month" series.. At the time of it's original publication, Dr. Craig Horbinski had this to say about a study which had recently been pub ... Read on »
Neuropathologist Roger Brumback found murdered in his home by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Neuropathologist Roger Brumback, 65, and his wife were found murdered in their Nebraska home on Tuesday. Dr. Brumback, an active member of the neuropathology community, was ... Read on »
Dr. Mark Cohen's "Wicked Clown" Mitochondrion by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Inspired by the last post regarding unusual mitochondrial inclusions, the insurmountable Dr. Mark Cohen of Case Western sent in his favorite picture of an aberrant mitocho ... Read on »
Angulated intramitochondrial inclusions in the left leg of a man with a left-sided limp by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health A 59-year-old male with a one-year history of limping as well as pain, weakness, and paresthesia of the left lower extremity who underwent lumbar microdiscectomy with cord d ... Read on »
Annual AANP meeting is two months away by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina Neuropathologists across the country are starting to make plans to attend the 89th Annual Meeting o ... Read on »