Julie G. Pilitsis, MD PhD Professor

Dr. Julie G. Pilitsis is a Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neuroscience at Albany Medical College and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics. She completed her neurosurgery residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. During that time, she also obtained a PhD in neurophysiology and became active in both basic science and translational research. She went on to complete a fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, focusing in the neurosurgical treatment of movement disorders. She returned to her alma mater Albany Medical College in 2011, joining the division of neurosurgery as an associate professor of neurosurgery and in the Center for Neuropharmacology and Neurosurgery. She is well published and NIH funded in the arena of functional neurosurgery. She is past Chair of the Joint Section on Pain and Joint Section of Women in Neurosurgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). She is currently an Executive Council Member of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and on the NANS Board of Directors. She was the first chair of the NANS Women in Neuromodulation Section. She is passionate about neuromodulation and sponsoring junior faculty in this arena.