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Saul Wilson, MD

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Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Contact Information

Office
1828 JPP
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-356-2774

Education

BS, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Resident, Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellow, Endovascular Neurosurgery/Interventional Neuroradiology, Semmes-Murphy Neurologic and Spine Institute
Fellow, Pediatric Neurosurgery, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children

Licensure and Certifications

Board Certification in Neurosurgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery
Board Certification in Neurosurgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery
Tennessee Medical License - Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners
Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine

Publications

Dougherty, M. C., Woodroffe, R. W., Wilson, S., Gillies, G. T., Howard 3rd, M. A. & Carnahan, R. M. (2019). Predictors of Reduced Opioid Use With Spinal Cord Stimulation in Patients With Chronic Opioid Use. Neuromodulation, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31602750.

Nagel, S. J., Frizon, L., Maiti, T., Machado, A. G., Gillies, G. T., Helland, L., Woodroffe, R. W., Howard 3rd, M. A. & Wilson, S. (2019). Contemporary Approaches to Preventing and Treating Infections of Novel Intrathecal Neurostimulation Devices. World Neurosurg, 128, e397-e408. PMID: 31042596.

Wilson, S., Fredericks, D. C., Safayi, S., DeVries-Watson, N. A., Holland, M. T., Nagel, S. J., Gillies, G. T. & Howard 3rd, M. A. (2019). Ovine Hemisection Model of Spinal Cord Injury. J Invest Surg, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31304811.

Anderson, D. J., Kipke, D. R., Nagel, S. J., Lempka, S. F., Machado, A. G., Holland, M. T., Gillies, G. T., Howard 3rd, M. A. & Wilson, S. (2019). Intradural Spinal Cord Stimulation: Performance Modeling of a New Modality. Front Neurosci, 13, 253. PMID: 30941012.

Nagel, S. J., Helland, L., Woodroffe, R. W., Frizon, L. A., Holland, M. T., Machado, A. G., Yamaguchi, S., Gillies, G. T., Howard 3rd, M. A. & Wilsson, S. (2019). Durotomy Surrogate and Seals for Intradural Spinal Cord Stimulators: Apparatus and Review of Clinical Methods and Materials. Neuromodulation, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 30632655.

Wilson, S., Nagel, S. J., Frizon, L. A., Fredericks, D. C., DeVries-Watson, N. A., Gillies, G. T. & Howard 3rd, M. A. (2018). The Hemisection Approach in Large Animal Models of Spinal Cord Injury: Overview of Methods and Applications. J Invest Surg, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 30380340.

Reddy, C. G., Miller, J. W., Abode-Iyamah, K. O., Safayi, S., Wilson, S., Dalm, B. D., Fredericks, D. C., Gillies, G. T., Howard 3rd, M. A. & Brennan, T. J. (2018). Ovine model of neuropathic pain for assessing mechanisms of spinal cord stimulation therapy via dorsal horn recordings, von Frey filaments, and gait analysis. J Pain Res, 11, 1147-62. PMID: 29942150.

Nakagawa, D., Nagahama, Y., Policeni, B. A., Raghavan, M. L., Dillard, S. I., Schumacher, A. L., Sarathy, S., Dlouhy, B. J., Wilson, S., Allan, L., Woo, H. H., Huston 3rd, J., Cloft, H. J., Wintermark, M., Torner, J. C., Brown Jr, R. D. & Hasan, D. M. (2018). Accuracy of detecting enlargement of aneurysms using different MRI modalities and measurement protocols. J Neurosurg, 130(2), 559-65. PMID: 29521585.

Nagel, S. J., Reddy, C. G., Frizon, L. A., Chardon, M. K., Holland, M., Machado, A. G., Gillies, G. T., Howard 3rd, M. A. & Wilson, S. (2018). Spinal dura mater: biophysical characteristics relevant to medical device development. J Med Eng Technol, 42(2), 128-39. PMID: 29569970.

Nagel, S. J., Wilson, S., Johnson, M. D., Machado, A., Frizon, L., Chardon, M. K., Reddy, C. G., Gillies, G. T. & Howard 3rd, M. A. (2017). Spinal Cord Stimulation for Spasticity: Historical Approaches, Current Status, and Future Directions. Neuromodulation, 20(4), 307-21. PMID: 28370802.

Wilson, S., Abode-Iyamah, K. O., Miller, J. W., Reddy, C. G., Safayi, S., Fredericks, D. C., Jeffersy, N. D., DeVries-Watson, N. A., Shivapour, S. K., Viljoen, S., Dalm, B. D., Gibson-Corley, K. N., Johnson, M. D., Gillies, G. T. & Howard 3rd, M. A. (2017). An ovine model of spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med, 40(3), 346-60. PMID: 27759502.

Safayi, S., Miller, J. W., Wilson, S., Shivapour, S. K., Oelfke, T. F., Ford, A. L., Klarmann Staudt, A., Abode-Iyamah, K., Reddy, C. G., Jeffery, N. D., Fredericks, D. C., Gillies, G. T. & Howard III, M. A. (2016). Treadmill measures of ambulation rates in ovine models of spinal cord injury and neuropathic pain. J Med Eng Technol, 40(3), 72-9. PMID: 26785329.

Safayi, S., Jeffery, N. D., Shivapour, S. K., Zamanighomi, M., Zylstra, T. J., Bratsch-Prince, J., Wilson, S., Reddy, C. G., Fredericks, D. C., Gillies, G. T. & Howard 3rd, M. A. (2015). Kinematic analysis of the gait of adult sheep during treadmill locomotion: Parameter values, allowable total error, and potential for use in evaluating spinal cord injury. J Neurol Sci, 358(1-2), 107-12. PMID: 26341152.

Park, B., Abode-Iyamah, K., Lee, S. L., Kirby, P., El-Khoury, G. & Wilson, S. (2015). Fibro-osseous lesion of the cranium in an adolescent patient. Surg Neurol Int, 6(12). PMID: 25657865.

Grosland, N. M., Gillies, G. T., Shurig, R., Stoner, K., Viljoen, S., Dalm, B. D., Oya, H., Fredericks, D. C., Gibson-Corley, K., Reddy, C., Wilson, S. & Howard III, M. A. (2014). Finite-Element Study of the Performance Characteristics of an Intradural Spinal Cord Stimulator. J Med Dev, 8(4), 041012. DOI: 10.1115/1.4028421.

Flouty, O., Abode-Iyamah, K., Ahmed, R., Wilson, S. & Menezes, A. H. (2014). Junctional susceptibility of the pediatric spine: a case report. Childs Nerv Syst, 31(5), 797-800. PMID: 25260546.

Safayi, S., Jeffery, N. D., Fredericks, D. C., Viljoen, S., Dalm, B. D., Reddy, C. G., Wilson, S., Gillies, G. T. & Howard 3rd, M. A. (2014). Biomechanical performance of an ovine model of intradural spinal cord stimulation. J Med Eng Technol, 38(5), 269-73. PMID: 24841845.

Nyarenchi, O. M., Scherer, A., Wilson, S. & Fulkerson, D. H. (2014). Cloacal Exstrophy with extensive Chiari II malformation: Case report and review of literature. Childs Nerv Syst, 30(2), 337-43. PMID: 23760474.

Viljoen, S., Smittkamp, C. A., Dalm, B. D., Wilson, S., Reddy, C. G., Gillies, G. T. & Howard, M. A. (2014). MR-Based Measurement of Spinal Cord Motion During Flexion of the Spine: Implications for Intradural Spinal Cord Stimulator Systems. J Med Eng Technol, 38(1), 1-4. PMID: 24144117.

Oliynyk, M. S., Gillies, G. T., Oya, H., Wilson, S., Reddy, C. G. & Howard, M. A. (2013). Dynamic loading characteristics of an intradural spinal cord. (Vols. 113). pp. 026103. Journal of Applied Physics.

Oliynyk, M. S., Gillies, G. T., Oya, H., Wilson, S., Reddy, C. G. & Howard III, M. A. (2013). Dynamic loading characteristics of an intradural spinal cord stimulator. J Appl Phys, 113, 026103. DOI: 10.1063/1.4775835.

Viljoen, S., Smittkamp, C. A., Dalm, B. D., Wilson, S., Reddy, C. G., Gillies, G. T. & Howard III, M. A. (2013). MR-based measurement of spinal cord motion during flexion of the spine: implications for intradural spinal cord stimulator systems. pp. 290-1. Proceedings of the ASNR 51st Annual Meeting, Paper No. O-524.

Viljoen, S., Dalm, B. D., Reddy, C. G., Wilson, S., Smittkamp, C., Gillies, G. T. & Howard, M. A. (2013). Optimization of intradural spinal cord stimulator designs via analysis of thoracic spine imaging data. J Med Biol Eng, 33(2), 193-8. DOI: 10.5405/jmbe.1317.

Flouty, O., Oya, H., Kawasaki, H., Wilson, S., Reddy, C. G., Jeffery, N. D., Brennan, T. J., Gibson-Corley, K. N., Utz, M., Gillies, G. T. & Howard, M. A. (2012). A new device concept for directly modulating spinal cord pathways: initial in vivo experimental results. Physiol Meas, 33(12), 2003-15. PMID: 23151433.

Oya, H., Reddy, C., Dahdaleh, N. S., Wilson, S., Howard, M. A., Jeffery, N. D., Utz, M. & Gilles, G. T. (2012). Applier tool for intradural spinal cord implants. J Med Eng Technol., 36(3), 169-73. PMID: 22339111.

Edwards, J. R., Kulwin, C. G., Martin, S. E., Wilson, S., Ho, C. Y. & Fulkerson, D. H. (2012). Temporal and optic pathway pilomyxoid astrocytoma mimicking dural based lesion: case report and review of literature. Pediatr Neurosug, 48(4), 253-7. PMID: 23548417.

Wilson, S., Howard, M. A., Rossen, J. D., Brennan, T. J., Dalm, B. D., Dahdaleh, N. S., Utz, M. & Gilles, G. T. (2012). Pulsatile spinal cord surrogate for intradural neuromodulation studies. J Med Eng Technol, 36(1), 22-5. PMID: 22188575.

Wakisaka, Y., Miller, J. D., Chu, Y., Baumbach, G. L., Wilson, S., Faraci, F. M., Sigmund, C. D. & Heistad, D. D. (2008). Oxidative stress through activation of NAD(P)H oxidase in hypertensive mice with spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab, 28(6), 1175-85. PMID: 18301433.

Hitchon, P. W., Wilson, S. (2007). Chapter 37. Unilateral Discectomy Through a Midline Incision.