Gamma Knife Perfexion radiosurgery is the most advanced technology available in radiosurgery and has become the ‘gold’ standard in treatment of brain abnormalities. It is safe, non-invasive, and directs 192 cobalt radiation beams precisely to destroy tumor cells or deactivate growth. Since 2003, the Neurosurgical team at MidMichigan Medical Center has treated over 1,000 patients. With the Gamma Knife, we have the ability to treat conditions such as acoustic neuromas (schwannomas), arteriovenous malformations (AVM), gliomas, meningiomas, metastatic brain tumors, pituitary adenomas, and trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux).
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|Dr. Brian Copeland is the Medical Director of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery and Senior Staff Neurosurgeon at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland, MI. Dr. Copeland has over 14 years experience using the Gamma Knife and has treated over 1,000 patients with this technology.
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Columbia University, New York, NY
s General Surgical Residency – University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, MN
Neurosurgical Residency – Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
Gamma Knife Training
s Gamma Knife Training Course, Scripps Hospital, San Diego, CA, 1995.
International Leksell Gamma Knife Society: Various Locations, 2000, 2006, 2008.
Leksell Gamma Knife Model C Training: MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland, MI, 2003.
Gamma GammaPlan Advanced Training Course: Norcross, GA, 2003.
Principles and Practice of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery: Pittsburgh, PA, 2003.
Leksell Gamma Knife Treatment Reporter Training: Vienna, Austria, 2004.
Leksell Gamma Plan Advanced Training: Stockholm, Sweden, 2005.
Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion™ Clinical Introductory Training Course: Marseille, France, 2007.
Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion™ Technical and Applications Introductory Course: Stockholm, Sweden, 2007.
Diplomat – American Board of Neurological Surgery
s Head, Division of Neurosurgery, Scripps Clinic Medical Group, La Jolla, CA
s Chairman, Department of Neurosciences and Chief of Neurosurgery, San Diego Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA
s Faculty Member, University of California San Diego School of Medicine.
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery: 14 years experience
Gamma Knife Procedures: Has performed over 1,000
Representative Presentations and Papers Professional Memberships
1. Gallen CC, Aung MA, Waltz TA, Copeland BR, Schwartz BJ: Rapid noninvasive presurgical neuromagnetic mapping of somatosensory cortex. Presented: Western EEG Society, February 13, 1992.
2. Gallen CC, Schwartz BJ, Waltz TA, Copeland BR, Sobel DS, Aung MA, Bloom FA: Magnetic source imaging (MSI): Direct intraoperative verification of neuromagnetic localizations of somarosensory evoked and slow wave fields using a large array biomagnetometer. Presented: Society for Neuroscience, April, 1992.
Copeland B: Brain tumors. In: Encyclopedia of Human Biology, 2nd edition, Vol. 2, 255-260, 1997.
del Zoppo G, Copeland B: It’s time for a newsletter on thrombolytic therapy. Thrombolysis update I(1):1-4, 1998.
Copeland BR, Mehta R, Kotecha R, Vedula R, Langrill L: Dose rate and efficacy in gamma knife radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia. Presented: Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Seoul, South Korea, 2006.
Factors influencing outcome and complications in Gamma Knife Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia. Presented: Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Quebec, Canada, May 2008.
s American Medical Association
s American Association of Neurological Surgeons
s American College of Surgeons
s Congress of Neurological Surgeons
s San Diego Academy of Neurological Surgeons
s American Association of Neurological Surgeons-Vascular Section
s American Association of Neurological Surgeons-Section on Tumors
s Leksell Gamma Knife Society
s American Board of Neurological Surgery