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Dr DAVIDE GIAMPICCOLO
Deparment of Clinical and Experimentlal Epilepsy, UCL Institute of Neurology
Victor Horsley Department of Neurosurgery, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
London
WC1N 3BG
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Appointment
  • Student
  • UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography

I am a neurosurgical fellow at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and at Cleveland Clinic London Hospital, and a PhD student in Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy at the Institute of Neurology at University College London (Ms. A. Miserocchi, Dr. F. Chowdhury, Prof. J.S. Duncan).

 

My work focuses on functional neuroanatomy and connectomics to improve seizure and cognitive outcome in resective surgery. Having  completed my neurosurgical training with Prof. Francesco Sala and Prof. Hugues Duffau I have a keen interest in direct white matter stimulation for network preservation during awake surgery. Together with Professor Duffau I recently proposed a reappraisal of current anatomical models for language function (Giampiccolo and Duffau, Brain, 2022). 

Research Summary

In a brain where cognition, emotion and goal-directed behavior arise from the spatiotemporal integration of parallel and interconnected large-scale, distributed networks, disconnection leads to dysfunction. My work focuses on the functional neuroanatomy of white matter tracts as identified with tractography and direct electrical stimulation during awake and asleep epilepsy and oncological surgery to identify brain networks that are dysfunctional and should be disconnected (i.e. epileptogenic networks) and those that are functionally essential must be preserved (i.e. language, executive control, movement, vision) in the individual patient to improve surgical outcome.

Appointments
25-APR-2022 Neurosurgical complex epilepsy fellow and PhD candidate Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, United Kingdom
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