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Charles Munyon, MD, Appointed Director of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at Temple University Hospital

August 19, 2014

 

Charles Munyon, MD, has been appointed Director of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at Temple University Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Temple University School of Medicine.

 

Dr. Munyon specializes in neuromodulation for movement disorders and chronic pain, as well as surgical evaluation and treatment of medically intractable epilepsy. His research interests include neuroprosthetics, brain/computer interface, and neuromodulation for psychiatric disorders.

 

"Temple has an extraordinary legacy in the field of functional neurosurgery, dating back to the development of one of the first devices to permit precise targeting of specific structures within the brain," says Dr. Munyon. "I am deeply honored to be joining an institution with such a longstanding history of excellence and innovation."

 

"Functional neurosurgery is one of the most exciting facets of the surgical field – including the possibility of using deep brain stimulation to treat conditions such as obesity and substance abuse to post-traumatic stress disorder and depression," says Michael Weaver, MD, Chair of Neurosurgery at Temple University Hospital. "Dr. Munyon is an extremely talented surgeon who we believe is poised to take functional and restorative neurosurgery to the next level."

 

Dr. Munyon earned his medical degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed both a neurosurgical residency and a fellowship in functional and restorative neurosurgery at University Hospitals Case Western Medical Center in Cleveland.