The A. Watson Armor III and Sarah Armour Presidential Chair and Residency Research Director
Roy A.E. Bakay, MD, specializes in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. A leading authority on the surgery for movement disorders, Bakay has been funded by the National Institutes of Health to study pallidotomy and deep brain stimulation. He also directs neuroanatomical research and has chosen to focus his current studies on neural tissue transplantation and gene therapy techniques.
Bakay earned his medical degree from NorthwesternUniversity in Chicago in 1975 and completed his residency training in neurological surgery six years later at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Following his residency, Bakay held a fellowship in neuronal plasticity through the National Institute of Health. He then continued his career at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He is a topic editor for the Journal of Neurosurgery. Bakay has a research grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH), Veterans Administration, American Parkinson's Disease Association, Titan Pharmaceutical, Bayer Healthcare, and Medtronic Inc. Bakay joined the Department of Neurosurgery at Rush in 2000. He is the author of four books, 56 chapters, 153 journal articles and 314 other publications.
As a thought leader in his field, industry will sometimes ask for Bakay’s input in development. Bakay currently has a consulting contract with Medtronic, Inc. Medtronic, Inc. also provides the Department of Neurosurgery with support for the training of the functional fellow. Your surgeon may or may not use products from this company, and your surgeon receives no compensation for his clinical use of any products from this company. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please ask your surgeon.