Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Michael Sather, MD

Michael Sather, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Disease Teams:
Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer

Research Interests

  • Therapeutics
  • Epilepsy
  • Neoplasms
  • Bone and Bones
  • Robotics
  • Electrodes
  • Seizures
  • Catheters
  • Lasers
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Neuroimmunomodulation

Recent Publications


the Pediatric Stereotactic Laser Ablation Workgroup 2020, 'Magnetic resonance–guided stereotactic laser ablation therapy for the treatment of pediatric brain tumors: a multiinstitutional retrospective study', Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 13-21.


Rohatgi, P, Jafrani, RJ, Brandmeir, NJ, Gilliam, FG, Fisher, TL & Sather, MD 2018, 'Robotic-Guided Bihippocampal and Biparahippocampal Depth Placement for Responsive Neurostimulation in Bitemporal Lobe Epilepsy', World neurosurgery, vol. 111, pp. 181-189.
Chiou, B, Lucassen, E, Sather, M, Kallianpur, A & Connor, J 2018, 'Semaphorin4A and H-ferritin utilize Tim-1 on human oligodendrocytes: A novel neuro-immune axis', Glia, vol. 66, no. 7, pp. 1317-1330.
Brandmeir, N & Sather, M 2019, 'Utilizing neuronavigation for virtual electrode representation and safe resection following SEEG; a technical report', British Journal of Neurosurgery, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 309-311.


Brandmeir, NJ & Sather, MD 2017, 'A technical report of robot-assisted stereotactic percutaneous rhizotomy', Pain Medicine (United States), vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 2512-2514.
Brandmeir, NJ & Sather, M 2018, 'Author response to: Stereotactic accuracy must be as high as possible in stereoelectroencephalography procedures', Journal of Robotic Surgery, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 387-388.
Brandmeir, NJ & Sather, MD 2017, 'Stereotactic laser ablation for hypothalamic hamartomas after SRS failure', Neurosurgical focus, vol. 42, no. 5, E18.
Brandmeir, NJ, Savaliya, S, Rohatgi, P & Sather, M 2018, 'The comparative accuracy of the ROSA stereotactic robot across a wide range of clinical applications and registration techniques', Journal of Robotic Surgery, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 157-163.

Clinical Trials Search

Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)