November 8, 2018

Erika Petersen M.D. – The Face of Neurosurgery in Arkansas

Dr. Erika Petersen was featured in the AY Magazine as the Face of Neurosurgery in the State of Arkansas.

“Erika Petersen, M.D., became the first female neurosurgery faculty member at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2010. Petersen was recruited to the school to build and direct a program in functional neurosurgery and neuromodulation.  The program began with three collaborating doctors and has grown to more than a dozen practitioners who are focused on minimally invasive surgery and neuromodulation for restoration of neurological function. Dr. Petersen uses implantable devices in the brain and spine to improve movement disorders and decrease pain. For example, deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease restores a patient’s independence by improving their balance and movement, while spinal cord stimulation reduces pain and improves function without opioids.  Dr. Petersen’s work is representative of the UAMS Neurosciences division’s mission of bringing world class care for the brain and spine close to home.”

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