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Craig G. van Horne, MD, PhD

Vice Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Co-director, Brain Restoration Center
Virginia T. Barrow Endowed Chair
| 4.81 out of 5
32 ratings | 7 comments
Craig G. van Horne, MD, PhD
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Specialties

  • Movement Disorders
  • Neurosurgery
  • Conditions treated

    Parkinson’s disease,  Essential tremor,  Dystonia,  Epilepsy,  Spinal cord tumors
  • About

    Dr. Craig van Horne is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in neurosurgery who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders. His research focuses on innovative surgical treatment strategies for Parkinson’s disease.

    Since his days as an undergraduate, van Horne has been interested in neuro-regeneration and the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. While working on his bachelor’s degree in biology at Williams College in Massachusetts, he completed an honors thesis in neurobiology, transplanting peripheral nerve tissue to the central nervous system in goldfish. During his MD-PhD studies at the University of Colorado, van Horne expanded his work on neuro-transplantation for his doctoral thesis, focusing on an animal model of Parkinson’s disease.

    Van Horne completed his residency in neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he later served on the neurosurgery faculty. After 20 years in Boston, he moved to Kentucky to join UK HealthCare, where he practices as a neurosurgeon and serves as co-director of the Brain Restoration Center (BRC), part of the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. As a leader of the BRC, van Horne collaborates with a multidisciplinary team that is helping patients find relief from movement disorder symptoms while also pursuing innovative treatments in the fight against Parkinson’s.

    Van Horne is the Virginia T. Barrow Endowed Chair at UK and a professor of neurosurgery in the UK College of Medicine. He is currently leading a first-of-its-kind clinical study on “DBS+,” a novel approach to Parkinson’s treatment that involves transplanting peripheral nerve tissue into the brain during deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery.

    Faculty Rank

    Professor of Neurosurgery

    Degree

    University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora

    Residency

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Neurological Surgery

  • Ratings & Reviews

    | 4.81 out of 5
    32 ratings |7 comments

    The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    May, 2019
    Very good experiences.

    May, 2019
    I am always impressed with the level of care and respect I get a UK.

    May, 2019
    We could not ask for better care.

    March, 2019
    we live in Louisville so they get our appointment at about 1:30 so we can get there at a reasonable time to. Craig Vanhorn is a great Parkinson's doctor , he saved my wife's life,we love him,he is great!!!!!

    February, 2019
    Great experience! *Dr. van Home is the best.

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