Dr. Peter Black practices Neurological Surgery in Boston, MA. As a Neurological Surgeon, Dr. Black prevents, diagnoses, evaluates, and treats disorders of the autonomic, peripheral, and central nervous systems. Neurological Surgeons are trained to treat such disorders as spinal canal stenosis, herniated discs, tumors, fractures, and spinal deformities, among many others.
Education and Training
McGill University Faculty of Medicine 1970
Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological SurgeryABNS
- Must physicians treat the "whole man" for proper medical care?
- Three definitions of death.
- The rationale for psychosurgery.
- Psychiatric diseases, informed consent, psychosurgery: a reply to Dr. Thomas Szasz.
- Sir Victor Horsley (1857-1916): pioneer of neurological surgery.
- Quantitatively determined survivin expression levels are of prognostic value in human gliomas.
- Neuroimaging in pediatric brain tumors: Gd-DTPA-enhanced, hemodynamic, and diffusion MR imaging compared with MR spectroscopic imaging.
- History of allergies and autoimmune diseases and risk of brain tumors in adults.
- Biochemical characterization of pediatric brain tumors by using in vivo and ex vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
- Frameless stereotaxy as an alternative to fluoroscopy for transsphenoidal surgery: use of the InstaTrak-3000 and a novel headset.
- Intraoperative magnetic resonance for the surgical treatment of lesions producing seizures.
- Low rate of venous thromboembolism after craniotomy for brain tumor using multimodality prophylaxis.
- IS20I, a specific alphavbeta3 integrin inhibitor, reduces glioma growth in vivo.
- Multiparametric MR assessment of pediatric brain tumors.
- Genetic polymorphisms in GSTM1, -P1, -T1, and CYP2E1 and the risk of adult brain tumors.
- Anticipatory anxiety in moderately to highly-anxious oral surgery patients as a screening model for anxiolytics: evaluation of alprazolam.
- Surgical navigation in the open MRI.
- Polio vaccination and risk of brain tumors in adults: no apparent association.
- The neurosurgeon as local oncologist: cellular and molecular neurosurgery in malignant glioma therapy.
- Intravascular delivery of neural stem cell lines to target intracranial and extracranial tumors of neural and non-neural origin.
- Evaluating requirements for spatial resolution of fMRI for neurosurgical planning.
- Cancer in first-degree relatives and risk of glioma in adults.
- Antiangiogenic therapy by local intracerebral microinfusion improves treatment efficiency and survival in an orthotopic human glioblastoma model.
- Metastasis and angiogenesis.
- Spectroscopic and perfusion magnetic resonance imaging predictors of progression in pediatric brain tumors.
- Occupation and risk of meningioma and acoustic neuroma in the United States.
- Meningiomas: updating basic science, management, and outcome.
- The prognostic significance of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase pathway activation in human gliomas.
- In vitro and in vivo activity of the nuclear factor-kappaB inhibitor sulfasalazine in human glioblastomas.
- Volume reconstruction techniques improve the correlation between histological and in vivo tumor volume measurements in mouse models of human gliomas.
- Decreases in ventricular volume correlate with decreases in ventricular pressure in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus patients who experienced clinical improvement after implantation with adjustable valve shunts.
- A randomized controlled study comparing rofecoxib, diclofenac sodium, and placebo in post-bunionectomy pain.
- Surgical resection for patients with solid brain metastases: current status.
- A low-field intraoperative MRI system for glioma surgery: is it worthwhile?
- Reproductive and hormonal factors and risk of brain tumors in adult females.
- Noninvasive magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging biomarkers to predict the clinical grade of pediatric brain tumors.
- Perspectives of cellular and molecular neurosurgery.
- Perspectives of Cellular and Molecular Neurosurgery.
- Survival rates in patients with low-grade glioma after intraoperative magnetic resonance image guidance.
- Therapy of hematogenous melanoma brain metastases with endostatin.
- Metacognition and false recognition in patients with frontal lobe lesions: the distinctiveness heuristic.
- Capturing intraoperative deformations: research experience at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
- Simple partial seizures with hemisensory phenomena and dysgeusia: an insular pattern.
- Statistical validation of brain tumor shape approximation via spherical harmonics for image-guided neurosurgery.
- Testing the angiogenic potential of cerebrovascular malformations by use of a rat
- Brain tumor tropism of transplanted human neural stem cells is induced by vascular endothelial growth factor.
- PEX-producing human neural stem cells inhibit tumor growth in a mouse glioma model.
- Delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase polymorphism and risk of brain tumors in adults.
- Development of guidelines for idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus: introduction.
- Diagnosing idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus.
- The value of supplemental prognostic tests for the preoperative assessment of idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus.
- Surgical management of idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus.
- Outcome of shunting in idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus and the value of outcome assessment in shunted patients.
- Epidemiology of intracranial meningioma.
- Survival rates and patterns of care for patients diagnosed with supratentorial low-grade gliomas: data from the SEER program, 1973-2001.
- Targeting of melanoma brain metastases using engineered neural stem/progenitor cells.
- Challenges in contemporary academic neurosurgery.
- Variation in genes relevant to aromatic hydrocarbon metabolism and the risk of adult brain tumors.
- Glioma-produced extracellular matrix influences brain tumor tropism of human neural stem cells.
- Supratentorial low-grade glioma resectability: statistical predictive analysis
- Temozolomide-mediated radiation enhancement in glioblastoma: a report on underlying mechanisms.
- Human neural stem cells target experimental intracranial medulloblastoma and deliver a therapeutic gene leading to tumor regression.
- Image-guided neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
- A genome-wide screen reveals functional gene clusters in the cancer genome and identifies EphA2 as a mitogen in glioblastoma.
- Marked genomic differences characterize primary and secondary glioblastoma subtypes and identify two distinct molecular and clinical secondary glioblastoma entities.
- Anaplastic variant of medulloblastoma mimicking a vestibular schwannoma.
- Aberrant splicing of cyclin-dependent kinase-associated protein phosphatase KAP increases proliferation and migration in glioblastoma.
- Non-rigid alignment of pre-operative MRI, fMRI, and DT-MRI with intra-operative MRI for enhanced visualization and navigation in image-guided neurosurgery.
- Continuous intracranial administration of suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) inhibits tumor growth in an orthotopic glioma model.
- Establishment of an in vivo meningioma model with human telomerase reverse transcriptase.
- The 1p-encoded protein stathmin and resistance of malignant gliomas to nitrosoureas.
- A recurrent craniopharyngioma illustrates the potential usefulness of urinary matrix metalloproteinases as noninvasive biomarkers: case report.
- Exogenous hormone use and meningioma risk: what do we tell our patients?
- Combination of high-resolution magic angle spinning proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and microscale genomics to type brain tumor biopsies.
- Matrix solution fixation: histology-compatible tissue preparation for MALDI mass spectrometry imaging.
- In vivo fate and therapeutic efficacy of PF-4/CTF microspheres in an orthotopic human glioblastoma model.
- Natural history of meningioma development in mice reveals: a synergy of Nf2 and p16(Ink4a) mutations.
- Application of open source image guided therapy software in MR-guided therapies.
- Specific genes expressed in association with progesterone receptors in meningioma.
- Hypertrophic olivary degeneration after resection of a cerebellar tumor.
- Compensation of geometric distortion effects on intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging for enhanced visualization in image-guided neurosurgery.
- The emerging field of third circulation research.
- The future of neurosurgery: a call to leadership.
- Solid-state NMR adiabatic TOBSY sequences provide enhanced sensitivity for multidimensional high-resolution magic-angle-spinning 1H MR spectroscopy.
- Genetic variation in insulin-like growth factors and brain tumor risk.
- Surgery for extra-axial tumors of the cerebral convexity and midline.
- DNA repair enzyme expression and differential response to temozolomide in a patient with both glioblastoma and metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.
- The development of ring-shaped contrast enhancement in a case of cerebellar dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor: case report.
- Surgery for convexity meningiomas.
- The Harvard Neurosurgical Service at the Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham & Women's Hospital, 1912-2007.
- Image-guided craniotomy for cerebral metastases: techniques and outcomes.
- Molecular classification of brain tumor biopsies using solid-state magic angle spinning proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and robust classifiers.
- Techniques and complications of external lumbar drainage for normal pressure
- A 24-year-old woman with intractable seizures: review of surgery for epilepsy.
- Local delivery of poly lactic-co-glycolic acid microspheres containing imatinib mesylate inhibits intracranial xenograft glioma growth.
- Occupational exposure to magnetic fields and the risk of brain tumors.
- Vascular endothelial growth factor-stimulated cerebral microvascular endothelial cells mediate the recruitment of neural stem cells to the neurovascular niche.
- Human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells expressing S-TRAIL as a cellular delivery vehicle for human glioma therapy.
- Origins of intraoperative MRI.
- Targeting rat brainstem glioma using human neural stem cells and human mesenchymal stem cells.
- Origins of intraoperative MRI.
- High-resolution magic angle spinning magnetic resonance spectroscopy detects glycine as a biomarker in brain tumors.
- Inhibition of thromboxane synthase activity improves glioblastoma response to alkylation chemotherapy.
- Imaging of meningioma progression by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry.
- Novel local drug delivery system using thermoreversible gel in combination with
- SNAI2/Slug promotes growth and invasion in human gliomas.
- Scale to predict survival after surgery for recurrent glioblastoma multiforme.
- Genomic profiling reveals alternative genetic pathways of meningioma malignant progression dependent on the underlying NF2 status.
- The XIV World Congress of Neurosurgery: August 30-September 4, 2009, Boston, Massachusetts.
- Selected human leukocyte antigen class II polymorphisms and risk of adult glioma.
- A new metric for detecting change in slowly evolving brain tumors: validation in meningioma patients.
- Neurosurgery certification in member societies of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS). The Americas.
- Neurosurgery certification in member societies of the WFNS: Europe.
- Al Rhoton as neurosurgeon of the year.
- Neurosurgery certification in member societies of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies: Asia.
- Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus.
- Neurosurgery certification in member societies of the WFNS: Africa and the Middle East.
- Neurosurgery certification in member societies of the WFNS: global overview.
- Imaging of human mesenchymal stromal cells: homing to human brain tumors.
- Immediate titanium mesh cranioplasty for treatment of postcraniotomy infections.
- The management of skull base tumors.
- Alternative splicing of CHEK2 and codeletion with NF2 promote chromosomal instability in meningioma.
- World Neurosurgery Neurosurgeon of the Year 2012: Liangfu Zhou.
- Madjid Samii: neurosurgeon of the year 2013.
- Comparative effectiveness of frame-based, frameless, and intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging-guided brain biopsy techniques.
- The birth of World Neurosurgery.
- World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies: 2009-2013.
- Are patient-reported outcome instruments for ankylosing spondylitis fit for purpose for the axial spondyloarthritis patient? A qualitative and psychometric analysis.
- 1988 Fellowship of the Amer. College of Surgeons
- 1998 Dennis Thomson Compasionate Care Award
- 1995 Distinguished Service Award AANS/CNS
- Children's Brain Tumor 2004 Pioneer Award
- Massachusetts General Hospital 1970
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