Jeffrey G. Ojemann, MD

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Job Title
Vice Chairman and Professor of Neurological Surgery
Richard G. Ellenbogen Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery
SVP and Chief Medical Officer, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Adjunct Professor of Radiology

Dr. Ojemann is Vice-Chair for Discovery and Professor in the UW Department of Neurological Surgery. He earned his MD and completed a residency in neurosurgery as well as a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He also served as epilepsy surgery fellow at the University of Washington. Dr. Ojemann’s clinical focus is on the surgical treatment of epilepsy and tumors near the eloquent cortex along with general pediatric neurosurgery.  

Research Interests

Memory functional MRI changes with epilepsy surgery; the role of flumazenil PET in the presurgical evaluation of seizures; and electrical brain signals in memory and language and higher cognitive deficits in neurosurgical patients.


Medical Education

Washington University School of Medicine


Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University


Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University


St. Louis Children's Hospital

University of Washington

Board Certification
American Board of Neurological Surgery - 2002
Contact Information

Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE, M/S OA.9.220
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 987-1462




  • Ojemann GA, Ojemann JG, Haglund M, Holmes M, and Lettich E: "Visually related activity in human temporal cortical neurons".  In: Functional Organisation of the Human Visual Cortex, Gulyas B, Ottoson D, Roland P, eds., Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1993, pp 279-289.
  • Ojemann JG and Vollmer DG:  "Neurosurgical Emergencies". In: The Washington Manual of Surgery. Baumann D, Creswell L, Doherty G, Goss J, Lairamore T, eds. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1997.
  • Ojemann JG and Dacey RG: “Neurosurgical Emergencies”. In:The Washington Manual of Surgery, 2nd ed. Doherty G, Meko J, Olson J, Peplinski G, Worrall N, eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 1999.
  • Toga AW, Ojemann GA, Ojemann JG, and Cannestra AF. “Intraoperative Brain Mapping”. In: Brain Mapping: The Disorders. Mazziotta J, Toga A, and Frackowiak R, eds. San Diego: Academic Press, 2000.
  • Ojemann JG and Park TS. “Surgical Treatment: Surgery and Outcome”, In: Pediatric Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Therapy, 2nd ed, Pellock , Dodson WE, and Bourgeois BFD, eds. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2001.
  • Lu JJ, Ojemann JG, and Dacey RG, Jr: “Neurosurgical Emergencies” In: The Washington Manual of Surgery, 3rd ed., 2001.
  • Ojemann JG. Surgical treatment of pediatric epilepsy. Seminars in Neurosurgery 13:71-80, 2002.
  • Leonard JR and Ojemann JG: “Dandy-Walker Malformation” In: Youman’s Neurological Surgery, Winn HR, ed., Saunders, 2003.
  • Ojemann JG and Park TS: “Surgery of the Hippocampus”, In: Treatment of Epilepsy, 2nd ed., Shorvon S, Fish D, Dodson WE, Perucca E, eds., Blakewell, 2003.
  • Ojemann JG. “Medical and Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy”, In: Principles of Neurosurgery, 2nd ed., Rengachary S and Ellenbogen R, eds., Elsevier Mosby, 2004.
  • Ojemann JG. Managing Epilepsy III: Surgery for intractable epilepsy. Nep J Neuroscience 1:92-97, 2004.
  • Ojemann JG: “Preoperative Assessment of Temporal Lobe Function with fMRI”, In: Epilepsy Surgery: Principles and Controversies, Miller JW and Silbergeld DL, eds. Taylor & Francis, 2006.
  • Ojemann JG: “Hemicorticectomy”, In: Epilepsy Surgery: Principles and Controversies, Miller JW and Silbergeld DL, eds. Taylor & Francis, 2006.
  • Hakimian S and Ojemann JG: “Neurosurgical treatment is important for nonlesional extratemporal epilepsy”, In: Epilepsy Surgery: Principles and Controversies, Miller JW and Silbergeld DL, eds. Taylor & Francis, 2006.
  • Wanebo JE, Ojemann JG, Dacey RG Jr: “Supratentorial lobar arteriovenous malformations”, In: Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations, Stieg PE, Batjer JJ, and Sampson D, eds. New York: Informa Healthcare, 2007.
  • Ojemann JG: “Epilepsy”, In: McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009.
  • Ojemann JG: “Tailored temporal lobectomy techniques”, In: Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery: Preoperative assessment and surgical treatment, Çataltepe O and Jallo GI, eds, New York: Thieme, 2010.
  • Miller KJ and Ojemann JG: “A simple, spectral-change based, electrocorticographic brain-computer interface”, In: Brain-Computer Interfaces: Revolutionizing Human-Computer Interaction, Graimann B, Allison B, Pfurtscheller G, eds: Frontiers Collection, 2010.
  • Tungaraza R, Guan J, Shapiro L, Brinkley J, Ojemann J, Franklin J. A Similarity Retrieval Tool for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Statistical Maps. International Journal of Biomedical Data Mining. 2 (2013), Article ID 235531, doi:10.4303/ijbdm/235531 ASHDIN publishing
  • Loring DW, Gaillard WD, Bookheimer SY, Meador KJ, Ojemann JG. Cortical cartography reveals political and physical maps. Epilepsia. 2014 May;55(5):633-7. doi: 10.1111/epi.12553. Epub 2014 May 9.
  • Drane DL, Loring DW, Voets NL, Price M, Ojemann JG, Willie JT, Saindane AM, Phatak V, Ivanisevic M, Millis S, Helmers SL, Miller JW, Meador KJ, Gross RE. In response: Naming and recognition after laser amygdalohippocampotomy: Is the hippocampus involved? Epilepsia. 2015 Aug;56(8):1318-9. doi: 10.1111/epi.13065 PMC4523895.
  • Ojemann J. Editorial: Noninvasive biomarkers: are we there yet? J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Oct;18(4):393-395. Epub 2016 Jun 17.
  • Ojemann JG. Editorial: Passive language mapping. J Neurosurg. 2016 Dec;125(6):1577-1579. Epub 2016 Mar 18.
  • Amlie-Lefond C, Ojemann JG. Neonatal Hemorrhagic Stroke. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Mar 1;171(3):220-221. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.4466.
  • Prince E, Hakimian S, Ko AL, Ojemann JG, Kim MS, Miller JW. Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Epilepsy. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2017 Sep;17(9):63. doi:10.1007/s11910-017-0772-8. Review.
  • Laoprasert P, Ojemann JG, Handler MH. Insular epilepsy surgery. Epilepsia. 2017 Apr;58 Suppl 1:35-45. doi: 10.1111/epi.13682. Review.
  • Wellons JC III, Grant G, Krieger MD, Ragheb J, Robinson S, Weprin B, Ojemann J: Editorial. Early lessons in the management of COVID-19 for the pediatric neurosurgical community from the leadership of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons. J Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 2020,
  • Parikh SR, Avansino JR, Dick AAS, Enriquez BK, Geiduschek JM, Martin LD, McDonald RA, Yandow SM, Zerr DM, Ojemann JG.  Rapid preparatory pediatric surgery countermeasures to COVID-19 at Seattle Children’s Hospital through collaborative multi-disciplinary incident command. J American College of Surgeons, 2020;231(2):269-274.e1. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2020.04.012