Patients & Families

Epilepsy patient donates part of his brain to science while he – and his healthy tissue – is still alive

Dr. Jeffrey Ojemann’s patient, Gary Williams, underwent microsurgery to remove the part of his brain responsible for debilitating seizures. Williams agreed to donate the small bit of healthy tissue that had to be removed during the operation for scientific analysis.

Wounded Mount Vernon police officer sent home after being successfully treated at Harborview

On February 14th, Officer Mike McClaurghy returned home after a miraculous recovery from a gun shot wound to the head. Neurological Surgery Professor and Chair Richard Ellenbogen, who oversaw Officer McClaurghy's treatment, was interviewed for the story.