Dr. Ojemann received his undergraduate and doctorate degrees at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. After completing his neurological surgery residency at University of Washington medical centers, he began a distinguished career as a neurosurgeon and researcher specializing in epilepsy, joining the University of Washington faculty in 1966.
Dr. Franck Kalume is a principal investigator in the Center for Integrative Brain Research (CIBR) at Seattle Children's Research Institute, and an associate professor in the departments of neurological surgery, pharmacology and global health at the University of Washington. He received a BS in biology from LeMoyne-Owen College and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington, under the mentorship of Professor William A. Catterall, in the Department of Pharmacology.
Dr. Ojemann is Vice-Chair for Research and Discovery and a UW professor in Neurological Surgery particular interest in the surgical treatment of epilepsy and of tumors near the brain tissue needed for thinking and speaking.
He completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship after his residency in neurological surgery and specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and pediatric epilepsy surgery.