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Howard J. Landy, M.D.

General Information

Howard J. Landy, M.D.

Languages

  • English

Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

CV

Specialties

  • Neurological Surgery

Roles

  • Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology

Clinical Interests

Stereotaxic surgery, movement disorders, epilepsy, tumor surgery, trigeminal neuralgia, stereotactic radiosurgery, critical care

Awards

Top Doctors (Castle Connolly)

Education

1987 Residency
University of Miami Affiliated Hospitals
1986 Senior Residency
1983 Junior - Neurological Surgery
University of Miami Affiliated Hospitals
1980 M.D.
University of Miami School of Medicine
1975 Undergraduate
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Publications

  • Pub Med Link
  • Falcone S, Landy H: Intraoperative Sonography. In Latchaw, Kucharczyk, Moseley (eds.): Imaging of the Nervous System: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications, Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia, pp1375-1394.
  • Landy HJ, Arias J, Green BA: Penetrating Injuries. In Tator C, Benzel E (eds): Contemporary Management of Spinal Cord Injury: From Impact to Rehabilitation. American Assn of Neurological Surgeons, pp 199-207.
  • Landy HJ, Lee TT: Nonpenetrating Spinal Cord Injury. In Weiner W (ed): Emergent and Urgent Neurology, Second Edition, Lippincott, Philadelphia, pp 275-288.
  • Landy HJ, Lee TT: Closed Head Trauma. In Weiner W (ed): Emergent and Urgent Neurology, Second Edition, Lippincott, Philadelphia, pp 255-274.
  • David CA, Landy HJ, Green BA: Penetrating Wounds of the Spine. In Wilkins R, Rengachary S. (eds): Neurosurgery, Second edition, pp 3055-3062.
  • Landy HJ: Post-traumatic epilepsy. In Tindall GT, Cooper PR, Barrow DL (eds): The Practice of Neurosurgery, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, pp 1623-1632.
  • Landy HJ, Arias J, Green BA: Penetrating Injuries. In Tator C, Benzel E (eds): Contemporary Management of Spinal Cord Injury. American Assn of Neurological Surgeons, pp 177-186.
  • Landy HJ: Head Injury and seizures. In Greenberg JJ (ed): Handbook of Head and Spine Trauma, Marcel Dekker, New York, pp 207-212.
  • Landy HJ, Schwade JG, Houdek PV, Feun L, Rodriguez M: Fractionated Stereotactic Radiation for Glioma. In Lunsford LD (ed): Stereotactic Radiosurgery Update, Elsevier, New York pp 421 424.
  • Tucci K, Landy HJ, Green BA, Eismont F: Trauma to the Spine. In Critchley EMR, Eisen A (eds): Diseases of the Spinal Cord, Springer Verlag, London, pp 409 428.
  • Landy HJ, Tucci K: Nonpenetrating Spinal Cord Injury. In Weiner W (ed): Emergent and Urgent Neurology, Lippincott, Philadelphia, pp 261 276.
  • Landy HJ, Tucci K: Closed Head Trauma. In Weiner W (ed): Emergent and Urgent Neurology, Lippincott, Philadelphia, pp 239 260.

Biography

Dr. Howard Landy was born in 1954 in Texas and grew up in South Florida. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, and he received his MD from the University of Miami in 1980. His internship in General Surgery and residency in Neurological Surgery were served at the University of Miami Affiliated Hospitals, completing his chief residency in 1987. During residency, he received special training in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery from his mentor, Dr. John Van Buren. His concentration in epilepsy surgery included significant experience in electroencephalography under the tutelage of Dr. Cosimo Ajmone-Marsan.

Dr. Landy joined the faculty of the Department of Neurological Surgery in 1986 with a practice subspecializing in neuro-oncology and functional/stereotactic surgery. In addition, he has spent time on spinal surgery and neurotrauma, and his practice has included adult and pediatric patients. His research interests have included both surgical epilepsy and neuro-oncology. A prime focus of his research has been the development of stereotactic radiosurgery. Research has included studies of radiobiology in both clinical and laboratory settings. This work initially involved fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery with linear accelerators. Since 1994, the emphasis has been on Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery, and Dr Landy is medical director of the Gamma Knife Institute at the UM/JMH Medical Center. Over the past several years, he has also returned to interests in neurocritical care and has an active research effort in digital signal processing techniques applied to intracranial pressure monitoring.

Dr. Landy is currently Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology and his current clinical practice includes mainly stereotactic radiosurgery and critical care in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit.

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