Prof Peter Le Roux


LeRoux PhotoPeter Le Roux MD FACS is Co-Director of the Brain and Spine Center at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, PA, USA and Professor of Neurosurgery in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. He received his medical degree and doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and trained in Neurosurgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA. This included training at Atkinson Morley Hospital in London, England and research at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France.

Dr. Le Roux has a longstanding record in translational research in brain resuscitation and recovery and is an internationally known expert in subarachnoid hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury management and neurocritical care. He is the editor of several textbooks including: “Management of Cerebral Aneurysms” (Elsevier, 2004) and “Monitoring in Neurocritical Care (Elsevier 2013), and a Section Editor (Basic Science) for Youman's Neurological Surgery (2010). He has contributed to the traumatic brain injury guidelines for Emergency Neurological Life Support and the International Olympic Committee.

His research crosses several disciplines and he was a recent member of the Board of Directors and Executive for the Neurocritical Care Society, is co-chair of the Neurocritical Care Research Network that includes 150 Neurocritical Care Units around the world, a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Committee for the Enhancement of Neurosurgical Research and is co-chair of the International Consensus on Multimodality Monitoring sponsored by the ESICM, the NCS and the SCCM.

Dr. Le Roux has been recognized with the Young Neurosurgeon Award from the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, the Charles A. Elsberg Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and is listed in US News and World Report's 'Top Doctors'; Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who in the World and America’s Top Surgeons.

Dr Le Roux is a member of several NIH study sections and reviews research proposals for the US Army Medical Research and Material Command, the American Heart Association, the Medical Research Council in the United Kingdom, the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust in London, UK, the Medical Research Council in South Africa and the French National Research Agency among others. He reviews manuscripts for several journals including Critical Care Medicine; the Journal for Neurosurgery, Neurology and Psychiatry; Lancet – Neurology; Neurobiology of Disease; ISEE/ASM Transactions; Circulation; Journal of Neuroscience, Brain Research, Intensive Care Medicine and Neurocritical Care among other journals. He is an Associate Editor for Neurotrauma for Neurosurgery and on the Editorial Board of The Neuroradiology Journal.

Dr. Le Roux presently is the prinicpal investigator in several Industry and NIH supported research projects in TBI, including a Phase II, randomized controlled trial of brain tissue oxygen monitoring. He is part of the Care Standardization Committee for ProTECT, an NIH/NINDS Phase III trial, a member of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board for the IMPACT-24 study, an international, multicenter Phase III stroke trial, and part of the external advisory board for ALISAH, a multicenter trial in subarachnoid hemorrhage. In addition he is co-PI in two international research consortia: the Neuroimaging in Coma Emergence and Recovery (NICER) consortium and the Subarachnoid Hemorrhage International Trialists Repository (SAHIT). Dr. Le Roux also is a Dana Foundation fellow to examine the treatment of sports-related concussion.

He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Edge Therapeutics and Cerebrotech and provides regular consultation for Integra LifeSciences, Depuy-Synthes, Codman, Orsan, and Neurologica.


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