Qualifications and experience
- Neurological Surgery, Cancers, Brain and Nervous System, Cancers - Brain Cancer, Brain and Nervous System - Pituitary Disorders, Brain and Nervous System - Brain Tumors
- Languages spoken
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program (1980)
University of Minnesota Medical School (1979)
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program (1985)
Cornell University (NY) (1975)
- Clinical interest for patients
I focus on Neuro-oncology and treating tumors including pituitary tumors, benign and malignant gliomas, spinal cord tumors, acoustic neuromas, complex skull base lesions and peripheral nerve injuries.
- Research interest for patients
Dr. Lillehei is Director of the Neurosurgery Neuro-Oncology laboratory with his research interests revolving around the treatment of malignant gliomas. In particular, he is interested in studying the role of the immune system in intracranial tumor recognition and eradication, and is exploring the use of various tumor vaccines as adjuvant therapy for the treatment of malignant gliomas.