Professor Hugues Duffau

Hugues Duffau

Prof Duffau trained at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris where he later developed clinical and research interests in the surgical treatment of intrinsic brain tumours. Five years ago he became a Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Hôpital Gui de Chauliac, University of Montpellier in France. At the Institute of Neurosciences of Montpellier he leads a team studying lasticity of the central nervous system, human stem cells and glial tumors (INSERM U583). He and his teams have accummulated a great deal of experience in the management of gliomas, especially low grade gliomas, and this together with Prof Duffau’s seminal work on intraoperative funcional brain mapping, understanging of speach nad other higher mental function as well as brain plasticity has been published in numerous important scientific journals. Professor Duffau is a popular invited speaker in national and international meetings. Many of the observations and hypotheses relating to the function of brain, especially in the context of glioma is summarised in his recent publication “Brain Mapping: From Neural Basis of Cognition to Surgical Applications”. (Click on the book to see details. For more titles visit our Bookstore.)

Written by Thomas Santarius