Innovations Spotlight

Dr. Gene Barnett Receives Innovation Honor for Neuronavigation Advancements

03/27/2018

Dr. Gene Barnett Receives Innovation Honor for Neuronavigation Advancements

In the early 1980s, Cleveland Clinic neurosurgeon Gene Barnett, MD, MBA, had an “aha” moment when he saw an advertisement for a 3-D digitizer and envisioned how the technology could be used to map brain tumors. The ultimate result was his invention of the first of the frameless, freehand neuronavigation systems that have since become the standard used around the world for brain and spine surgery.


Cleveland Clinic Caregivers Recognized for Innovation

03/19/2018

Cleveland Clinic Caregivers Recognized for Innovation

Crain's Cleveland Business recently recognized a handful of area physicians who demonstrate a commitment to innovation and excellence to benefit their patients and the Northeast Ohio community. Three Cleveland Clinic innovators made the grade: Mark Horattas, MD, Cleveland Clinic Akron’s Chairman of Surgery; Chirag Shah, MD, Director of Clinical Research in Breast Radiation Oncology; and Michael Vogelbaum, MD, Associate Director of the Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center.


A Mission for the Ages: Cleveland Clinic’s BrainX Team Takes a Leading Role in the Artificial Intelligence Revolution

03/09/2018

A Mission for the Ages: Cleveland Clinic’s BrainX Team Takes a Leading Role in the Artificial Intelligence Revolution

Artificial Intelligence is coming to healthcare.
 
While it may seem far away now (perhaps just a speck on the horizon), it’s becoming harder and harder to ignore the warnings that it’s getting bigger, it’s gaining speed, and it’s heading right for us.
 


Top 10 Update: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

03/01/2018

Top 10 Update: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Last year, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery was named #8 on the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2018. ERAS programs consist of a variety of methods including encouraging patient mobility and employing pain methods other than opioids.


Conversations on Healthcare: An Interview with Peter O’Neill

02/26/2018

Conversations on Healthcare: An Interview with Peter O’Neill

Peter O’Neill, Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations, was recently interviewed by “Conversations on Healthcare.”


How Cancer Stem Cells Drive Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

02/22/2018

How Cancer Stem Cells Drive Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A new study from the labs of Justin Lathia, PhD, and Ofer Reizes, PhD, both of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, identifies a never-before described survival pathway in cancer stem cells (CSCs) that may serve as a potential target for new triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) treatment therapies


Cleveland Clinic researchers report new therapy successfully reverses Alzheimer

02/21/2018

Cleveland Clinic researchers report new therapy successfully reverses Alzheimer's in mice

Last week, Dr. Riqiang Yan of the Lerner Research Institute announced in a publication that a new therapy has successfully reversed Alzheimer’s disease in mice.


Inventor Story: Dan Cantillon, MD Discusses the Impact of the eCMU

02/19/2018

Inventor Story: Dan Cantillon, MD Discusses the Impact of the eCMU

Hear from Dan Cantillon, MD of the Heart and Vascular Institute on how his invention, the eCMU, has transformed hospital patient monitoring at Cleveland Clinic.


Top 10 Update: Scalp Cooling for Reducing Chemotherapy Induced Hair Loss

02/16/2018

Top 10 Update: Scalp Cooling for Reducing Chemotherapy Induced Hair Loss

In October 2017, Scalp Cooling for Reducing Chemotherapy Induced Hair Loss was named #10 on the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2018. This technology works by cooling the scalp down by a few degrees before, during, and after chemotherapy treatments.


Top 10 Update: Neuromodulation to Treat Sleep Apnea

02/15/2018

Top 10 Update: Neuromodulation to Treat Sleep Apnea

Neuromodulation to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea was listed as #2 on the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2018. Companies are now marketing an implant that in which stimulation is used to open key airway muscles throughout the night.


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