Dr. Joseph Madsen, MD

Dr. Joseph Madsen, MD

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Age 63
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Dr. Joseph Madsen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Harvard-Mit Program In Health, Science, and Technology in 1981 and specializes in neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery.Read his story

300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115

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(617) 355-6008

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This content was provided by Dr. Madsen "I am a pediatric neurosurgeon with a strong interest in innovative approaches to the dynamic brain maladies of children, especially epilepsy and hydrocephalus. My clinical efforts are closely tied to my research program, the Neurodynamics Laboratory. I received my medical degree in 1981 from a joint program poised uniquely at the intersection between engineering and medicine, the Harvard-MIT Program in Health, Science and Technology. I hold the Webster Family Chair in Neurosurgery and Neuroengineering at Boston Children's Hospital, direct the hospital's Epilepsy Surgery Program and am an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. My work is multidisciplinary and focused on applying engineering and mathematical approaches to my practice. I have brought several innovations to clinical practice. These include a new technique to monitor shunt flow in patients with hydrocephalus, including the use of cardiac-gated MRI scans, thermal detection of shunt flow, and a valve massager technology. I have also developed a new technique to predict seizure focus using intracranial data gathered from implanted electrodes, which will one day allow surgeons like myself to better plan epilepsy surgeries. My practice has grown in part because of successful patient approaches developed during planning of such research programs. I also have a strong interest in improving pediatric neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery abroad, specifically in China. In that context, I have been an adjunct professor in functional neurosurgery at Xuanwu Hospital, affiliated with Capitol Medical University, Bejing Institute of Functional Neurosurgery. I have been specifically working on a mechanism to review surgical cases in real time with colleagues at Beijing's Children's Hospital."
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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

8  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Fetal Surgery
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neurological Testing
  • Neurosurgical Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Harvard-Mit Program In Health, Science, and Technology
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Beth Irael Deaconess Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

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Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Saved my daughter's life. Made sure we understood everything before doing a hemispherectomy. Took time every day to check up on her even after being in a different surgery all day. Sooooo lucky to have him so close to home
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