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Michael G. DeCuypere, MD, PhD

Michael G. DeCuypere, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Neurosurgery; Eleanor Clarke Research Scholar in Developmental Neurobiology Research Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Director of Translational Research and Clinical Trials in Neurosurgery

Language: English

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About Me

Michael DeCuypere, MD, PhD, joined the Division of Neurosurgery at Lurie Children’s in 2021. In addition to his work as a pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. DeCuypere is the Director of Translational Research and Clinical Trials in Neurosurgery.

Dr. DeCuypere’s (pronounced di-cy-per) clinical interests include pediatric brain tumors and minimally invasive neurosurgery, and his research interests focus on developing new treatment modalities for tumors in clinical trials.


Dr. DeCuypere received his medical degree and doctorate from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed his residency at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Neurosurgery and The Semmes-Murphy Neurologic and Spine Institute, followed by a fellowship at the Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. In addition to fellowship training in Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Dr. DeCuypere is an author of more than 20 publications and several book chapters.

Lurie Children’s stellar reputation and focus on dynamic innovation drew Dr. DeCuypere to Chicago. His drive is to develop the footprint of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery in greater roles in research and clinical trial development, solidifying Lurie Children’s position as a national hub for pediatric brain research and treatment in collaboration with the renowned multidisciplinary pediatric brain tumor program with the Division of Neuro-oncology at Lurie Children's Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. 

Clinical Interests: Pediatric brain tumors and minimally invasive neurosurgery

Education & Training

Education: The University of Tennessee Health and Science Center, College of Medicine, Memphis, TN, 2010 (MD/PhD); The University of Tennessee Neuroscience Institute, Memphis, TN, 2009 (Doctor of Philosophy)

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, 2016-2017; Fellowship in minimally invasive neurosurgical oncology and complex intracranial and skull base endoscopy, Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2015-2016; Residency in neurological surgery, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Neurosurgery and The Semmes-Murphy Neurologic and Spine Institute, Memphis, TN, 2010-2016

Research

Research Interests: Developing new treatment modalities for tumors in clinical trials

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