Capital Region Special Surgery medical office Albany, NY

A multi-disciplinary practice dedicated to state-of-the-art care.

Medical specialists Albany New York

Michelle Bahn, MD

Michelle Bahn, MD

Board Certified Neurosurgeon

Dr. Michelle Bahn is a neurosurgeon specializing in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery. She has extensive experience in treating diseases of the brain and spine, and she has special interest in degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, and brain tumors. She also is an expert at treating diseases of the peripheral nerves including carpal tunnel syndrome.

Dr. Bahn graduated with honors from the University of California at San Diego. She studied medicine at the St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis Missouri where she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society. Dr. Bahn completed her neurosurgical training at the University of Minnesota, after completing a fellowship in functional neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Bahn has also done extensive research at both St. Louis University and Washington University on brain tumors and stroke.  Dr. Bahn is fully trained, certified, and credentialed in the Novalis stereotactic radiosurgery system. This is the newest generation of shaped beam microradiosurgery for the treatment brain and spinal tumors.

Dr. Bahn has written book chapters on functional neurosurgery and has a number of publications on brain tumor research. (Names on publications appear as ‘Won’ which is her maiden name.)  Dr. Bahn is fluent in Korean.

Book Chapters

Won, E. K., U. Samadani and G.H. Baltuch. Multiple sclerosis, post-stroke and post-traumatic tremor: patient selection and surgical results. Surgical Management of Movement Disorders. Eds G.H. Baltuch and M. Stern 2005

Won, E.K., H.E. Ellamushi, U. Samadani and G.H. Baltuch. Essential tremor: Patient selection/technique/surgical results. Surgical Management of Movement Disorders. Eds G.H. Baltuch and M. Stern 2005

Original Articles

Waheed A, Pham T, Won M, Okuyama T, Sly WS. Human carbonic anhydrase IV: in vitro activation and purification of disulfide-bonded enzyme following __expression in Escherichia coli. Protein Expr Purif. 1997 Mar;9(2):279-87. Behrens MM, Strasser U, Heidinger V, Lobner D, Yu SP, McDonald JW, Won M, Choi DW. Selective activation of group II mGluRs with LY354740 does not prevent neuronal excitotoxicity. Neuropharmacology. 1999 Oct;38(10):1621-30. Chicoine MR, Won EK, Zahner MC. Intratumoral injection of lipopolysaccharide causes regression of subcutaneously implanted mouse glioblastoma multiforme. Neurosurgery. 2001 Mar;48(3):607-14; discussion 614-5.

Adzamli K, Yablonskiy DA, Chicoine MR, Won EK, Galen KP, Zahner MC, Woolsey TA, Ackerman JJ. Albumin-binding MR blood pool agents as MRI contrast agents in an intracranial mouse glioma model. Magn Reson Med. 2003 Mar;49(3):586-90.

Won EK, Zahner MC, Grant EA, Gore P, Chicoine MR. Analysis of the antitumoral mechanisms of lipopolysaccharide against glioblastoma multiforme. Anticancer Drugs. 2003 Jul;14(6):457-66.

Chicoine MR, Zahner MC, Won EK, Kalra RR, Kitamura T, Perry A, Higashikubo R. The in vivo antitumoral effects of lipopolysaccharide against glioblastoma multiforme are mediated in part by Toll-like receptor 4. Neurosurgery. 2007 Feb;60(2):372-80; discussion 381.

Halpern C, Hurtig H, Jaggi J, Grossman M, Won M, Baltuch G. Deep brain stimulation in the neurologic disorders. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders 2007 Feb;13(1):1-16.

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