Karl Sillay is a neurosurgeon with extensive experience in interventional MRI surgical procedures. His background in Electrical Engineering provides him with a unique ability to bridge the needs of a neurosurgeon with the opportunities for technology to address them. Dr. Sillay helped to establish the first neurosurgical suite in Wisconsin prepared for operative MRI guided Deep Brain Stimulator implantations under general anesthesia utilizing a commercially available neurosurgical navigation platform. While developing this program, Dr. Sillay recognized the importance of procedure optimization, identifying numerous areas that could be improved. He focused on capturing the essence of the surgical workflow and improving the software design in order to improve patient outcomes by reducing operative time and increasing surgical efficiency. Dr. Sillay’s experience is well suited to guide the rapid clinical translation of these ideas into task-targeted FDA approved software interfaces and navigation control methods.
- Ethan Brodsky
- Peng Wang