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Nicholas Brandmeir, MD, MS

Associate Professor

Contact Information

PO Box 9301
Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
33 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506


  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Department of Neuroscience
  • Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

Graduate Training

  • Master of Science in Zoology, University of Maine
  • Doctor of Medicine, Albany Medical College


  • Residency Training at Penn State Health
  • Stereotactic and Functional Fellowship at Penn State Health
  • Neurocritical Care Fellowship at Penn State Health

Research Interests

My clinical research interests focus on exploring the clinical impacts of postural instability on people with movement disorders as well as ways to modify or improve postural instability with neuro-stimulation. I collaborate with several researchers at the RNI to investigate basic questions of human neural functioning across a variety of sensory, motor, and affective domains. I am also interested in evidence-based medicine and applying new and rigorous study design techniques to neurosurgical applications.

Research Topics
  1. Postural instability in Parkinson disease
  2. Invasive neuro-electrophysiological monitoring
  3. Neurological basis of movement
  4. Evidence based medicine and research study design
  5. Neuro-stimulation


Google Scholars


4/2018 - The Leg Wound of King Philip II of Macedonia;Nicholas Brandmeir, Russell Payne, Elias Rizk, Shane Tubbs, Juan-Luis Arsuaga, Antonis Bartsiokas Cureus; 10(4)

4/2016  Examining extent of resection and progression-free survival in glioblastoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis;Timothy Brown, Matt Brennan, Yan Li, Ephraim Church, Nicholas Brandmeir, Kevin Rakszawski, Akshal Patel, Elias Rizk, Dima Suki, Raymond Sawaya, Michael Glantz. JAMA Oncology:in review

4/2016  Robot Assisted Stereotactic Laser Ablation for a Radiosurgery Resistant Hypothalamic Hamartoma;Nicholas Brandmeir, Vinita Acharya, Michael Sather. Cureus;8(4), e581

2/2016  Journal Club: Neurosurgical Practice Liability: Relative Risk by Procedure Type; Ephraim Church, Brian Anderson, Einar Bogason, Nicholas Brandmeir, Lekhaj Daggubati, Justin Davanzo, Namath Hussain, Jessica Lane, David McDermott, Russell Payne, Pratik Rohatgi, Sandip Savaliya, Emily Sieg, Endrit Ziu. Neurosurgery;78(2), 306-308

12/2015  Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain Associated with Leprosy: A Case Report;Nicholas Brandmeir and Michael Sather.Neuromodulation; 18(8), 762-764

11/2015  A Prospective Evaluation of an Outpatient Assessment of Postural Instability to Predict Risk of Falls in Patients with Parkinsons Disease Presenting for DBS; Nicholas Brandmeir, Cheryl Brandmeir, Kristine Kuzma, James McInerney.  Movement Disorders-Clinical Practice; 3(2), 151-155

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