Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Maxwell Boakye

Maxwell Boakye

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States


Dr. Boakye is a board certified neurosurgeon in academic practice at the University of Louisville. He is the Principal Investigator of the University of Louisville sites for the National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N2QOD) and the North American Clinical Trials Network (NACTN), the largest network of centers that perform spinal cord injury clinical trials. His clinical practice focuses on general neurosurgery, brain tumors, complex spinal neurosurgery, spine radiosurgery, spinal cord injury, and minimally invasive spine surgery. As a clinician-scientist he devotes about half of his time to patient centered outcomes research, comparative effectiveness research, spinal cord and brain injury research.

He is an editor of the textbook: Essentials of Spinal Cord Injury, Thieme Publishers, October 2012.

His key Publications:

Ugiliweneza B, Kong M, Nosova K, Huang KT, Babu R, Lad SP, Boakye M. Spinal surgery: variations in health care costs and implications for episode-based bundled payments. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Jul 1;39(15):1235-42. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000378.

Lad SP, Babu R, Ugiliweneza B, Patil CG, Boakye M. Surgery for spinal stenosis: long-term reoperation rates, health care cost, and impact of instrumentation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 May 20;39(12):978-87. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000314.

Lad SP, Babu R, Bagley JH, Choi J, Bagley CA, Huh BK, Ugiliweneza B, Patil CG, Boakye M. Utilization of spinal cord stimulation in patients with failed back surgery syndrome. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 May 20;39(12):E719-27. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000320.

Mukherjee D, Sarmiento JM, Nosova K, Boakye M, Lad SP, Black KL, Nuño M, Patil CG. Effectiveness of radiotherapy for elderly patients with anaplastic gliomas.J Clin Neurosci. 2014 May;21(5):773-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2013.09.004. Epub 2013 Dec 16.

Patil CG, Sarmiento JM, Ugiliweneza B, Mukherjee D, Nuño M, Liu JC, Walia S, Lad SP, Boakye M. Interspinous device versus laminectomy for lumbar spinal stenosis: a comparative effectiveness study.Spine J. 2014 Aug 1;14(8):1484-92. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.08.053. Epub 2013 Oct 4.

Research Interest

General Neurosurgery, Complex Spinal Neurosurgery, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Cyberknife Radiosurgery, Spine Tumors, Brain Tumors and Spinal Cord Injury

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