Department of Surgery
Patrik Gabikian has expertise in neurosurgery. He specializes in the surgical management of conditions affecting the brain and spinal cord, with a particular interest in neurosurgical oncology, skull-base tumors, and vascular pathologies. Gabikian has advanced training in skull-base approaches and intraoperative functional mapping of eloquent brain regions, areas of the brain that regulate senses, movement, and speech.
Gabikian’s research interests include molecular imaging for perioperative imaging of brain tumors. He was a principal investigator for a collaborative study that developed a prototype optical imaging contrast agent. This imaging probe may provide surgeons with a more accurate tool for distinguishing tumor tissue from normal tissue during cancer surgery.
Gabikian is affiliated with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He received his MD at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed a residency and fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center.
Gabikian joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2010.