David Darrow

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

E-MAIL: darro015@umn.edu

Research Interests:

Dr. David Darrow is an award-winning neurosurgeon/researcher who joined the department as an Assistant Professor after completing his residency at the University of Minnesota. He earned his MD and MPH (Master's in Public Health) from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston; and a BS in physics and mathematics from Texas A&M University in College Station. As a clinician, Dr. Darrow treats patients with pain (trigeminal neuralgia, facial pain, chronic pain), movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia), neuropsychiatric disease, and epilepsy. Thanks to support from MnDRIVE (Minnesota's Discovery, Research, and InnoVation Economy) and the Institute of Translational Neuroscience, most of Dr. Darrow's time will be devoted to research and continuing the work he is doing with in the Herman Darrow Lab with Dr. Alex Herman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. "Alex and I are focused on the main systems of the brain – reward, cognitive, and mood," he said. "We want to know how all these systems affect one another to better understand how we can treat chronic pain, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and addiction."

Selected Publications:

(For a comprehensive list of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.)

  • Hoglund BK, Zurn CA, Madden LR, Hoover C, Slopsema JP, Balser D, Parr A, Samadani U, Johnson MD, Netoff TI, Darrow DP. Mapping spinal cord stimulation-evoked muscle responses in patients with chronic spinal cord injury. Neuromodulation. 2022 Dec 12:S1094-7159(22)01360-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neurom.2022.10.058.
  • Banik RK, Peng S, Kohan L, Rana P, Darrow DP, Hagedorn JM. Radiofrequency ablation of lumbar medial branch nerves in a patient with a deep brain stimulator: Our experience and literature review.  Pain Med. 2022 Nov 15:pnac179. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnac179.
  • Flanary J, Daly S, Bakker C, Herman AB, Park MC, McGovern R, Walczak T, Henry T, Netoff TI, Darrow DP. Reliability of visual review of intracranial electroencephalogram in identifying the seizure onset zone: A systematic review and implications for the accuracy of automated methods.  Epilepsia. 2023 Jan;64(1):6-16. doi: 10.1111/epi.17446. Epub 2022 Nov 10.