Jamie J. Van Gompel, M.D.

The research of Jamie J. Van Gompel, M.D., complements his clinical focus and fellowship training in the neurosurgical treatment of pituitary tumors and skull base tumors, as well as epilepsy. Dr. Van Gompel publishes on clinical outcome projects centered on pituitary tumors, esthesioneuroblastomas, acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, chordomas, chondrosarcomas, spontaneous cerebral spinal fluid leaks, as well as skull base anatomy and approaches.

Dr. Van Gompel works collaboratively with colleagues from Mayo Clinic's Epilepsy and Neurophysiology Lab, participating in clinical work relative to brain stimulation as an alternative restorative therapy for epilepsy rather than ablative or resective surgery.

Dr. Van Gompel's overall research goal is to develop the safest and most effective treatments for people with pituitary and skull base tumors. He is further involved in developing surgical options for patients with medically and, in some cases, surgically resistant epilepsy.

His clinical focus areas include:

  • Pituitary tumor outcomes
  • Vestibular schwannomas
  • Chordomas
  • Esthesioneuroblastomas
  • Skull base tumor outcomes
  • Epilepsy
  • Cortical and deep brain stimulation for medically resistant epilepsy
  • Endoscopic skull base
  • Skull base
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Brain tumors
  • Meningiomas
  • Chordomas
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leaks
  • Epilepsy
  • Deep brain stimulation

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2013
    FellowUniversity of South Florida, FL- Skull Base and Complex Cranial Surgery
  2. 2010
    Certificate - Clinical and Translational ResearchMayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2005
    MDUniversity of Wisconsin
  4. 2000
    BS - Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology and ImmunologyUniversity of Wisconsin

Professional Highlights

  1. Mayo Resident Teacher Award - Mayo Clinic 2009, 2011
  2. Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award - Mayo Clinic 2010
  3. American Epilepsy Society Epilepsy Research Fellowship 2010
  4. Howard Hughes Fellowship, 2003