Bruce E. Pollock, M.D.

  1. Neurosurgeon

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Bruce E. Pollock, M.D., is a board-certified neurological surgeon who has been on staff at Mayo Clinic's Rochester, Minnesota, campus since 1997. His clinical focus includes:

  • Surgical management of trigeminal neuralgia, including microvascular decompression, glycerol rhizotomy, balloon compression procedures and stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife radiosurgery for a wide variety of benign and malignant brain tumors, vascular malformations, and trigeminal neuralgia

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Pollock is active in clinical research on trigeminal neuralgia, arteriovenous malformations, pituitary adenomas, meningiomas and brain metastases.

  1. Brain metastases
  2. Brain tumor
  3. Hemifacial spasm
  4. Trigeminal neuralgia
  1. Brain stereotactic radiosurgery
  2. Brain tumor surgery
  3. Hemifacial spasm surgery
  4. Trigeminal neuralgia surgery
  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Gamma knife/stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Hemifacial spasm surgery
  • Trigeminal neuralgia surgery
  • Brain metastases surgery

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 1996
    Resident - Neurological SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  2. 1995
    Fellow - Stereotactic and Functional NeurosurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  3. 1990
    Internship - General SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  4. 1989
    MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  5. 1984
    BSAllegheny College

Certifications

  1. 1999
    Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2007
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors in America
  2. 2005
    Integra Foundation AwardAANS/CNS Section on Tumors, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  3. 2005
    Who's Who in Medicine and Health CareWho's Who in Medicine and Health Care
  4. 2002
    Who's Who in AmericaAwarding Organization
  5. 2000
    Hunt-Wilson Young Clinician Investigator AwardResearch Foundation of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  6. 1999
    Mahaley AwardCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  7. 1996
    Clinical Fellowship AwardCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  8. 1989
    Cum LaudeUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  9. 1989
    Academic Recognition AwardHewlett-Packard
  10. 1984
    Cum LaudeAllegheny College
  11. 1984
    Departmental Honors (Biology and Psychology)Allegheny College
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Professional memberships

  1. 2010
    Host8th National Conference of the Facial Pain Association, Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
  2. 2009
    MemberMarketing Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  3. 2008 - present
    MemberNorth American Gamma Knife Association
  4. 2007
    MemberScientific Program Committee, International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
  5. 2007 - present
    MemberPublications Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  6. 2007 - present
    MemberPublications Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  7. 2007 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Joint Section on Tumors, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  8. 2006
    ModeratorBenign Tumors III, 13th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society
  9. 2006
    ModeratorRadiosurgery: what the literature supports., Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  10. 2006
    MemberAnnual Meeting Committee, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  11. 2005
    Course FacultyRadiosurgery: The Art and Science of Dose Planning Course, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  12. 2005 - present
    MemberAdvisory Board, International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
  13. 2005 - present
    MemberPublications Committee, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  14. 2004
    ModeratorRadiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia, 5th National Conference, Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
  15. 2004 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Academy of Neurological Surgery
  16. 2004 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurological Surgery
  17. 2004 - present
    MemberNorth Central Cancer Treatment Group
  18. 2003
    Course Co-DirectorRadiosurgery, American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  19. 2003 - present
    MemberTrigeminal Neuralgia Association
  20. 2003 - present
    MemberMedical Advisory Board, Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
  21. 2002
    Course FacultyRadiosurgery: The Art and Science of Dose Planning Course, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  22. 2002 - present
    MemberJoint Section on Tumors, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  23. 2001 - 2002
    Course FacultyTrigeminal Neuralgia Course, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  24. 2001
    ModeratorBrain Tumor Irradiation: Techniques, Strategies, and Controversies, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  25. 2001
    Member14th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society
  26. 2000
    ModeratorFunctional Radiosurgery, Tenth International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society
  27. 2000
    ModeratorSection on Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery II, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  28. 1999 - 2007
    ChairAwards Committee, International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
  29. 1999 - 2002
    Course DirectorStereotactic Radiosurgery Course, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  30. 1999 - 2000
    Course FacultyTrigeminal Neuralgia: Percutaneous Techniques Course, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  31. 1999
    ModeratorIssues in AVM Radiosurgery, 4th International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society Congress
  32. 1998 - 2006
    MemberAmerican Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  33. 1998 - 2006
    MemberJoint Section on Stereotactic Functional Neurosurgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  34. 1998 - 2006
    MemberWorld Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  35. 1998 - 2004
    MemberEducational Committee, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  36. 1998
    MemberNeuroscience Gonda Building Planning Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  37. 1998
    LiaisonJoint Section on Stereotactic Functional Neurosurgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  38. 1997
    MemberTask Force to Evaluate Head and Spine Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  39. 1997
    Course FacultyStereotactic Radiosurgery Course, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  40. 1997
    Course FacultyRadiosurgical Dose Planning Course, International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
  41. 1997 - present
    MemberInternational Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
  42. 1996 - 1998
    Course FacultyStereotactic Radiosurgery Course, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  43. 1996 - 1998
    Course FacultyAdvanced Image-Guided Stereotactic Surgery, Radiosurgery, and Frameless Techniques
  44. 1996 - 1997
    Course FacultyPrinciples and Practice of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  45. 1996
    Course FacultyStereotactic Radiosurgery, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  46. 1996
    MemberStereotactic Radiosurgery, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  47. 1993 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  48. 1992 - present
    MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  49. 1988
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  50.  
    ModeratorIntegration of radiosurgery into the management of patients with skull base tumors: the Mayo Clinic experience., 14th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society
  51.  
    Course FacultyEvidence-Based Neurosurgery Update, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
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