Jamie J. Van Gompel, M.D.

  1. Neurosurgeon
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My name is Jamie Van Gompel. I'm a native of Wisconsin, transplant of Minnesota. I take care of complex cranial problems, so I label myself not so much as a skull-based surgeon or anything else. It's complex cranial surgeon.

My primary goal when I meet a patient is to be a speed bump in their life, not a permanent fixture, meaning that I want to meet them. I know surgery can be very scary, but get them back into a meaningful quality of life in all circumstances. And patients with tremors, I want to get them back out golfing. I want to get them back out playing cards, things that they enjoy to do-- going out to eat in public. I'm going to be honest. I'm going to do the best I can every day, and I'm going to work hard for them.

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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
  1. Brain tumor
  2. Cerebrospinal fluid leaks
  3. Chordoma
  4. Epilepsy
  5. Meningioma
  6. Pituitary tumor
  1. Deep brain stimulation
  2. Endoscopic procedures
  3. Minimally invasive neurosurgery
  4. Pituitary tumor surgery
  • Endoscopic skull base
  • Skull base
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Brain tumors
  • Meningiomas
  • Chordomas
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leaks
  • Epilepsy
  • Deep brain stimulation
  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


  1. 2016
    Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery


Research activities

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