Medical Definition of Goldring, Sidney

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Reviewed on 9/7/2018

Goldring, Sidney: Polish-born American neurosurgeon who pioneered the surgical treatment of epilepsy. Beginning in the 1970s, Dr. Goldring developed a technique that allows the brain to be mapped, enabling the procedure to be used with children with intractable epilepsy. After a stint at the University of Pittsburgh, Goldring in 19966 joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis where he became the head of neurological surgery and co-chair of the newly created Department of Neurology and Neurological Surgery in 1974. Dr. Goldring died in 2004 at age 81 of Alzheimer's disease.

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Reviewed on 9/7/2018