Oren Sagher MD

Professor, Neurological Surgery
Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests:

Epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery, Brain tumors, Movement disorders and pain, Adult neurosurgery, Spasticity surgery, Neurosurgery for pain, Radiosurgery, Movement disorders surgery


U of M Neurosurgery

Taubman Center Floor 2 Reception G
1500 E Medical Center Dr SPC 5338
Ann Arbor


Medical School or Training

  • University of Chicago, 1987


  • University of Virginia, Neurosurgery, VA, 1993

Board Certification

  • Neurological Surgery


Stroke, spinal cord stimulation, brain tumors, nanoparticles, epilepsy


After completing his chief residency at the University of Virginia, Dr. Sagher accepted a position on the neurosurgical faculty at the University of Michigan. He became Chief of Neurosurgery at the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital, a position he held until 1996. He then completed a fellowship in Pain and Functional Neurosurgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University, and took over as the Director of Neuromodulation at the University of Michigan. As the primary functional neurosurgeon at the University of Michigan, Dr. Sagher takes care of such problems as epilepsy, pain, Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders.

Dr. Sagher is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). He has served on the Executive Council on the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pain, which he chaired from 2003 to 2005.

Special Interests: The treatment of epilepsy, pain, movement disorders, and brain tumors in functionally important regions.

Selected Publications:

  1. Sagher O, Zhang XQ, Szeto W, Thai QA, Jin Y, Kassell NF, Lee KS. Live computerized Videomicroscopy of cerebral microvessels in brain slices. J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab. 13:670-682, 1993.
  2. Sagher O, Huang DL, Webb RC. Induction of hypercontractility in human cerebral arteries by rewarming following hypothermia: a possible role for tyrosine kinase. J. Neurosurg. 87:431-435, 1997.
  3. Sagher O, Huang DL. Effects of cervical spinal cord stimulation on cerebral blood flow in the rat. J. Neurosurg. (Spine) 93:71-76, 2000.
  4. Sagher O, Huang DL, Keep R. Spinal cord stimulation reducing infarct volume in a focal cerebral ischemia model. Journal of Neurosurgery 99: 131-137, 2003.
  5. Patel S, Huang DL, Sagher O. Sympathetic mechanisms in cerebral blood flow alterations induced by spinal cord stimulation. Journal of Neurosurgery 99: 754-761, 2003.