For Immediate Release December 17, 2018


Neurosurgeon Is Recognized for His Research on the Use of Focused Ultrasound to Treat People with Brain Cancer

Graeme Woodworth, MD, professor of neurosurgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of its Brain Tumor Treatment & Research Center, was awarded the 2018 Andrew J. Lockhart Memorial Prize at the Focused Ultrasound Foundation.

The $75,000 award is given to an investigator who has made outstanding contributions in advancing cancer treatment using focused ultrasound and who demonstrates great potential for further achievements in the field. It was established last year by the family and friends of Andrew J. Lockhart, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 39 after a hard-fought battle with cholangiocarcinoma.

Dr. Woodworth is a neurosurgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is researching the use of focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier to provide treatment options for patients with brain tumors and other brain diseases. 

Learn more about Dr. Woodworth's clinical trial.

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