Cloward Award Recipient

2008: Peter Jannetta, MD
Peter Jannetta
Peter Jannetta
Peter Jannetta, MD, is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the pathology and treatment of cranial nerve compression syndromes. He developed a microvascular decompression procedure that has become the standard of care world wide for successful treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, spasmodic torticollis, and neurogenic hypertension.

He has authored over 280 scientific articles, book chapters, and abstracts. Dr Jannetta is active in many professional and scientific organizations and has earned several of his fields most prestigious awards, including the Olivecrona Award from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, the Fedor Krause Medal from the German Neurosurgical Society, and the Zulich Prize for medical research from the Max Plank Society. Dr Jannetta is currently the Director of the Peter J. Jannetta Cranial Nerve Disorder Clinic at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburg.

Dr Jannetta received both an undergraduate degree in zoology and a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania and was then a NIH Fellow in Neurophysiology at the same institute. His neurosurgery training was completed at UCLA in1966. He was Professor and Chairman at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine from 1973 to 1997 and continues as Professor of Neurosurgery at Drexel University College of Medicine.