Jonathan Pomeraniec, MD


  • pomeraniecMD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2016
  • MBA, University of Virginia Darden School of Business, 2016
  • Postbaccalaureate, Columbia University, 2011
  • BSc, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2007




Neuroscience – social cognition, neurodegenerative diseases, movement disorders, functional neuroimaging, global outreach
Economics – venture philanthropy, healthcare delivery, disruptive innovation, behavioral finance


Stryker Neuro-Oncology Award, 2015
Donald O. Quest Basic and Clinical Sciences Award, 2015
Leadership Award, UVA School of Medicine, 2015
Darden School Foundation Scholar, 2015
President, Mulholland Society, UVA School of Medicine, 2014
Raven Award/Scholarship, 2014
Raven Society, inducted 2013
AOA Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship, 2012
Joseph Wharton Scholar, 2007


Landscape and future directions of machine learning applications in closed-loop brain stimulation

NPJ Digit Med. 2023 Apr 27;6(1):79. doi: 10.1038/s41746-023-00779-x.ABSTRACTBrain stimulation (BStim) encompasses multiple modalities (e.g., deep brain stimulation, responsive neurostimulation) that utilize electrodes implanted in deep brain structures to treat neurological…

Chiari Malformation (Update on Diagnosis and Treatment)

Neurol Clin. 2022 May;40(2):297-307. doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2021.11.007. Epub 2022 Mar 31.ABSTRACTChiari Malformation Type I (CMI) is a congenital malformation diagnosed by MRI findings of at least 5 mm of cerebellar ectopy…

Co-evolution of machine learning and digital technologies to improve monitoring of Parkinson's disease motor symptoms

NPJ Digit Med. 2022 Mar 18;5(1):32. doi: 10.1038/s41746-022-00568-y.ABSTRACTParkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by motor impairments such as tremor, bradykinesia, dyskinesia, and gait abnormalities. Current protocols assess PD…

Flexible thecoscopy for extensive spinal arachnoiditis

J Neurosurg Spine. 2021 Oct 1:1-11. doi: 10.3171/2021.4.SPINE21483. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Chronic adhesive spinal arachnoiditis (SA) is a complex disease process that results in spinal cord tethering, CSF flow…

Dose to neuroanatomical structures surrounding pituitary adenomas and the effect of stereotactic radiosurgery on neuroendocrine function: an international multicenter study

J Neurosurg. 2021 Sep 24;136(3):813-821. doi: 10.3171/2021.3.JNS203812. Print 2022 Mar 1.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) provides a safe and effective therapeutic modality for patients with pituitary adenomas. The mechanism of delayed…

Stereotactic radiosurgery with versus without prior Onyx embolization for brain arteriovenous malformations

J Neurosurg. 2020 Dec 11:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2020.7.JNS201731. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Investigations of the combined effects of neoadjuvant Onyx embolization and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) on brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) have…

Stereotactic Radiosurgery With Versus Without Embolization for Brain Arteriovenous Malformations

Neurosurgery. 2021 Jan 13;88(2):313-321. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyaa418.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Prior comparisons of brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) treated using stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) with or without embolization were inherently flawed, due to differences in the…

Embolization of Brain Arteriovenous Malformations With Versus Without Onyx Before Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Neurosurgery. 2021 Jan 13;88(2):366-374. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyaa370.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Embolization of brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) using ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (Onyx) embolization may influence the treatment effects of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) differently than other…

Rerupture Following Flow Diversion of a Dissecting Aneurysm of the Vertebral Artery: Case Report and Review of the Literature

World Neurosurg. 2020 Nov;143:171-179. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.07.149. Epub 2020 Jul 27.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Dissecting aneurysms of the posterior cerebral circulation can wield significant treatment challenges with devastating clinical outcomes. Despite an expanded therapeutic…

Microvascular decompression of the posterior cerebral artery for treatment of oculomotor nerve palsy

J Cerebrovasc Endovasc Neurosurg. 2020 Jun;22(2):85-89. doi: 10.7461/jcen.2020.22.2.85. Epub 2020 Jun 30.ABSTRACTOculomotor nerve palsy resulting from non-aneurysmal vascular compression is extremely rare. Microvascular decompression (MVD) has been previously shown to…

Mobile Myxopapillary Ependymoma with Associated Filum Terminale Cyst

World Neurosurg. 2020 Jul;139:337-342. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.04.095. Epub 2020 Apr 25.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Intradural ependymal cysts are benign, fluid-filled cysts usually situated along the ventral surface of the spinal cord. There are previous…

Hemorrhage Risk of Untreated Isolated Cerebral Cavernous Malformations

World Neurosurg. 2019 Nov;131:e557-e561. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.07.222. Epub 2019 Aug 7.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Predicting future hemorrhage risk may allow better selection of patients with cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) who will likely benefit from…

Radiation dose to neuroanatomical structures of pituitary adenomas and the effect of Gamma Knife radiosurgery on pituitary function

J Neurosurg. 2019 Apr 12;132(5):1499-1506. doi: 10.3171/2019.1.JNS182296.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) provides a safe and effective management option for patients with all types of pituitary adenomas. The long-term adverse effects…

Concurrent Alzheimer's pathology in patients with clinical normal pressure hydrocephalus

J Neurosurg Sci. 2020 Apr;64(2):130-132. doi: 10.23736/S0390-5616.18.04350-3. Epub 2018 Feb 13.NO ABSTRACTPMID:29444559 | DOI:10.23736/S0390-5616.18.04350-3

Delayed cyst formation after stereotactic radiosurgery for brain arteriovenous malformations

J Neurosurg. 2018 Oct;129(4):937-946. doi: 10.3171/2017.6.JNS17559. Epub 2017 Dec 1.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a commonly employed treatment modality for brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). However, due to the low frequency…