A Neurosurgeon on a Mission

Dr. Mark McLaughlin is a practicing neurosurgeon, author, inspirational speaker, coach, and philanthropist with a passion for teaching and sharing. His book "Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon's Quest to Out-Think Fear" is now available.
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About
Biography of top neurosurgeon, author, coach, and speaker Dr. Mark R. McLaughlin. Sometimes described as a "wrestling coach trapped in a neurosurgeon's body", Dr. McLaughlin has a passion for sharing ideas, education and inspiration. Learn more about his career and calling.
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Book
Now Available on Amazon: Dr. McLaughlin's book "Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon’s Quest to Out-Think Fear"
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Quiz
Assess your cognitive dominance abilities. Improve stress management and decision making.

Featured Articles and Video

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Back to School, 30 Years Later
I recently attended the 30th reunion for my medical school class at Virginia Commonwealth University. The trip included great memories and some reflections on the future of medicine.
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Day In The Life Episode 1
A Neurosurgeon's Day... from early morning start, through a long day of surgery, teaching, and patient care, to making a contribution to the lives of others on a daily basis.
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Eight Lessons From 2021
Another year of Covid has made many of us reflect and review our approach to life. My Eight Lessons From 2021.

Events

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NeuroRounds: Virtual Case Conference
Next Event June 7th - NeuroRounds is a virtual case conference focused on neurosurgery. It's intended for pre-med, med students, PA-C's, RN's, NP's, and other health professionals hungry to improve their knowledge and skills. A LIVE event, focused on interactivity and reality.
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Cognitive Dominance: Accessing Your Leadership Greatness in a Tumultuous Time
Watch Video. Who's It For? Healthcare professionals and administrators interested in strengthening their emotional and intellectual intelligence enabling stronger leadership for the team and organization.
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CentraState Brain Award
Dr. Mark McLaughlin received the CentraState Brain Award on February 1st as part of the "Night in Oz" Gala. Watch Video.

Medicine and Neurosurgery

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Trigeminal Neuralgia : Covid-19 Vaccination
A January 2022 review of medical literature related to COVID-19 vaccination, Trigeminal Neuralgia, and Neurological Complications.
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Trigeminal Neuralgia with COVID-19 Virus
Video January 2022 : Dr. McLaughlin highlights the current literature as it relates to Trigeminal Neuralgia and the Covid Virus. What have we learned?
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Trigeminal Neuralgia in a Time of COVID-19
Video: Stress may result in increased perception of facial pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia. Dr. McLaughlin offers some thoughts on dealing with TN during the coronavirus crisis. April 2020
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Trigeminal Neuralgia: COVID19 - Video Update
September 2021: Video update with Mark R. McLaughlin, MD. What you need to know about COVID19 and Trigeminal Neuralgia.
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Surgery for Occipital Neuralgia
Surgical treatment for occipital neuralgia is sometimes required. In this video, Dr. McLaughlin explains the key points that will be considered before surgery is recommended.
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Trigeminal Neuralgia | Tic Douloureux
Trigeminal neuralgia (also called Tic Douloureux) is a chronic pain condition characterized by recurring episodes of extreme, sporadic, sudden burning or electric shock-like face pain.