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Tomasz K. Helenowski, M.D., FAANS

{Tomasz K. Helenowski, M.D, FAANS, is the Medical Director of the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Institute}

Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Curriculum Vitae


tel 847-249-3090 | fax 815-301-3883 | email: tkh@tkh.com

Overview

Dedicated board certified neurosurgeon who has specialized in Stereotactic Radiosurgery clinically while also implementing and developing cutting edge technology solutions and training supporting staff and colleagues.


Objectives

To develop a Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center where patients can receive state of the art service with unsurpassed quality which treats all people with respect and dignity. To improve the state of the art in Radiosurgery.


Experience

Education and Certification



Patents
United States Patent 7,334,307
Helenowski
February 26, 2008
Disposable set screw system
United States Patent 7,302,037
Helenowski
November 27, 2007
Rotating gamma system visual inspection camera
United States Patent 5,531,673
Helenowski
July 2, 1996
Ventricular catheter
United States Patent 5,084,045
Helenowski
January 28, 1992
Suction surgical instrument
United States Patent 4,548,516
Helenowski
October 22, 1985
Sequential thermography fluid flow indicator
United States Patent D364,516
Helenowski
November 28, 1995
Stand



Publications
Chapter: "Radiation Treatment of Small Arteriovenous Malformations"

Al-Mefty O, Origitano TC, Harkey H (eds): Controversies in Neurosurgery. New York. Thieme, 1996, pp. 218-222.
Paper: "Survival of high grade astrocytoma patients following gamma knife radiosurgery."

Helenowski, T., Clark, S. and Grutsch, J.: Acta

Neurochir 1993; 122: 151.
Paper: "Role of the Gamma Knife in the treatment of large lesions"

T. K. Helenowski and B. Pothiawala

Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 1993;61(Suppl 1):103-15
Paper: "Gamma Knife radiosurgery in the treatment of ocular melanoma."

Logani S, Helenowski TK, Thakrar H, Pothiawala B.

Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 1993;61 Suppl 1:38-44
Paper: "Curved CO2 laser waveguides for neurosurgery"

Altkorn, Robert I., Northwestern Univ. and Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and; Helenowski, Tomasz K., Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery & Neuroresearch; Haidle, Rudy H., Marhic, Michel E., Northwestern Univ.

Publication:Proc. SPIE Vol. 1200, p. 349-353, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems II, Stephen N. Joffe; Ed.
Publication Date: 6/1990
Paper: "Endoscopic instrumentation for neurosurgery"

Helenowski, Tomasz K., Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery & Neuroresearch; Epstein, Max, Altkorn, Robert I., Northwestern Univ. and Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and; Kot, C., Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery & Neuroresearch

Publication: Proc. SPIE Vol. 1200, p. 354-358, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems II, Stephen N. Joffe; Ed.
Publication Date: 6/1990
Paper: "Correlation and layered graphical display of multiple data sets in dissimilar coordinate systems"

Andrew J. Lajoie, Northwestern Univ., Chicago, IL, USA; Tomasz K. Helenowski, M.D., Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch, Chicago, IL, USA.

SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2164 : pp.120-125
Medical Imaging 1994: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display
Editor(s): Yongmin Kim, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
ISBN: 0-8194-1459-X, 588 pages Published 1994 Meeting Date: 02/13 - 02/18/94, Newport Beach, CA, USA
Review: "Gamma Knife Radiosurgery of Acoustic Neuromas"

Tomasz K. Helenowski, M.D.

CINN Report, Summer 1994


Presentations
11/8/91

CNS Neoplasms - Gamma Knife Radiation: "A new approach to treatment"

CNC Symposium, Chicago, Illinois
12/11/91

"Gamma Knife Radiosurgery"

American Cancer Society, Chicago, Illinois
04/11/1992 to 04/16/1992

Poster presentation : "Midazolam Infusion For Pediatric Stereotactic Radiosurgery"

AANS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
04/07/1992 to 04/09/1992

"The Role Of The Gamma Knife In The Treatment Of Larger Lesions "

4th Annual Leksell Gamma Knife User Group Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina
05/16/1992

Stereotactic Neurosurgery for Operating Room Nurses: "Frame Placement, Imaging and Calculations"

Chicago, Illinois
06/03/1992

"Gamma Knife - Treatment of Brain Tumors and AVMS"

500 cases Celebration at International Museum of Surgical Science, Columbus Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
08/19/1992

"Gamma Knife Radiosurgery"

Brain Tumor Support Group, Florida
09/02/1992

"Stereotactic Radiosurgery"

Radiosurgery Seminar, Jumer Hotel's Chateau Bloomington, Illinois
09/19/1992

"Acoustic Neuromas"

Graz, Austria
09/23/1992

"Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in the treatment of Brain Tumors and AVM's"

Gilmore Center for Health Education, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan
10/15/1992 to 10/17/1992

"Radiation Therapy & Radiosurgery: Basic principles & Comparisons"

CNC Symposium "Neurosurgery in a Nutshell", Chicago, IL
10/31/1992 to 11/05/1992

Poster Presentation: "Virtual Reality Treatment Planning System for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery"

Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting
11/03/1992

"Gamma Knife In The Treatment of Brain Tumors"

Brain Tumor Support Group, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
11/10/1992

"Gamma Knife - Treatment of Brain Tumors and AVMs"

Perioperative Nursing, Westin Hotel O'Hare, Illinois
02/05/1993 to 02/14/93

"Stereotactic RadioSurgery"

Dr. Kranzler's Neurosurgery Review Course, Chicago, Illinois
03/25/1993

"Survival of Recurrent or Inoperable Malignant Astrocytoma Patients Following Gamma Knife Radiosurgery"

Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting

Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Florida
04/24/1993 to 04/29/1993

Poster Presentation: "Differentiation of normal, necrotic or malignant human brain tissue using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy"

AANS Annual Meeting - Poster Program, Boston, Massachusetts
04/24/1993 to 04/29/1993

Poster Presentation: "Virtual reality dose planning system for gamma knife radiosurgery"

AANS Annual Meeting - Poster Program, Boston, Massachusetts
04/24/1993 to 04/29/1993

Poster Presentation: "Volumetric analysis of treatment of meningiomas using gamma knife radiosurgery"

AANS Annual Meeting - Poster Program, Boston, Massachusetts
04/24/1993 to 04/29/1993

Poster Presentation: "Virtual reality treatment planning for gamma knife radiosurgery of arteriovenous malformations"

AANS Annual Meeting - Poster Program, Boston, Massachusetts
05/22/1993

"Gamma Knife Radiosurgery"

Illinois Society of Anesthesia Technicans, Chicago, Illinois
06/16/1993 to 06/19/1993

"Volumetric Analysis of Meningiomas Treated Using Gamma Knife Radiosurgery"

1st Congress of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, Stockholm, Sweden
06/16/1993 to 06/19/1993

"Survival Of High Grade Astrocytoma Patients Following Gamma Knife Radiosurgery"

1st Congress of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, Stockholm, Sweden
07/16/1993 to 07/ 17/1993

"Gamma Knife Treatment"

Acoustic Neuroma Association Symposium, Westin Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
07/27/1993

"Radiosurgery"

The University of Illinois at Chicago (Lecture held in the Neuropsychiatric Institute), Chicago, Illinois
11/13/1993

"Gamma Knife"

Mt. Sinai Hospital, Illinois Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists, Chicago, Illinois
11/17/1993

"Gamma Knife Radiosurgery"

Pediatrics Teaching Conference, Columbus Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
04/14/1994

Poster Presentation: "Volumetric Analysis of Meningiomas Treated Using Gamma Knife Radiosurgery"

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
04/14/1994

Poster Presentation: "Noninvasive Testing of CSF Shunts Using Computerized Sequential Thermography"

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
04/14/1994

Poster Presentation: "Monitoring of Astrocytomas with Proton MRI Spectroscopy"

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
04/14/1994

Poster Presentation: "Noninvasive Testing of Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts Using Computerized Sequential Thermography"

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
05/081994 to 05/11/1994

"Medical Informatics In The Mangement Of A Gamma Knife Site"

Leksell Gamma Knife Society, 6th International Meeting, Kyoto, Japan
05/081994 to 05/11/1994

"Virtual Reality Planned Gamma Knife Treatment Of Astrocytoma Grade 4"

Leksell Gamma Knife Society, 6th International Meeting, Kyoto, Japan
05/19/1994

Oncology Nursing Conference Series: "Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Intracranial lesions"

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
10/11/1994

"Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Tumors and AVM's"

Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
10/21/1994

"Radiosurgery: Gamma Knife and LINAC"

CINN Symposium, Chicago, Illinois
10/29/1994

"Stereotactic Radiosurgery"

South Florida Brain Tumor Association, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
11/08/1994

"Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Gamma Knife and LINAC"

MidMichigan Regional Medical Center, Neuroscience Institute, Midland, Michigan
02/1995

"Predicting patient compliance with follow-up after AVM radiosurgery."

Heffez, D.S., Osterdock, R.J., Alderete, L., Grutsch, J.F., Helenowski, T.K., Cerullo, L.J., Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference, Snowbird, Utah, February, 1995.
02/04/1995

"Radiosurgery"

Review Course In Neurological Surgery, The National Center for Advanced Medical Education, Holiday Inn Chicago City Centre , Chicago, Illinois
06/1995

"Predicting patient compliance with follow-up after AVM radiosurgery."

Heffez, D.S., Osterdock, R.J., Alderete, L., Grutsch, J.F., Helenowski, T.K., Cerullo, L.J.: The Fourth International Workshop on Cerebrovascular Surgery, Chicago, Illinois, June, 1995.
06/1995

"Predicting patient compliance with follow-up after AVM radiosurgery."

Heffez, D.S., Osterdock, R.J., Alderete, L., Grutsch, J.F., Helenowski, T.K., Cerullo, L.J. Neurosurgical Society of America and the AANS, June, 1995.
06/10/1995

"Gamma Knife"

Acoustic Neuroma Association, Columbus Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
06/10/1995

"Gamma Knife"

American Brain Tumor Association, Round Table Discussion, Ramada Hotel near O'Hare Airport, Illinois
01/1996

"The impact of poor patient follow-up on the results of AVM radiosurgery."

Heffez, D.S., Osterdock, R.J., Alderete, L., Grutsch, J.F., Helenowski, T.K., Cerullo, L.J.: Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery of the AANS and CNS, San Antonio, Texas, January, 1996.
04/1996

"The published results of AVM radiosurgery are statistically biased."

Heffez, D.S., Osterdock, R.J., Alderete, L., Grutsch, J.F., Hlenowski, T.K., Cerullo, L.J. AANS Scientific program, April, 1996.
09/18/1996

"Gamma Knife vs. LINAC"

Columbus Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
11/16/1996

"Radiosurgery for Primary and Metastatic Tumors".

The Third Detroit Neurosurgery Symposium: Microsurgery vs. Radiosurgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
11/17/1996

"Radiosurgery for Sella and Parasellar Lesions"

The Third Detroit Neurosurgery Symposium: Microsurgery vs. Radiosurgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
06/06/1997

"Radiosurgery for Astrocytomas"

Tumor Board at Columbus Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
1997

"Stereotactic Radiosurgery"

Beijing, China
10/19/1997

"Stereotactic Radiosurgery"

New Delhi, India
11/07/1997

"Advances in Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Gamma Knife, LINAC, and Peacock System"

CINN Symposium, Swissotel, Chicago, Illinois
11/08/1997

"Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Current Suggested Concepts and Alternatives"

Central Illinois Neuroscience Foundation, Normal, Illinois
11/22/1997

"Intensity Modulated Radiation: The Peacock System"

Riverside Hospital and Medical Center, Kankakee, Illinois
12/04/1997

"Stereotactic Radiosurgery "

Amy L. Gruber

Rebecca L. Emerick, MS,MBA,CPA - International Radiosurgery Support Association

Tomasz Helenowski, MD - Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch

(HCFA) ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee Volume 3, Procedures; Baltimore, Maryland
03/28/1998

"Benign/Low Grade Brain Tumors in Adults"

American Brain Tumor Association. Moderator: Jack Rozental, M.D., PhD. Panelists: Fady T. Charbel, M.D., Tomasz K. Helenowski, M.D., Brain Tumor Symposium, Hotel Sofitel, Chicago, Illinois
04/14/1998

"Radiosurgery Update"

CINN Medical Group, Wednesday Morning Conference, Chicago, Illinois
10/16/1998

"Stereotactic Radiosurgery"

Neuroscience Education Series, Methodist Healthcare System Monthly Medical Teaching Conference, San Antonio, Texas
10/24/1998

"Intensity Modulated Radio-Surgery"

NOMOS Users' Group Meeting on Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
05/29/1999

"Recurrence Rates After Acoustic Neuroma Management"

North American Skull Base Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
05/29/1999

"Radiosurgery of Cavernous Sinus Benign Tumors"

North American Skull Base Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
04/08/2002

"Malignant Brain Tumors: State of the Art Treatment"

AANS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

Moderator: Mitchel S. Berger

Panelists: Raymond Sawaya,

James T. Rutka, Tomasz K. Helenowski
1/20/2004

"Gamma Knife Procedures for Brain Tumors and the Newer Rotating Gamma System"

Part of CME for Vista Health Care held at the Forge Club, Vernon Hills, Illinois


Press/Media
Brain Tumor
How a medical breakthrough saved a young mother's life

By Gurney Williams III

In Family Circle, April 5, 1994
National Geographic Society:

Frontline of Discovery
Science on the Brink of Tomorrow

ISBN 0-87044-979-6; 1994

The Gamma Knife pp.26-29
The Future of Neuromedicine
The Tools. The Treatment. The Promise.

An informal press briefing hosted by Bill Kurtis and Leonard Cerullo, M.D.

Cybersurgery: "How computers and high technology are revolutionizing brain surgery."; 05/17/1997
Ray of hope for brain tumor patients

By Stephanie Fosnight

In Pioneer Press 2004
Interview on the Libby Collins Show regarding The Rotating Gamma System Institute. WKRS

4/27/2004


Other
2008

Daniel Mammoo was awarded his PhD in Medical Physics from Rosalind Franklin University of Medical Sciences, North Chicago, Illinois under Dr. Helenowski as his Advisor.
06/1995

Andrew Lajoie was awarded his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, under the direction of Dr. Helenowski
1989 to 2003

Presided over, organized, and reported weekly "Stereotactic Patient Selection Committee" at CINN which was both a working and teaching conference usually lasting one hour each week. This was attended by neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation physicists, nurses, and other health care professionals.


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