Dr. Mahua Dey is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of the Surgical Neuro-oncology program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She was a practicing surgical Neuro-oncologist at Indiana University School of Medicine and Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine for four years prior to joining the Department of Neurosurgery at UW. Dr. Dey specializes in surgical management of both benign and malignant brain and spinal cord tumors, including gliomas, meningiomas, acoustic tumors, pituitary tumors, metastatic brain cancer, and other skull base tumors. She has special clinical interests in malignant brain tumors involving eloquent areas of the brain requiring awake and functional mapping, stereotactic radiosurgery, and minimally invasive brain surgery. In addition to clinical work, Dr. Dey has a robust research background and conducts basic/translational research in neuro-oncology dedicated to finding cutting edge novel therapeutic intervention for patients suffering from malignant brain tumor. Her active basic science immunotherapy laboratory investigates investigating immunotherapy and vaccine strategies for malignant brain tumors.
After obtaining her undergraduate degree from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India, Dr. Dey completed her M.D. at Baylor College of Medicine. She conducted her residency and fellowship in neurological surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center.