Dr. PierPaolo Peruzzi is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), where he is also a Principal Investigator at the Harvey Cushing Neuro-Oncology Laboratories. His clinical interests include awake surgery for speech and motor monitoring, cervical radiculopathy, Chiari malformation, and various forms of malignant brain tumors. In addition to his clinical specialties, Dr. Peruzzi leads a molecular biology laboratory focused on basic research to find a cure to malignant brain tumors. More specifically, he has a special research interest in the role of non-coding RNAs in brain tumors, focusing on how micro-RNAs can contribute to tumor pathobiology and how their unique biological properties can be exploited for therapy. Dr. Peruzzi is also involved in multiple clinical trials for the treatment of brain tumors at the BWH, including oncolytic virotherapy and the use of novel microdevices to guide personalized chemotherapy to patients with brain cancers.
Dr. Peruzzi completed his M.D. at University La Sapienza of Rome, Italy, before obtaining his Ph.D. at Ohio State University, where he also conducted his residency in neurosurgery and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery.