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Jennifer Sweet, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, CWRU School of Medicine

Jennifer Sweet, MD, is a neurosurgeon in the Division of Functional & Stereotactic Neurosurgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland. She is also Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Sweet’s interests include neuromodulation, deep brain stimulation (DBS), movement disorders, cognitive disorders, psychiatric and mood disorders, traumatic brain injury, neuropathic pain, cancer pain, drug delivery, peripheral nerve surgery, epilepsy surgery and general neurosurgery.

Dr. Sweet completed a bachelor’s degree in premedical studies and French, with honors, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and she earned her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She completed an internship in general surgery and residency training in neurosurgery at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. In addition, she completed fellowship training in stereotactic & functional neurosurgery at UH Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland under the direction of Jonathan Miller, MD.

Through her appointment at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Sweet is a scholar on a project funded by National Institutes of Health/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences exploring the use of DBS in bipolar disorder. She is also Principal Investigator on a multi-institutional, open-label clinical trial of spinal stimulation. In addition, she is a co-investigator on a project exploring implanting electrodes in the brain to aid in limb movement in people with paraplegia, as well as several other neurological research projects through Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Sweet is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed research articles, editorials and invited reviews, as well as five book chapters. She has given more than a dozen oral and poster presentations at international, national and regional peer-reviewed medical conferences. In addition, she has served as an invited lecturer at international, national and regional medical education conferences and colloquia. Dr. Sweet is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons, serving in a leadership role on several committees and task forces. She is also a member of the American Epilepsy Society, American Medical Association, American Society of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery and the North American Neuromodulation Society.