Doctor Bradley Nelson Bohnstedt
by Thomas Allen Bohnstedt, California USA
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Doctor Bradley Nelson Bohnstedt; still shot from an Indiana University Health public relations video
Immediately after graduating high school Brad Bohnstedt enrolled in Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana, a little bit east of Fort Wayne. He graduated in 2003 with his Bachelor’s degree and went on to the Indiana University School of Medicine, which boasts “The Largest Medical School in the United States”. According to an on-line bio about Brad:
When Manchester students prepare for medical school, they make the cut. For Brad Bohnstedt, knowing that clinched his decision to attend MC. He also liked the small college atmosphere, where he could feel comfortable asking his professors questions and getting the answers he needed. And, he wanted a place close to home where he could grow spiritually and where his attitude of service fit. A pianist and guitarist, Brad found inspiration in Inter-Collegiate Ministries, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, and traveled with a medical team to Nicaragua during his junior year. He graduated summa cum laude after just three years. Brad attributed his gaining entry to Indiana Universitys School of Medicine on his first try to the extensive preparation he received at Manchester.
While Brad was attending Indiana University he took on the role of devoted husband, marrying Lindsay Ebersole in Fort Wayne Indiana in 2004. Bradley graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2007, where he interned.
Brad and his family relocated to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where Brad practiced neurosurgery at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. In 2014 Brad was also made Assistant Professor at the Oklahoma University College of Medicine.
1. Doctor Bradley Bohnstedt
2. Doctor Bradley Bohnstedt explains a groundbreaking new brain surgery procedure at Oklahoma University using the new "Pulserider" stent. Bradley appears at about 00:45 into the video. While at Oklahoma University School of Medicine Dr. Bradley Bohnstedt became only the second doctor anywhere in the United States to use this new procedure.
In October of 2017 Dr. Brad Bohnstedt was featured in local news outlets because of his work with the new “Pulserider” vascular stent used in treating cardiovascular disorders. Brad was hailed as being only the second doctor in the United States to use this new medical technology. Brad was certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in November 2017.
In April 2019 Brad again made news when he appeared in the journal “OU Medicine" (Spring/Summer 2019 issue), titled "Neurosurgeon First in State To Use New Stent on Aneurysms". But in this case the article was discussing another new piece of cardiovascular technology; the “Surpass Streamline Stent”. The subject matter of the article was repeated in the newsletter “Edmond Life and Leisure” (referring to Edmond, Oklahoma). The article was titled “OU Medicine Neurosurgeon First To Use Lifesaving Stent on Aneurysms”
1. Article from Oklahoma University journal OU Medicine: titled Neurosurgeon First in State To Use New Stent on Aneurysms. about Dr. Bohnstedt's use of a new "Surpass Streamline Stent" in treating brain aneurysms
2. Article from online newsletter Edmonds Life & Leisure titled OU Medicine Neurosurgeon First To Use Lifesaving Stent on Aneurysms
In 2019 Dr. Brad Bohnstedt appeared in a video presentation produced by Indiana University Health. This appears to be one in a series of public relations videos in which doctors at Indiana University introduce themselves to the public, and to new patients. It’s a short video, about 1:33 minutes long. In it Brad Bohnstedt tells why he chose a career in medicine:
I’m Doctor Brad Bohnstedt, I’m a neurosurgeon at IU Health, I’ve been in practice since 2014. I became a doctor because of my interest in the neurological system. As a child I had an illness that kept me from going to school, and I was in the bed for quite a long time. This sparked my interest in the neurological system that involved understanding why the physical exam directly correlates with the pathology that’s underlying. When you meet me for the first time we’ll go over your history, the physical, look into the diagnosis that other physicians have made in your referral, and we’ll work together to come up with a plan that’s tailored to your specific needs and wishes. I like my job because of my opportunity to work with patients, to make a difference in their lives, and improve the quality that they live every day. I also like, specifically, neurosurgery, because of the complexity of it, the lack of knowledge in the area, and the opportunity to find new discoveries on how to improve [a] patient’s life.
In the video Brad also tells of the other motivating interest in his life; his family – his wife, Lindsay and their three children; Audrey, Madelyn, and Elijah.
What do I like to do when I’m not caring for patients? I like to spend time with my wife and kids. I like to spend time coaching them in sports and engaging in activities that will help them throughout the rest of their life.
Dr. Brad Bohnstedt and his work, both practical and published, has been referenced in a number of other works on neurology;
1-6. A few of the piblished works which quote, reference or discuss Doctor Bradley N. Bohnstedt; Year Book of Neurology and Neurosurgery (E-Book), 2011, Transsphenoidal Surgery / Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques, 2017, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery Complication Avoidance and Management, 2018, Sellar and Parasellar Tumors / Diagnosis, Treatments, and Outcomes, 2011, Handbook of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Spinal Medicine for Nurses and Advanced Practice Health Professionals, 2017, Intraoperative Imaging in Neurosurgery, 2017
- Cohen-Gadol, Aaron A., Laws, Edward R. Jr, Sheehan, Jason P., Schwartz , Theodore H. Transsphenoidal Surgery / Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques. Springer International Publishing. 2017 (ISBN 9783319566917, 3319566911)
- Laws, Edward, Sheehan, Jason P. Sellar and Parasellar Tumors / Diagnosis, Treatments, and Outcomes. Thieme. 2011 (ISBN 9781604064223, 1604064226)
- Prestigiacomo, Charles J., Gandhi, Chirag D. Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery Complication Avoidance and Management. Springer International Publishing. 2018 (ISBN 9783319652061, 3319652060)
- Rabinstein, Alejandro A., Klimo, Maj Paul Jr. Year Book of Neurology and Neurosurgery (E-Book). Elsevier Health Sciences. 2011 (ISBN 9780323087391, 0323087396)
- Singh Narang, Karanjit, Nand Jha, Ajaya. Intraoperative Imaging in Neurosurgery. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited. 2017 (ISBN 9789386322906, 9386322900)
- Strayer, Andrea, Harris, Odette, Rosenberg, Cathy, Mummaneni, Praveen. Handbook of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Spinal Medicine for Nurses and Advanced Practice Health Professionals. Taylor & Francis. 2017 (ISBN 9781498719445, 1498719449)
3-15 / The Descendants of Alfred J. Bohnstedt in Indiana and the Southeast / Descendants of Clinton Milford Bohnstedt
3-34 / Genealogy 3-3-6: America; Indiana and the Southeast
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