Oren Sagher, M.D.

Oren Sagher, M.D.

William F. Chandler Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor, Anesthesiology


After completing his chief residency at the University of Virginia, Dr. Sagher accepted a position on the neurosurgical faculty at the University of Michigan. He became Chief of Neurosurgery at the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital, a position he held until 1996. He then completed a fellowship in Pain and Functional Neurosurgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University, and took over as the Director of Neuromodulation at the University of Michigan. As the primary functional neurosurgeon at the University of Michigan, Dr. Sagher takes care of such problems as epilepsy, pain, Parkinson's Disease, and other movement disorders.

Dr. Sagher is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). He has served on the Executive Council on the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pain, which he chaired from 2003 to 2005.

Clinical Interests

The treatment of epilepsy, pain, movement disorders, and brain tumors in functionally important regions.


Medical School

University of Chicago, 1987


Neurosurgery, University of Virginia, 1993

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery


  • 2013-2014  Neurosurgery simulators for ventriculostomy, minimal invasive spinal surgery and expanded endonasal approach to the skull base; Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • 2013-2015  A non-randomized, open-label dose-finding trial of combined cytotoxic and immune stimulatory strategy for the treatment of resectable primary malignant glioma; Sponsor: Phase ONE
  • 2009-2014  Automatic Three Dimensional (3D) Registration for Enhanced Cancer Management; Sponsor: NIH