Specialties: Pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors
Dr. Roland is a neurosurgeon who cares for children of all ages. He addresses a wide variety of neurological conditions, including brain and spinal cord tumors. He uses a number of surgical approaches, from traditional open procedures to less invasive options. To ensure the best treatment plan for an individual, he collaborates with patients, their families and a team that includes specialists from many disciplines.
Roland's research seeks a better understanding of how brain networks adapt and react to changes caused by tumors, epilepsy or other conditions. In particular, he studies how children's brains reorganize after neurosurgery. His tools include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electrical recordings of brain activity.
2011: MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
2015-2016: Specialist Registrar in Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
2011-2018: Residency, Neurosurgery, Washington University in St. Louis
2018-2019: Fellowship, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Washington University in St. Louis
2019-Present: Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery, UCSF
2018: High Five Recognition for Clinical Care, St. Louis Children's Hospital
2018: Finalist for James L. O'Leary Prize for Research in Neuroscience, Washington University in St. Louis
2017: Quality Improvement Research Project Award, Department of Neurological Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis
On the role of the corpus callosum in interhemispheric functional connectivity in humans.
Roland JL, Snyder A, Hacker C, Mitra A, Shimony J, Limbrick D, Raichel M, Smyth D, and Leuthardt EC.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Dec 12;114(50):13278-13283.
Resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging for surgical planning in pediatric patients – a preliminary experience.
Roland JL, Griffin N, Hacker CD, Vellimana AK, Akbari SH, Shimony JS, Smyth MD, Leuthardt EC, and Limbrick DD.
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Dec;20(6):583-590.