Jennifer Sweet, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Center
School of Medicine

Research Information

Research Interests

Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

External Appointments

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


Suraj Suresh, Jennifer Sweet, Philip S. Fastenau, Hans Lüders, Patrick Landazuri, Jonathan Miller: Temporal lobe epilepsy in patients with nonlesional MRI and normal memory: an SEEG study. Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 123, No. 6, Dec 2015: 1368-1374.

Yifei Duan, Jennifer Sweet, Charles Munyon, Jonathan Miller: Degree of distal trigeminal nerve atrophy predicts outcome after microvascular decompression for Type 1a trigeminal neuralgia. Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 123, No. 6, Dec 2015: 1512-1518.

Miller J, Munyon CN, Fastenau P, Bailey C, Sweet JA: Memory loss after brain injury is improved by theta burst stimulation of the fornix. Neurosurgery. 2014 Aug;61 Suppl 1:222.Munyon C, Eakin KC, Sweet JA, Miller JP: Decreased bursting and novel object-specific cell firing in the hippocampus after mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Res. 2014 Jul 30. Epub ahead of print.Sweet JA, Eakin KC, Munyon C, Miller JP: Improved learning and memory with theta burst stimulation of the fornix in rat model of traumatic brain injury. Hippocampus. 2014 Aug Epub ahead of print.

Miller J, Duan Y, Sweet JA: Degree of nerve atrophy on preoperative imaging predicts outcome after microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia. Neurosurgery. 2014 Aug; 61 Suppl 1:214.

Luders H, Amina S, Bailey C, Baumgartner C, Benbadis S, Bermeo A, Carreno M, Devereaux M, Diehl B, Eccher M, Edwards J, Fastenau P, Fernandez Baca-Vaca G, Godoy J, Hamer H, Hong SB, Ikeda A, Kahane P, Kaiboriboon K, Kalamangalam G, Lardizabal D, Lhatoo S, Luders J, Mani J, Mayor C, Mesa Latorre T, Miller J, Morris HH, Noachtar S, O'Donovan C, Park J, Perez-Jiminez MA, Rona S, Rosenow F, Shahid A, Scheule S, Skidmore C, Steinhoff B, Szabo CA, Sweet J, Tandon N, Tanner A, Tsuji S: Proposal: Different types of alteration and loss of consciousness in epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2014 Jun 30. Epub ahead of print.

Sweet JA, Walter BL, Gunalan K, Chaturvedi A, McIntyre CC, Miller JP: Fiber tractography of the axonal pathways linking the basal ganglia and cerebellum in Parkinson's disease: implications for targeting in deep brain stimulation. J Neurosurg. 2014 Apr;120(4):988-96. Epub 2014 Jan 31.

Sweet JA, Walter BL, Munyon C, Miller JP: Multi-tract orthogonal microelectrode localizationvof the subthalamic nucleus: description of a novel technique. Neurosurgery. 2014. Jun;10 Suppl 2:240-5.

Sweet JA, Hdeib AM, Sloan A, Miller J: Depths and grids in brain tumors: implantation strategies, techniques and complications. Epilepsia 2013 Dec;54 Suppl 9:66-71.

Sweet JA, Feinberg ML, Sherman JH: The role of Avastin in the management of recurrent glioblastoma. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2012 Apr;23(2):331-41. Epub 2012 Feb 25.

Sweet JA, Jones RV, Sui A, De Palma L, Caputy AJ: Relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia of brachial plexus after marrow transplant. Muscle & Nerve. 2012 Mar;45(3):440-4.

Wind JJ, Bakhtian KD, Sweet JA, Mehta GU, Asthagiri AR, Oldfield EH, Lonser RR: Long term outcome after resection of brainstem hemangioblastomas in von Hippel- Lindau disease. J Neurosurg. 2011 May;114(5):1312-8. Epub 2010 Oct 8.

Sweet J, Ammerman J, Deshmukh V, White J: Cruciate paralysis secondary to traumatic atlanto-occipital dislocation. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 Jan;12(1):19-21.

Wind JJ, Kerr PB, Sweet JA, Deshmukh VR: Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma presenting  with life-threatening hemorrhage in a child. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Feb;3(2):157-9.

Ammerman J, Baggenstos M, Jones R, Sweet J, Goldstein K, Caputy A: Multiple metachronous brain metastases from primary ureteral carcinoma. Urology. 2006 Sep;68(3)673. Epub 2006 Sep 18. 

Sweet J, Kalhorn C: Spinal Dysraphism: A review of clinical manifestation and surgical treatment options. Seminars in Spine Surgery. 2005 March; 17(1) 23-29.


Doctor of Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine


Intern, General Surgery
George Washington University
Resident, Neurological Surgery
George Washington University
Fellow, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
University Hospitals Case Medical Center