Logan Helland, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Logan Helland

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Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery


Neurosurgeon


MD, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE

Residency: neurosurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics: Iowa City, IA

Fellowship: complex and reconstructive spine surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

BS, chemistry, Creighton University: Omaha, NE

Summary

Dr. Logan Helland is a fellowship-trained complex and reconstructive spine surgeon. He earned both his MD and a BS in chemistry from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City; and a fellowship in complex and reconstructive spine surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Although his initial emphasis will be on treating general neurosurgery patients, Dr. Helland will eventually focus more on treating spine conditions like scoliosis and performing complex spine revisions and spine surgery. He is also an active researcher who will start his work on the clinical side and then move back into basic research. Dr. Helland has published 13 medical journal articles and made several oral presentations during professional meetings. When he and his family have spare time, they like to watch movies, go on walks with their dog, and do things with their extended family. Dr. Helland is a big sports fan and looks forward to taking the family to Minnesota sporting events.

Awards & Recognition

  • Barr Medical Scholarship: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Dr. Irving I. Mittleman Memorial Scholarship, Omaha, NE
  • Celestre Medical Scholarship: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Dean’s Education Scholarship: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Beirne Medical Scholarship: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE

Professional Associations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Research

Publications

Publications

  1. Woodroffe RW, Pearson AC, Pearlman AM, Howard MA, Nauta HJW, Nagel SJ, Hori YS, Machado AG, Almeida Frizon L, Helland L, Holland MT, Gillies GT, Wilson S. “Spinal Cord Stimulation for Visceral Pain: Present Approaches and Future Strategies.” Pain Medicine: 2020 July: 27.
  2. Woodroffe RW, Helland LC, Hollatz C, Piscopo A, Close LN, Nourski KV, Viljoen SV, Grossbach AJ, Hitchon PW. “Impact of the Inclusion of C2 in Posterior Cervical Fusions for Cervical Myelopathy on Sagittal Cervical Alignment.” Clinical Spine Surgery: 2020 May: 33(4): 141-146.
  3. Woodroffe RW, Helland LC, Grossbach AJ, Nourski KV, Hitchon PW. “Risk factors associated with reoperation in posterior cervical fusions: A large-scale retrospective analysis.” Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery: 2020 April: 195: 105828.
  4. Woodroffe RW, Helland LC, Bryant A, Nourski KV, Yamaguchi S, Close L, Noeller J, Teferi N, Maley JE, Hitchon PW. “Intraoperative Shoulder Traction as Cause of C5 Palsy: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study.” World Neurosurgery: 2020 April: 136: 393-397.
  5. Teferi N, Abukhiran I, Noeller J, Helland LC, Bathla G, Ryan EC, Nourski KV, Hitchon PW. “Vertebral hemangiomas: Diagnosis and management. A single center experience.” Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery: 2020 March: 190: 105745.
  6. Woodroffe RW, Zanaty M, Soni N, Mott SL, Helland LC, Pasha A, Maley J, Dhungana N, Jones KA, Monga V, Greenlee JDW. “Survival after reoperation for recurrent glioblastoma.” Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: 2020 March: 73: 118-124.
  7. Yamaguchi S, Menezes AH, Shimizu K, Woodroffe RW, Helland LC, Hitchon PW, Howard MA. “Differences and characteristics of symptoms by tumor location, size, and degree of spinal cord compression: a retrospective study on 53 surgically treated, symptomatic spinal meningiomas.” Journal of Neurosurgery Spine: 2020 January: 31: 1-10.
  8. Nagel SJ, Frizon L, Maiti T, Machado AG, Gillies GT, Helland LC, Woodroffe RW, Howard MA, Wilson S. “Contemporary approaches to infections of indwelling CNS neurostimulation devices.” World Neurosurgery: 2019 August: 129: 397-408.
  9. Hitchon PW, Woodroffe RW, Noeller JA, Helland LC, Hramakova N, Nourski KV. “Anterior and posterior approaches for cervical myelopathy: clinical and radiographic outcomes.” Spine: 2019 May: 44(9): 615-623.
  10. Nagel SJ, Helland LC, Woodroffe RW, Frizon LA, Holland MT, Machado AG, Yamaguchi S, Gillies GT, Howard MA, Wilson S. “Durotomy surrogate and seals for intradural spinal cord stimulators: apparatus and review of clinical methods and materials.” Neuromodulation: 2019 December: 22(8): 916-929.
  11. Fam MD, Woodroffe RW, Helland LC, Noeller J, Dahdaleh NS, Menezes AH, Hitchon PW.“Spinal arachnoid cysts in adults: diagnosis and management. A single-center experience.” Journal of Neurosurgery Spine: 2018 December: 29(6): 711-719.
  12. Woodroffe RW, Nourski KV, Helland LC, Walsh B, Noeller J, Kerezoudis P, Hitchon PW.“Management of iatrogenic spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks: A cohort of 124 patients.” Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery: 2018 July: 170: 61-66.
  13. Hitchon PW, Zanaty M, Helland LC, Abode-Iyamah K, Dahdaleh NS. “Letter to the Editor. Limitation of the Orthopedic System Inc. Cervical Spine Base Unit.” Journal of Neurosurgery Spine: 2017 October: 27(4): 481-482.

Abstracts Accepted for Oral Presentation:

  1. Helland LC, Woodroffe RW, Coleman M. “Inflammatory mediators modulate mitochondrial dynamics in spinal facet chondrocytes.” To be presented at 2019 Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Miami Beach, FL. March 2019.
  2. Helland LC, Woodroffe RW, Coleman M. “Mitochondrial Mechanisms of lumbar spondylosis.” Presented at 2018 Midwest Neurosurgery Society Meeting, Iowa City, IA. August 2018.
  3. Hitchon PW, Woodroffe RW, Helland LC. “Anterior and posterior approaches for cervical myelopathy: Clinical and radiographic outcomes.” Presented at 2018 Midwest Neurosurgery Society Meeting, Iowa City, IA. August 2018.
  4. Helland LC, Woodroffe RW, Hitchon PW. “Comparison of Lordosis Correction with Open or MIS TLIF.” Presented at 2018 Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Orlando, FL. March 2018.
  5. Hitchon PW, Zanaty M, Helland LC, Abode-Iyamah K, Dahdaleh NS. “Limitation of the OSI Cervical Base Unit.” Presented at 2017 Midwest Neurosurgery Society Meeting, Dakota Dunes, SD. September 2017.
  6. Helland LC, Hitchon PW. “Anterolateral or Posterior Approach for Thoracolumbar Burst Fracture.” Presented at 2016 Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Orlando, FL. March 2016.

Abstracts Accepted for Poster Presentation:

  1. Bly S, Helland LC, Susman C. “Psuedohypoparathyroidism and Albright’s Hereditary Osteodystrophy in a 2-year-old male.” Presented at 2013 Pediatric Research Forum. Omaha, NE. April 2013.