Dr. Lega received his general neurosurgical training at the University of Pennsylvania and dedicated fellowship training in epilepsy surgery at the renowned program of the Cleveland Clinic.  He has delivered lectures to international audiences related to several topics in surgery to treat seizures.  Dr. Lega employs his training in the principles of human memory, learned in the lab of Dr. Michael Kahana at Penn, in the planning and execution of surgery to treat brain tumors and seizures.  He also cares for general neurosurgical conditions including spine problems, hydrocephalus, and related conditions.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2006)
University of Pennsylvania Health System (2007), General Surgery
University of Pennsylvania (2013), Neurological Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2014), Epilepsy

Research Interest

  • Memory encoding and retrieval
  • Restoring memory function after brain injury


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

A patient with thoracic intradural disc herniation.
Whitmore RG, Williams BJ, Lega BC, Sanborn MR, Marcotte P J Clin Neurosci 2011 Dec 18 12 1730-2
Morphometric measurements of the anterior skull base for endoscopic transoral and transnasal approaches.
Lega BC, Kramer DR, Newman JG, Lee JY Skull Base 2011 Jan 21 1 65-70