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Walter R. Marsh, MD
W. RICHARD MARSH, M.D. was born on October 26, 1951 in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Growing up in a family of 13 children, he attended the University of Notre Dame graduating with highest honors in 1973. He then attended medical school at Northwestern University. He was drawn to neurosurgery under the influence of Dr. Anthony Raimondi and Dr. Ivan Ciric. He received his neurosurgical training in Rochester at the Mayo Clinic. During that time, he did additional neurovascular training with Professor M. Gazi Yasargil in Zurich, Switzerland as well as with Professors Tessier and Marchac studying advanced craniofacial techniques in Paris, France.
During his training, he received strong support and encouragement from all of the neurosurgical staff at the Mayo Clinic but, in particular, Dr. Thor Sundt. His subspecialty interests have been varied over the years and have included craniofacial surgery where he worked with Dr. Ian Jackson, cerebrovascular surgery working along with Drs. Dave Piepgras and Thor Sundt, and epilepsy surgery initially under the tutelage of Dr. Ed Laws. His current interests include adult epilepsy surgery and general neurosurgery.
Currently, Dr Marsh is a Professor of Neurosurgery in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and continues as the Clinical Practice Chair of the Department of Neurologic Surgery in Rochester.
He is married to Lois Lynn who is a beautiful and talented educator, musician, and vocalist and is the love of his life. He is most grateful to her for her love, support, and friendship. They are blessed with three grown children, Brent, Lindsey, and Michael and two grandchildren, Micah and Madeline.
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