Lab History

Laboratory for Human and Experimental Neurophysiology (LAHEN) is relatively young Lab established by Professor Vedran Deletis in year 2007/2008 as a part of Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Split, Croatia.

The founder of LAHEN, Professor Vedran Deletis, MD, PhD is the former Director of the Intraoperative Neurophysiology Department in St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital and an Associate Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, USA.

Dr. Deletis continued his successful scientific career in Croatia establishing LAHEN at School of Medicine, University of Split. From August 2008 to the end of December 2012., dr. Deletis closely collaborated with young researcher Maja Rogić, Ph.D. who was the first doctoral student in Croatia guided by dr. Deletis. Together with dr. Deletis, dr. Rogić had an important contribution in establishing LAHEN. Dr. Rogić was the main collaborator with the dr. Deletis in research project „Neurophysiologic markers generated by electrical and magnetic stimulation of motor speech related cortical areas“ funded by Unity Through Knowledge Fund, Republic of Croatia, Research Cooperability Program 1B.

Dr. Deletis was also the founder of the International Society for Intraoperative Neurophysiology (ISIN) and served as its first president. After the completion of his doctoral thesis in Clinical Neurophysiology he has dedicated his career for the last 20 years to the field of Intraoperative Neurophysiology (ION). He is the editor of one of the leading books in the field of Intraoperative Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery (Vedran Deletis and Jay L.Shils. Neurophysiolog in Neurosurgery- A modern intraoperative approach, 2002, Elsevier Science, USA). He has published more than 84 papers in the field of neurophysiology and 27 book chapters. He was the chairman of the organizing committee of 9 international meetings for intraoperative neurophysiology. Dr. Deletis owns a patent ( Catheter for spinal epidural injection of drugs and measurement of evoked potentials. U.S. Patent number 5,081,990 January 21, 1992.).

He successfully carried out five scientific projects in the field of neurophysiology. He is the founder of several methodologies for intraoperative monitoring of neural functions. These methodologies became the standard in applied clinical neurophysiology. His scientific work was published in many scientific papers and cited more than 664 times.

Dr. Deletis has been awarded by American Society of Neurophysiologic Monitoring - ASNM Distinguished Merit Award, “Dr Richard Brown” American Society of Neurophysiologic Monitoring, Chicago, 2007.