After completing medical school at Georgetown University and neurosurgical residency training at George Washington University, Dr. Sweet underwent a Stereotactic & Functional neurosurgery fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, where she has since joined the faculty and is an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Psychiatry. Her areas of interest include deep brain stimulation for movement disorders and psychiatric diseases, as well as neuromodulation for epilepsy and chronic pain. In addition to teaching and mentoring students, residents, and fellows, Dr. Sweet is also highly involved in research. She was awarded an NIH grant, exploring brain connectivity in patients with Bipolar disorder, and she is an investigator in several other clinical trials, aiming to truly impact scientific discovery for the treatment of diverse diseases using cutting-edge technologies.
Dr. Sweet is similarly extremely active in organized Neurosurgery. She is currently on the Executive Board of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. In addition, she is the Immediate Past President of Women in Neurosurgery, Vice President of the Pain Section of Neurosurgery, and Vice Chair of the Joint Guidelines Review Committee of Neurosurgery. Dr. Sweet serves on the Scientific Planning Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, North American Neuromodulation Society, and American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, as well as multiple other committees in each of these organizations. She has authored many book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, including several neurosurgical guidelines. Finally, she has served as the director of numerous national courses and regularly serves as faculty and invited lecturer for international and national meetings.