Curtis Doberstein, MD is the director of cerebrovascular and skull-base surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and executive vice-chair of clinical operations. Dr. Toms has been published in more than 80 medical journals and multiple book chapters. Dr. Klinge is an active member of the American Association of Neurosurgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He served his residency in neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, followed by a fellowship in vascular neurosurgery under Adam Arthur, MD, MPH, at Semmes-Murphey Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, and with Dr. Jason Wenderoth, an eminent interventional neuroradiologist in Sydney, Australia. Volume 29, Number 3, 2020, Clarence B. Watridge, MD, FAANS(L) | FeaturesAANS Neurosurgeon: Volume 29, Number 1, 2020. Joaquín Q. Cámara-Quintana, MD, is a neurosurgeon who practices at the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute. His clinical interests include adult spinal deformity and spinal malignancies. While hydrocephalus is typically a disease that strikes children, there are several forms that can affect adults. Porter BE, Zhang G, Celix J, Hsu FC, Raol YH, Telfeian AE, Gallagher PR, Coulter DA, Brooks-Kayal AR. Much attention is given to the continuous development of skills and practices focused on attainment of more goals and rewards. Why Don’t We Have a Cure for Spinal Cord Injury? The team of Neuro-physicians and surgeons at Ruby General Hospital is dedicated to providing exceptional, compassionate and easy-to-access care to patients with neurological diseases and disorders.We care and we help the family in caring for the patients. October 30, 2020 — AANS Neurosurgeon, others experience deterioration of skills and cognition, competence and technical skill of surgeons over the age of 65. He is board certified by The American Board of Neurological Surgery and specializes in complex spinal disorders. In addition, Dr. Gokaslan is the Gus Stoll Professor of Neurosurgery, chair of the department of neurosurgery, and director of the Complex Spinal Surgery Fellowship at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. A positron emission tomography study of cerebrovascular reserve before and after shunt surgery in patients with idiopathic chronic hydrocephalus. He also has a special interest in the management and treatment of complex degenerative diseases of the spine, including spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and spinal deformity, as well as treatment of tumors arising from the spine and spinal cord. Balancing neurosurgery and family life is challenging. Dr. Telfeian has published extensively in the areas of epilepsy, functional and spine surgery and is currently involved in the research and development of ultra-minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. A: Most of the patients with hydrocephalus need to retain their shunt for the whole life. He has been the principal investigator of both basic and clinical research studies, including studies on the development of therapeutic approaches for primary brain tumors and cancer metastasis to the brain. In contrast, neurosurgical career life expectancy receives little attention. Radmehr Torabi, MD, is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon at the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute. Wael Asaad, MD, PhD received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College in 1993, then earned a PhD in systems neuroscience from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001, and his MD from Yale University in 2003. He directs the section of vascular neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital. At Mayo Clinic, your doctor will provide you or your child with individualized care to help you manage the condition. Is ther… Dr. Cielo is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and specializes in adult general neurosurgery. Dr. Klinge’s scientific interests comprise the development of advanced techniques for diagnosing and treatment of dementia, experimental work to advance the understanding of normal aging and dementia and to develop novel biotechnical treatment approaches including stem cell therapy. Smith SE, Kirkham FJ, , Deveber G, Millman G, Dirks PB, Wirrell E, Telfeian AE, Sykes K, Barow K, Ichord R. Outcome following decompressive craniectomy for malignant middle cerebral artery infarction in children. General Practitioners enjoy a lifespan of almost 79 years. Specifically, he is exploring the feasibility of same-day discharge after carotid endarterectomy. At present, he is investigating clinical outcomes following the removal of plaque from a carotid artery. Konstantina Svokos, DO, is a neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. Time is of the essence, so act “FAST” when you see the symptoms of a stroke: F acial drooping, A rm weakness , … In 2011, he joined the department of neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Albert Telfeian, MD, PhD, leads the endoscopic spine surgery program. His basic science interests focus on the ways in which neuronal circuits in the frontal cortex and basal ganglia underlie visual-motor learning, memory and decision-making, and how a better understanding of these might lead to strategies to alleviate the cognitive aspects of psychiatric and neurological diseases, including traumatic brain injury and stroke. Too many neurosurgeons make little time for developing interests outside neurosurgery or cultivating quality family time. She has done both clinical and molecular research throughout her training and her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. November 13, 2020 — AANS Neurosurgeon, Better Outcomes after Epilepsy Surgery in Kids with Poor Seizure Control He remained at Brown where he completed his internship in general surgery, as well as his residency training in neurological surgery. The survival of all patients at the end of December 2002 was investigated. Her research publications and presentations include work on transient forebrain ischemia and traumatic brain injury. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Academy of Neurologic Surgeons. Realizing that even if one cannot (or should not) continue practice at the same level, one can still contribute, particularly considering the value of experience and insight gained in a full neurosurgical career. Dr. Doberstein received his medical degree in 1988 from McGill University in Montreal and completed his residency in neurosurgery and fellowship at the University of California at Los Angeles. His practice includes patients with trauma to the spine. Outcome of shunting in idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus and the value of outcome assessment in shunted patients. Prior to this, she was professor of neurosurgery at the Medical School Hannover, Germany. Patients with degenerative spine disorders comprise another large part of his practice. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at Stanford University and fellowship training at the Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders. He has edited one book and served as editor and reviewer for a number of publications. A Neurosurgeon’s Nightmare: Essential Tremor. She received her medical degree at the University of Kiel in 1993 and completed her neurosurgical residency at Hannover Medical School in Germany in 2002. Dr. Svokos is fluent in English, Greek and Spanish. Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego provide advanced treatments for injuries and disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. While this has been suggested as a voluntary activity, some institutions now require it. She is a member of the Society for Neuro Oncology, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Never Quit or Give Up (Churchill) (Mahomes), Commitment to succeed (Lombardi) and staying the course even when it is really hard (F. Leahy) are motivations used in numerous areas of life, including athletics, academics, survival and success. AANS Neurosurgeon | Geriatric medicine is a growing specialty but the cut off age varies all over the world due to the variation in life expectancy. She is past president of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF disorders. See Dr. Asaad's publication list at Google Scholar. He/She has generally been productive and considered a “rainmaker.” Most are likely wary of the phase of life after an active clinical practice. Neurosurgeons are considered by many, including themselves, to be among the best and brightest. Although the United States’ healthcare expenditure is the highest in the world, the United States ranks 43rd in life expectancy. He offers patients cutting-edge surgical techniques such as minimally invasive spine surgery, artificial disc replacement surgery and Cyberknife stereotactic radiosurgery for tumors involving the spine and spinal cord. He is an associate professor (clinical) in the department of neurosurgery at Brown and serves as the Brown University neurosurgery residency program director. So which doctors live the longest? The department of neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital offers patient-focused, state-of-the-art clinical care in highly-equipped and modern facilities. In addition, Dr. Doberstein is director of the Neurosurgery Residency Program and professor of neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Telfeian AE, Judkins A, Younkin D, Pollock AN, Crino P. Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma with cranial and spinal metastases in a patient with tuberous sclerosis. The second most common reason for being sued for negligence in neurosurgery is a problem related to hydrocephalus management (the first being spinal surgery!). Most perceive neurosurgery to be the ultimate in medical specialties. He served as interim chairman of neurosurgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University from 2007 to 2010. November 17, 2020 — AANS Neurosurgeon, Researchers Mine Data and Connect the Dots about Processes Driving Neuroblastoma Mirzayan MJ; Correlates of local cerebral blood flow (CBF) in normal pressure hydrocephalus patients before and after shunting-A retrospective analysis of [(15)O]H(2)O PET-CBF studies in 65 patients. Gokaslan came to Lifespan from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, where he was vice chairman of the department of neurosurgery, director of the neurosurgical spine program, and director of the neurosurgical spine metastasis center, as well as professor of neurology, oncology, and orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Adetokunbo Oyelese, MD, PhD, FAANS is the director of the spinal surgery division and the director for the Norman Prince Spine Institute. Sestokas AK, Telfeian AE, Duhaime AC, Sutton L, Sestokas LO, Schwartz DM. Subtract two years of life expectancy. Dr. Torabi has received several awards, including being named the emergency medicine department’s most valuable consultant. Jared Fridley, M.D. Neurosurgery is surgery performed on parts of the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, peripheral nerves, such those found in the hands and feet, and the extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.Neurosurgery may be a treatment option for: Primary or metastatic brain tumors Author information: (1)Post-graduation in Health Sciences-IAMSPE-Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual, São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Guglielmo is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the North American Spine Society. In 1995, Dr. Doberstein joined the Neurosurgery Foundation and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Learn more  Â», Join us: See available positions and apply online, Back to School Concerns in the Age of Coronavirus, Talking to Kids about Tragedy and Traumatic Events, Spine and Back Pain Treatments Without Surgery, You Can Help Us Respond to the Challenges of COVID-19, Benefits of a Single, Unified Academic Health Care System for Rhode Island, Gamma Knife Perfexion at Rhode Island Hospital, Lifespan Brown University Complex Spinal Surgery Fellowship Program, Group B Beta-Hemolytic Osteomyelitis of the Heel: A Case Report. Previously he was an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and associate professor of neurosurgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Hayamizv T, Chan PT, Doberstein C, Sunwoo L, Guglielmo MA, Hayamizv T, Chan PT, Doberstein C, Sunwoo L, Guglielmo MA, Hayamizv T, Chan PT, Doberstein C, Sunwoo L, Guglielmo MA, Johanson, CE. Having a pituitary tumor should not shorten life expectancy if it is treated properly and if the patient receives appropriate hormone replacement(s). Does it prevent certain activities? Simon SL, Auerbach JD, Garg S, Sutton L, Telfeian AE, Dormans JP. The files available on this website provide life expectancy at birth for Missouri, its 115 counties (114 counties plus the City of St. Louis, which is an independent city), and Missouri’s seven Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Regions. November 5, 2020 — AANS Neurosurgeon, Move More or Sit Less: How to Maintain a Healthy Brain Clarence B. Watridge, MD, FAANS(L), is a neurosurgeon who has retired from active clinical practice. However, Lydia is right about your specific question of age or life expectancy. This we do by applying innovative and promising solutions, from surgery of the Brain and Spine wherever surgery is the solution. How Loss of Single Gene Fuels Deadly Childhood Brain Cancer September 18, 2020 — AANS Neurosurgeon. He is an active researcher, with work published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, and is a co-contributor of book chapters. Jared Fridley, MD, is a neurosurgeon subspecializing in complex spinal surgery. Planning appropriately for the neurosurgical career life cycle is worth the effort; reaping the rewards of a career of service is achievable. The coronavirus has impacted the entire w. The spine is a vital part of your skeleton. They originate from arachnoid cap cells, which are cells within the thin, spider web-like membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord. His current research activities are focused on translating laboratory findings into novel treatment for children with brain and spinal cord tumors. Dr. Lulla’s scientific work has been published in more than 20 peer-reviewed journals and two books. One of his most satisfying observations is seeing the next generation develop into outstanding neurosurgeons and neurosurgical leaders. Earlier in his career, Dr. Torabi was a research associate at Rhode Island Hospital. “There is no sadder picture than the Professor who has outgrown his usefulness, and, the only one unconscious of the fact, insists with a praiseworthy zeal, upon performance of duties for which the circumstances of the time have rendered him unfit.”. Methods: Data were collected retrospectively on all adult patients with first ever ICH in Central Finland county between September 1985 and December 1991. He is the director of the brain tumor program for Lifespan Health Systems and is jointly responsible for the Gamma Knife and Cyberknife units with radiation oncology. Developing a plan for careful case selection in the later years of practice can be important to avoid declining outcomes, which force practice restrictions. She is editor in chief of the Elsevier journal Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management (INAT) and associate editor of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery (CNN). Heterogeneous GABAA receptor subunit expression in pediatric epilepsy patients. Among these contributions are outpatient evaluations, mentoring, teaching, surgical assistance, research, administration and participation in organized medical and neurosurgical societies. After completing his residency and fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, Dr. Lulla spent several years as an attending physician on the pediatric neuro-oncology team at Northwestern. He needs to understand the complaint, and also how that impairment impacts their life. More about COVID-19   |   COVID-19 información en español. Gokaslan earned his medical degree from the University of Istanbul in Turkey. Neurosurgery is a unique life calling. Individuals make appointments or are referred to the neurologistbecause something may be wrong with their nervous system. Most perceive neurosurgery to be the ultimate in medical specialties. His clinical interests include degenerative spinal disease, spinal trauma, tumors and deformities, and peripheral nerve surgery. He is an associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and the assistant program director of the neurosurgery residency program at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Acknowledge and honor those, including the trusting patients, who made it possible for this incredible career. We are a proud Top 25 national destination for neurology and neurosurgery. The Challenges of Starting a Family During Neurosurgical Residency Training, 50 Years Later: Current Management of Tarlov Cyst, Laminectomy and Interbody Fusion Confusion, A Glance at Neurosurgery in Nigeria Following the 3rd CAANS Congress, Study Seeks to Help Boost Understanding of Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor Learn more about the Department of Neurosurgery. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and of their joint spine and cerebrovascular sections, as well as the North American Spine Society. The evaluation and treatment of these conditions is often quite different. Martin NA, Doberstein C, Bentson J, Vinuela F, Dion J, Becker DP, Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas. In contrast, neurosurgical career life expectancy receives little attention. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions related to life after getting a VP shunt: Q. He has recently been given the Hero Award for outstanding dedication to pediatric neuro-oncology by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and was named one of Chicago’s Top Cancer Doctors by Chicago magazine. September 23, 2020 — AANS Neurosurgeon. He had a 30-year (1985-2015) neurosurgical career at Semmes-Murphey Clinic/University of Tennessee in Memphis, Tenn. After retirement from UT/SMC he served as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida 2015-18. Asaad's clinical interests include functional neurosurgery for movement disorders and psychiatric disease, traumatic brain injury, and general neurosurgery of the brain and spine. Well, my perception of the neurosurgeon lifestyle is, unfortunately, mixed. In the last few decades, organized medicine and the lay public have posed questions regarding the competency and safety of older surgeons. Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FAANS, FACS, is chief of neurosurgery at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals, director of the Norman Prince Spine Institute, and clinical director of the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute. The Clinical Scientist Development Award will be used to research brain rhythms in Parkinson’s disease. Lifespan Corporate Offices A detailed itinerary for appointments, tests and procedures prepared for your visit lets you make the most of your ti… After completion of his training, he joined the department of neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University where he is an assistant professor. It is worth considering patient safety when planning practice culmination so that the need to protect one’s legacy is never an issue. He is also a native Spanish speaker with experience treating Spanish speaking patients for spinal disorders. He has served in numerous AANS leadership positions and is Historian of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS). Dr. Niu’s work has been published in many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. 401-444-3500, Barbara Austin, LICSW and Jennifer Jencks, PhD, Lifespan Cancer Institute Extends Radiotherapy to East Greenwich, Newport Hospital expands rapid testing for coronavirus, other pathogens, Hasbro Children’s Hospital earns top national recognition for patient-centered care, Brain Aneurysm, AVM and Stroke Support Group, Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull-Base Surgery, Director, Functional Neurosurgery & Epilepsy Program; Co-Director, Deep Brain Stimulation; Laboratory Director, Cognitive Neurophysiology & Neuromodulation, Director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Program Director, Peripheral Nerve Surgery Division, Director, Spinal Surgical Outcomes Laboratory, Director, Center for CSF Disorders of the Brain and Spine, Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Division, Director, Spinal Surgery Division and the Norman Prince Spine Institute, Director, Brain Tumor Immunology Program, Rhode Island Hospital, Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spinal Surgery, Director, Brain Tumor and Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program, Information for patients who have a scheduled test, appointment, surgery or telehealth visit, All visitation at Lifespan hospitals is temporarily suspended. Anticipated changes include cognitive decline, vision change, decreased stamina and dexterity loss. He is also a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Almost certainly, neurosurgeons and neurosurgical residents pursue goals utilizing these principles. Neurosurgical procedu… The life span of the mice was only about 18 months, while the rats typically lived twice as long. But just as often as you think about your financial assets, think more often about your family. Learn about disease and injury risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. This planning can be aided by recognizing that aging is accompanied by a decline in skills. Her clinical interests include adult spine surgery and neurosurgical treatments for chronic pain. Developed by neurosurgeons, this resource provides patients and their families trustworthy information on a wide range of neurosurgical conditions and diseases. Steven A. Toms, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon and vice chair for the department of neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital. Gerald D. Silverberg, Miles C. Miller, Jason T. Machan, Conrad E. Johanson, Ilias N. Caralopoulos, Crissey L. Pascale, Anna Heile. A world-renown leader in endoscopic spinal surgery with national and international patient referral base, has been also appointed as the Director of newly established Center for Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spinal Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University. Rishi R. Lulla, MD, MS, is the chief of pediatric hematology/oncology at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and an international expert in the care of children and young adults with brain and spinal cord tumors. Neurosurgery is a unique life calling. It is clearly “the jealous mistress” and requires extreme dedication. I can speak to a sample of 1, uncle, Jeff, who I’ve written about before: Handsome fellow, right? Every day is filled with intensity. The other twenty-five years of increased life expectancy are due to non-health care factors; these are dominated by political control. His practice focuses on complex spinal reconstruction and radical surgical treatment of both primary and metastatic spinal tumors, sacral neoplasms, and spinal cord tumors. Knowing these facts, it is worthwhile for neurosurgeons to plan their neurosurgical career life cycle. Concussion Discovery Reveals Dire, Unknown Effects of Even Mild Brain Injury September 17, 2020 — AANS Neurosurgeon The obituary database of the Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery identified data for 51 deaths from 2009–2016. Each of our neurosurgeons has specific neurosurgical subspecialty expertise. Martin NA, Doberstein C, Caron M, Zane C, Thomas K, Becker DP, Clinical Considerations in the Doberstein C, Hovda DA, Becker DB, Metabolic Alterations Accompany Ionic Disturbances and Cellular Doberstein C, Fineman I, Hovda DA, Martin NA, Keenly L, Becker DP, Cerebral Blood Flow Measurement in Martin NA, Doberstein C Neurosurg, Post-traumatic Cerebral Arterial Spasm Martin NA, Doberstein C, Alexander MJ, Khanna R, Benzalcazar H, Alsina G, Zane C, McBride D, Kelly D, Houda D, Becker DB, McArthur D, Zavcha K, Temporally Associated Rupture of Guglielmo MA, Doberstein C A, The temporal Profile and Morphologic Features of Neuronal Death in Human Stroke Resemble Those Observed in Experimental Forebrain Ischemia: The Potential Role of Apoptosis. November 19, 2020 — AANS Neurosurgeon, Handheld Device Could Someday Provide Fast, Objective Method to Diagnose Concussions in Youth Athletes Objective: We aimed to compare survival in the multiple sclerosis (MS) population with a matched cohort from the general population, and to evaluate the association of comorbidity with survival in both populations. Although not technically a brain tumor, it is included in this category because it may compress or squeeze the adjacent brain, nerves and vessels. Doberstein C, Kirchner R, Gordon L, Morgenstern L, Shapiro S, Post-traumatic Cerebral Arterial Spasm: Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound, Cerebral Blood Flow, and Angiographic Findings. Put simply, there is such a thing as life expectancy by profession. He was the recipient of the American Association of Neurologic Surgeons Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Research Award, the American Epilepsy Society Young Investigator Award, and the J. Kiffin Penry Pediatric Epilepsy Award, and was named one of the nation’s 15 leaders in neurosurgery in the October 2011 edition of Newsweek. Doberstein C, MacEwen GD, Lee MS, Intraoperative Angiography in Cerebrovascular Surgery. The most common forms of adult hydrocephalus are obstructive hydrocephalus, normal pressure hydrocephalus, and pseudotumor cerebri (idiopathic intracranial hypertension). With our patients needing medical (non surgical and post-surgical) solutions for their neurological issues we hav… Dr. Cámara-Quintana was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute research training fellowship in the Scott Lab at the Stanford medical school’s department of genetics and developmental biology. Jayaraman MV, Mayo-Smith WW, Doberstein CE AJR, Recovery of choroid plexus function in aged rats subjected to transient forebrain ischemia Johanson C, Palm D, Doberstein C, Stopa E. Sustained CA1 Neuronal Survival by FGF-Z Following Forebrain Ischemia In The Rat: A Possible Role For The Choroid Plexus-CSF System. Joaquín Q. Cámara-Quintana, MD, is a neurosurgeon who practices at the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute. Participation provides the ultimate in “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.”, Neurosurgeons share many personality traits, including mental veracity, intelligence, problem solving skill, visuospatial skill and superior technical skill (read more in Henry Marsh’s Do No Harm). There were no female neurosurgeon deaths during that period. He earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, with a concentration in the molecular basis of medicine, and completed a neurosurgery residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. Life Expectancy of Brazilian Neurosurgeons. The team found that adding 10 primary care physicians to a population of 100,000 people is associated with an average life-expectancy increase of 51.5 days. Tianyi (Tim) Niu, MD, is a neurosurgeon who practices at the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute. For neurosurgeon? Methods: Using population-based administrative data, we identified 5,797 persons with MS and 28,807 controls matched on sex, year of birth, and region. Intraoperative motor cortex mapping in children with intractable seizures using motor evoked potential (MEP) threshold gradients. Dr. Niu subspecializes in complex spine surgery. He also treats patients with nervous system tumors, including those of the brain and the skull base. Research has shown that, for example, if you’re an anaesthetist, you can expect a lifespan up to 10 years shorter than that of your colleagues in other fields, at just over 73 years. He is board certified by The American Board of Neurological Surgery and is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Dr. Doberstein, MD has conducted research on apoptosis after stroke and cerebral metabolic alterations following closed head injuries. Dr. Niu earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and served his neurosurgery residency at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Give back and receive the reward of selflessness. Neurosurgeons are considered by many, including themselves, to be among the best and brightest. Efficacy of spinal instrumentation and fusion in the prevention of postlaminectomy spinal deformity in children with intramedullary spinal cord tumors. One of the most difficult tasks a parent has to face is talking about tragedy with their children. How … Doctors at Mayo will also coordinate your follow-up care with your primary doctor. The major advantage of this therapy is the restoration of a normal daily life. He has contributed to the scientific literature with numerous peer-reviewed publications and has presented both nationally and internationally. Your children will remember the time you spent with them forever, and so will you. Lifespan, Rhode Island’s first health system, is a comprehensive, integrated, academic health system affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her scientific publications are listed by the US National Library of Medicine. Therefore comparisons with other studies used only data for the male gender. The meninges also include the dura mater and pia mater. Objectives: To determine the long term survival and predictors of death in patients with primary intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) in Central Finland. 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