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Our Grand Rounds lecturer on August 12th, 2020 is Dr. Randall Chesnut, a University of Washington professor with appointments in two departments: Neurological Surgery, and Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He has particular expertise in surgery and critical care for traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, failed back surgery, and adult spondylolisthesis, as well as sports-related spine and brain injuries. Please join us and email Corinne Acevedo for more information.

Global Neurosurgery: Ask not for whom the bell tolls

In light of these perilous times, we have decided that our WFNS Global Neurosurgery Symposium will now be a virtual meeting from September 10 and September 12, 2020. COVID-19 has reminded us why global platforms are so important to flatten the curve and heal the world. The registration website is now live! Please click here for more information.

It is our great pleasure to announce that Dr. Robert Spetzler, a world-renowned neurosurgeon from Barrow Neurological Institute will be giving our graduation lecture on June 25th at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST titled "My Journey Through Neurosurgery". Dr. Robert Spetzler specializes in cerebrovascular disease and skull base tumors. He has been involved in pioneering the technique of hypothermia and cardiac arrest for the treatment of difficult brain lesions. Please RSVP to Corinne Acevedo at

Kindly watch Dr. Robert Spetzler as our graduation speaker for what promises to be a riveting talk about his seminal journey through Neurosurgery. – Anil Nanda, MD, MPH

• June 25th at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
• Please RSVP to Corinne Acevedo at

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST.
Dr. Lawrence G. Lenke will be giving a lecture on "A New Classification of Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis: Evaluation and Treatment Guidelines". Please RSVP to

Neurosurgery Research Symposium

Research Symposium

We would like to formally invite you to our first annual Neurosurgery Research Symposium on February 21st, 2020. The Department of Neurosurgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New Jersey Medical School, as well as the RWJBarnabas healthcare system, will be hosting this event. The symposium will feature cutting edge neurosurgery research from bench to bedside with a specific focus on epilepsy, brain injury, and neuromodulation. The faculty at NJMS and RWJMS, along with our neurosurgery residents, will be giving lectures, along with guest speakers Dr. Susan Masino and Dr. Robert Gross. NJMS and RWJMS Faculty: Dr. Hai Sun, Dr. Vineet Chitravanshi, Dr. Eric Hargreaves, Dr. Shabbar Danish, Dr. Antonios Mammis, and Dr. Stephen Wong

A Unifying Hypothesis behind the Short and Long Term Consequences of Concussion"

Join the Department of Neurosurgery as we welcome Dr. Sean Grady, our Visiting Professor for the month of February. 

Dr. Grady was appointed the Charles Harrison Frazier Professor & Chairman of the Department of
Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania in March 1999. He received
his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and medical degree from
Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Grady's clinical focus is in the area of Cranial Base Tumors,
Pituitary Tumors, Meningiomas, Schwannomas, Malignant Skull Base Tumors as well as Cerebrovascular
Disorders, Aneurysms, AVM's. In addition, Dr. Grady performs general neurosurgery procedures for
herniated discs of the back and neck.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about “A Unifying Hypothesis behind the Short and Long Term Consequences of Concussion".
February 5th, 2020 from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Atrium/Courtyard (across from Starbucks) at 1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ

"The Life of An Academic Neurosurgeon"

Visiting Professor - Karin Muraszko, MD

Our first Visiting Professor this year was Dr. Karin Muraszko, who was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University. She then continued to Columbia University in New York where she received her medical degree and completed her residency training in Neurological Surgery and completed fellowships in pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Muraszko is an internationally renowned speaker who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. She was the first woman to head a neurosurgery department at any medical school in the US. Dr. Muraszko currently serves as the Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Michigan and was the first woman to serve as chair of a neurosurgery department in the country.