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  • 1. Microsurgical Approaches to the Brain,Microsurgical Approaches to the Brain, Ventricles, and Skull BaseVentricles, and Skull Base Directors: Albert L. Rhoton, Jr. Stephen B. Lewis
  • 2. Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., M.D.Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., M.D. was born in Parvin, Kentucky. He attended Washington University Medical School where he graduated with the highest academic standing in the class of 1959. He completed his internship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City and returned to Washington University in St. Louis for his neurosurgical training. After completing residency training in 1965 he joined the staff of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he served as a staff neurosurgeon until 1972 when he became the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Rhoton has served as President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Society of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Skull Base Society, the Interdisciplinary Congress on Craniofacial and Skull Base Surgery, the Florida Neurosurgical Society, and the International Society for Neurosurgical Technology and Instrument Invention. In 1998 he was the recipient of the Cushing medal, the highest honor granted by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has served as the Honored Guest or been elected to Honorary Membership in neurosurgical societies in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America. He has served on the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He has published more than 260 scientific papers and one book, and has served on the Editorial Boards of six different surgical journals. He has received an Alumni Achievement Award from the Washington University School of Medicine and a Distinguished Faculty Award from the University of Florida. He has been cited as being among the best doctors in America in several books and also in publications by Good Housekeeping, America's Health, and Town and Country. He and his wife, Joyce, have four children, all pursuing medical careers.
  • 3. Stephen B. Lewis, M.D.Stephen B. Lewis, M.D. James and Newton Eblen Eminent Scholar in Cerebrovascular Surgery and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida was born in Perth, Western Australia. He attended medical school at the University of Western Australia, became president of the medical students society in 1984 and graduated in 1985. He completed his internship year at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in 1986 and then undertook junior resident rotations in intensive care medicine, general surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, cardiothoracic and neurological surgery. From 1992 to 1995 he studied acute brain injury with Professor Peter Reilly at the University of Adelaide and was recipient of the WG Norman Research Scholarship (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 1993 and 1994). This research focused on intracranial pressure waveform analysis and multimodality monitoring of acute brain injury. Dr Lewis received numerous awards including the RP Jebson Medal (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 1993 and 1994), Young Investigators Award (Surgical Research Society of Australasia 1995) and the Peter Leech Prize (Neurosurgical Society of Australasia 1996). After completing his neurosurgery training and board certification with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Neurosurgery) in 2000, Dr Lewis undertook a fellowship in Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Tumor Surgery with Professor Alan Crockard and Mr Neil Kitchen at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square London. Prior to accepting a position at the University of Florida, he completed a cerebrovascular surgery and skull base tumor fellowship with Dr Arthur Day. Dr Lewis is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, North American Skull Base Society, Joint AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section, Joint AANS/CNS Neurotrauma and Critical Care Section, and the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. He currently serves on the medical advisory board for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. He has authored over 50 scientific articles and given over 80 presentations at national and international scientific meetings. Dr. Lewis has an active basic science research interest in biomarkers of brain injury after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and trauma. He collaborates with Professor Gerry Shaw at the McKnight Brain Institute. Their work examines the association of biomarkers detectable in CSF and serum to brain injury and recovery. This work has the potential to guide treatment after brain injury and provide early warning of impending neurological decline and stroke. This work has been published in the Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurotrauma, and the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. Dr Lewis performs the complete range of open surgical procedures for cerebrovascular disease (including craniotomy and clipping of cerebral aneurysms, resection of arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, EC-IC bypass procedures, carotid endarterectomies) and skull base tumors (craniotomy and endoscopic transnasal approaches).
  • 4. Microsurgical Approaches to the Brain,Microsurgical Approaches to the Brain, Ventricles, and Skull BaseVentricles, and Skull Base Faculty: (in order of speaking appearance) Evandro de Oliveira Jeffrey A. Bennett Christian Matula Anthony T. Yachnis Steven N. Roper Amin B. Kassam Harry R. van Loveren William A. Friedman Arthur J. Ulm
  • 5. Evandro de Oliveira, M.D., Ph.D.Evandro de Oliveira, M.D., Ph.D. Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery State University of Campinas - UNICAMP Director, Institute of Neurological Sciences Praça Amadeu Amaral, 27 – 5º 01327-010 - São Paulo – SP - Brazil EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND ACADEMIC TITLES:EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND ACADEMIC TITLES: 1969 M.D.: Santa Catarina Federal University School of Medicine, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil 1970-1972 Residency: Neurological Surgery, “Universidad del Republica, Faculdad de Medicina de Montevideo”, Uruguay 1981-1982 Research Fellow: Microneuroanatomy, University of Florida, Department of Neurological Surgery 1985-1998 Director: São Paulo Neurological Institute, 1989-1996 Associate Professor: Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, USA 1990-2002 Assistant Professor: Neurosurgery Chief: Vascular and Tumors Group, Division of Neurosurgery, Sao Paulo University 1998 Director: Institute of Neurological Sciences São Paulo, SP, Brazil 2003- Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery, Medical Sciences School, State University of Campinas – UNICAMP. FIELDS OF RESEARCH OR ACADEMIC INTERESTS:FIELDS OF RESEARCH OR ACADEMIC INTERESTS: Microsurgical anatomy; Cerebrovascular diseases; Brain tumors; Pituitary tumors; Spinal cord tumors; Epilepsy
  • 6. Anthony T. Yachnis, M.D.Anthony T. Yachnis, M.D. received his MD degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1986. He completed residency and fellowship training in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology at the University of Pennsylvania between 1986 and 1991. During the last year of his training, Dr. Yachnis was an American Cancer Association Clinical Research Fellow in Surgical Pathology. Between 1991 and 1993, he received specialized training in Pediatric (Developmental) Neuropathology at Philadelphia Children's Hospital. During this time he was awarded an American Brain Tumor Association Research Fellowship to study pediatric primitive neuroectodermal brain tumors. Dr. Yachnis joined the Department of Pathology at the University of Florida in 1993. He is certified in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology by the American Board of Pathology. Current research efforts in the Neuropathology laboratory are aimed at understanding the roles of cell death regulatory molecules of the bcl-2 family in the pathogenesis brain tumors and developmental abnormalities. Dr. Yachnis is the author of over 100 publications including journal articles, book chapters and abstracts, has given numerous invited national and local presentations, and has won national and local awards for research and teaching. Among the latter are the "Horatio T. Enterline Award" in Surgical Pathology and the "Moore Award" of the American Association of Neuropathologists. Dr. Yachnis is Senior Associate Editor of Laboratory Investigation and served on the on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology from 1998-2003. He has been a reviewer for numerous other pathology journals. He is a member of the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathology. He currently serves on the Department of Pathology residency committee, curriculum committee for the second year medical student pathology course, and is chair of the pathology department clinical research committee. Specialty Areas: Neuropathology / Surgical Pathology / Pediatric Neuropathology Research Interests: Developmental neuropathology: Cell survival and the bcl-2 gene family; Nervous system tumors; Epilepsy neuropathology
  • 7. Steven N. Roper, MDSteven N. Roper, MD, received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M in 1981, summa cum laude. He then attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch until 1985. He performed his internship and neurosurgical residency at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he also obtained special training in epilepsy surgery. He has received numerous honors, including National Merit Scholar, and Alpha Omega Alpha. He joined the faculty of the UF department of neurosurgery in 1992. He currently serves as the surgical director of the University of Florida Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and has performed over 1,000 surgeries for the treatment of epilepsy. He is also the surgical director of the University of Florida Neuroendocrine Program and frequently performs surgeries for pituitary tumors using minimally invasive approaches. Dr. Roper has received numerous grants, including funding from the Epilepsy Foundation of America, the National Institutes of Health, and the McKnight Foundation. These funds support ongoing research in his laboratory, where he and his colleagues are investigating the neurophysiological basis of epilepsy. Special Interests: Epilepsy Surgery, Surgery for Pituitary Tumors, Epilepsy Research
  • 8. Amin B. Kassam, MDAmin B. Kassam, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Director of the Minimally Invasive endoNeurosurgery Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Kassam completed his medical and undergraduate education at the University of Toronto and his residency training at the University of Ottawa. He joined the faculty of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in October of 1997 and spent the next year focusing on microvascular surgery. Dr. Kassam has performed over 700 microvascular decompression procedures for cranial nerve neuropathy and has provided a unique perspective by using the endoscope to visualize and enhance difficult regions. Since his appointment, he has also focused on building a collaborative center to provide comprehensive care for complex pathology of the skull base. This center builds on the strength of combining the talents of surgeons from multiple specialties. This allows for the use of proven conventional approaches in conjunction with new minimally invasive endoscopic approaches to provide safe and effective treatment for patients. This has culminated in the development of the multidisciplinary Minimally Invasive endoNeurosurgical Center (MINC). Dr. Kassam along with Carl Snyderman, MD, and Ricardo Carrau, MD, from the Department of Otolaryngology, were directly involved with the development of the Expanded Endonasal Approach (EEA). This approach represents an entirely new paradigm to remove complex lesions of the skull base and brain without incisions. The center, under the direction of Dr. Kassam, has pioneered and developed much of the technology and instrumentation used during the EEA surgeries. With continued research and experience, he now uses the EEA for most tumors affecting the skull base. Dr. Kassam has performed over 3,000 neurosurgical procedures including over 1,000 minimally invasive endoscopic procedures. Dr. Kassam remains active in cerebrovascular surgery and has helped to develop a program to better understand the genetic alterations that lead to the development of intracranial aneurysms. In July 2006, Dr. Kassam was named interim chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery and on May 1, 2007, Dr. Kassam was appointed as the department's third permanent chairman. Since then he has focused on increasing interdisciplinary activities between neurosurgery and radiology, medical, radiation and surgical oncology, anesthesiology, neurology, and otolaryngology. It is hoped that these cooperative ventures will lead to new innovations in care for patients with a variety of neurologic abnormalities. Dr. Kassam has over 100 publications in the peer reviewed literature, an additional 21 book chapters currently published or in press, and is funded by both industry and the NIH. He lectures extensively nationally and internationally on surgery of the cranial nerves, skull base and on minimally invasive endoscopic techniques.
  • 9. William A. Friedman, M.D.William A. Friedman, M.D. A.L. Rhoton Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, was born in Dayton, Ohio on April 25, 1953. He attended high school in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated in 1970 as a National Merit Scholar and attended Oberlin College. There he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa before moving on to the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Before graduating summa cum laude from medical school in 1976, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and received the Maurice B. Rusoff Award for excellence in medicine. In 1976, Dr. Friedman moved to the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He performed a surgical internship and a neurosurgical residency, from which he graduated in 1982. During residency training he did basic neurophysiology research as an NIH postdoctoral fellow (1 F32 NS0682-02). In 1982, he joined the faculty of the Department of Neurosurgery, as an Assistant Professor. He received an NIH Teacher Investigator Award (NS 00682-02), from July, 1982 - July, 1987, which funded further research into the basic neurophysiology of spinal cord injuries. In addition, this award supported the development of one of the first intraoperative neurophysiology monitoring laboratories, subsequently used to monitor thousands of neurosurgical and orthopedic surgical cases. Dr. Friedman served as Medical Director of the Intraoperative Neurophysiology Service from 1982-1992. Dr. Friedman was promoted to Associate Professor and received tenure in August, 1987. In August, 1991 he was promoted to Professor. He currently serves as Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and the A. L. Rhoton Professor of Neurosurgery. He is the author of more than 200 articles and book chapters and has written a book on radiosurgery. He is a member of numerous professional organizations. Most notably, he has served as President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Florida Neurosurgical Society and the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society. He is the Past Editor of Neurosurgery On Call, the Internet homepage of organized neurosurgery. In 1986, Dr. Friedman began collaborative work with Dr. Frank Bova, which led to the development of the University of Florida radiosurgery system. This system was subsequently patented by the University of Florida. The commercial version of the system has become one of the most popular radiosurgical systems worldwide. Drs. Friedman and Bova received the 1990 UF College of Medicine Clinical Research Prize in recognition of this accomplishment. Dr. Friedman is the leader of a multidisciplinary radiosurgery team which has treated over 2000 patients, published more than 100 papers and chapters, produced many international meetings, and educated hundreds of visiting physicians. This team is engaged in many ongoing research projects in the new radiosurgery/radiobiology laboratory in the UF McKnight Brain Institute. Most recently, they Drs. Bova and Friedman received an NIH R01 grant to support their research efforts. Special Interests: Brain tumor surgery, Computer Assisted Stereotactic surgery, Radiosurgery
  • 10. Arthur J. Ulm, M.D.Arthur J. Ulm, M.D. grew up in Enterprise, AL. He attended college at Auburn University and graduated with honors from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1999. During Residency training at the University of Florida, Dr. Ulm received Fellowship training in Microsurgical Anatomy under the tutelage of Dr. Albert Rhoton. After completing Residency, he received additional Fellowship training in Vascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Ulm’s clinical interests include the treatment of brain vascular disease with traditional open surgery and endovascular techniques. Another area of focus is the treatment of complex spinal problems with minimally invasive techniques. Research interests include the pathogenesis of Aneurysm Formation, intracranial Flow dynamics, clinical outcome measures after Aneurysm treatment and microsurgical anatomy.