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  1. 1. GHASSAN K. BEJJANI, M.D. CURRICULUM VITAE NAME: Ghassan K. Bejjani BUSINESS ADDRESS: Tri-State Neurosurgical Associates Presbyterian University Hospital 200 Lothrop Street, Suite 5C Pittsburgh, PA 15213 PHONE: (412) 647-3604 FAX: (412) 647-3605 EMAIL: gbejjani@waln.org EDUCATION AND TRAINING UNDERGRADUATE: 1970-1984 La Sagesse-Hadath French Baccalaureate Math Beirut, Lebanon GRADUATE: 1991 Saint Joseph University Doctor of Medicine Medical School Beirut, Lebanon POSTGRADUATE: 1991-1992 Henry Ford Hospital Intern General Surgery
  2. 2. Detroit, Michigan 1992-97 George Washington University Resident Neurosurgery Washington, D.C. 1997-98 George Washington University Chief ResidentNeurosurgery Washington, D.C. 1994, 1996 Children’s Hospital Resident Pediatric Neurosurgery Washington, D.C. FELLOWSHIPS: 11/1998 Yale University Hospital Visiting Fellow Cerebrovascular 12/1998 Little Rock, Arkansas Visiting Fellow Microsurgery APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS ACADEMIC 1999 University of Pittsburgh Clinical Assistant School of Medicine Professor of Neurosurgery Pittsburgh, PA 1999 West Virginia University Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery School of Medicine Morgantown, WV 1998 MCP-Hahneman University Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Allegheny Campus Pittsburgh, PA NON-ACADEMIC
  3. 3. 1998-1999 Allegheny Neurosciences Institute Director Allegheny General Hospital Cranial Base Surgery Center Pittsburgh, PA Cranial Base Laboratory 1998-Present Allegheny General Hospital Junior Attending Pittsburgh, PA 1999-Present UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Junior Attending Pittsburgh, PA 1999-Present UPMC Shadyside Hospital Associate Pittsburgh, PA 2000-Present UPMC St. Margaret Hospital Assistant Staff Pittsburgh, PA 2000-Present UPMC Passavant Hospital Courtesy Staff Pittsburgh, PA 2000-2002 St. Francis Medical Center Associate Pittsburgh, PA MEDICAL or OTHER PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE Pennsylvania Medical License MD-065792-L 5/22/98 District of Columbia Medical License MD21156 1/1/99 Ohio Medical License 35-075861 B 3/5/99 West Virginia Medical License 19529 9/14/98 MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
  4. 4. North American Skull Base Society 2000 CME Committee 2002 International College of Surgeons 1998-Present American Association Of Neurological Surgeons 1995-Present Public Relations Committee 2000-Present World Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons 1995-Present WALN Newsletter Editor 1996-2000 Secretary 2000-Present Congress of Neurological Surgeons 1994-Present Public Relations and Communications Committee 1999-2000 Scientific program and Host Committee 2001 HONORS -Medal of the Hariri Foundation for “Graduation with Excellence” 1991 -The Queen Square Hammer Award, Department of Neurology 1994-1995 The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. -The Harry H. Kerr Award for Clinical and Laboratory Studies, 1995 Honorable Mention, “The Predictive Value of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Surgery for Skull Base Tumors: A Review of 109 Procedures -The “Hugo V. Rizzoli” Award 1996 (For Excellence in Neurosurgical Training) The George Washington University, Washington Hospital Center
  5. 5. -The Harry H. Kerr Award for Clinical and Laboratory Studies 1996 Third Prize Case Reports “ Repositioning of the Vertebral Artery as Treatment for Neurovascular Compression Syndromes: A Technical Note” - The Harry Kerr Award for Clinical Laboratory Studies 1996 Third Prize Clinical Studies “The Efficacy and Safety of Angioplasty for Cerebral Vasospasm Following Subarachnoid Hemorrage” - The Harry Kerr Award for Clinical and Laboratory Studies 1996 Third Prize-Clinical Studies “Radiological and Clinical Criteria for Management of Epidural Hematoma in Children: A Review” -MFA Marketing Award for the MFA moto and Newspaper naming. -The Norman H. Horwitz Award for the Best Academic Paper 1996-1997 Department of Neurosurgery, The George Washington University -The Razi Award for the best Clinical Paper (Arab American Medical Association) -The Augustus McCravey Resident’s Clinical Award 1998 of the Southern Neurosurgical Society - The Clinical Fellowship Award 1998 Congress of Neurological Surgeons -The Razi Award for the best Clinical Paper 1998 (Arab American Medical Association)
  6. 6. PUBLICATIONS BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS 1. Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Children, by G. Bejjani, D. Donahue, in J. Orenstein, B. Klein, T. Meyer (eds): PEDISTAT. CMC. (CD-ROM) 2. Video-Assisted Thoracospocic Spine Surgery by G. Bejjani, A.J. Caputy in P.S. Ramani (ed): Textbook of Spinal Surgery: A Comprehensive Guide to the Management of Spinal Problems, LTM Medical College Publications, 1996, pp 745-759. 3. Surgery for Epilepsy by A.J. Caputy, G. Bejjani, in L.N. Sekhar (ed): Cranial Microsurgical Techniques, Thieme Medical Publishing, 1998. 4. Anterior Skull Base: The Neurosurgical Perspective, by G. Bejjani, D.C. Wright, L.N. Sekhar, in Moises Arriaga, J. Diaz Day (Eds): Neurosurgical Issues in Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice of Collaboration, Lippincott-Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1999, pp 341-348. 5. WALN Directory 1998, Ghassan Bejjani (Editor). 6. MD Thesis: Prolactinomas, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Saint Joseph University School of Medicine, Beirut, 1991, (114 pages). 7. Book: “Surgical Anatomy of the Nervous System and Surrounding Structures,” by Ghassan Bejjani, (In Progress). 8. “Tumors of the Anterior Skull Base,” by Ghassan K. Bejjani, K. Sinha, P. Chandra (Ed): Advances in Clinical Neurosciences, 2000, pp 25-38. 9. Orbital Tumors, by Ghassan Bejjani, JC Maroon, HR Winn, H Brem, R Sawaya (eds): Youman’s Neurological Surgery, 5th Edition, Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 2003 (In Press). 10. Oligodendroglioma by Ghassan Bejjani, Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis, Marta Couce, in Sekhar LN, Fessler R: Atlas of microsurgical techniques, Thieme Medical Publishing, New York, 2003 (In Press). 11. Ganglion Cell tumors by Ghassan Bejjani, Marta Couce, in Sekhar LN, Fessler R: Atlas of microsurgical techniques, Thieme Medical Publishing, New York, 2003 (In Press).
  7. 7. 12. Surgery for Occipital Neuralgia by Ghassan Bejjani, in Sekhar LN, Fessler R: Atlas of microsurgical techniques, Thieme Medical Publishing, New York, 2003 (In Press). 13. Surgery for Intractable Epilepsy by Ghassan Bejjani, in Sekhar LN, Fessler R: Atlas of microsurgical techniques, Thieme Medical Publishing, New York, 2003 (In Press). 14. Intraventricular morphine for pain by Amal Abou Hamden, Ghassan Bejjani, in Sekhar LN, Fessler R: Atlas of microsurgical techniques, Thieme Medical Publishing, New York, 2003 (In Press). 15. Combined Petrosal Approach by Ghassan Bejjani in De La Cruz, Arriaga M (eds): Essentials of Neuro-Otology, Thieme medical Publishers, (in Press). PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS (In Press or Published) 1. Craniofacial Osteotomies to Facilitate Resection of Large Tumors of the Skull Base, by F. Tzortidis, G. Bejjani, T. Papadas, P. Triantafyllou, M. partheni, P. Goumas, N. Papadakis, J Cranial Maxillofacial Surgery 24: 224-229, 1996. 2. Cobb Syndrome: New Case and Historical Review, by G. Bejjani, G. Malik. JIMA 30; 160-167, 1998. 3. Intrathecal Granuloma After Morphine Pump Implantation, by G. Bejjani, N. Karim, F. Tzortidis. Surgical Neurology 48: 288-291, 1997. 4. Repositioning of the Vertebral Artery as Treatment for Neurovascular Compression Syndromes: A Technical Note, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, L.N. Sekhar. J Neurosurg 86: 728-732, 1997. 5. Radiological and Clinical Criteria for Management of Epidural Hematomas in Children: A Review, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, D. Donahue, J. Rusin, Lyle Broemling, Pediatric Neurosurg 25: 302-308, 1997. 6. Cervical Spinal Cord Injury during Cerebral Angiography with Magnetic Resonance Imaging Confirmation: Case Report, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, R. Rizkallah, Fotios Tzortidis, Alexander Mark, Neuroradiology, 40: 51-53, 1998. 7. Association of a Suprasellar Mass and Intraocular Retinoblastoma: A Variant of Pineal Trilateral Retinoblastoma, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, D. Donahue, D. Selby, P. Cogen, R. Packer. Pediatric Neurosurgery 25: 269-275, 1997. 8. Remote hemorrage of a pontine cavernous angioma fifty two years after cerebral irradiation, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, A. Caputy, R. Kurtzke, D. Duong, L. Sekhar. Acta Neurochirirgica 139: 583-584, 1997.
  8. 8. 9. Saphenous vein graft bypass of the sigmoid sinus and jugular bulb during the removal of a glomus jugular tumor, by L. Sekhar, F. Tzortidis, Ghassan K. Bejjani, D. Schessel, J Neurosurg 86: 1036-1041, 1997. 10. Cerebral Vasospasm After Tumor Resection: A Case Report, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Duc H. Duong, Michel Kalamarides, Ibrahim M. Ziyal, Brian J. Sullivan. Neurochirurgie 43: 164-168, 1997. 11. Suture Granuloma Mimicking a Lumbar Disc Recurrence: Case Illustration, by Ibrahim M. Ziyal, Yunus Aydin, Ghassan K. Bejjani. J Neurosurg 87: 473, 1997. 12. The role of spinal fusion in surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis, by A. J. Caputy, C. Spence, G. Bejjani, D. Luessenhop, Neurosurgical Focus 3 (2): August 1997. 13. The Efficacy and Safety of Angioplasty for Cerebral Vasospasm Following Subarachnoid Hemorrage, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, W.O. Bank, W. Olan, L.N. Sekhar. Neurosurgery 42: 979-986, 1998. 14. Endodermal Cysts of the Posterior Fossa, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, D. Wright, D. Schessel, L. Sekhar. J Neurosurg 89: 326-335, 1998. 15. The Predictive Value of Intraoperative SSEP monitoring: Review of 224 Procedures, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, P. Vera, L. Broemling, L. Sekhar. Neurosurgery 43 (3): 491-500, 1998. 16. Fascial Layers of the Temporal Region: Anatomy of the Temporalis Branch of the Facial Nerve and Indications for the Interfascial Dissection, by Eduardo Salas, Ibrahim Ziyal, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar. Neurosurgery 43 (3): 563-569, 1998. 17. Surgical Anatomy of the Intratemporal Fossa, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Brian J. Sullivan, Eduardo Salas-Lopes, Jhon Abello, Abdo Jurjus, Donald Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar. Neurosurgery 43 (4): 842-853, 1998. 18. Multiple Menigiomas and Intracranial Aneurysms: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, by Ziyal IM, Aydin Y, Bejjani GK, Kaya AR, Duman H. Acta Neurol Belg 98: 221-223, 1998. 19. Primary Dural Leiomyosarcoma in a Patient infected with HIV, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Bernard Stopak, Arnold Schwartz, Rita Santi, Neurosurgery 44 (1): 199-202, 1999.
  9. 9. 20. Treatment of Symptomatic Cervical Carotid Dissections with Endovascular Stents, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, LH Monsein, JR Laird, Lf Sattler, et al. Neurosurgery, 44 (4): 755-761, 1999. 21. Bilateral vertebral artery occlusion following cervical spine trauma—case report, by Faik Ozeren, Ibrahim M. Ziyal, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Turgay Bilgae, Y Yaymaci, Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 39(3): 28-32, 1999. 22. Cerebral Mestastasis of a Uterine Leiomyosarcoma: Case Repot and Literature Review, by Ibrahim M. Ziyal, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Murat Musluman, Yunus Aydin, Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 39 (3):238-241, 1999. 23.Vasospasm following Cranial Base Tumor Resection: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Therapy, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, L. N. Sekhar, A. M. Yost, W. O. Bank, D. C. Wright, Surg Neurology, 52 (6): 577-584, 1999. 24. Occipitocervical Fusion following the extreme lateral transcondylar approach, by Ghassan Bejjani, Laligam Sekhar, Charles Riedel, Surgical Neurology, 54: 109-116, 2000. 25. A Reappraisal of Surgery for Orbital Tumors. Part I: Extraorbital Approaches, by Ghassan Bejjani, KP Cockerham, JS Kennerdell, JC Maroon, Neurosurg Focus 10 (5): Article 2, 2000. 26. Surgery for Orbital Tumors. Part II: Transorbital Approaches, by KP Cockerham, GK Bejjani, JS Kennerdell, JC Maroon. Neurosurg Focus 10 (5): Article3, 2000. 27. The Definition of the Adult Chiari Malformation: A Brief Historical Overview, by Ghassan Bejjani, Neurosurgical Focus, 1 (1): Article 1, 2001. 28. Visual Field Deficit Caused by Vascular Compression from a Suprasellar Meningioma: Case Report, Bejjani GK, Cockerham KP, Kennerdell JS, Maroon JC. Neurosurgery, 50 (5): 1129-1132, 2002. 29. Comment on : Choristoma of the optic nerve, case report, by Giannini C, Reynolds C, Leavitt JA, Schultz GA, Garrity JA, Ebersold MJ, Scheithauer BW, Salamao DR in Neurosurgery, 50 (5): 1125-1128, 2002. 30. Neurosurgery at George Washington University until 1998: History and Organization of an American training programme, by Ghassan Bejjani, Pan Arab Journal Neurosurgery 6 (2): 82-91, October 2002. 31. Intracranial Rosai-Dorfman disease treated by microsurgical resection and stereotactic radiosurgery: case report, by Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis, Ghassan
  10. 10. Bejjani, Clayton Wiley, Toshinori Hasegawa, Melissa Maddock, Douglas Kondziolka. J Neurosurg 2003 Jan;98(1):165-8. 32. Treatment of failed Adult Chiari Malformation decompression surgery with CSF drainage: Observations in six patients, by Ghassan Bejjani, Kimberly P. Cockerham, William E. Rothfus, Joseph C. Maroon, Melissa Maddock, Acta Neurochirugica, 145, 107-116, 2003. 33. Association of the adult Chiari malformation and idiopathic intracranial hypertension: More than a coincidence. Medical Hypotheses 2003 (In press). PUBLICATIONS IN NON PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS 1. Neurophysiological monitoring during skull base surgery: Is it necessary?, by L. Sekhar, Ghassan K. Bejjani, P. Nora, P. Vera, Clin Neurosurg, 42: 180-202, 1995. 2. Our honorary presidents I: Fuad Sami Haddad, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, in WALN Newsletter 6: 3-4, 1997. 3. Echmoun, the healing God of Phoenicia, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, in WALN Newsletter 6: 6, 1997. 4. The Arab Board of Neurosurgery, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, in WALN Newsletter 7: 7, 1997. 5. Our honorary presidents II: Gegeon Mansour Mohasseb, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, in WALN Newsletter 7: 5, 1997. 6. Our honorary presidents III: Charles Fager, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, in WALN Newsletter 8: 4, 1998. 7. WALN: A Historical Note, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, in WALN Newsletter 8: 6, 1998. 8. Our honorary presidents IV: Joe Maroon, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, in WALN Newsletter 9: 3-4, 1998. 9. The Pan Arab Neurosurgical Society, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, in WALN Newsletter 9:8, 1998. 10. Cranial base approaches increase surgical access to aneurysms, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, in Neurosurgery Update 2 (1): 4, 1999. 11. Tumors of the anterior skull base: Management plan, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, in Contemp Neurosurgery 21 (9): 1-4, 1999.
  11. 11. 12. The Transbasal Approach and its Variations: Operative Technique, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, in Contemp Neurosurgery 23 (13): 1-8, 2001. 13. The Adult Chiari Malformation, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Kimberly Cockerham, Contemp Neurosurgery 23 (26), December, 2001. 14. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Kimberly Cockerham, Misha Pless, William Rotfus Contemp Neurosurgery 24, May 2002. 15. Diagnosis and Management of Orbital Tumors, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Kimberly Cockerham Contemp Neurosurgery 25 (2), January 30, 2002. LECTURES/INVITED SPEAKERS 1. “Surgical Anatomy and Approaches to the Vertebral Artery in all its Segments,” Hotel Dieu De France, Beirut, Lebanon, July 1995. 2. “Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring,” Hotel Dieu De France, Beirut, Lebanon, July 1995. 3. “Surgical Anatomy of the Infratemporal Fossa,” GW Neurological Institute Microsurgical Anatomy Course, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, November 3-5, 1995. 4. “The Infratemporal Fossa: Part I. Divisions,” Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, GWUMC, May 14, 1997. 5. “Contributed Papers Session,” Moderator, Joint Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt, October 1998. 6. “Cranial Base Surgery: Historical, Anatomical and Technical Aspects,” Grand Rounds, Allegheny General Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, September 9, 1998. 7. “Combined Petrosal Approaches,” Temporal Bone Course, AGH, October 17, 1998. 8. “Skull Base Approaches to Tumors and Aneurysms,” Second Meeting of the Pan-Arab Neurosurgical Society, Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt, October 1998. 9. “Cranial Base Surgery,” Invited Guest Speaker, Dar Al Fuad Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, October 1998. 10. “Pitfalls of Cranial Base Surgery,” Invited Guest Speaker, Dar Al Fuad Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, October 1998.
  12. 12. 11. “Intraoperative SSEP Monitoring for Skull Base Tumors,” Department of Neurosurgery, UAMS, Little Rock, AR, December 15, 1998. 12. Neurological Monitoring in Skull Base Surgery,” International Winter Congress on Minimally Invasive Techniques for Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology, Aspen, CO, March 21-26, 1999. 13. “Angioplasty for Cerebral Vasospasm,” International Winter Congress on Minimally Invasive Techniques for Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology, Aspen, CO, March 21-26, 1999. 14. “Neurosurgical Management of Cerebral Metastasis,” Oncology Grand Rounds, Indiana Hospital, Indiana, PA, April 6, 1999. 15. “Cerebral Metastasis: A Neurosurgeon’s Perspective,” Oncology Grand Round, Laube Cancer Center, ACMH, Kittanning, PA, April 9, 1999. 16. “Treatment of Intracranial Meningiomas”, Luncheon Seminar at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 49th annual meeting, Boston, MA, October 30 - November 4, 1999. 17. “Approaches and Stabilization of the Cranio-vertebral Junction,” Practical course at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2000. 18. “Traumatic Injuries of the Anterior Cranial Base,” Panelist, SW PA American College of Surgeons 46th Annual Meeting/Residents’ Day, Pittsburgh, PA, March 29, 2000. 19. “Clinical Evaluation of a Dura Mater Substitute Made From Porcine Small Intestinal Submucosa (SIS),” Invited Guest Speaker, SIS Symposium, Orlando, FL, November 29-30 2000. 20. “Chiari Malformation of the Adult: An Old Definition Revisited,” Outreach Program at the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, Brownsville General Hospital, Brownsville, PA, May 3, 2001. 21. “Overview of Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia,” CNS Luncheon Symposium on Syringomyelia, San Diego, CA, October 2, 2001. 22. “Early Non-Western Neurosurgery,” Breakfast Seminar, 2002 AANS Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 6-11, 2002. 23. “Failed ACM” at the SM/CM Physician Engineer Think Tank Workshop, ASAP Conference, July 24-27, 2002, Saint Louis MI.
  13. 13. 24. “The Transbasal Approach”, Neurosurgical Residents Dissection Classes, UPMC, February 1st, 2003. 25. “Orbital Tumors: Approaches”, UPMC neurosurgery teaching rounds, February 12, 2003. 26. “The Adult Chiari Malformation” Neurosurgical nursing inservice, PUH- UPMC, March 5, 2003. 27. “The Extreme Lateral Transcondylar Approach”, Neurosurgical Residents Dissection Classes, UPMC, April 5th , 2003. 28. “Head Trauma” Neurosurgical nursing inservice, PUH-UPMC, April 9th, 2003. 29. “The Adult Chiari Malformation” Neurosurgical ICU nursing inservice, PUH-UPMC, April 23, 2003. 30. “Skull Base surgery” (Faculty), Practical Course, April 27, 2003, AANS, San Diego. 31. “The Chiari Malformation”, (Faculty) Breakfast Seminar, April 30, 2003, AANS, San Diego. PRESENTATIONS/ABSTRACTS 1. Value of SSEP Monitoring in Predicting Outcome in Skull Base Surgery, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, P. Nora, P. Vera, L. Sekhar; Oral Presentation, Joint Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Naples, FL, 1995. 2. Epidural Hematomas in Children: Conservative or Surgical Management?, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, P. Rusin, D. Donahue, W. Chadduck; Poster Presentation, Annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, FL, 1995. 3. Value of SSEP Monitoring: Does it Predict Neurological Outcome in Skull Base Surgery?, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, P. Nora, P. Vera, L. Sekhar; Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, FL, 1995. 4. Intrathecal Granuloma after Morphine Pump Implantation, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, N. Karim,; Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Neurosurgical Societies of the Virginias, Hot Springs, VA, 1995.
  14. 14. 5. An Unusual Complication of Cerebral Angiography, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, P. Nora, T. Chapel; Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Neurosurgical Societies of the Virginias, Hot Springs, VA, 1995. 6. Occipitocervical Instability Following Cranial Base Surgery, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, A. Caputy, L. Sekhar, D. Wright, C. Reidel; Poster Presentation, 45th annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 1995. 7. Vasospasm in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: The Safety and efficacy of Angioplasty, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, W. Bank, L. Sekhar; Oral Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Neurosurgical Societies of the Virginias, Hot Springs, VA, February 16-17, 1996. 8. Angioplasty for Cerebral Vasospasm in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, W. O. Bank, L. N. Sekhar; Oral Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Southern Neurosurgical Society, Miami, FL, 1996. 9. Extradural Hematomas in Children: Surgical vs. Conservative Management, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, D. Donahue, P. Rusin, W. Chadduck; Oral Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Southern Neurosurgical Society, Miami, FL, 1996. 10. Angioplasty in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, W. Bank, L. Sekhar; Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Minneapolis, MN, 1996. 11. Occipitocervical Fusion Following Cranial Base Surgery, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, C. Riedel, D. Wright, A. Caputy, L. Sekhar; Oral Presentation, 2nd International Skull Base Congress, 7th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, San Diego, CA, June 29- July 4, 1996. 12. Vertebral Artery Repositioning for Microvascular Decompression of the Cranial Nerves, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, L. Sekhar; Poster Presentation, 46th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 28- October 3, 1996. 13. The Styloid Diaphragm Revisited, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Eduardo Lopez, Sean O’Malley, Laligam N. Sekhar; Poster Presentation, 46th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 28 – October 3, 1996. 14. Endoscpoic Surgical Anatomy of the Thoracic Spine: The Interpedicular- Costal Canal, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Anthony J Caputy, Sorin D. Bucur, Wayne Olan, Brian J. Sullivan; Poster Presentation, 46th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Montreal, Canada, September 28 - October 3, 1996.
  15. 15. 15. Trilateral “Sellar” Retinoblastoma: A Variant of the Pineal Trilateral Retinoblastoma or a Separate Entity?, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, David J. Donahue, Dena Selby, Philip Cogen, Roger Packer; Poster Presentation, 46 th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Montreal, Canada, September 28 -* October 3, 1996. 16. The Anterior Cranial Fossa: Surgical Anatomy, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Brian Sullivan, Wayne Olan, Eduardo Salas-Lopez, Amal Nadel, Laligam N. Sekhar; Poster Presentation, 8th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Little Rock, AR, March 21-25, 1997. 17. Surgical Anatomy of the Lower Cranial Nerves, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Brian Sullivan, Abdo R. Jurjus, Duc H. Duong, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar; Poster Presentation, 8th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Little Rock, AR, March 21-25, 1997. 18. Cranial Base Approaches for Endodermal Cysts of the Posterior Fossa, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Richard B. Hessler, David A. Schessel, Laligam N. Sekhar; Poster Presentation, 8th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Little Rock, AR, March 21-25, 1997. 19. Surgical Anatomy of the Infratemporal Fossa, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Eduardo Lopez, Sean O’Malley, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Presentation, 8th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Little Rock, AR, March 21-25, 1997. 20. Non Neoplastic Lesions of the Cranial Base, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Wayne Olan, David Schessel, Laligam N. Sekhar, , Oral Presentation, 8th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Little Rock, AR, March 21-25, 1997. 21. Intraoperative SSEP Monitoring in Saphenous Vein Graft Bypass for Vascular and Tumoral Lesions of the Cranial Base, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Pedro L. Vera, Charles Riedel, Laligam N. Sekhar, , Oral Presentation, 8th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Little Rock, AR, March 21-25, 1997. 22. Surgical Anatomy of the Anterior Cranial Fossa: The Risky Pyramid, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Brian Sullivan, Wayne Olan, Eduardo Salas-Lopez, Laligam N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, Annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, CO, April 12-17, 1997. 23. The Exocranial Portion of the Cranial Nerves: Surgical Landmarks, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Brian Sullivan, John J. Abello, Abdo R. Jurjus, Duc H. Duong, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, Annual
  16. 16. Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, CO, April 12-17, 1997. 24. Pseudotumors of the Cranial Base, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Wayne Olan, Laligam N. Sekhar, , Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, CO, April 12-17, 1997. 25. Surgical Anatomy of the Mesiobasal Temporal Region: Pre- and Post- Choroidal Segments by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Anthony J. Caputy, Samuel J. Potolicchio, Amal Nadel, Ronald Bohn, , Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, CO, April 12-17, 1997. 26. Somato-Sensory Evoked Potentials in Thoracic Disc Herniation, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Anthony J. Caputy, Pedro Vera, Charles J. Riedel, , Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, CO, April 12-17, 1997. 27. Successful Temporal Lobectomy in Patients with Complex Partial Seizures and Extratemporal Lesions, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Samuel J. Potolicchio, Anthony J. Caputy, , Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, CO, April 12-17, 1997. 28. Endodermal Cysts of the Posterior Fossa: Diagnosis, Embryogenesis, and Surgical Management, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Richard B. Hessler, David A Schessel, Laligam N. Sekhar, , Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, CO, April 12-17, 1997. 29. Vasospasm After Resection of a third Nerve Schwannoma in a Pediatric Patient, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Duc H. Duong, Brian Sullivan, , Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, CO, April 12-17, 1997. 30. Intra-operative Somatosensory Evoked Potentials Monitoring in Cerebral Bypass Grafts, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Pedro L. Vera, Samuel Potolicchio, Charles Riedel, Laligam N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery, Annaheim, CA, February 4-6, 1997. 31. The Lateral Cervical Spine: Surgical Anatomy, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Grace M Gonzalez, Brian Sullivan, Ron C. Bohn, Amal Nadel, Anthony J. Caputy, Poster Presentation, 47th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, September 27, - October 2, 1997.
  17. 17. 32. Fascial Layers of the Temporal Region: Anatomy of the Temporalis Branch of the Facial Nerve and Indications for the Interfascial Dissection, by Eduardo Salas, Ibrahim Ziyal, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Murat Karabiyikoglu, Kazuki Yamamoto, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, 47th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, September 27 – October 2, 1997. 33. Predictors of Postoperative Deficit in Cranial Base Tumor Surgery : A Review of 244 Procedures, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Lyle Broemling, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Presentation, 47th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, September 27 – October 2, 1997. 34. The Glutaraldehyde Tanned Porcine Nerve Xenograft: Electrophysiological and Morphological Evaluation, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Perry Richardson, Abdo Jurjus, Jair Raso, Amal Nadel, Elad Levy, Brian Sullivan, Duc H. Duong, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Presentation, 47th Annual Meting of the Congress of the Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, September 27 – October 2, 1997. 35. The Predictive Value of Intra-operative Somatosensory Evoked Potentials Monitoring: Review of 224 Procedures, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Pedro L. Vera, Lyle Broemling, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Presentation, Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias, Richmond, VA, January 15-17, 1998. 36. Timing of Angioplasty for Cerebral Vasospasm in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, William O. Bank, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Presentation, The Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery of the AANS, CNS and ASITN, Lake Buena Vista, FL, February 1-4, 1998. 37. Carotid Dissection: A Therapeutic Alternative, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Edward F. Aulissi, Lee Monsein, Brian J. Sullivan, Lowell Sattler, Poster Presentation, The Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery of the AANS, CNS and ASITN, Lake Buena Vista, FL, February 1-4, 1998. 38. Vasospasm Following Cranial Base Tumor Resection: Diagnosis and Therapy, by Ann-Marie Yost, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Laligam N. Sekhar, William O. Bank, Donald C. Wright, Poster Presentation, The Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery of the AANS, CNS and ASITN, Lake Buena Vista, FL, February 1-4, 1998. 39. Profound Hypothermia and Circulatory arrest for complex posterior circulation aneurysms: A recent series, by Brian Sullivan, Laligam N. Sekhar, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Duc H. Duong, Donald C. Wright, Poster Presentation, The Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery of the AANS, CNS and ASITN, Lake Buena Vista, FL, February 1-4, 1998.
  18. 18. 40. Do Glutaraldehyde Tanning and Methylprednisolone Immunosupression Improve Regeneration in Nerve Xenograft?, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Perry Richardson, Abdo Jurjus, Jair Raso, Amal Nadel, Brian Sullivan, Elad Levy, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Presentation, The Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Of the AANS and CNS, Rancho Mirage, CA, February 11-14, 1998. 41. Quantification of the Influence of medicolegal Claims on the outcome after lumbar disc heriation therapy, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Peter A. Moskovitz, David Wellsroth, Lyle Broemling, Poster Presentation, The Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Of the AANS and CNS, Rancho Mirage, CA, February 11-14, 1998. 42. Three dimensional Computerized tomography after endoscopic thoracic discectomy for evaluation of surgical objectives, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Peter C. Nora, Anthony Caputy, Wayne Olan, Poster Presentation, The Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Of the AANS and CNS, Rancho Mirage, CA, February 11-14, 1998. 43. Cranial Base Tumoors: A Scoring System for the Risk of Postoperative Deficit, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, lyle Broemling, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998. 44. Skull Base Surgery: A Historical Perspective, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Brian J. Sullivan, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998. 45. Stenting for Traumatic Vascular Lesions of the Cranial Base, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Edward F. Aulissi, Lee Monsein, Brian J. Sullivan, Lowell Sattler, Oral Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998. 46. Surgical Anatomy and Approaches to the Third and Fourth Segments of the Vertebral artery, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Brian J. Sullivan, Eduardo Salas, Amal Nadel, Anthony J. Caputy, Poster Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998. 47. Surgical Anatomy of the Pineal Region, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Ibrahim M. Ziyal, Brian Sullivan, Eduardo Salas, Sorin D. Bucur, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998. 48. Surgical Importance of PICA origin in skull base: An Anatomical study with histological and radiographic correlation, by Eduardo Salas-Lopez, Ibrahim
  19. 19. M. Ziyal, Sorin D. Bucur, Ghassan K. Bejjani, William O. Bank, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998. 49. Anatomy and Clinical Importance of Variations of the Persistent Trigeminal Artery, By Ibrahim M. Ziyal, Eduardo Sala-Lopez, Sorin D. Bucur, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Amal Nadel, Donald C. Wright, Laligam, N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998. 50. Neurosurgery in the Nation’s Capital: An Historical note, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, T. Glenn Pait, Anthony J. Caputy, Oral presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998. 51. The Conquest of the Skull Base: An Historical Overview, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Brian J. Sullivan, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998. 52. Excitatory and Inhibitory Amino-Acid Neurotransmitter Concentrations and Receptor Binding in Hippocampus and Temporal Lobe are Altered in Patients with Intractable Epilepsy, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Grace Gonzales, Amal Nadel, Anthony Caputy, Poster Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998. 53. Supra-Infratentorial Approach to the Pineal Region: Surgical Anatomy, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Ibrahim M. Ziyal, Brian Sullivan, Eduardo Salas, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998. 54. Bilateral Extradural PICA: Anatomical and Clinical Importance, by Eduardo Salas-Lopez, Ibrahim M. Ziyal, Sorin D. Bucur, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Maria Santi, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998. 55. Persistent Trigeminal Artery Anatomical Study, by Ibrahim M. Ziyal, Eduardo Salas-Lopez, Sorin D. Bucur, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA, April 25-30, 1998. 56. Primary Intracranial Dural Leiomysarcoma, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Bernard Stopak, David Wellsroth, Arnold Schwartz, Poster Presentation, 1998 AANS/CNS Tumor Satellite Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, April 30 – May 1, 1998.
  20. 20. 57. Medico-legal claims and outcome after lumbar disc herniation therapy, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Peter A. Moskovitz, David Wellsroth, Robert Gallaway, Lyle Broemling, Oral Presentation, 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine, Brussels, Belgium, June 9-13, 1998. 58. Peripheral Nerve Xenograft: The Value of Glutaraldehyde Tanning and Corticosteroid Immunosuppression, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Perry Richardson, Abdo Jurjus, Jair Raso, Amal Nadel, Brian Sullivan, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Poster Presentation, 1998 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, October 3-8, 1998. 59. Neurophysiological monitoring in the skull base surgery, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Oral Presentation, 2nd WALN Homecoming Meeting, Beirut, Lebanon, June 21-23, 1999. 60. Complications in skull base surgery: Their avoidance and their management, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Oral Presentation, 2nd WALN Homecoming Meeting, Beirut, Lebanon, June 21-23, 1999. 61. Anatomical Study of six Safe Entry Zones of the Brainstem, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Oral Presentation, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 1999. 62. Small Intestinal Submucosa (SIS) as Dural Substitute, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Joseph Maroon, Jeff Bost, Tom Kozma, Joe Obermiller, Poster Presentation, 51st Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, CA, September 29- October 4, 2000. 63. Golf Induced Stroke from Vertebral Artery Dissection, by Joseph C. Maroon, Paul Gardner, Elad Levy, Ghassan Bejjani, Poster Presentation, 51st Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, CA, September 29- October 4, 2000. 64. What Do Tonsillar Herniation and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Have in Common? Successful Management of Recurrent Chiari Malformation with CSF Diversions, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Transactions of the 12th World Congress of Neurosurgery, WFNS, Sydney, Australia, September 16-21, 2001. 65. Frameless Stereotaxis for Shunt Placement in Adults with Small Ventricles, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Adnan A. Abla, Melissa Maddock, Alexis Ferencz, Poster Presentation, 51st Annual Meeting, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, CA, September 29 – October 4, 2001. 66. Symptomatic Chiari I Malformation, Kimberly Cockerham, Ghassan K. Bejjani, NANOS, Denver, CO, February 8-13, 2002.
  21. 21. 67. A novel dural substitute: Small intestinal submucosa, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Joseph Maroon, Jeff Bost, Umesh Patel, 13th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, San Diego, CA, February 16-19, 2002. 68. Treatment of failed Adult Chiari Malformation Decompression with CSF drainage: Initial report Ghassan K. Bejjani, Joseph Maroon, Kimberly Cockerham, John S. Kennerdell, William E. Rotfus, 13th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, San Diego, CA, February 16-19, 2002. 69. Visual Field Deficit from vascular compression in a suprasellar meningiomas, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Kimberly Cockerham, Melissa Maddock, Joseph Maroon, John S. Kennerdell, 13th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, San Diego, CA, February 16-19, 2002. 70. Evaluation of a new Dural substitute for the Adult Chiari Malformation reconstruction, by GK Bejjani, Joseph C. Maroon, Jeff Bost, Kelly Eddy, Theodore Heise, 52nd Annual Meeting, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2002, Philadelphia. 71. Skull base surgery in the elderly: is there an age limit? By Ghassan K. Bejjani, Joe Maroon, Imad Moussa, 14th annual meeting of the NASBS, Memphis, TN, February 22-25, 2003. 72. Association of the Adult Chiari Malformation And Pseudotumor Cerebri: A Report on Three Cases." Ghassan Bejjani, Kimberly Cockerham , Misha Pless, NANOS, CO, February 2003. 73. Failed Adult Chiari malformation decompression: is there a role for altered neural hydrodynamics." Ghassan Bejjani, Kimberly Cockerham, William Rothfus, NANOS, CO, February 2003. GRANTS 1. US $10,000 in 1997: Unrestricted educational grant from BAYER for the illustrations of the book, “Surgical anatomy of the nervous system and surrounding structures” (In Progress). 2. US $15,000: Grant from the WHC-Medical Affairs Office for the clinical study: “Venospasm in Traumatic Brain Injury” (Project # 97-179) (Co-P.I.). 3. US $1,500: Grant from the Hugo V. Rizzoli Fund for the Illustrations of the book, “Surgical anatomy of the nervous system and surrounding structures” (In Progress).
  22. 22. RESEARCH PROJECTS 1. Peripheral Nerve Xenograft in the rat: Influence of Glutaraldehyde Tanning and Immunosuppression. Principal Investigator 2. Cook, Inc. Study, “Evaluation of Durasis as a Dural Mater Substitute”, Principal Investigator (Alpha site of the Multicenter Study) 3. Co-P.I.: “Clinical investigation of the safety and efficacy of pulse electromagnetic fields (Cervical-Stim.) as an adjunct to cervical spine fusion to enhance fusion success”. 4.P.I. “EPISIS in the prevention of epidural fibrosis in a rodent model”. COURSE INSTRUCTORSHIPS Faculty: Anterior and Anterolateral Approaches to Tumors and Aneurysms, AANS Annual Meeting, Orlando FL, April 22-27, 1995. Faculty: Microsurgical Anatomy Course, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, November 3-5, 1995. Faculty: Anterior and Anterolateral Approaches to Tumors and Aneurysms, AANS Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, April 27 – May 2, 1996. Instructor: Infratemporal Preauricular Approaches, 2nd International Skull Base Congress, 7th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, San Diego, CA, June 29 – July 4, 1996. Instructor: Neurobiology Course, George Washington University, School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1996. Faculty: Lateral Skull Base Approaches, CNS Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, September 28 – October 3, 1996. Director: The First Microvascular Surgery Course, GWUNI, December 14-15, 1996. Instructor: Neurobiology Course, George Washington University, School of Medicine, Washington, DC, Spring 1997.
  23. 23. Faculty: Anterior and Anterolateral Approaches to Tumors and Aneurysms, AANS Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, April 12-17, 1997. Director: The Second Microvascular Surgery Course, GWUNI, May 10-11, 1997. Director: The Third Microvascular Surgery Course, GWUNI, June 21-22, 1997. Faculty: GW Neurological Institute Microsurgical Anatomy course: Cranial Approaches to Tumors and Aneurysms, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, June 26-28, 1997. Faculty: Lateral Skull Base Operative Approaches, AANS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, September 27 - October 2, 1997 Director: The Fourth Microvascular Surgery Course, GWUNI, December 16-17, 1997. Faculty: Anterior and Anterolateral Approaches to Tumors and Aneurysm, AANS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 25-30, 1998. Co-Director: Temporal Bone Course, Allegheny General Hospital, June 4-5, 1999. Faculty: Approaches and Stabilization of the Craniovertebral Junction, Practice Clinic, AANS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2000. Co-Director: Symposium of Altered Neural Hydrodynamics, Pittsburgh PA, September 6-7, 2002. Faculty: Ossler Mock Oral Boards Exam, Baltimore, September 21, 2002. Instructor: Neuroanatomy course PBL, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, February 2003. Faculty: Cranial Base Approaches, AANS annual meeting, San Diego, April 26-May 1, 2003. EDITORSHIP WALN Newsletter: Editor 1996-2000 Webmaster, WALN Homepage, 1996-Present; www.waln.org
  24. 24. Lebanese Medical Journal: Ad-hoc Reviewer, 1998 – Present Pan Arab Neurosurgical Journal: Editorial Board Member, 1998 – Present COMMUNITY SERVICE 1. Medical Supervisor, Junior Varsity Football Games, Washington, DC, September – November, 1994 2. Stroke Screening, Stroke Awareness Day, Washington, DC, May 1995 3. A Day of Health: Medical Screening at the US House of Representatives, May 12, 1997 4. Sergeant at Arms, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA, April 25-30, 1998 5. Sergeant at Arms, Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Boston, MA, October – November, 1999 TV/RADIO INTERVIEWS 1. September 1997: “Pediatric Epidural Hematomas”; ANA TV Network 2. February 1998: “Malignant Brain Tumors: New Therapeutic Modalities”; in CORNERS, ANA TV Network 3. Monday, October 12, 1998: “Brain Tumors”; KDKA Radio, Pittsburgh, PA 4. Monday, February 1, 1999: “Neurosurgery”; KDKA Radio, Pittsburgh, PA 5. “Programmable Shunts for Hydrocephalus”, KDKA, TV, 8/19/1999 6. “The Adult Chiari Malformation”, KDKA, TV, 2000 7. “A Novel Porcine Dural Substitute”, KDKA, TV, 2/28/ 2001
  25. 25. ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES IRB committee, UPMC March 2002- Present

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