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Department of Neurosurgery

In the third year, medical students have the option of choosing neurosurgery as their three-week elective during their required surgery clerkship. The neurosurgery elective expands student skills through exposure to the outpatient office setting, as well as the acute-care hospital setting. This includes operating room essentials of neurosurgery.

The goal of the program is to familiarize students with the diagnosis and treatment of central nervous system and spine disease or trauma which includes the interpretation of diagnostic imaging studies. The student will gain further understanding of neurosurgical diagnosis by performing neurological exams from the standpoint of neurosurgery.

News and Announcements

New R21 Supports TRaCES Project

Congratulations to the multi-PI team of Drs. Meucci, Jackson and Klase for receiving a new R21 award from NIDA. Funding from this award will support an ongoing project in our TRaCES facility, titled “Adult human brain tissue cultures to study neuroHIV.” The project also features a collaboration with co-investigators Drs. Alessandro Fatatis and Atom Sarkar of the Global Neurosciences Institute.

In the Media

Oct 24, 2022: Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, Robert A. Groff Chair in Neurosurgery, presented "Technology & Innovation in the Neurosciences" at TEDxWidenerUniversity. Watch video.

Oct 18, 2022: Tina C. Loven, DO, MA, assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, was quoted in "Philly teen, shot in the head a year ago, returns to St. Chris to thank the doctors and nurses who helped him beat the odds" in the Inquirer.

Jun 12, 2021: Atom Sarkar, MD, PhD, a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, was mentioned in an AJMC news roundup of the latest research in Parkinson disease treatment and access to care during the pandemic. Read more.

May 13, 2020: Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, Robert A. Groff Chair in Neurosurgery, was interviewed for a Metro article about the coronavirus, strokes and healthy habits.

May 2018: Erol Veznedaroglu, MD was quoted in a Davis Enterprise (Yolo County, California) article about whether hospitals have specialized stroke centers.

Jan 11, 2018: Erol Veznedaroglu, MD was mentioned in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about Crozer-Keystone Health System partnering with Global Neurosciences Institute.

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