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Winter 2020


Hyatt Regency Tamaya

September 10-13, 2021
1300 Tuyuna Trail, Santa Ana Pueblo, 87004
New Mexico

God willing and if the creek don't rise, we will have a physical in-person meeting of the Western in New Mexico in 2021.  As the above picture suggests, we won't be in a metropolis like we were in 2019 but rather out a ways.

The Tamaya resort is 31.5 miles north of the Albuquerque airport on an ancient pueblo and travel to the resort is by rental car, Uber/Lyft ($28-35) or Taxi ($55) or limousine service ($89; 1 888 644-4514).  Self parking is free; valet is $18 + tax/night; all parking is outside.

Our standard room rate is a friendly $269/night for a 377 sq. ft. room with a patio or balcony with free wi-fi and a fridge.  One or two kids can stay in room with you for $294 and $319 respectively (rollaway $25/night in King/bed rooms only).  One bedroom Executive suites (754sf ) available for $519 (plus $25/night for each kid) and can accommodate 2 kids on a pull out sofa/bed or add a rollaway.  All rooms are subject to a 14.875% local taxes fee.   We have arranged for no resort fee.  Our special link to reserve rooms is available now for those who might like to be certain of getting the room or suite of choice.

Afternoon activities will be sightseeing, hot air ballooning, horseback and bicycle riding in addition to the usual golf and tennis.  Our Saturday night casual dinner may be at the Balloon Museum in Albuquerque (picture below).

The resort has a Camp Hyatt for kids aged 3 (if potty trained) to 12 with activities varying from arts and crafts to scavenger hunts, pool time, cultural activities, etc.  Prices: Morning Session 9am - 12pm $55; Morning Session with Lunch 9am - 1pm $65; Afternoon Session 1pm - 4pm $55; Afternoon Session with Lunch 12pm - 4pm $65; All Day Session with Lunch 9am - 4pm $90; Evening Session with Dinner 5pm - 9pm $65.  A 10% gratuity is added to each session.

It will be great to see old friends in September after the meetings lockdown for most of 2020.  We hope that with vaccines purportedly being available to every one by July, meeting restrictions will be lifted for our meeting.  We don't believe there is an emoji for fingers crossed.

Albuquerque Balloon Museum--potential site of local night dinner Saturday Sept. 11th

A message from the President

I’m guessing your first thought is, “Hey, wasn’t he President last year?”  Before you start thinking that I didn’t concede after David was elected as the President-elect over a year ago, the truth is that the Executive Committee insisted that I continue as President for another year because I wasn’t able to preside over a “proper” in-person meeting in 2020. Something to do about pomp and circumstance. I will work diligently with the committee Chairs to make the 2021 WNS meeting in New Mexico one to remember. I’m so looking forward to seeing all of you, and your families, in-person again. Our friendships are what make the WNS great.

The decision to cancel the 2020 WNS meeting was difficult, and made at a time of extreme uncertainty about the trajectory of the pandemic. The vaccinations that have just begun gives us hope that the conditions will be favorable for holding an in-person meeting come September. I doubt things will be fully back to “normal,” however. For example, it is possible that large gatherings may require that each attendee provide proof of vaccination and/or antibodies. Thankfully, our planned destination site (Hyatt Regency Tamaya) remains open for business, although currently with highly restricted amenities and services. We will monitor the situation closely with the expectation that the shuttle service, pool, spa, bar, fitness center, and golf will come back to life.

I wish you all a happy new year. There’s much to look forward to, with a highlight being the 2021 meeting. Mark your calendars, and let’s make it one of the most successful meetings ever.

Yours truly

Marvin Bergsneider

The Western wishes to express special thanks to  
Medtronic, Globus Medical and Stryker
 for their Silver Level support of our 2019 meeting.

We encourage our members to support the companies that support the Western
Dear WNS Members and Guests:

Thank you to all the members, member candidates and guests who submitted abstracts for our 2020 Virtual Meeting. It was an engaging and informative afternoon despite the limitations of technology and being our first attempt at such a meeting.

The winner of our Resident Prize was Dr. Jacob Young from UCSF who presented on " The Effects of Ventricular Entry on Patient Outcome during GBM Resection".  Thank you to all the residents and students who participated as well. 

As Program chair, I would urge all of you to submit an abstract for our 2021 meeting in New Mexico. A formal announcement will follow with relevant dates and forms

Warm Regards,
Ciara D. Harraher, MD, MPH, FRCSC
Scientific Program Chair
Department of Neurosurgery
Stanford University

In Memoriam
Philipp Maria Lippe, MD
(MAY 17, 1929---NOVEMBER 5, 2020)
Riddle: Why did an Emu select a Cushing Lineage Neurosurgeon as a Patron-Protector?

Vienna, Austria, birthplace of Phil Lippe, was suffering the chaotic 1930’s, the interregnum between World Wars I and II. Hitler’s Germany had invaded and occupied Austria in 1938, and that nation subsequently suffered the ravages of Kristallnacht November 9-10. It was that year at age 9 the Lippe family escaped Austria via the Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas and Atlantic Ocean to reach America and Chicago, Illinois. To that city family members previously had immigrated. Phil Lippe’s parents, father (violinist) and mother (pianist), both had graduated from the prestigious Vienna Conservatory of Music. In Chicago Phil’s father became Concert Master for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Phil attended Loyola University College of Arts and Science, PreMed Program, Evanston IL 1947-1950 and University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1950-1954. He earned a B.S. degree in Medicine, 1952 and MD with High Honors, 1954 [magna cum laude, first in class]. From 1956-1958 Phil served as a Captain U.S.A.F. (M.C.) and Chief, Department, Department of Surgery, Walker AFB (SAC), Roswell, New Mexico. Phil then became a neurosurgeon under the guidance of Professor Eric Oldberg (1959-1962) at the Neuropsychiatric Institute, Research & Education Hospitals, University of Illinois, Chicago IL. Doctor Oldberg was a neurosurgeon trained by the historic “Father of Neurosurgery” Doctor Harvey Cushing, in Boston MA.

In 1963 he began his very active neurosurgical private practice in San Jose, CA, was certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (1965) and American Board of Pain Medicine (1992). After a disruptive myocardial infarction in 1993 he transferred his entire professional attention and exceptional service to multifarious medical organizations, local, state and national. Academic Appointments over his career have been at the University of Illinois, Chicago (1962- 1963), and Stanford University Department of Neurological Surgery (1965-2006), concluding as a Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery. His active membership and leadership roles in professional organizations are legion over his career. They include major Medical Associations and Societies (7), Pain Medicine Associations and Societies (6), Neurosurgery Associations and Societies (4), Associations and Societies in Surgery (3), Physician Executives (1), Neurology (1) and Neuroimaging (1). Amazing total: #23 major medical organizations!!! In all these organizations he served in many executive roles, including most as Director and President among other positions.

Philipp Lippe, MD is regarded as Father of Pain Medicine, establishing this discipline as a medical specialty in the United States with full representation in all medical associations. He established and led a pain center associated with O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, CA. He developed the branding terminology “Eudynia,” “Maldynia” and Algiatry. He was instrumental in creating and establishing the Decade of Pain, 2001-2010, signed into law by President Clinton. In support of all his organizational activities he maintained an active role in the Santa Clara County Medical Association, the California Medical Association and American Medical Association, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and was founding member of the California Association of Neurological Surgeons (1973) and American Academy of Pain Medicine. In each national, state and local organization he advanced his historic quest of establishing pain medicine as an important medical specialty. At his local Good Samaritan Hospital he provided continuing wise counsel on a monthly basis to the medical staff until his ultimate demise.

At his local Good Samaritan Hospital he provided continuing wise counsel on a monthly basis to the medical staff until his ultimate demise. As years passed Phil became less ambulatory, but he continued his organizational contributions in administrative and constative roles. He accomplished these feats late in his storied career only with the enormous logistic support of his truly inspirational, supportive, saintly wife Gail, who enabled and extended his continued service beyond his late-onset physical locomotor impairments. Phil Lippe confided with me his personal awe and gratitude that his mental acuity and perspicacity remained intact forever, despite the gradual failure over the last decade of his other human physical endowments.

Throughout his life and career as a neurosurgeon he has directed his bountiful human capacities to improving his medical profession under the duress and entanglements of countless efforts to obstruct his goals. His last request of me shortly before his passing was “Don, please help me.” This request defied potential for fulfillment. His time on earth had elapsed. He had suffered a major complication during cardiac valve surgery. Philipp Lippe’s lifetime corpus of accomplishments reflected the consummate, rightful role of professionalism and concern in the care of patients.  Hats off, my good friend, for your struggles, your historic accomplishments, your friendship, paternalism and pervasive joy and optimism in combating the battles of our profession. All neurosurgeons and their families who have had the honor of knowing Philipp Maria Lippe, MD remain in awe of his talents, his immense contributions and are eternally grateful for his friendship and inspirational career as the ultimate physician and inspirational professional.

Answer: Emus are super birds that cannot fly and depend for a future on adoption by super humans, who soar. Gail remains in charge of the herd of emus she and Phil have adopted and guardian of eternal memories.

-Donald J. Prolo, MD

Gifts in memory of Dr. Lippe and to support "The Lippe Heritage Pain Management Collection" can be made online or by sending a check payable to the "UCSF Foundation" to UCSF Foundation, PO Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145 (please indicate "in memory of Dr. Lippe, Archives" in the memo line).

Our Membership Chairman, Justin Dye sends the following greeting:
Member Candidates,
I hope your continued interest in the Western will encourage you to join us for our 2021 annual meeting in New Mexico on September 10-13.  You can reserve a room at the hotel now via the link noted above.
Our next newsletter will contain directions on registering for the meeting as a guest; feel free to list me as your inviter.
All information regarding membership can be found on our website ( and feel free to email me with any questions (
For our current members
Please consider contributing to the strength and diversity of our society by forwarding one or two names of colleagues who you think would be a good fit for the Western. You can email me your suggestions directly at
Thank you and I look forward to seeing all of you at this year’s meeting!

2019 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale
A Brief Summary

As usual, the venue at Gainey Ranch was most pleasant as was the weather. Dr. Lee reported that there was a total of 210 registered attendees, 92 of whom were professional attendees: 64 member registrants, 11 member nominees, 8 member candidates, 9 professional guests, 1 non-professional guest, 58 spouses and 21 children. There were 30 exhibitors.

The scientific program arranged by Laura Snyder was top notch as were the featured speakers namely Bob Spetzler's Cloward address, Regis Haid's Ablin lecture on spinal alignment, the resident award winners presentations and President Tom Scully's frank appraisal of his career epiphany.

No one left any of the evening meals hungry or dissatisfied with the local night venue at the Museum of the West a journey of discovery both historical and culinary.

The business of the Society occurred at the Executive Committee meeting on Friday afternoon and the business meeting for members on Sunday morning.  The highlight of the former was the presentation to the WNS of an endowment from Don and Joanne Prolo to fund an annual lecture on professionalism in medicine while the following new members were voted into the Society at the business meeting: Estrada Bernard (Anchorage); Ray Chu (Cedars-Sinai); Aria Fallah (UCLA); Jason Hauptman (U. of Washington); Martin Mortazavi (Thousand Oaks); Richard Perrin (Reno); John Ratliff (Stanford); Lee Tan (San Francisco) and Jay Turner (BNI).
Western Workers for 2021
Hourly rate: $0
When the events of September 2001 required the Western to cancel its meeting in Victoria, all officers and committee members had their tenure extended for one year.  The same is generally true this year after cancelling our 2020 meeting in San Diego due to the pandemic.

Marvin Bergsneider MD, President
David Pitkethly MD, President-Elect
Deborah Henry MD, Vice President
Marco Lee MD, Secretary-Treasurer
Charles Nussbaum MD, Historian
Tom Scully MD, Past President
PROGRAM COMMITTEE                                         
Ciara Harraher, Chair
Alim Mitha
Adair Prall
Laura Snyder
Ray Chu
Christine Smith
Gordon Li
Anand Veeravagu

Sharona Ben-Haim, Chair
Luke Macyszyn
Melanie Hayden Gephart 
Gordon Li
LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS                                       
Jay Morgan, Chair                                         
Linda Liau
Odette Harris, Chair
Marc Vanefsky
Patrick Wade
Richard Chua
Melanie Hayden Gephart
Richard Wohns                 
Randall Smith, Chair
William Ganz
Greg Gerras
Paul Elliott
Marco Lee
Justin Dye, Chair
Harsimran S Brara
Laura Snyder
David Westra
Phillip Taussky
Jason Hauptman
Isaac Yang
NOMINATING COMMITTEE                                     
Tom Scully, Chair
Charles Nussbaum 
Moustapha Abou-Samra
Austin Colohan                            
David Pitkethly, Chair
Charles Nussbaum
David Morgan
Jeff Rush
David Pitkethly, Chair
Charles Nussbaum
Richard Wohns
Kim Burchiel
Deborah Henry, Chair
Greg Gerras
Ken Blumenfeld
Jay Morgan
Praveen Mummaneni
WNS Members in Print  (Journals followed: AANS journals, CNS journals, Spine, SNI)

JNS-Peds August 2020
Michael S. B. Edwards, Gary K. Steinberg and Gerald A. Grant Recurrence of cavernous malformations after surgery in childhood
Hector E. James Letter to the Editor. Abdominal pseudocysts and ventriculoperitoneal shunts
JNS-Peds October 2020
Jason S. Hauptman Surgical resource utilization after initial treatment of infant hydrocephalus: comparing ETV, early experience of ETV with choroid plexus cauterization, and shunt insertion in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
Frank P. K. Hsu James T. Goodrich, MD, PhD, 1946–2020: a historical perspective and his contributions to craniopagus separation
JNS August 2020
Kim J. Burchiel Utilization of 3D imaging reconstructions and assessment of symptom-free survival after microvascular decompression of the facial nerve in hemifacial spasm
Michael T. Lawton Retromastoid-transmuscular identification and harvest of the occipital artery during retrosigmoid craniotomy
JNS-September 2020
Mitchel S. Berger From bench to bedside: trends in National Institutes of Health funding for neurosurgeons from 1991 to 2015
JNS-October 2020
Andres M. Lozano Editorial. Deep brain stimulation for tinnitus: exploring the frontier between sensory perception and awareness
Andres M. Lozano Tractography-based targeting of the ventral intermediate nucleus: accuracy and clinical utility in MRgFUS thalamotomy
Thomas C. Chen Inhibition of motility by NEO100 through the calpain-1/RhoA pathway
Michael T. Lawton Quantitative analysis of ipsilateral and contralateral supracerebellar infratentorial and occipital transtentorial approaches to the cisternal pulvinar: laboratory anatomical investigation
Andres M. Lozano Complete resolution of postherpetic neuralgia following pallidotomy: case report
Michael T. Lawton Letter to the Editor. Clip, clip, pass: real-world data and middle cerebral artery aneurysms
JNS-November 2020
Mitchel S. Berger Impact of facility type and volume in low-grade glioma outcomes
Steven L. Giannotta Increased complication and mortality among non-index hospital readmissions after brain tumor resection is associated with low-volume readmitting hospitals
JNS-December 2020
Andrew S. Little Pituitary gland recovery following fully endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma: results of a prospective multicenter study
Andrew S. Little and Michael T. Lawton The side door and front door to the upper retroclival region: a comparative analysis of the open pretemporal and the endoscopic endonasal transcavernous approaches
Michael W. McDermott, Mitchel S. Berger The neurosurgery applicant’s “arms race”: analysis of medical student publication in the Neurosurgery Residency Match
JNS-Spine August 2020
Gary K. Steinberg Minimally invasive foramen magnum durectomy and obexostomy for treatment of craniocervical junction–related syringomyelia in adults: case series and midterm follow-up
Praveen V. Mummaneni The effect of obesity on perioperative morbidity in oblique lumbar interbody fusion
JNS-Spine September 2020
Praveen V. Mummaneni The impact of obesity on perioperative complications in patients undergoing anterior lumbar interbody fusion
Praveen V. Mummaneni Open versus minimally invasive decompression for low-grade spondylolisthesis: analysis from the Quality Outcomes Database
JNS-Spine October 2020
Praveen V. Mummaneni Lower Hounsfield units on CT are associated with cage subsidence after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
Praveen V. Mummaneni Anterior lumbar compared to oblique lumbar interbody approaches for multilevel fusions to the sacrum in adults with spinal deformity and degeneration
JNS-Spine November 2020
John K. Ratliff and Anand Veeravagu Single- versus dual-attending strategy for spinal deformity surgery: 2-year experience and systematic review of the literature
John K. Ratliff and Anand Veeravagu Predictors of 2-year reoperation in Medicare patients undergoing primary thoracolumbar deformity surgery
Praveen V. Mummaneni Factors affecting approach selection for minimally invasive versus open surgery in the treatment of adult spinal deformity: analysis of a prospective, nonrandomized multicenter study
Praveen V. Mummaneni Assessing the differences in characteristics of patients lost to follow-up at 2 years: results from the Quality Outcomes Database study on outcomes of surgery for grade I spondylolisthesis
JNS-Spine December 2020
Duncan Q. McBride Mechanical failure of the Mobi-C implant for artificial cervical disc replacement: report of 4 cases
Praveen V. Mummaneni The Institute for Healthcare Improvement–NeuroPoint Alliance collaboration to decrease length of stay and readmission after lumbar spine fusion: using national registries to design quality improvement protocols
Praveen V. Mummaneni Vertebral body fracture rates after stereotactic body radiation therapy compared with external-beam radiation therapy for metastatic spine tumors
Neurosurgical Focus August 2020
Praveen V. Mummaneni The association between lower Hounsfield units of the upper instrumented vertebra and proximal junctional kyphosis in adult spinal deformity surgery with a minimum 2-year follow-up
Praveen V. Mummaneni The association between lower Hounsfield units on computed tomography and cage subsidence after lateral lumbar interbody fusion
Harsimran S. Brara Does the use of preoperative bisphosphonates in patients with osteopenia and osteoporosis affect lumbar fusion rates? Analysis from a national spine registry
Neurosurgical Focus September 2020
Frank P. K. Hsu Back pain outcomes after minimally invasive anterior lumbar interbody fusion: a systematic review
Praveen V. Mummaneni The effect of anterior lumbar interbody fusion staging order on perioperative complications in circumferential lumbar fusions performed within the same hospital admission
Jay D. Turner Single-position prone lateral approach: cadaveric feasibility study and early clinical experience 
Praveen V. Mummaneni Clamshell thoracotomy for en bloc resection of a 3-level thoracic chordoma: technical note and operative video
Neurosurgical Focus October 2020
Mark G. Hamilton, Odette A. Harris Introduction. Cranial surgery in geriatric patients
Mark Hamilton Editorial. Geriatric neurosurgery: the unfolding of a new subspecialty
Mark G. Hamilton Editorial. Daily neurosurgical experiences with ethics and the elderly
Philipp Taussky Middle meningeal artery embolization treatment of nonacute subdural hematomas in the elderly: a multiinstitutional experience of 151 cases
Michael T. Lawton Surgical selection and outcomes among elderly patients with brain arteriovenous malformations
Neurosurgical Focus November 2020
Richard N. W. Wohns Introduction. The importance of understanding the medicolegal climate in neurosurgery
Richard N. W. Wohns Editorial. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Anand Veeravagu Medical malpractice in spine surgery: a review
Praveen V. Mummaneni Does state malpractice environment affect outcomes following spinal fusions? A robust statistical and machine learning analysis of 549,775 discharges following spinal fusion surgery in the United States
Richard G. Ellenbogen and Jason S. Hauptman Medicolegal issues in abusive head trauma for the pediatric neurosurgeon
Neurosurgery August 2020
Michael T Lawton, MD Commentary: The Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation Grading Scale (RAGS): An Extension of the Hunt and Hess Scale to Predict Clinical Outcome for Patients With Ruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformations
Gerald A Grant, MD Commentary: Molecular Diagnosis of Craniosynostosis Using Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing
Gerald Grant, MD Commentary: Converting Pediatric Patients and Young Adults From a Shunt to a Third Ventriculostomy: A Multicenter Evaluation
Michael T Lawton, MD Letter: Safety Instructions for Neurosurgeons During COVID-19 Pandemic Based on Recent Knowledge and Experience
Marvin Bergsneider, MD Letter: Approaches to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Neurosurgical Residency Application Cycle
Gary K Steinberg, MD, PhD In Reply: Validation and Application for the Berlin Grading System of Moyamoya Disease in Adult Patients
Praveen V Mummaneni, MD Sexual Dysfunction: Prevalence and Prognosis in Patients Operated for Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis
Richard G Ellenbogen, MD, Mitchel Berger, MD Enhancing Concussion Management in the National Football League: Evolution and Initial Results of the Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultants Program, 2012-2017
Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Position Statement on Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound for the Management of Essential Tremor
Neurosurgery September 2020
Odette A Harris, MD, MPH Guidelines for the Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: 2020 Update of the Decompressive Craniectomy Recommendations
Mitchel S Berger, MD Sideline Concussion Assessment: The Current State of the Art
Gerald A Grant, MD Neurosurgical Randomized Trials in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Praveen V Mummaneni, MD A Comparison of Minimally Invasive and Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Grade 1 Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: An Analysis of the Prospective Quality Outcomes Database
Jay D Turner, MD, PhD Patient-Controlled Analgesia Following Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery Is Associated With Increased Opioid Consumption and Opioid-Related Adverse Events
Gary K Steinberg, MD, Michael S B Edwards, MD, Gerald A Grant, MD In Reply: Early Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging Changes in Normal-Appearing Brain in Pediatric Moyamoya Disease
Neurosurgery October 2020
James R Bean, MD Commentary: Contract Negotiation for Neurosurgeons: A Practical Guide  
Jefferson W Chen, MD, PhD Commentary: Predictive and Discriminative Power of Pressure Reactivity Indices in Traumatic Brain Injury  
Michael Lawton, MD In Memoriam: A Memoir for Our Fallen “Heroes”
Neurosurgery November 2020
Linda M Liau, MD, PhD Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging Phenotypes Predict Overall Survival Benefit From Bevacizumab or Surgery in Recurrent Glioblastoma With Large Tumor Burden
Lee A Tan, MD, Praveen V Mummaneni, MD Crossing the Cervicothoracic Junction During Posterior Cervical Fusion for Myelopathy Is Associated With Superior Radiographic Parameters But Similar Clinical Outcomes
Richard G Ellenbogen, MD Commentary: Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Intracranial Noncavernous Sinus Benign Meningioma: International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis and Practice Guideline
Praveen V Mummaneni, MD In Reply: A Comparison of Minimally Invasive and Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Grade 1 Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: An Analysis of the Prospective Quality Outcomes Database        
Neurosurgery December 2020
Keith Black, MD Phase 1 Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Fluorescence Imaging Study of Tozuleristide (BLZ-100) in Adults With Newly Diagnosed or Recurrent Gliomas
Praveen V Mummaneni, MD Obese Patients Benefit, but do not Fare as Well as Nonobese Patients, Following Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Surgery: An Analysis of the Quality Outcomes Database
Gary K Steinberg, MD, PhD Functional Outcomes After Revascularization Procedures in Patients With Hemorrhagic Moyamoya Disease
Anand Veeravagu, MD, John K Ratliff, MD, Gordon Li, MD Lumboperitoneal and Ventriculoperitoneal Shunting for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Demonstrate Comparable Failure and Complication Rates
Neurosurgery January 2021
Philipp Taussky, MD Endovascular Thrombectomy for Pediatric Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Multi-Institutional Experience of Technical and Clinical Outcomes
Gary K Steinberg, MD, PhD Incidental De Novo Cerebral Microhemorrhages are Predictive of Future Symptomatic Macrohemorrhages After Surgical Revascularization in Moyamoya Disease
Melanie Hayden Gephart, MD Commentary: Predicting Postoperative Outcomes in Brain Tumor Patients With a 5-Factor Modified Frailty Index
Michael W McDermott, MD A Prognostic Gene-Expression Signature and Risk Score for Meningioma Recurrence After Resection
Anand Veeravagu, MD, John Ratliff, MD Commentary: The Enforceability of Noncompete Clauses in the Medical Profession: A Review by the Workforce Committee and the Medico-legal Committee of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies
Congress Quarterly Fall 2020
Praveen V. Mummaneni Leadership at UCSF
The Spine Journal August 2020
Anand Veeravagu, John K. Ratliff A predictive-modeling based screening tool for prolonged opioid use after surgical management of low back and lower extremity pain
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