2016 Articles

NIH BRAIN Initiative Awards Robert Gross Nearly $5 Million for Epilepsy Research
Emory researcher and neurosurgeon Robert Gross, MD, PhD, and his research team have been awarded a nearly $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in support of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. Gross’ research will focus on improving the outcome of persons with medication-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.

Erwin Van Meir and Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-Oncology Honored
Erwin Van Meir, PhD, professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, was recently award the Phil Jory Research Award from the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation (SBTF) for his continued devotion to high quality research. 

Emory Neurosurgeons Honored in Atlanta Magazine's Top Doctors Issue
Atlanta Magazine recently released its 2016 “Top Doctors” issue that includes seven faculty members from the Emory Department of Neurosurgery.  

Detecting Brain Tumors' Warped Metabolism
When a brain tumor is suspected because of symptoms such as headaches or other problems, its presence is usually confirmed by anatomical imaging such as CT or MRI. But through imaging, doctors often can’t say much about the tumor – molecularly – besides “something’s in there.” Surgery and a biopsy are necessary to get a glimpse of the cancer cells themselves.

Pediatric Neurosurgery Receives Honor
Emory Neurosurgery PGY-4 residents Anil Roy, MD, and Krish Vigneswaran, MD, were recently honored along with the pediatric neurosurgery team at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with the Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Award.

Rima Rindler Receives HOPE Award
Emory Neurosurgery PGY-2 resident Rima Rindler, MD, was honored with a HOPE Award for surgery.   

Jordan Amadio Wins CNS Fellowship
Emory Neurosurgery resident Jordan Amadio, MD, MBA, has been awarded the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Foundation Innovation Fellowship.

Spinal Frame for Resource-Limited Settings
In Haiti, many patients who have experienced a spinal injury remain in bed for many months in the absence of the appropriate equipment or personnel to perform the necessary surgical interventions.

Encore for Bruce
Parkinson’s disease isn’t curable, but surgery has provided a miraculous turnaround for a musician.

Dr. Oyesiku and Dr. Ioachimescu Receive Honors
Emory University Pituitary Center co-directors, Nelson Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS, and Adriana Ioachimescu, MD, PhD, FACE, recently received honors in recognition of exemplary service provided to patients and their families.

Jason Chu Receives AANS/CNS Resident Traveling Fellowship
Emory Neurosurgery Resident Jason Chu has been awarded a Resident Traveling Fellowship from the Joint Pediatric Neurosurgery Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.  

Dr. Pradilla Named 2016 Woodruff Leadership Academy Fellow
Emory Neurosurgery faculty member Gustavo Pradilla, MD, has been named a 2016 fellow of the Woodruff Leadership Academy.  The program is a five-month leadership curriculum, which combines classroom sessions, off-site team projects and weekend retreats to motivate professionals and managers within the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center.