Neurosurgery Update 2020

Improving Neurosurgical Care Through Research

McKnight Brain Institute, DeWeese Auditorium RM LG-101, Saturday, January 25, 2020

Program TopicPresented by
Welcome and OverviewBrian L. Hoh, MD, FAANS
Professor and Chair
University of Florida, Department of Neurosurgery
“UF Neurosurgery History, Creativity and Connections to
Osler and Cushing.”
Alice Rhoton-Vlasak, MD
“A retrospective analysis of outcomes following operative
burr holes vs bedside drainage for chronic subdural
Arvind Mohan, MD—PGY 2
“Outcomes in older adults with dural arteriovenous fistulae
(dAVF): A collaborative effort by the consortium for dural
arteriovenous fistula outcomes research (CONDOR).”
Dimitri Laurent, MD - PGY 4
“The evolving climate of aneurysmal subarachnoid
hemorrhage transfers to tertiary care: How referrals to an
academic center have changed over time.”
Stephanie Adamczak, MD, PhD - PGY 6
“ST-N or ST-Out: Where should we stimulate for optimal
motor outcomes in Parkinson's Disease?”
William Carlton, MD - PGY 6
“Trending inequality in surgical management and
outcomes of traumatic cervical spinal cord injury with
fracture across the USA from 1998-2009.”
Alexander Dru, MD - PGY 5
“Selection of PD1+ CD39+ tumor infiltrating lymphocytes
enriches for tumor-reactive T cells in a murine glioma
David Shin, MD, - PGY 5
“Comparison of multilevel anterior cervical discectomies vs
posterior cervical fusions using a longitudinal claims
Sasha Vaziri, MD - PGY 5
“Software development for volumetric analysis of computed
tomography for detection of shut malfunction."
Abraham Alvarado, MD - PGY 4
“Aneurysm prevalence in female smokers.”Ndi Geh, MD, MS - PGY 4
“Survival benefit of clinical trial participation in adults
with glioblastoma.”
Kaitlyn Melnick, MD - PGY 3
“Preoperative protocol for preventing postoperative urinary
retention following elective lumbar spinal surgery.”
Ken Porche, MD - PGY 3
“Linear accelerator stereotacic radiosurgery for metastatic
brain tumors: 25 years of experience at the University of
Vyshak Chandra, MD - PGY 2
“Subarachnoid hemorrhage and headache severity: An
analysis of pain scores to improve multimodality
Brandon Lucke-Wold, MD. PhD - PGY 2
Tom Ellis Resident Research Award

Tom Ellis Resident Research Award

2020 Tom Ellis Resident Research Award Presentation

David Shin, MD

Dr. Murad presented the 2020 Tom Ellis Resident Research Award to David Shin, PGY 5, for his research project, "Selection of PD1+ CD39+ tumor infiltrating lymphocytes enriches for tumor-reactive T cells in a murine glioma model."

David Shin and Dr. Murad

NSG 2020 research program p1
NSG 2020 research program p2

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the latest research in neuro-oncology and neurosurgery.
  • Discuss strategies for improving the quality of neurosurgical care.
  • Discuss the importance of grant funding and scholarship in academic neurosurgery.
Target Audience

Physicians, Physicians Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners.


The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.