Neurosurgery Update 2019
Improving Neurosurgical Care Through Research

3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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 to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


No one in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.


7:00 amRegistration & Breakfast
8:00 amWelcome and Overview
Brian L. Hoh, MD, FAANS
Professor and Chair
University of Florida, Department of Neurosurgery
8:05 amFaculty Research Updates
Research Faculty
9:00-1:00 pm
Neurosurgery Resident Research Presentations
9:00 am“Adjacent level fracture incidence in single fraction high dose spinal radiosurgery.”
D. Tim Lockney, MD - PGY 6
9:15 am“Comparing laboratory indicators of therapeutic platelet inhibition in endovascular neurosurgical patients."
Brian Corliss, MD - PGY 6
9:30 am“Neurosurgical Business Cycle.”
Matthew Decker, MD, MBA - PGY 6
9:45 am“Utility of Early CTA Follow-up after Cerebral Artery Aneurysm Clipping.”
Stephanie Adamczak, MD, PhD - PGY 5
10:00 am“Correlation of Deformable Atlas-Based Lead Location with Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor DBS Outcomes.”
William Carlton, MD - PGY 5
10:15 amBREAK
10:30 am“A Novel Method of Peripheral Neuromodulation to Cure Sciatica in the Rat Model."
Alex Dru, MD - PGY 4
10:45 am“Characterization of the Tumor Microenvironment in a Murine Glioma Model.”
David Shin, MD - PGY 4
11:00 am“Prognostication Tools in the Neurosurgical Patient Population.”
Sasha Vaziri, MD - PGY 4
11:15 am“UF Health Cranioplasty Outcomes in the Pediatric Population.”
Abe Alvarado MD - PGY 3
11:30 amLUNCH
12:00 pm“Aneurysm Recurrence Following Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms at a High Volume Center and Factors Associated with Recurrence: Results from Sequential Long-Term Angiographical Follow-up.”
Ndi Geh, MD - PGY 3
12:15 pm“Is Early DVT Prophylaxis Safe in Intracerebral Hemorrhage?”
Dimitri Laurent, MD - PGY 3
12:30 pm“Off-Label Utilization of Syphontrak Catheter for Mechanical Thrombectomy.”
Kaitlyn Barkley, MD - PGY 2
12:45 pm“Intra-institutional Cost-Reduction by Standardization in 1 or 2 level Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (ACDF) for Cervical Degenerative Disease.”
Ken Porche, MD - PGY 2
1:00 pmTom Ellis Resident Research Award