Department of Neurological Surgery


General Neurosurgical

Director: Nathan Selden, M.D., Ph.D.
Presentation: Various neurosurgery and allied institutional faculty discuss clinical and non-clinical core competency based topics. Topics are also presented by visiting professors, visiting students. Departmental clinical policy and reviews are also discussed.

Clinical Pathological Correlations

Director: Nathan Selden, M.D., Ph.D.
Presentation: Case presentationand discussion by neurosurgery residents, neurological surgery faculty andfellows, and neuroscience ICU faculty, fellows, and advanced practice providers.

Resident Education

Directors: Nathan Selden, M.D., Ph.D., Justin Cetas, M.D., Ph.D.
Presentation: Various neurosurgery residents and neurosurgery faculty discussneurosurgical clinical core competency based topics.

Neurosurgery Hands-on Training

Director: Ahmed Raslan, MD
Presentation: A variety of topics that complement the neurosurgical training program including: anatomy, current research controversies, American Board of Neurological Surgery Primary "Boards" review, surgical technology.

Spine Conference

Director: Jayme R. Hiratzka, MD, orthopeadic surgeon
Presentation: Neurosurgery and orthopeadic residents and faculty.

Neuro-oncology Tumor Board

Director: Edward Neuwelt, MD, neuro-oncology/neurosurgery.
Presentation: Neurosurgery residents with pathology and radiology faculty.

Pediatric Neuro-oncology Tumor Board

Director: Kellie Nazemi, MD, pediatric neuro-oncology.
Presentation: Neurosurgery and neuro-oncology faculty, residents, pathology and radiology faculty.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Committee of 3 faculty and 1 resident review cases and select educational cases.
Director: Ahmed Raslan, MD, neurological surgery quality control committee chair.
Presentation: Resident involved in each case with faculty discussants.

Neurology Grand Rounds

Director: Dennis Bourdette, MD, neurology department chair.
Presentation: Neurology faculty and visiting professors.

Trauma Conference

Director: Richard Mullins, MD, general surgery trauma division chief.
Presentation: Trauma and neurotrauma faculty and residents.

Resident Journal Club

Director: Donald Ross, MD
Presentation: Neurosurgery residents.
Conference: Quarterly in the evening.