Department of Neurological Surgery


Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds

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

Resident Education

Directors:  Justin Cetas, M.D., Ph.D., Seunggu Han, M.D.
Presentation: Various neurosurgery residents and neurosurgery faculty discuss neurosurgical clinical core competency based topics.

Neurosurgery Hands-on Training

Director: Ahmed Raslan, M.D. and Jeremy Ciporen, M.D.
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, M.D., Orthopeadic surgeon
Presentation: Neurosurgery and Orthopeadic residents and faculty.

Neuro-oncology Tumor Board

Director: Edward Neuwelt, M.D., Neuro-oncology/Neurosurgery.
Presentation: Neurosurgery residents with pathology and radiology faculty.

Pediatric Neuro-oncology Tumor Board

Director: Kellie Nazemi, M.D., Pediatric Neuro-Oncology.
Presentation: Neurosurgery and neuro-oncology faculty, residents, pathology and radiology faculty.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Committee of faculty and chief residents review cases and select educational cases.
Director: Ahmed Raslan, M.D., Neurological Surgery Quality Control Committee Chair.
Presentation: Resident involved in each case with faculty discussants.

Neurology Grand Rounds

Director: Neurology Department Chair.
Presentation: Neurology faculty and visiting professors.

Trauma Conference

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

Resident Journal Club

Director: Donald Ross, M.D., Site Director, PVAMC Neurosurgery
Presentation: Neurosurgery residents.
Conference: Quarterly, in the evening.