New Drugs on the Horizon for Stroke and Hydrocephalus
Kristopher Kahle, MD, assistant professor of neurosurgery and of cellular and molecular physiology at Yale School of Medicine, recently published a study describing a new compound that could reduce swelling in the brain caused by stroke or hydrocephalus.
Brain Tumor Program Hosts Patient Education Event
The Smilow Brain Tumor Program hosted an educational seminar for patients and community providers discussing “A Thoughtful Approach in the Fight Against Brain Tumors: Personalizing Care for the Best Outcomes.” The event featured a welcome with hors d’oeuvres and time to mingle and was generously sponsored by the Lovemark Foundation and supported by the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance.
The 3rd Critical Care and Emergency Neuroscience CME Course was held on May 24, 2018 at Yale West Campus.
The 3rd Critical Care and Emergency Neuroscience CME Course was held on May 24, 2018 at Yale West Campus. A collaboration between the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, it attracted 180+ registered participants from across the state (and tri-state region). This year’s theme was Resuscitation of Severe and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Yale Medicine Facial Pain and Spasm Conference: Providing Multidisciplinary Care and Relief
Our experts, including Drs. Jennifer Moliterno and Jason Gerrard, are specialized in the medical, radiosurgical and surgical management of trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, among other pain and movement disorders. They meet regularly with other specialists in Neurology and Radiology to discuss our patients who suffer from these issues, in the most comprehensive manner, to offer relief for each and every patient we care for.
Journal of Vascular Surgery: May 2018 Edition
The May 2018 cover illustration of the Journal of Vascular Surgery is Yale Neurovascular Neurosurgeon, Dr. Charles Matouk's treatment of a symptomatic, cervical ICA pseudoaneurysm that occurred a year ago with overlapping Medtronic Pipeline Flex devices. Great result and innovative strategy!Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Yale vascular neurosurgeons the first in Connecticut to repair a complex, wide-neck brain aneurysm using a novel bifurcation device, the PulseRider.
Drs. Ryan Hebert and Charles Matouk (Section Chief of Neurovascular Surgery), working alongside their fellow Branden Cord, performed the first Cerenovus PulseRider® procedure in Connecticut.
Yale vascular neurosurgeons the first in Connecticut to repair a complex brain aneurysm using a novel intracranial micro-stent, the Neuroform Atlas.
On April 9, 2018 at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), Drs. Charles Matouk, Section Chief of Neurovascular Surgery, and Branden Cord, senior neurosurgical resident, performed the first Neuroform Atlas stent (Stryker Neurovascular) procedure in Connecticut
Dr. Branden Cord, a 6th year neurosurgical resident and in-folded endovascular fellow, presented at the Live International Neuroradiology & Neurosurgery Course in NYC
For the 3rd year in a row, Dr. Branden Cord, a 6th year neurosurgical resident and in-folded endovascular fellow, presented at the Live International Neuroradiology & Neurosurgery Course (LINNC) in NYC (March 16-17, 2018). His abstract was among 18 selected for oral presentation at this international meeting. It was entitled, "Trans-circulation stent-coiling of an aneurysm in the setting of subarachnoid hemorrhage." Congratulations to Branden!
We congratulate Dr. Yemisi Damisah for being selected as the winner of the Academy Award from the American Academy of Neurological Surgery.
We congratulate Dr. Yemisi Damisah, M.D., a PGY6 resident from the Yale Department of Neurosurgery for being selected as the winner of the Academy Award from the American Academy of Neurological Surgery. This highly competitive and prestigious award is given to the neurosurgery resident or young neurosurgeon whose original research offers the best insight into problems confronting neuroscience.
Dr. Jacky Yeung Awarded NREF Tumor Research Fellowship
Dr. Jacky Yeung, a fourth-year neurosurgery resident, has been awarded the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors Research Fellowship Grant from the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) for a project entitled, “Immunogenetic profiling and targeting novel immune check point regulators in meningiomas.” Dr. Yeung will conduct his research under the mentorship of Dr. Lieping Chen, United Technologies Corporation Professor in Cancer Research and Professor of Immunobiology, and Dr. Murat Gunel, Nixdorff-German Professor and Chair of Department of Neurosurgery.
Genome analysis helps keep deadly brain cancer at bay for five years
An analysis of a patient’s deadly brain tumor helped doctors at Smilow Cancer Hospital identify new emerging mutations and keep a 55-year old woman alive for more than five years, researchers report in the journal Genome Medicine.
What turns benign central nervous system tumors deadly
More than one in three tumors that affect the central nervous system are meningiomas and most are benign. However, some can turn deadly. In a new study, Yale researchers identified genetic abnormalities that mark atypical meningiomas, which have a 40% chance of recurring after surgical removal and are marked by a shorter survival rate than benign tumors.
Why doctors may keep a patient awake for brain surgery
A rare look at brain surgery with the patient alert and awake at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. Anthony Munoz has a brain tumor that is not cancerous. Neurosurgeon Dr. Jennifer Moliterno, who specializes in brain tumors, is focused on the massive one just above his left temple.Source: WTNH News Channel 8
The Yale Neurosurgery Program was well-represented at the 2016 New England Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting in Cape Cod, MA.
The Yale Neurosurgery Program was well-represented at the 2016 New England Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting in Cape Cod, MA. Our residents presented their original research in oral presentations. We thank the society for hosting the event and look forward to contributing more research from Yale next year!