Affilation: Geisinger Health System, USA
Journal Associated: Journal of Neuroscience and Neurological Disorders
I am the Neurosurgical Oncology Fellow at the Department of Neurosurgery, of the Geisinger Health System, Pennsylvania. This is a two year clinical and research Fellowship till October 2017. In past 7 months of this Fellowship, I have operated on over 80 tumors, both adult and pediatric, and have had 4 publications accepted. At present, I am working towards co-editorship of a journal, writing a further chapter on low grade gliomas and have 2 papers for submission, with an anticipated 150 tumors to have been undertaken across three Geisinger hospital sites by the end of the first year of this Tumor Fellowship. Additionally, I hold Attending operating and weekend on-call privileges in the Geisinger Health System. My first Fellowship was undertaken at the Department of Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York. This was skull base and research-centric with 3 presentations at the annual Congress of Neurological Surgeons in 2015 and 2 publications submitted on the transcranial and transorbital routes to the perisellar region. I graduated with Distinction, from the University of Southampton’s School of Medicine, and then seamlessly commenced Neurosurgical training. British Neurosurgeons are trained de rigueur and are continuously assessed upon the multiple facets of modern surgical leadership of clinical governance. The standard of care is for every Neurosurgeon to deliver excellence of care every time, for every one of our patients, irrespective of clinical complexity and resource constraints - this remains the guiding principle of my clinical practice and of the teams I lead and work within. My professional aim would be to continue actively strengthening my academic and clinical practice as a Neurosurgical Oncologist, whilst remaining integral to the general and trauma Neurosurgery On-call service.
Neurosurgical Oncology; Microneurosurgery; Neurosciences; Molecular and Biological Sciences