Young Neurosurgeons Research Forum

Sunday, April 26 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm |

Moderator(s): Shakeel A. Chowdhry, MD, FAANS; David Lee Dornbos III, MD; Michael Edward Ivan, MD, FAANS

Supported by the Young Neurosurgeons Committee and the AANS Mentoring Program.

The distinguished Osler Lecture will precede the Young Neurosurgeons Research Forum. The Research Forum will include abstract presentations by residents, fellows and medical students. At the end of the Young Neurosurgeons Research Forum awards will be presented in the following categories.

  • Basic science abstract from a resident or fellow
  • Basic science abstract from a medical student
  • Clinical abstract from a resident or fellow
  • Clinical abstract from a medical student

The winner from each category will win the Donald O. Quest Basic and Clinic Science Award and receive $500.

Nicholas M. Barbaro, MD, FAANS, is professor of neurological surgery, associate chair for education and assistant dean for GME strategy at Dell School of Medicine at the University of Texas, Austin. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Barbaro’s early faculty career began at the University of California, San Francisco, where he eventually became professor of neurological surgery and neurology and residency program director. He then joined Indiana University as Betsy Barton professor and chair of neurological surgery.

Dr. Barbaro’s research efforts have been in the fields of pain physiology and pharmacology, epilepsy electrophysiology, epilepsy surgery as well as peripheral nerve surgery. He is board-certified by the ABNS and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Barbaro served as the president of the Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS), the Neurosurgical Society of America and the San Francisco Neurological Society. He recently finished a term as chair of the Neurological Surgery Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He currently is chair of the Committee Accrediting Sub-specialty Training for the SNS.

1:31 pm - 1:40 pm

Medical Summer Research Foundation Award: Title TBA

Sricharan Gopakumar

1:41 pm - 1:49 pm

106. An Atlas of Multifunctional Cortical Networks for Language

Kiefer Forseth

1:50 pm - 1:58 pm

107. A Functional Circuit for Executive Control

David Bonda, MD

1:59 pm - 2:07 pm

108. A Biomechanical Paradigm Of Carotid Plaque Disruption Based On Histopathological Analysis, High Definition Imaging With Next-Generation Platforms, Computational Flow Dynamics And Mechanical Testing Of Atheromas.

Luis E. Savastano, MD

2:08 pm - 2:16 pm

109. Development of Normal Pediatric Growth Curves for Cerebral Ventricular Volume

Noah Cutler

2:17 pm - 2:25 pm

110. Spinal Cord Injury in the United States Army Special Forces

Remi A. Kessler

2:26 pm - 2:34 pm

111. Early versus Late Decompression: Does it Affect Neurological Outcome, Complications and Survival in Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression?

Nida Fatima,

2:35 pm - 2:43 pm

112. MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy of the Central Lateral Nucleus for Neuropathic Pain: Early Phase I Trial

Abdul-Kareem H. Ahmed, MD

2:44 pm - 2:53 pm

Beverage Break in the Exhibit Hall

2:54 pm - 3:02 pm

113. De Novo Mutations in TRIM71 Cause a Novel Syndrome of Human Congenital Hydrocephalus with Consistent Clinical and Radiographic Findings

Adam Kundishora, MD

3:03 pm - 3:11 pm

114. Intraventricular Delivery and CRISPR-Cas9 Disruption of PD-1 is Required for CAR T-cell Efficacy in Glioblastoma

Bryan Choi, MD

3:12 pm - 3:20 pm

115. A Multidisciplinary Spine Clinic Model Significantly Reduces Lead Times for Appropriate Specialist Visit and Appropriate Intervention

Joshua Benton

3:21 pm - 3:29 pm

116. Assessing the Predictive Value of Primary ImPACT Testing Following Head Injury

Nickolas Dreher

3:30 pm - 3:38 pm

117. Creation of a Novel Mouse Model of Sporadic Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations

Keyan Peterson

3:39 pm - 3:47 pm

118. Evaluating Surgical Resection Extent and Adjuvant Therapy in the Management of Gliosarcoma

Michael Chuwei Jin; Michael Chuwei Jin

3:48 pm - 3:56 pm

119. Medical Malpractice Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Adam Khan, MD

3:57 pm - 4:05 pm

120. Medicare Reimbursement of Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulators from 2000-2019

Kent Richter

4:06 pm - 4:14 pm

121. Socioeconomics And Insurance Type Affect Opioid Consumption Due To Lumbar Degenerative Disease and Lumbar Spinal Fusion

Corey Walker, MD

4:15 pm - 4:23 pm

122. First Flight of Neurosurgery: Report of a Decompressive Craniectomy in 1908

Nirali Patel, MD

4:24 pm - 4:30 pm

Presentation of Quest Award Winners

Session Moderators