2014 AANS Annual Report - page 10

Neurosurgical Top Gun Competition
The AANS Neurosurgical Top Gun Competition began in 2006 as a project of the AANS Young Neurosurgeons
Committee. Each year, the competition and stations have evolved. In the past, this three-day event included
stations such as an image-guided lumbar pedicle screw, bone scalpel, virtual ventriculostomy and thoracic
vertebroplasty simulators. Each participant has one opportunity at each intricate and demanding surgical
station, and is scored on his or her performance. The resident or fellow with the best combined score was
awarded the distinct honor of being the Neurosurgical Top Gun and a price of $1,000, as well at $1,500
for his or her residency program. Top scorers at each individual station won a prize of $200. The 2014
Neurosurgical Top Gun Competition drew medical
students, residents and interns from around the world to
participate in simulation sessions. The competition winners:
Top Honors—2014 Neurosurgical Top Gun
Chine Logan, DO
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (2008-2014)
Lumbar Pedicle Screw
Chine Logan, DO
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (2008-2014)
Trigeminal Rhizotomy
Eric Sribnick, MD
Emory University (2008-2014)
Endovascular Simulator
Shaheryar Ansari, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine (2013-2018)
Tene Cage, MD
University of California San Francisco (2010-2016)
For the first time, the 2014 Neurosurgical Top Gun competition included a head-to-head match-up, pitting
teams of residents from three of the highest-performing neurosurgical training programs in a winner-takes-
all competition to decide once and for all whose program is the strongest. This year, based on aggregate
individual scores, the Cleveland Clinic earned the 2014 Overall Residency Program Top Gun Award.
Cleveland Clinic represented by:
Andrew Healy, MD (2010-2016)
Sumeet Vadera, MD (2008-2014)
Kevin Michael Walsh, MD (2011-2017)
The 2014 Neurosurgical Top Gun Competition
is supported by:
Immersive Touch
MicroVention, Inc.
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