Here are 10 early-career neurosurgeons surgeons making news:
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Benjamin Davies, MD. Dr. Davies is a neurosurgical resident and National Institute for Health Research fellow at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. He is the founder of MoveMed, a digital biomarkers and therapeutics startup. He is a member of the North American Spine Society's evidence-based medicine clinical guideline committee and volunteers for AO Spine, Spinal Cord Injury Knowledge Forum and National (UK) Neurosurgical Audit Programme committees. He was honored on the North American Spine Society's "20 under 40" list for 2022.
Aladine Elsamadicy, MD. Dr. Elsamadicy is a resident in neurological surgery at Yale-New Haven hospital. He contributes to clinical outcomes research and was honored on the North American Spine Society's "20 under 40" list for 2022.
Alexander Khalessi, MD. Dr. Khalessi serves as chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at UC San Diego Health and chief of neurosurgery at University of California San Diego School of Medicine. His accomplishments include serving as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a fellow of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Council, and he is a senior member of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgeons and a member of the Society of University Neurosurgeons. He also served two terms as president of the San Diego Academy of Neurological Surgery.
Hani Malone, MD. Dr. Malone is a neurological and spine surgeon at Scripps Health in San Diego. He specializes in the treatment of complex disorders involving the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine using minimally invasive techniques. He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed papers in neurosurgery and spine surgery literature and routinely presents at national neurosurgery and spine surgery meetings. He serves on the Young Surgeons Committee of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
Tamia Potter, MD. Dr. Potter is the first Black woman neurosurgery resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. She worked as a nursing assistant in high school and cared for patients in nursing homes suffering from dementia. She earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Walavan Sivakumar, MD. Dr. Sivakumar is a neurosurgeon at Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Torrance, Calif. He specializes in complex cranial surgery with a focus on minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques. He serves on the executive committees of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and AANS/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Section on Tumors, as well as chairing the Early Career Neurosurgeons Committee of the AANS.
Andy Stadler, MD. Dr. Stadler is a pediatric neurosurgeon at UW Health's hospital in Madison and assistant professor of neurological surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his undergraduate and medical school education at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where he also completed his residency. He was honored on the North American Spine Society's "20 under 40" list for 2022.
Jeremy Steinberger, MD. Dr. Steinberger is the director of minimally invasive spine surgery for the Mount Sinai Health System department of neurosurgery in New York City. He also serves as an assistant professor of neurosurgery, orthopedics and rehabilitation medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He completed a fellowship in orthopedic spine surgery at the NYC-based Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Steinberger is a winner of multiple national science awards, including from the Spine Summit and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He serves on the Young Surgeons Committee of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
Corey Walker, MD. Dr. Walker is a neurosurgeon and assistant professor of neurosurgery at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai. He has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Spine, Operative Neurosurgery. He serves on the Young Surgeons Committee of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
Jamie Wilson, MD. Dr. Wilson is a spine surgeon, assistant professor of neurosurgery and co-director of the comprehensive spine program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He has published more than 30 scientific articles, presented at national and international conferences, won multiple academic awards and has contributed to residency and medical student training programs. He is a member of organizations including the North American Spine Society and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He was honored on the North American Spine Society's "20 under 40" list for 2022.