The UT Southwestern Department of Neurological Surgery recently hosted the annual meeting of The Society of Neurological Surgeons – the pre-eminent neurosurgical society focused on education and research. This meeting serves as a platform for sharing the latest advances in neurosurgical education and emerging trends in neurosurgery that will affect practice, education, and research.
Topics discussed included integrating culture and diversity into neurosurgery, the emerging role of artificial intelligence, and changes in expectations for resident training. Special guest Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, sat down with Professor and Chair Nader Pouratian, M.D., Ph.D., and Jonathan White, M.D., to discuss his vision for the future of the pharmaceutical industry and for creating an equitable future for health care. UT Southwestern and the Department of Neurological Surgery were prominently featured with the following speakers taking part:
- Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D., President of UT Southwestern Medical Center
- William Dauer, M.D., Professor and Director of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute
- Nader Pouratian, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery
- Toral Patel, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
- Carlos Bagley, M.D., Professor of Neurological Surgery
- Bradley Weprin, M.D., Professor of Neurological Surgery
- Babu G. Welch, M.D., Professor of Neurological Surgery
- Bradley Lega, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
- Samuel Barnett, M.D., Professor of Neurological Surgery
- Alex Valadka, M.D., Professor of Neurological Surgery
- Hunt Batjer, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Neurological Surgery
- Remi Wilson, M.D., PGY-3 Resident, Neurological Surgery
The Grossman Award, which is given to a basic science researcher for groundbreaking work, was awarded to Michael Rosen, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of UTSW’s Department of Biophysics. The Rosen lab at UT Southwestern seeks to understand the formation, regulation, functions and internal structures of membraneless cellular compartments termed biomolecular condensates.