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Seizures Lead to Pediatric Brain Surgery: Connor's Story

  • Vascular Anomalies Webcast - Boston Childrens Hospital


    Watch specialists from Boston Children's Hospital's Vascular Anomalies Center (VAC) as they discuss and diagnose unique cases that have been presented to them by other institutions for their internationally recognized expertise.

    The VAC tracks the largest clinical volume of vascular anomaly patients in the world with more than 400 cases seen and reviewed annually. Their weekly Vascular Anomalies Conference serves as a forum for interdisciplinary collaboration and dissemination of academic and clinical information.

    Encompassing benign tumors (such as hemangiomas), rare vascular tumors and vascular malformations, vascular anomalies are commonly misdiagnosed. Inadequate or inappropriate treatment often follows. To ensure the best outcome, individuals with vascular anomalies require the combined expertise of an experienced, interdisciplinary team of specialists whose primary focus is the management of these complex disorders.

    This Webcast will highlight the VAC team as they evaluate cases, provide diagnoses and treatment recommendations, and answer questions e-mailed to them from physicians and families live. All viewers are encouraged to e-mail questions during the broadcast.

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  • 5 Signs You DO NOT Have Autism


    We get a lot of requests from people who want to know if their loved one has autism. Sometimes it helps to hear reasons they do not have autism. Even though we've covered similar ground in the past, when things are heard in the opposite way, the brain can form new connections and thoughts can click into place more easily. [EDIT]: We have a follow up video based on a lot of questions we received to this one. We cover things like Autism being a spectrum, masking, mis-diagnosis and under-diagnosing, etc. You can click the video link just below this sentence, thanks!

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  • Dr Phil Almost Ends His Show Cause Of This Kid...


    Dr Phil LITERALLY ALMOST Ends His Show Cause Of This Kid!

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    The show is in syndication throughout the United States and a number of other countries. Its tenth season premiered on September 12, 2011. Occasional prime time specials have aired on CBS. The program has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award every year since 2004. Since September 2008, Dr. Phil has been broadcast in HDTV with a revamped look and a new theme written and performed by McGraw's son, Jordan.

    The executive producers are Phil McGraw and showrunner Oprah Winfrey. It is a production of Peteski Productions and distributed by CBS Television Distribution. Harpo Productions co-produced the series until 2010, with Paramount Domestic Television and its successor, CBS Paramount Domestic Television, serving as secondary co-producers until 2007. It was originally distributed by King World Productions.

    The program is recorded before a live studio audience in Stage 29 on the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood, California. It is recorded from August through to May with a break in December for the holiday season. Reruns of earlier episodes of the series began broadcasting on the Oprah Winfrey Network in January 2011. On October 25, 2018, it was announced that Dr. Phil had been renewed for four additional seasons, taking the show to May 2023, or the end of its 21st season.

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  • Off to College and Out on Your Own - full pediatric diabetes webinar


    This workshop, presented by UW Health pediatric diabetes experts, is designed for high school students or graduates with diabetes who are planning to be “out on their own” in the fall of 2020.

  • Assessment of TBI and Eligibility - Ryann Watson-Stites, PhD


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  • Life After Your Child Has Brain Surgery


    Tricia, mother of Hailey, discusses the adjustments and milestones of Hailey's life post brain surgery.

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  • Seizure Management in Patients with Brain Tumors - Michael Doherty, MD, FAAN


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  • Childhood Head Injury - Josiahs Story


    Dr. Catherine Gallo was performing surgery at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend when the call came in from the emergency room that a young boy was in critical need of life saving surgery due to a blood clot that was forming between his skull and his brain. Young Josiah had fallen and bumped his head at home, which is a very common injury for children. His mother took him to the emergency room because her instincts told her that something was very wrong with her son even though he had no physical marks or external bleeding beyond a small pink spot near his ear. In this compelling video, Dr. Gallo recounts the day that she saved Josiah's life. If you have children, you will want to watch this video and share it with your friends who also have kids.

    The signs and symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury may include:

    • Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes

    • No loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed,
    confused or disoriented

    • Memory or concentration problems

    • Headache

    • Dizziness or loss of balance

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Sensory problems, such as blurred vision,
    ringing in the ears or a bad taste in the mouth

    • Sensitivity to light or sound

    • Mood changes or mood swings

    • Feeling depressed or anxious

    • Fatigue or drowsiness

    • Difficulty sleeping

    • Sleeping more than usual

    source: Mayo Clinic

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  • Jacob: Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery


    I can remember being scared and wanting to try everything that we could, but also wanting to try to make him better, Jacob's mother, Heather, said. He was regressing with seizures—he wasn't gaining anything. He was sitting and watching the world go by and now he's interacting with the world.

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  • Post-Op Conner


    Conner after his Achilles heal surgery.

  • Trauma Care Partnership Saves Peyton After Brain Injury


    On May 17, 2013, 16-month-old Peyton ran across the living room, slipped, and hit his head on the hardwood floor. The impact struck him unconscious—then, he began having seizures. Peyton’s dad, Mike, is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) paramedic. He called 911 and asked that his son be taken to Regions Hospital, knowing that it partners with Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare to operate a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center—certified to provide the highest level of care possible for injured children.

    Doctors quickly discovered that Peyton’s brain had crashed back and forth inside his skull, causing internal bleeding. Debbie Song, MD, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Gillette, provided lifesaving surgery to relieve the pressure on his brain.

    Although the surgery was successful, no one could predict how fully—or if—Peyton would recover. Thankfully, to his parents’ joy, Peyton did begin to recover. Rehabilitation helped him regain skills such as walking, eating, talking and drinking. Today, Peyton is fully recovered from his traumatic brain injury. “You wouldn’t know that anything had ever been wrong with him,” says Mike. Peyton loves watching football and wants to become a firefighter like his dad.

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  • Neuro-Cognitive Issues Related to Childrens Brain Tumors


  • Connors story part one.wmv


    Connor is an extremely sweet 3yr old boy, who was diagnosed with a very large inoperable brain tumor in May 2009, at the age of 2 1/2. This video portrays his life leading up to his diagnosis and brain surgery for hydrocephalus, his MRI images and report, his three months to live per doctor's prognosis, and the additional five that God has given us. We are greatly anticipating a complete and miraculous healing and appreciate all prayers to Jesus on his behalf. God is willing and God is able, but faith moves the hand of God. This is our profession of faith. We hope it increases yours!

  • Professor Brian Litt - Flexible, Active Brain-Computer Interfaces for Epilepsy


    ICT for Life Sciences Forum Presentation, 13 September 2012

  • 2017: Oneida Mom Claims Upstate Hospital Cancelled Childs Surgery


    In February of 2017, a mom from Oneida was upset after Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital cancelled her son's surgery at the last minute.

  • Nicklaus Childrens Hospital Sucess Story: Jimmy


    Meet our July Patient of the Month, Jimmy. While on vacation in Florida, Jimmy's father noticed he was feeling lethargic and unlike himself. One morning, he didn't wake up and as his father brought him out the front door, Jimmy had his first massive seizure. After spending two weeks in the nearest hospital, doctors decided to transfer him to Nicklaus Children's Hospital to receive the best care possible.

    While he was in the hospital, Jimmy's family found out he was going to need surgery. Six weeks and one brain surgery later, 5-year-old Jimmy was finally stable and seizure-free. Thanks to the doctors at Nicklaus Children’s, Jimmy is back to being a healthy, happy and energetic kid.

  • Tell Me a Story: Robotic Legs Give Parents Hope that Son May Learn to Walk


    When Rhonda and Jeff Rosenlieb's quadruplets play hide- and-seek, Rhonda instinctively wonders how to get her smallest son in the game. Since the now 6-year-old quads were babies, Dillon was always the last to reach milestones and to achieve what came easier for his sister and brothers. He and his identical twin, Darian, have cerebral palsy. While Darian learned to walk much like his siblings who are developing typically, Dillon's motor function remains far more impaired. Dillon uses a wheelchair and is unable to participate in the running and chasing that goes on in the house. There is little the Rosenliebs would like more than for Dillon to catch up. They have tried every therapy they can find to improve the way he moves. Their best hope yet is a pair of robotic legs at Cincinnati Children's on a machine called a Lokomat, which suspends Dillon over a treadmill and guides his movements with computer-controlled braces. It is the closest thing to walking Dillon has ever felt. His parents and doctors hope it can train his muscles and his mind to do the real thing on his own.

  • Computerized Cognitive Training: Brain Games and Brain Training


    This session will describe and discuss the use of computerized brain training to treat disorders of cognitive function and deficit areas in attention, working memory, and processing efficiency.

  • UC Davis MIND Institute Virtual Open House 4/10/2021


    Go behind the scenes at The UC Davis MIND Institute by getting a virtual tour of the Bio-sciences Lab, Child Life Program and Phlebotomy lab, Brain Imaging, Genomic Medicine, Telehealth Program and three presentations from MIND Institute Researchers, Julie Schweitzer, Stephen Noctor, and Kathleen Angkustsiri.

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  • Optimizing Outcomes After Brain injury


    Cognitive remediation after any kind of brain injury -- whether from trauma, stroke, surgery, or other event -- has been shown to be valuable in helping patients regain function. Neuropsychologists Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman and Jessica Spat-Lemus of the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center explain the basics of cognitive remediation as well as the benefits of including it in any treatment plan for a brain-injured patient. For more see
    This video is part of the March 2020 Brain Injury Awareness Month project spearheaded by Brain Injury Association of New York State ( in collaboration with many NY facilities that specialize in brain injuries.

  • Your Child Has Been Diagnosed with Scleroderma...Now What?- Kate Silver, M.D., M.S.C.R.- 2018


    The goal of this session will be to educate parents and caregivers on pediatric scleroderma. Specifically, we will focus on distinguishing between the two major types of pediatric scleroderma, localized scleroderma (or morphea) vs. systemic scleroderma. We will discuss each type in detail with a focus on what tests need to be done and how to interpret the results of these tests as well as review some of the different treatment options. The hope is for parents and caregivers to leave this session feeling armed with knowledge so that they can be the best advocates for their children.

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  • Gastroenterological Disorder a Patients Story | Childrens National


    Children's Nutrition Program offers comprehensive care for children with complex nutritional needs such as Gastroenterological disorder. (Alycia's story)

  • Life is Terminal: How Brain Cancer Changed Molly Marcos Life Perspective


    Molly Marco never thought that she would hear “you have brain cancer,” – especially at 36 years old. Diagnosed with grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma in the summer of 2016, she finds power in speaking and writing about her story – and she does so in complete honesty.

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  • Pre-Sedation Assessment Phase by Patricia Scherrer, MD for OPENPediatrics


    Learn about patient selection and risk assessment for sedation.
    Initial publication: January 11, 2016.

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    OPENPediatrics™ is an interactive digital learning platform for physicians and nurses sponsored by Boston Children's Hospital and in collaboration with the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. It is designed to promote the exchange of knowledge between physicians and nurses around the world caring for critically ill children in all resource settings. The content includes internationally recognized physician and nursing experts teaching the full range of topics on the care of critically ill children. All content is peer-reviewed and open access-and thus at no expense to the user.

    For further information on how to enroll, please email:

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    Welcome to the Society for Pediatric Sedation's online provider course on pre-sedation assessment. Our goal for this lecture is to review the different levels of sedation, to talk through how to perform a pre-sedation risk assessment, the equipment needed to conduct procedural sedation in a safe manner, and the skill set needed by sedation team members. We will finish by reviewing a systematic approach to providing safe and effective pediatric procedural sedation.

    First, we will review some general considerations regarding the scope of sedation, including defining different levels of sedation, which are important for planning your medication regimen, monitoring, et cetera. We will discuss patient factors that are important in pre-sedation planning, including health history, key points on the physical examination of the patient, NPO status and guidelines, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status scoring system.

    In addition, we will discuss important provider and procedure factors, including team member skills, necessary monitors and other equipment, and a brief word on documentation. We will look at relevant environmental concerns, including available rescue resources. And finally, we will go through a brief overview of matching the sedation medication regimen to these factors, and will continue to expand on that base in subsequent lectures.

    The Boy Scout motto is particularly applicable to this phase of providing sedation. Be prepared. The pre-sedation phase is the assessment, preparation, and planning phase. This phase allows for sedation risk assessment, preparation for the sedation, and planning for the sedation, including taking the time to review the goals for the sedation and for the procedure. Safety is our top priority.

    Clearly, we want to get the test or procedure completed, but we also want to keep the child as comfortable as is safely possible. So we use the pre-sedation assessment phase to plan for accomplishing these goals. The best way for us to accomplish our goals is by carefully considering the various factors that contribute to a successful sedation.

    Foundational to this process are those factors associated with the program itself, namely, the institutional setting or environment, the sedation team itself, and the organizational structure of the program, including its policies and procedures. These form the pool from which we plan and draw resources.

    Next, we must consider the factors specific to the situation. The patient (having reviewed underlying history and risk factors), the procedure and its associated need (such as immobility and/or pain control), and the pharmacology-- what drugs will be optimal for this case. When these factors come together, quality sedation care can occur.

    Let's start by discussing some initial general considerations. For each sedation encounter, we should consider the age of the child as well as their underlying developmental level and personality in our planning. For example, the same procedure-- let's say a PICC line placement-- may require three very different sedation regimens for three different eight-year-old girls.

  • Seattle Childrens Hospital: Chiari Malformations Roundtable - Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD


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    After a brief introduction of the Bobby Jones Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation by Executive Director, Dorothy Poppe, Dr. Richard Ellenbogen leads an excellent discussion on Chiari malformations.

    Dr. Ellenbogen beings by talking about the research that has been done in Chiari malformation and the resources available to patients and families who do not want to be alone.

    Afterwards, he leads a great discussion on all different topics and gives tips and tricks for patients who are (or are not!) considering Chiari decompression and other surgeries. For example, did you know that for Chiari decompressions, there are usually two neurosurgeons in the operating room?

    He even takes questions from real patients and parents of pediatric patients and answers them in real-time!

    This presentation was given at the November 2019 meeting at Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle, WA. (2019)

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  • History & Future of Robotic Gynecologic Surgery / Marijan Gospodnetic, MD


    Dr. Marijan Gospodnetic, from Richmond Women's Specialists and HCA Virginia Physicians, discusses the history and future Gynecologic Robotic Surgery.

  • Loma Linda Means More Memories for Us


    Neurosurgery at Loma Linda University Health
    Our experienced neurosurgeons provide the latest innovative surgical options for disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. As the regional leader in neurosurgery, we are committed to performing the safest and most effective procedures.
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  • American Epilepsy Society 2011: Rep. Steny Hoyer


  • Long-Term Health Issues After Brain Injury: Q&A with Dr. Brent Masel


    How does a brain injury affect your future health? What questions should you ask your doctor during your annual physical? Brent Masel, M.D., BIAA's national medical director, and Greg Ayotte, CBIST, director of the National Brain Injury Information Center, had an hour-long conversation about long-term health issues after brain injury March 24, live on Facebook. Watch this video for answers to these questions and other issues including:

    •How our understanding of brain injury changed over the last 15 years
    •What people can do to help themselves as they age with a brain injury
    •Tips to improve cognitive skills after a brain injury
    •Age-related cognitive decline and the role brain injury may play
    •Resources for people who want to learn more about aging and the brain

    If you need personalized support or resources, contact BIAA’s National Brain Injury Information Center at 1-800-444-6443 or email us at

    About the Brain Injury Association of America:

    The Brain Injury Association of America is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Our mission is to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. We are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. Visit to learn more.

    This conversation took place in March in honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month. Learn more and join the #MoreThanMyBrainInjury​ campaign by visiting

  • Maxwells Second Chance - Overcoming Epilepsy


    Meet Maxwell, a terrific toddler featured at this year's Champion's for Children's event to benefit Boston Children's Hospital. Video courtesy Bomin Communications.
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  • Connors story part 2.wmv


    Connor is an extremely sweet 3yr old boy, who was diagnosed with a very large inoperable brain tumor in May 2009, at the age of 2 1/2. This video portrays his life leading up to his diagnosis and brain surgery for hydrocephalus, his MRI images and report, his three months to live per doctor's prognosis, and the additional five that God has given us. We are greatly anticipating a complete and miraculous healing and appreciate all prayers to Jesus on his behalf. God is willing and God is able, but faith moves the hand of God. This is our profession of faith. We hope it increases yours!

  • Viral Myocarditis and Heart Transplant: Bridgets Story


    No parent wants to hear that their child needs a heart transplant. For the Diveley family of Middle River, this nightmare became a reality after their perfectly healthy two-year-old daughter, Bridget, came in contact with a random virus.

  • Kyahs Ventricular Assist Device - Boston Childrens Hospital


    When Kyah was diagnosed with heart failure, doctors told her it could be months, or may be even a year, before she was ready for a heart transplant. But through research and specialized authorization from the FDA, Boston Children's Hospital doctors implanted a portable, motorized pump in her heart, allowing her to return to school and live a normal life away from the hospital while she awaited transplant.

  • American Epilepsy Society 75th Anniversary Video


  • The Brain and Addiction


  • UAB seizure treatment


    UAB seizure treatment

  • 2015 Donald B. Giddon Lecture: The Brain on Stress | Bruce S. McEwen, PhD


    Professor Donald B. Giddon, DMD, PhD
    Annual Lecture in Behavioral Medicine and Dentistry

    The Brain on Stress: Epigenetic Mechanisms of Brain Plasticity Through the Life Course

    Bruce S. McEwen, PhD
    Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
    Head, Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch
    Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology
    The Rockefeller University

    Tuesday April 7th, 2015
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine
    REB Auditorium

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  • Swedish Neuroscience Institute at Swedish Medical Center


    In 2004, Swedish established the Neuroscience Institute, and over the past six years it has grown to become the largest neuroscience group in the region and one of the largest in the country. It is a comprehensive center that treats patients with advanced brain tumors, cerebral aneurysms, skull base tumors, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, pediatric neurological problems and more. To learn more about the Swedish Neuroscience Institute please visit

  • Life Changes After A Brain Injury


    Dr Jo Scott was in the final stages of qualifying as a specialist haematologist when a brain haemorrhage changed everything. As well as impaired movement and hand function, Jo’s speech and ability to process language were severely impacted. After a long battle to try to salvage her career, Jo and husband Leon realised the way forward needed to be different.

    Initially a stay-at-home Dad to their one year old baby, Leon had to take on full time work as well as juggling parenting and being a support for Jo. Now, he faced his own struggle with depression. Over the years, Jo and Leon have helped each other find a new normal, and recently welcomed a daughter to their family.

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  • Clash of the Titans - Total removal of craniopharyngiomas is the ideal treatment


    Episode XV of the ISPN Clash of the Titans webinar series:
    Total removal of craniopharyngiomas is the ideal treatment

    Titans Guirish Solanki (United Kingdom) and Todd Hankinson (United States) confronted each other on this topic. The session was moderated by Ricardo Santos de Oliveira (Brazil).

  • Stanford Peds COVID in Children Series: COVID and the Nervous System


    Stanford Pediatrics COVID in Children Seminar Series:
    COVID-19 and the Nervous System

    Jenna Klotz, MD, MS
    Clinical Assistant Professor - Child Neurology

    Sarah Lee, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor - Child Neurology

    Elizabeth Mayne, MD, PhD
    Instructor - Child Neurology

    Laura Saucier, MD
    Resident - Child Neurology

    Courtney Wusthoff, MD
    Associate Professor - Med Center Line, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
    Director of Neurocritical Care, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

  • Az Illustrated: Science - June 11, 2013


    Mary-Frances O'Connor, UA department of Psychology assistant professor, talks about the connections between mental and physical health. Dr. Charles Raison, UA associate professor of psychiatry, discuses the health effects of childhood trauma. Esther Sternberg, Director of Research at UA Center for Integrative Medicine, speaks about healing places. Brett Behan, UMC, discusses health ID theft.

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Oral Board Examination


    Mock oral board session with an examiner and a candidate.

  • Epilepsy Foundation Research Webinar - 8/16/2016


    Listen to the Research Updates webinar on Cannabinoids in Epilepsy.

  • OLLI at HSU Brown Bag Lunch Presentation - Nov. 2, 2020: Migraine Disability & Comorbid Diseases


    Disability and Comorbid Diseases Associated with Migraine with with Dr. Caroline Connor, M.D., M.P.H: Do you or your loved ones get migraine headaches? Is migraine just a headache? Many people wonder why they are so disabled by the disease. Explore the complexity of migraine headaches and the multiple diseases that are found more commonly amidst people with migraines. We will focus on the facts and dispel many of the myths surrounding this fascinating common ailment.

    Caroline Connor M.D., M.P.H., has been a family physician for over 28 years and has been a migraine specialist for most of that time. Her passion for migraine education stems from her own difficult journey within the last 22 years with this complicated disease.

  • An Interview with Dr. Jonathan L. Brisman, M.D.


    Jonathan L. Brisman, M.D, is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon who specializes in Cerebrovascular and Endovascular conditions, including brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), carotid stenosis, and stroke. He is one of about 100 neurosurgeons nationally, trained in both endovascular and micro-neurosurgical techniques and the first endovascular neurosurgeon on Long Island.

    “Everything was perfect. I didn’t need anything else. I tell them all the time, I have the best doctors. Dr. Brisman, Michael and Jonathan, they saved my life.” – Angela Wohlfarth

    Dr. Brisman was the first neurosurgeon on Long Island to coil a cerebral aneurysm and the first physician in Nassau County to place an intracranial, FDA-approved stent for artherosclerotic disease. He is currently the Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at both Winthrop-University Hospital and South Nassau Communities Hospital.

    Dr. Brisman received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in History and Science from Harvard University and his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then completed a general surgery internship and neurosurgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as Chief Neurosurgical Resident in his final year. Dr. Brisman completed an interventional neuroradiology fellowship at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City under Alejandro Berenstein, MD, and a microvascular neurosurgical fellowship at Swedish Hospital, Seattle, Washington, under Drs. David Newell and Marc Mayberg.

    Before joining Neurological Surgery, P.C., Dr. Brisman served as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Seton Hall University, and as Director, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Services at the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center, Edison, New Jersey.

    Dr. Brisman has published more than 37 articles in peer-reviewed neurosurgery journals on the treatment of Vascular/Skull Base conditions, Epilepsy/Radiosurgery, and General Neurosurgery. He has also written book chapters on Carotid Artery Disease, Intracranial Aneurysms, Arteriovenous Malformation, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, and Vasospasm.

    The New England Journal of Medicine published his article, entitled “Medical Progress: Cerebral Aneurysms,” on August 31, 2006.

    Dr. Brisman is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Association of Neurological Surgery/Congress of Neurological Surgery, Cerebrovascular Surgery Section. He served as a Board Member, Credentialing Committee for Cervico-cranial Angiography and Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting at JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ. He is the only neurosurgeon on the editorial board of the American Journal of Neuroradiology and an ad hoc reviewer for Neurosurgery, International Journal of Radiation Biology, and Acta Neurologica Scandinavica.

    Dr. Brisman has been selected as a Castle Connolly “Top Doctor: New York Metro Area” from 2012-2015. In addition, he has been included in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” listing from 2013-2016. Dr. Brisman is the only neurosurgeon from Nassau County to be recognized this year.

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  • 2020 Lytle Professorship Ceremony - Catherine E.H. Keegan


    Charles E. Lytle Jr. Research Professorship in Pediatrics
    Catherine E.H. Keegan, M.D, Ph.D.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020
    Kahn Auditorium



    Hi guys, welcome back!
    For everyone struggling with history taking! :)

    To save you some time:
    00:00​ - Intro
    00:35 - Focused neurology history
    06:44​ - How to present your history
    07:55​ - Case 1: Subarachnoid haemorrhage
    09:18​ - Case 2: Transient ischaemic attack
    10:52 - Case 3: Giant cell arteritis
    12:19 - Case 4: Meningitis

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    Who am I? My name is Arun, I’m a junior doctor working in London and graduated from Cambridge University. I’ve helped 100s of students over the last 10 years or so get into med school with things like personal statements, picking uni choices, the UCAT & BMAT exams and medical school interviews. I was the lead UCAT & BMAT tutor for Kaplan Test Prep for 5 years and helped write their materials. I started up a company called Easy Medical Interviews to help students for their medical school interviews. I’ve decided to put all my experience over the years onto Youtube now so its completely free for you guys and hopefully you find it useful!

  • Thyroid Status Examination - OSCE Guide


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    Some people have found this video useful for ASMR purposes.

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