Spring 2019
Our Future Leaders
It's been 45 years since the founding of Stanford’s resident alumni organization, the John W. Hanbery Neurosurgical Society, named in honor of Dr. Hanbery, who was best known for his devotion and loyalty to Stanford’s neurosurgery residents. His legacy lives on in the Stanford-trained neurosurgeons who are advancing our field in ways Dr. Hanbery couldn't have imagined. 

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3-Year-Old Boy Treated for Moyamoya at Stanford after Months of Misdiagnosis
Cash Lee was misdiagnosed after suffering two strokes and endured months of unnecessary medical treatment. With the help of virtual reality, Stanford neurosurgeon  Dr. Gary Steinberg , correctly diagnosed and treated Lee.
Former SF 49er Steve Young Shares Athletes' Perspective at Stanford Concussion Summit
Former San Francisco quarterback and Hall of Famer Steve Young attended the Stanford Sports Concussion Summit to share stories from the football field, his concussions and the medical decisions that followed.
Radio Interview: Pediatric Neurosurgeon Discusses Work in North Korea
Pediatric Neurosurgeon,  Dr. David Hong , has been regularly visiting North Korea since 2015, providing medical care and training. In this radio interview conducted in South Korea, Dr. Hong discusses his work and why he chooses to continually return to North Korea.
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Using Electrical Implant to Aid Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
A pilot study led by Stanford neurosurgeon,  Dr. Jaimie Henderson , showed promising results of using an electrical implant in the thalamus to restore near-normal levels of brain function to a woman who suffered severe brain injury in a car accident 18 years ago. 
Lower Back or Leg Pain? Waiting Before Imaging Could Save Millions
A new Stanford study led by neurosurgeon  Dr. John Ratliff  has found that patients with lower back pain undergo imaging unnecessarily and it's costing us half a billion dollars annually.
Vibrotactile Stimulation Treatment for Parkinson's Disease at Stanford
Researchers in the Peter Tass Lab are testing non-invasive treatments for Parkinson's Disease and Stroke. One of the methods being tested is a glove that administers weak non-painful vibratory stimuli through the patient's fingers.
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Alex Baker, Treated for Parkinson's with Deep Brain Stimulation
Once the tremors and chronic pain began disturbing his sleep and causing problems at work, Alex Baker was forced to retire early. That's when Baker decided to see Dr. Casey Halpern , and have deep brain stimulation in hopes of reducing the symptoms and being able to get back to his favorite activity, surfing.

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Stanford Residents Consistently Honored by Leading Neurosurgical Organizations
Our residents are continually recognized with prestigious awards for their exceptional research work by a variety of neurosurgical organizations. This past Spring alone, Michael Zhang, MD , was awarded by the AANS, Laura Prolo, MD , was awarded by the SFNS for the second year in a row, and Eric Sussman, MD , was selected for a distinguished fellowship by the CSNS.

Annual Neuroscience Research Forum
June 7, 2019
Presented by Dr. Odette Harris, all neurosciences students, residents and faculty welcome.
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