Fourth-year resident Ibrahim Hussain, M.D., has been named one of 2017’s Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award winners. This prestigious award is given each year to the top 30 neurosurgical residents or fellows for outstanding laboratory or clinical research on spinal disorders. Dr. Hussain won the award for his oral paper presentation, based on work he's done with Dr. Ilya Laufer and Dr. Mark Bilsky at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, entitled “Patient-Reported Outcomes After Surgical Stabilization of Spinal Tumors: Symptom-Based Validation of the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS) and Surgery.” The award will be presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves (DSPN ) in March.
The Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award was founded in 2016 in memory of neurosurgeon Charles Kuntz IV (1964-2015). The first year’s winners included neurosurgery residents Dr. Nelson Moussazadeh and Dr. Brenton Pennicooke of Weill Cornell Medicine.