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Summer Research Project Aims to Unlock Secrets of Gliomatosis Cerebri

Emma D. Vartanian, a medical student at Weill Cornell Medical College, has been awarded a prestigious Summer Fellowship from the Saint Baldrick’s Foundation to work in Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield’s research lab this year. Emma will be dedicated to an exciting project focused exclusively on gliomas.

Dr. Souweidane and Dr. Zhou Contribute Chapter on DIPG and Other Brainstem Gliomas to New Text on Brain Tumor Treatments

Mark Souweidane, MD, Vice Chairman of the Brain and Spine Center and the director of pediatric neurosurgery, and Zhiping Zhou, PhD, who manages Dr. Souweidane's pediatric neuro-oncology lab, have contributed a chapter to the new book, "Clinical Management and Evolving Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Patients with Brain Tumors."

5 Weill Cornell Neurosurgeons Named to List of 2013 SuperDoctors

This year’s list includes Neurosurgeon-in-Chief Philip Stieg, M.D., Ph.D.; Vice Chairman and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery Mark Souweidane, M.D.; Vice Chairman for Research and Director of Movement Disorders Michael Kaplitt, M.D., Ph.D.; Chief of Spinal Surgery Roger Hartl, M.D.; and spine surgeon Eric Elowitz, M.D.

Dr. Schwartz Joins Editorial Board of Journal of Neurosurgery

Theodore Schwartz, M.D., has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery, the official publication of the American Association of Neurosurgeons (AANS) and considered the leading scholarly journal on neurosurgery in the world.

Dr. Schwartz Teaches Endoscopic Surgical Techniques Around the World

Dr. Schwartz in Singapore

At major medical centers, minimal-access procedures have largely replaced open surgery for pituitary and other skull base tumors. That’s not the case in other countries, however, since not all neurosurgeons have had access to the specialized training required to perform these procedures. That’s changing, in no small part due to the efforts of Dr. Schwartz.