Columbia Neurosurgeons to Speak at 82nd Annual AANS Scientific Meeting in San Francisco

Another year has passed and we are once again on the eve of the largest yearly gathering of neurosurgeons in the United States, the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Held in San Francisco this year from April 5-9, 2014, the 82nd annual meeting’s focus is Expanding Neurosurgery.

Neurosurgeons and neuro-interventionalists from across the globe attend this annual meeting, and a large contingency of our neurosurgeons here at Columbia University Medical Center have been invited to speak, moderate sessions, attend meetings, and direct courses at this year’s event. They are listed below by center:

Spine Center:
Paul C. McCormick, MD, FAANS
Donald O. Quest, MD, FAANS
Peter Douglas Angevine, MD, MPH, FAANS
Michael G. Kaiser, MD, FAANS, FACS

Brain Tumor Center
Jeffrey N. Bruce MD

Cerebrovascular Center:
E. Sander Connolly, Jr., MD

Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Centers:
Sean D. Lavine, MD, FAANS

Epilepsy and Movement Disorders Centers:
Guy M. McKhann II, MD, FAANS

Pain and Peripheral Nerve Centers:
Christopher J. Winfree, MD, FAANS

Pediatric Neurosurgery Center                      
Neil A. Feldstein, M.D., F.A.C.S
Richard C.E. Anderson, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.

New Jersey Affiliates
Anthony L. D’Ambrosio, MD, FACS
W. Christopher Fox, MD FAANS

All of our surgeons are committed to providing ever better care to their patients. Attending this yearly meeting goes a long way toward doing just that. The professional diversity and state-of-the-art research presented during this five day event provides incredible growth for our neurosurgeons and the neurosurgery community at large.

This year’s meeting is marked also by a number of special guest speakers outside the neurosurgery community. These include: Clayton M. Christensen, renowned expert on business innovation and growth, and Harvard Business School professor; Robert Gates, 22nd U.S. Secretary of Defense (2006-2011); Sir Bob Geldof, musician, corporate speaker and political activist; and Jaron Lanier, musician, computer scientist and author. See the AANS Meeting Highlights to learn more about these speakers.

We will be posting photos and more information about each of our neurosurgeons’ activities as the meeting gets underway. You can also learn more about the 82nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons here.

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