Arab Neurosurgery

__________ Kenneth P Burres MD:
MicroLaser Discectomy™ Specialist
Dr. Burres practices general neurological surgery and specializes in Microsurgery, Spine Surgery, and Sportsmedicine. With over 25 years of experience including thousands of cases, Dr Burres uniquely offers his patients a wealth of treatment options and diagnostic expertise. He is also co-developer of UltraCOACH, a unique Windows-based software program for multisport athletic fitness and training.
MicroLaser Discectomy was pioneered by Dr. Burres, a Stanford-trained Board Certified neurological surgeon and was first performed in May, 1993.
His publications include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cervical Pseudomengocoele, Skull Bone Transplantation, Balloon Occlusion Catheterization for CCF, High Tech Fitness, and UltraCOACH Athletic Training Software.



T.S. Park, MD:
As the Neurosurgeon-In-Chief at the St. Louis Children's Hospital and Shi H. Huang professor of neurosurgery at the Washington University, Dr. Park cares for a large number of children with neurosurgical disorders. He is renowned for his work on selective dorsal rhizotomy for treatment of spastic cerebral palsy. Also, he is an expert in pediatric epilepsy surgery and surgical treatment of birth brachial plexus injury. 
He authored 133 scientific articles, 33 book chapters, 3 books, 76 abstracts, and 236 scientific presentations including invited lectures and visiting professorships.
His research has been funded by National Institutes of Health for 22 years, and he is a recipient of a prestigious Javits Neuroscience Investigator award in recognition of his outstanding research.

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John W McDonald III, M.D., Ph.D:
Spinal Cord Injury Programs,  Washington University School Of Medicine
Dr. McDonald is Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Spinal
Cord Injury Unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of
Medicine, St. Louis, MO. The Spinal Cord Injury Unit is made of two teams:
  • Spinal Trauma Assessment and Treatment Team (STATeam©):

  • Treating patients with acute and chronic spinal cord injury.
    This team provides acute medical and surgical care, collaborating throughout the individual's hospitalization, to ensure that each patient reaches his or her highest potential.
  • Neurorehabilitation Spinal Cord Injury Team:

  • The Neurorehabilitation Spinal Cord Injury Team provides
    comprehensive rehabilitative care for patients following acute care by the STATeam©. Experts in neurology, physiatry (rehabilitation), psychology, rehabilitative nursing, physical, occupational and vocational therapies, and psychosocial counseling help each patient set and achieve short-term and
    long-term goals toward maximal physical, emotional and functional recovery.

__________ Nelson Hendler, MD: 
Chronic Pain Specialist, Mensana Clinic
Dr. Hendler is the Clinical Director at Mensana Clinic (Stevenson, MD). He authored 3
books, 29 medical textbook chapters, and 50 articles in medical journals, in addition to
giving over 208 lectures about chronic pain, nationally and internationally. 

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__________ John C. Chiu, MD: 
California Center For Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Dr. Chiu is the Clinical Director at California Center For Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He conducted over 55 national and international workshops about Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Also, he published and presented 169 publications plus 26 medical and public speaking lectures and over 50 public media interviews (print and broadcast). Moreover, , he offered his expertise and consultation services per special invitation from many countries including People's Republic of China, Republic of China (Taiwan), Kenya, Equador, Greece, Mexico, Nepal and Saudi Arabia. 

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__________ Constantino Y Amores, MD:
Neurological Associates, Inc.
Dr. Amores is the Clinical Director -Neuroscience/Orthopedics/Trauma Service. Chairman of the West Virginia State Delegation to the AMA House of Delegates since 1996. Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

__________ Garth Rees Cosgrove, M.D., F.R.C.S. (C.) 
Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Cosgrove is Director, Movement Disorders Center and Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston and Associate Visiting Neurosurgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital. He authored 19 medical textbook chapters, and 42 articles in medical journals.

__________ Michael H. Lavyne, M.D.
Aitken Neuroscience Institute
Dr. Lavyne is associate Attending Surgeon (Neurosurgery) at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell, New York, NY and the Hospital For Special Surgery, New York, NY. His Special Clinical Interests are: Spinal Surgery, Brain Tumors and Acoustic Neuroma. He holds a U.S. Patent for Variable Angled Suction Nerve Root Retractor. Also, he published 48 articles, 8 Book Chapters and 31 Abstracts.

__________ James Wilberger, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Allegheny Neurosurgery & Spine Associates (ANSA)
Dr. Wilberger is a neurosurgical specialist at ANSA. His appointments included Professor and Acting Chairman Department of Neurosurgery Allegheny General Hospital. Vice Dean, Allegheny Campus Medical College of Pennsylvania / Hahnemann School of Medicine. Director, Neurosurgery Residency Training Program Allegheny General Hospital. His Special Clinical Interests are: Special Interests: Epilepsy Surgery, Neurotrauma, Spine Surgery, Pain management, Pituitary Tumors, Skull Base surgery 

__________ Douglas B. Moreland, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Buffalo Neurosurgery Group
Dr. Moreland is Director, Buffalo Neurosurgery Group. Other Positions Held: Chief of Neurosurgery - Sisters of Charity Hospital; Associate Chief - Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Co-Director - Roswell Park Cancer Institute - Gamma Knife Center; Skull Base Surgeon - The John M. Loré, Jr., M.D. Head & Neck Center. Also, he has eight publications in professional medical journals, 15 medical presentations, 4 presentations to the Allied Health Community. Moreover, since 1994 he has been teaching courses about contemporary as well as advances in neurosurgery.

__________ Mel Epstein, MD, F.A.C.S.
Rhode Island Hospital
Dr. Epstein is Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Rhode Island Hospital and Professor / Co-Chair, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Brown University School of Medicine. He held many prestigious Public and Advisory Roles such as 1987-Present Chairman, Governor's Advisory Commission on Traumatic Brain Injury (RI), 1990-Present Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technology Assessment Panel (DATTA), AMA. Also, his editorial roles included a "Reviewer" assignments to some of the top professional journals, such as: Cancer, Cancer Research, Therapy and Control; Journal of Neurosurgery; Science and Surgery.

__________ R. Michael Scott, M.D.
Children's Hospital 
Dr. Scott is Director of Clinical Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children's Hospital, Boston. His illustrious career included Major Committee Assignments on the national, regional and hospital levels. Also, he was on the editorial boards of many highly respected journals such as: Concepts in Pediatric Neurosurgery; Child's Nervous System; Critical Reviews in Neurosurgery (Pediatric Neurosurgery) and Pediatric Neurosurgery. He published 154 original articles; 3 Proceedings of Meetings; 50 Reviews and Book Chapters; a reference book entitled "Hydrocephalus. Concepts in neurosurgery"; 9 Abstracts and 209 Presentations, Visiting Professorships.

__________ John P. Laurent, M.D.
Baylor College Of Medicine
Dr. Laurent is Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery. During his career, he was awarded 9 grants to investigate topics about Pediatric Neurosurgery. He published 12 original articles, and 18 publications ( Editorials, Reviews, Chapters) and is licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania and Texas. Also, he received 9 awards from various professional societies and his editorial appointments included reviews for Neurofibromatosis (1985-Present) and Pediatric Neurosurgery (1990-Present).

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