Neurosurgery – A Comprehensive Review

The Oakstone Institute Specialty Review

Join leading neurosurgeons as they cover the most current practices in the field of neurosurgery.

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Improve Competence in Clinical Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery – A Comprehensive Review is an Oakstone CMEinfo course featuring experts in the practice of neurosurgery, with focus on vascular disorders, head injury, spine surgery, and other areas of clinical interest. This program will help you to better:

  • Evaluate and apply the most current neurosurgical treatments
  • Describe best practices in management of vascular disorders
  • Explain latest techniques in functional neurosurgery
  • Apply best surgical techniques for the spine, brain and spinal tumors, and nerve injury

Discover New Guidelines

A clinically based update, this learn-at-your-own-pace course in neurosurgery provides a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Available online or on disk, it provides access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so that you may expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Vascular

  • Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke - Henrikas Vaitkevicius, MD
  • Intracranial Aneurysms - Rose Du, MD, PhD
  • Vascular Malformations and Moyamoya Disease - Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD
  • Extracranial Carotid Artery Disease - Christopher M. Loftus, MD, Dr.h.c. (Hon), FAANS

Head Injury/Craniocerebral Trauma

  • Closed Head Injury/Concussion and Head Injury in Sports - Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS
  • Skull and Facial Fractures/Paranasal Sinus and Skull Base Trauma - Col. Rocco A. Armonda, MD
  • Subdural Hematoma - Col. Rocco A. Armonda, MD
  • Decompressive Craniectomy - Jamie S. Ullman, MD

Spinal Surgery

  • Cervical Spine Trauma - John H. Chi, MD, MPH
  • Thoraco-Lumbar Fractures - Charles A. Sansur, MD, MHSc
  • Disc Herniations: Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic - Charles A. Sansur, MD, MHSc
  • Lateral Access to the Spine - Adam S. Kanter, MD
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery - Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD
  • Hydromyelia/Syringomyelia - Charles A. Sansur, MD, MHSc

Peripheral Nerves

  • Acute Nerve Injury and Repair - Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumors - Robert J. Spinner, MD
  • Brachial Plexus Lesions - Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
  • Compression Neuropathy - Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
  • Nerve Transfers for Shoulder and Elbow - Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
  • Nerve Transfers for the Hand - Susan E. Mackinnon, MD

Brain Tumors

  • Metastatic Brain Tumors - Charles S. Cobbs, MD
  • Malignant Gliomas - Charles S. Cobbs, MD
  • Meningiomas - Ossama Al-Mefty, MD, FACS
  • Low Grade Gliomas - Nader Sanai, MD, FAANS, FACS
  • Pineal Region Tumors - Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FACS
  • Posterior Fossa Tumors of Childhood - Tord D. Alden, MD
  • Vestibular Schwannomas and Other Cerebello-Pontine Angle Tumors - Kalmon D. Post, MD
  • Radiosurgery for Brain Tumors, Arteriovenous Malformations, and Trigeminal Neuralgia - Jason Sheehan, MD, PhD, FACS

Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors

  • Metastatic Tumors of the Spine - Michael W. Groff, MD
  • Spinal Cord Tumor Management - Paul C. McCormick, MD, MPH

Skull Base Lesion

  • Meningiomas of the Skull Base and Other Skull Base Lesions - Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS

Pituitary Tumors and Craniopharyngiomas

  • Non-Functioning and Functioning Pituitary Tumors - Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS
  • Transsphenoidal Endoscopy - Edward R. Laws, MD
  • Craniopharyngiomas - R. Michael Scott, MD

Hydrocephalus/Cysts/Infection

  • Hydrocephalus and Congenital Cysts - Tord D. Alden, MD

Functional Neurosurgery

  • Functional Neurosurgery - Garth Rees Cosgrove, MD

Special Topics

  • Neurofibromatosis and von Hippel-Lindau Disease - Ashok R. Asthagiri, MD
  • Coma and Brain Death - Allan H. Ropper, MD
  • Anticoagulation, Reversal, and Hemostasis in Neurosurgery - Christopher M. Loftus, MD, Drhc, FAANS

Course Director

Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS

  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Faculty

Tord D. Alden, MD

  • Attending Neurosurgeon
  • Chief Medical Informatics Officer
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Assistant Professor
  • Northwestern University
  • The Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Chicago, IL

Ossama Al-Mefty, MD, FACS

  • Director of Skull Base Surgery
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Rocco Anthony Armonda, MD, FACS (Col. [Ret.], MC, USA)

  • Director, Neuroendovascular Surgery
  • Co-Director, Neuro-ICU
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and
  • Washington Hospital Center
  • Washington, DC

Ashok R. Asthagiri, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Charlottesville, VA

Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FACS

  • Vice-Chairman
  • Edgar M. Housepian Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Department of Neurological Surgery
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • New York, NY

John H. Chi, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Neurosurgical Spine Oncology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Charles S. Cobbs, MD

  • Director
  • Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Swedish Neuroscience Institute
  • Seattle, WA

G. Rees Cosgrove, MD, FRCSC

  • Director
  • Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Rose Du, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Michael W. Groff, MD

  • Director of Spinal Neurosurgery
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Adam S. Kanter, MD

  • Chief of Spine Services
  • Associate Professor of Neurological Services
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Edward R. Laws, MD, FACS

  • Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Christopher M. Loftus, MD, Drhs (Hon), FAANS

  • Chair, AANS International Programs
  • Treasurer, WFNS
  • Professor and Chairman
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Maywood, IL

Susan E. Mackinnon, MD

  • Schoenberg Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis, MO

 

Paul C. McCormick, MD

  • Gallen Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • New York, NY

Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD

  • Professor and Vice Chairman
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
  • San Francisco, CA

Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS

  • Al Lerner Chair and Vice-Chairman, Neurosurgery
  • Professor, Neurosurgery and Medicine (Endocrinology)
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Co-Director, Emory Pituitary Center
  • Atlanta, GA

Kalmon D. Post, MD

  • Chairman Emeritus, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Professor, Neurosurgery and Medicine
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • New York, NY

Allan H. Ropper, MD

  • Raymond D. Adams Master Clinician and Executive Vice Chair
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Nader Sanai, MD, FAANS, FACS

  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Director, Division of Neurosurgical Oncology
  • Barrow Neurological Institute
  • Phoenix, AZ

Charles A. Sansur, MD, MHSc

  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Director of Spine Surgery
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

R. Michael Scott, MD

  • Fellows Family Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Emeritus Neurosurgeon-in-Chief
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Jason Sheehan, MD

  • Harrison Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair
  • Department of Neurological Surgery
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Charlottesville, VA

Robert J. Spinner, MD

  • Chair, Department of Neurologic Surgery
  • Burton M. Onofrio, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Professor of Orthopedics and Anatomy
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Rochester, MN

Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD

  • Bernard and Ronni Lacroute-William Randolph Hearst
  • Professor of Neurosurgery and the Neurosciences
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Chief of Neurosurgery
  • Stanford Health Care
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, CA

Jamie S. Ullman, MD, FACS, FAANS

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
  • Hampstead, NY
  • Director of Neurotrauma
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Manhasset, NY

Henrikas Vaitkevicius, MD

  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Accreditation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: June 15, 2016
Date of Credit Termination: June 15, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete: 35 hours

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Evaluate the most current neurosurgical techniques available in order to treat patients with neurosurgical problems
  • Analyze recent literature and data regarding clinical trials relevant to the practice of neurosurgery
  • Describe best practices in the management of patients requiring surgery for vascular disorders
  • Explain the latest techniques used in functional neurosurgery
  • Differentiate among the techniques used for spine surgery
  • Discuss the most appropriate procedures for the management of brain tumors and spinal tumors
  • Identify the most optimal methods for nerve injury and tumors
  • Assess the best neurosurgical treatment plans for pituitary disorders

Intended Audience

This activity was planned for Neurosurgeons in practice, Neurosurgery Fellows and Residents, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants working in Neurosurgery.

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