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Department of Neurological Surgery Archives

Aaronson named medical director of Spine Center

Nov. 14, 2013—Oran Aaronson, M.D., associate professor of Neurological Surgery, has been named medical director of the Vanderbilt Spine Center.

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Study tracks clot removal’s effectiveness at treating stroke

Sep. 19, 2013—Over the past decade, neurointerventionalists have refined techniques for manually removing blood clots causing stroke. Now they are joining forces for a clinical trial to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the techniques.

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Neurosurgery resident lands ‘Top Gun’ award for surgical skills

Jun. 13, 2013—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center Neurosurgery resident earned “Top Gun” honors at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

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New drugs a good BET for brain cancer

Mar. 20, 2013—A novel class of drugs that target “BET” proteins may have broad utility for treating genetically diverse brain tumors.

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Fellowship hones minimally invasive brain surgery skills

Feb. 28, 2013—After six months in Australia studying under an international expert in endoscopic neurosurgery, Lola Chambless, M.D., has brought those minimally invasive brain tumor surgery techniques back to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Cave diver’s stroke leads to race against time to remove clots

Oct. 18, 2012—They had just done a belly crawl in the Southport Saltpeter Cave in Maury County, Tenn., wriggling through a 90-foot-long shaft that was just a foot tall in some places, when Darrell Smith began acting strange. He took his helmet off, which the experienced spelunker would never do underground, and kept shining his headlamp in...

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