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UNC Neurosurgery was well represented at the 50th Annual meeting of the AANS\CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery in SaltUNC Neurosurgery at AANS/CNS Peds Annual Meeting Lake City, Utah.

PGY 6 neurosurgery resident, Dr. Martin Piazza was awarded the Resident Traveling Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery by the Joint Pediatric Section of the AANS/CNS. The fellowship allows residents to travel to another institution for additional pediatric neurosurgery experience during residency. Dr. Piazza will spend one month at the University of Utah.

UNC Neurosurgery also received a “Top Poster Award” for their presentation titled “Sociodemographic Disparities as a Determinant of Prenatal vs Postnatal Surgical Myelomeningocele Repair”. First author of this poster was Allie Harbert, a UNC School of Medicine 4th year med student and future neurosurgeon.

Dr. Andrew Abumoussa presenting at the ANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery Meeting
Dr. Andrew Abumoussa presenting at the ANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery Meeting.

PGY-4 neurosurgery resident, Dr. Andrew Abumoussa gave a great talk on reducing radiation dosages for pediatric patients undergoing cerebral DSA.

Dr. Weston Northam, who completed his neurological training with UNC Neurosurgery, spoke on the use of MRI/MRA compared to DSA for follow up of pediatric patients with moyamoya. Dr. Northam is the current pediatric neurosurgery fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Poster Presentations:

Allie Harbert, MPH, Randaline Barnett, MD, Andrew Abumoussa, MD, MSc, William Goodnight, MD, MSc, Scott Elton, MD, Sue Tolleson-Rinehart, PhD, Carolyn Quinsey, MD. Sociodemographic Disparities as a Determinant of Prenatal vs Postnatal Surgical Myelomeningocele Repair. Poster presented at: AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery. December 8, 2021; Salt Lake City Utah.

Allie Harbert and Dr. Randaline Barnett at the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery Meeting
Allie Harbert and Dr. Randaline Barnett in front. of their poster presentation at the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery Meeting in Salt Lake City.

Wilson A.M. Fisher, BS; Michael P. Catalino, MD, MSc; Alice Woolard, BS; Bethany J. Andrews, MD; Scott Elton, MD; Carolyn Quinsey, MD. Surgical Instruments and Catheter Damage During Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Assembly. Poster presented at: AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery. December 8, 2021; Salt Lake City Utah.

Piazza MG, Harbert AL, Krebs ME, Quinsey CS. Spinal morbidity comparison in fetal vs. post-natal repair of myelomeningocele patients. Poster Presentation. 2021 AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery; Salt Lake City, UT (December 2021)