AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 28, Number 4, 2019

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The Case for Mindfulness and Compassion

The Case for Mindfulness and Compassion

James R. Doty, MD, FAANS | Features

The hospital gown makes the 5-year-old boy look even smaller as he waits for surgery. He has a cancer (medulloblastoma) located in the posterior fossa (back of his brain). My assistant is a senior surgery …

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The Unfiltered Neurosurgeon

The Unfiltered Neurosurgeon

Kathryn Ko, MD, MFA, FAANS | Departments | The Neurosurgeon's Studio

The Paul Anka song, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” is an odd choice to stream when one is inside an MRI waiting for a brain scan to commence, but it calmed my claustrophobia until …

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Developing the Mind of the Neurosurgery Resident

Developing the Mind of the Neurosurgery Resident

Nicholas M. Barbaro, MD, FAANS | Features

The period of residency training represents a critical time in the development of a competent clinician. The typical medical school curriculum, while well designed to provide the foundation upon which medical knowledge, technical skills and …

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The Superstition Hack

The Superstition Hack

Matthew Nettles | AANS Student

A friend was visiting in the home of Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr, the famous atomic scientist. As they were talking, the friend kept glancing at a horseshoe hanging over the door. Finally, unable to …

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Inspiring Diverse Minds: The Value of Online Mentorship

Inspiring Diverse Minds: The Value of Online Mentorship

Tiffany Ejikeme; Jennifer A. Sweet, MD, FAANS | AANS Student

"The brain is among the most powerful and complex organs in the human body. Brains give rise to our ability to form relationships and make life meaningful."  – Paul Kalanithi1 While doing research, I learned that discoveries …

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