The Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament (ANCST) represents one of the largest events in organized neurosurgery, involving over 600 neurosurgeons from 40 programs across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.3 While other events in …Read More
Editor’s note: In Part 1, Dr. Armondo describes why and how he entered the life of Triathlons. Here in Part 2, he continues that journey and muses on the positive impact on all aspects of …Read More
I would not be where I am today without having played the game of football. I was very fortunate to participate in the sport at all three levels: high school, college and professional (rookie camp, …Read More
When I finished my residency and started my first job in practice, I was eager to spend more time running and to begin participating in races. I went online and joined a runner’s group that …Read More
When done correctly, weightlifting can help build muscle mass and strength, which can help stabilize the spine, improve posture and reduce back pain. When done incorrectly, it can worsen or cause back injuries. There is …Read More
The so-called “life lessons” one learns from sports are so often described that the idea has become trite. Athletic endeavors certainly do not have a monopoly on lessons about teamwork, dedication, focus or perseverance. Young …Read More
Patients frequently ask how I became a neurosurgeon after playing college and professional hockey. At first glance, the fields seem so disparate – how could someone be involved in both? In fact, there are many …Read More
It was a cold November morning in 2016 and I had just warmed up on the local high school track to do some intervals. The sun was just rising and the light and cool temperature …Read More
General Douglas MacArthur had his own words inscribed over the entrance of the gymnasium at West Point: “On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that, upon other fields, on other days, will bear …Read More
Editor’s note: In Part 1, Dr. Armondo describes why and how he entered the life of Triathlons. In Part 2, he continues that journey and muses on the positive impact on all aspects of his …Read More
“Once you have wrestled everything else in life is easy.” Dan Gable (wrestling coach, University of Iowa, 1976-1997). Many aspects of sports help us in our day-to-day regimen as surgeons. A recent article in World Neurosurgery paralleled …Read More
Soccer-to-Surgeon Paradigm: Why is there Better Technology at the World Cup than in the Operating Room?
Technological advances often occur in technical arenas, such as the aerospace sector, before finding a role for personal use. By contrast, the medical sector is frequently an area of technological lag, with delays in implementation …Read More
Part 2: This is the second article of a two part series describing the authors’ experience working with the NFL’s concussion protocol. Read Part 1 Multi-Disciplinary Care for the Concussed Athlete A multidisciplinary treatment team offers the …Read More
What is a sports neurosurgeon and what qualifications are required to become one? Why should a neurosurgeon become involved in the regular care of athletes? How does one prepare for a career in this emerging …Read More
I grew up in West Texas where life was not terribly complicated: There were studies and there were sports. My father, Henry, was captain of the tennis team at the University of Texas during his …Read More
My interest in cycling came out of necessity, secondary to injuries sustained during my youth from competitive downhill skiing and motocross racing. My right knee suffered several injuries, including meniscal and multiple ligamentous injuries requiring …Read More
Part 1: This is the first article of a two part series describing the authors’ experience working with the NFL’s concussion protocol. American professional football is the epitome of a contact sport. Inherent in participation is …Read More
I wake in my minus 40-degree sleeping bag to the sound of our cook’s, “Good morning; tea or coffee?” As I sit up, reach for the coffee and peer out of my tent, my eyes …Read More
I come from a football family. My father was the founder of the Caribbean American Football League in my home in the Bahamas. My cousins Samari and Antrel Rolle played several seasons with All-Pro and …Read More
I learned how to ski at around the same time I learned to walk. Skiing was not just a luxury, it was a necessity. Two light pieces of wood tightly strapped to my leather boots …Read More
Gone Fishing. In today’s world, this is a phrase that has lost much of its traditional meaning. Pause for a moment, reflect and think about those words. Gone Fishing. From the frame of today’s nearly perfectly …Read More
The reader may be surprised to find dance highlighted amongst other sports. At first pass, the mention of dance might conjure thoughts of tutus and sugar plum fairies. Many consider a sport to not only …Read More
9th World Congress of Neuroendoscopy
Nov. 21-24, 2019; Orlando, Fla.
Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Spine Care Conference 2019
Nov. 22-23, 2019; Amelia Island, Fla.
Medical and Surgical Interventions in ICH: A Practical Workshop
Nov. 23, 2019; Chicago
2nd International Conference on Brain Stimulation
Nov. 27-28, 2019; Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2019 AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery Annual Meeting
Dec. 5-8, 2019; Scottsdale, Ariz.