Editorial Board

Founding Editor in Chief
Prof. Tadanori Tomita

Prof. Tadanori Tomita
Professor
Chairman, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Tadanori Tomita -Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He is a Yeager Professor and Chairman of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and FoundingDirector of the Falk Brain Tumor Center at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Illinois. His main research interest is pediatric neurosurgery with particular emphasis on pediatric brain tumors and congenital Central Nervous Systemmalformationsincluding neural tube defects, craniofacial anomaly and hydrocephalus. He completed his residency training at Kobe University Hospital in Japan, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. He has been invited as the official guest in 52 national and international societies and post-graduate courses, and 18 visiting professorships. He has served on the editorial board of severalprofessional journals, and is an active member on multiple professional societies. He is the past president of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. He has published more than 200 publications in refereed journal and in 39 book chapters. He has actively engaged in teaching residents and fellows at Northwestern for 34 years. As the director of Lurie’s pediatricneurosurgery fellowship program, he has trained 30 American pediatric neurosurgeons and 8 International neurosurgeons. Finally, as the director of pediatric neurosurgery research program at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, he has mentored 18 neurosurgeons in the realm of neurooncology and neurobiology researches.

Biography
  Research Interest :

His main research interest is pediatric neurosurgery with particular emphasis on pediatric brain tumors and congenital Central Nervous Systemmalformationsincluding neural tube defects, craniofacial anomaly and hydrocephalus

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Editorial Board Member
Prof. Dachling Pang M.D., FRCS (C), FRCS(Eng), FACS

Prof. Dachling Pang M.D., FRCS (C), FRCS(Eng), FACS
Professor
Chief, Regional Centre for Paediatric Neurosurgery
University of California, Davis
USA

  Biography :

My research interests are neuroembryology, paediatric spinal injuries, spinal cord congenital malformations, embryology and bony malformations of the craniovertebral junction, intraoperative neurophysiology monitoring, and craniopharyngioma. My main fields of publication reflect these same areas. My published list includes over 170 refereed articles and chapters. I have been an invited speaker in over 340 occasions in many countries, and was guest neurosurgeon for teaching purposes in many places including Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Singapore, India, Beijing, Nanjing, and Guangzhou in China, Taiwan, and South Africa. I was the holder (as principle investigator) of a National Institute of Health RO-1 Grant on intraventricular haemorrhage in a canine model, and a Centre Project Grant from the University of Pittsburgh on the induction of precocious puberty using a non-invasive balloon in the third ventricle in a primate model.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pediatrics, Neurosurgery

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Prof. John C. Liu, MD

Prof. John C. Liu, MD
Professor
Co-Director, USC Spine Center
Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck Medical Center of USC
USA

  Biography :

Prof. Liu is a Member of Congress of Neurological Surgeons American Association of Neurological Surgeons AANS/CNS Spine Joint Section Member North American Spine Society Illinois Society of Neurosurgeons American Spinal Injury Association National Medical Association Neurosurgical Society of America

Biography
  Research Interest :

Neurosurgery, spine surgery

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Prof. Fady T. Charbel, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S

Prof. Fady T. Charbel, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S
Professor
Head, Department of Neurosurgery Richard L. and Gertrude W. Fruin Professor Chief Clinical Service
Director Neurovascular Program University of Illinois at Chicago
USA

  Biography :

Prof. Charbel is a prestigious member of American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (elected), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and so on.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Neurosurgery

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Prof. Vikram C. Prabhu, MD, MS, FACS, FAANS

Prof. Vikram C. Prabhu, MD, MS, FACS, FAANS
Professor
Residency Program Director, Department of Neurological Surgery
Loyola University Medical Center / Stritch School of Medicine
USA

  Biography :

Vikram Prabhu is Professor & Residency Program Director at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. His practice is focused on neurosurgical oncology, skull base surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. He is a member of the Editorial Board and has no conflict of interest to disclose. He can be reached at vprabhu@lumc.edu.

Biography
  Research Interest :

neurosurgical oncology, skull base surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery

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Prof. MA Jie MD,PhD

Prof. MA Jie MD,PhD
Professor
Chair Dept.Pediatric Neurosurgery, Shanghai
Shanghai Jiaotong University Affiliated Xinhua Hospital
China

  Biography :

Prof. Jie's Group We performed more than 1000 pediatric patients with brain tumors, including brain stem tumor, craniopharyngioma, glioma,et al every year, and we have 200 cases of brain tumor samples stored in the liquid nitrogen, just check the gene expression using the chip. in order to find the special marker of different tumors.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Neural stem cells study, Neuroendoscopy Surgery, Brain tumor research, Minimal Invasive Image-Guided Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery

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Prof. Elgohary Mohamed Elgohary

Prof. Elgohary Mohamed Elgohary
Professor
Professor of Neurosurgery, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery
Kasr Alainy School of Medicine, Cairo University
Egypt

  Biography :

As a visiting Professor he is assisting in establishing a new Neurosurgery department at Mansoura University Medical School, Egypt.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Brain Tumors, Brain and Spinal Sord defects, Head trauma, Spinal Surgery, Endoscopic, Transphenoid Pituitary Surgery.

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Prof. Michel Kliot, MD

Prof. Michel Kliot, MD
Professor
Director of Peripheral Nerve Center
Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF
USA

  Biography :

I grew up in New York City where I attended the oldest school in the Country, Collegiate, from 2nd grade to high school. I then went to college at Harvard and Medical School at Yale. Along the way I did graduate work in Neurobiology at Stanford. I then returned to New York City and did an internship and neurosurgical residency at the Neurological Institute. I was then given a wonderful opportunity to do a one year traveling Peripheral Nerve Fellowship in which I spent time at the University of Toronto in Canada and time at Louisiana State University in New Orleans where I not only learned a lot about surgery on nerves but also became good friends with Emeril Lagasse before he became such a famous Chef. I then joined the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. There between 1991 and 2011 I rose through the academic ranks eventually becoming a Professor and Director of the Peripheral Nerve Center, as well as Acting Chair of the section of neurosurgery at the Puget Sound VA Health Care System. I then moved to UCSF in 2012 where I head up their peripheral nerve effort. In the summer of 2014 I moved to join Dr. Andrew Parsa and the Department of Neurosurgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where I am a Professor and Directory of the Peripheral Nerve Center. This very exciting opportunity is allowing me to pursue my interests in the following areas: pushing the frontiers of peripheral nerve surgery by pioneering new imaging and surgical techniques; teaching a wonderful group of residents and medical students; collaborating with wonderful clinical and research colleagues; and continuing my ongoing interest in biotechnology by taking ideas from their inception into the clinical arena. Since I have been at Northwestern, I have felt like a kid in a candy store with so may wonderful resources and colleagues to work with. My wife and our four grown children are enjoying Chicago’s many culinary and cultural treats as well. I am very grateful to be in such a stimulating, supportive, and resource rich environment where patients can receive the very best care.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Evaluation and Treatment, both medical and surgical, of peripheral nerve problems.

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Prof. Akihide Kondo M.D., Ph.D.

Prof. Akihide Kondo M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Juntendo University, Tokyo
Japan

  Biography :

Akihide Kondo is a practical neurosurgeon at Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan. He has more than 240 surgical cases including 200 brain tumor surgeries, every year. He is conducting brain tumor researches especially for malignant pediatric brain tumors.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Brain Tumor, Pediatric brain tumor, Skull base surgery, Orbital tumor, Neuro radiological Imaging

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Prof. Deopujari Chandrashekhar Eknath

Prof. Deopujari Chandrashekhar Eknath
Professor
Professor and Head of Neurosurgery and Consultant Neurosurgeon
Bombay Hospital (Inst.of Medical Sciences), Mumbai
India

  Biography :

Presently he is the Professor and Head of Neurosurgery at the Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai (affiliated to the Maharashtra Health University.) Also Honorary Consultant to the B.J.Wadia Children’s Hospital as Section Head of Neurosurgery Fellowships in Microvascular Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital at Detroit in USA (1988). Pediatric Neurosurgery at HSC, Toronto (Canada- 1995), Epilepsy Surgery at Miami Children’s Hospital (USA-1997)

Biography
  Research Interest :

Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive surgery, pediatric and epilepsy surgery

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Dr. Bong-Soo Kim, M.D., FAANS

Dr. Bong-Soo Kim, M.D., FAANS
Associate Professor
Director of spinal surgery, and Director of Minimally Invasive Spinal fellowship program
Temple University
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Bong-Soo Kim is Associate Professor, Director of spinal surgery, and Director of Minimally Invasive Spinal fellowship program at Temple University, Lewis Katz School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is certified both American Board of Neurological Surgery and Korean Board of Neurological Surgery. He is an Executive member of Spine Committee, World Federation of Neurological Societies.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Developing minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for addressing a multitude of spinal conditions.

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Prof. James Phillip Chandler, MD, FACS

Prof. James Phillip Chandler, MD, FACS
Professor
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Quality, Department of Neurological Surgery
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
USA

  Biography :

Biography
  Research Interest :

Acoustic Neuroma; Brain Injury; Cancer Biology; Interventional Neurosurgery; Neuro-Oncology; Neurobiology; Neurosurgery; Skull Base Surgery, Acoustic Neuroma

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Prof. Mario Ammirati, M.D., M.B.A.

Prof. Mario Ammirati, M.D., M.B.A.
Professor
Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology
Department of Neurosurgery
Ohio State University

  Biography :

Prof. Ammirati is a Vice Chair for Clinical Operations. He is an active Director of Skull Base Neurosurgery and also the Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery. He is the head and the Director, Dardinger Microneurosurgical Skull Base Laboratory.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Research interest 1) development/evaluation of surgical approaches to the skull base 2) drug delivery system 3) innovations in neurosurgery Clinical interests are 1) Treatment of skull base tumors 2) Radiosurgery 3) Treatment of brain metastases 4) Treatment of primary malignant brain tumors

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Dr. Delilah Marie Burrowes, M.D.

Dr. Delilah Marie Burrowes, M.D.
Associate Professor
Division Head of Neuroradiology, Department of Medical Imaging
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
USA

  Biography :

I am a practicing board certified Neuroradiologist with sub-specialization in pediatric Neuroradiology for almost 20 years. I have been in several leadership positions including being the division head in neuroimaging in the department of Medical Imaging at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for almost 5 years as well as founding, managing, and acting as director forthe pediatric neuroradiology fellowship program in my department. In recent years, I have found myself deeply interested in pursuing research activities in my academic career. As some of my personal academic goals in Neuroradiological research are attained, I am motivated by the positive outcomes achieved in projects for which I have participated in the advancement of pediatric neuroradiology. One of the first research projects for which I participated in, I acted as the neuroradiologist/neuroimaging liaison for Children’s Memorial Hospital in the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium. My responsibilities were to ensure the proper protocols were followed and to relay information to my staff and colleagues. In the past 3 years, I completed a Phase III clinical trial using Doteram, an alternative MRI contrast agent, in children between the ages of 2 and 17 years of age. A majority of this patient population were pediatric brain tumor patients. As the principal investigator in this study at Lurie Children’s Hospital, my team and I were successful in recruiting the greatest number of pediatric patients in the United States for this trial. Our program played a significant role with FDA approval of this contrast agent in the U.S., completing and successfully passing an audit by the FDA as a U.S. pediatric site. This experience provided me a better understanding of the dynamics of managing a clinical trial. Taking this skill set into collaboration of communicating complex imaging data to the academic community is the next step and a natural progression in my professional stage. My most recent projects include advanced form of MRI imaging using MR Diffusion, Diffusion Tensor and MR Perfusion Imaging techniques. These techniques will be utilized helping to discriminate various brain tumor tissue types with the goal to assist in treatment planning and ultimately improving patient outcome

Biography
  Research Interest :

Multi-Compartment Diffusion Weighted Imaging,Transcranial Doppler Imaging, MRI imaging using MR Diffusion, Diffusion Tensor and MR Perfusion Imaging techniques.

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Dr. Iacopo Sardi, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Iacopo Sardi, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics
Meyer Children’s Hospital
Italy

  Biography :

His research group focuses on the chemoresistance of paediatric and adult CNS tumors by in vivo and in vitro models and pharmacological modulation of blood-brain barrier for treatment of CNS malignancies.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Chemoresistance of paediatric and adult CNS tumors by in vivo and in vitro models, Pharmacological modulation of blood-brain barrier for treatment of CNS malignancies

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Dr. Ai-Min Wu MD., PhD.

Dr. Ai-Min Wu MD., PhD.
Spinal Surgeon
Department of Spinal Surgery
2nd Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University Zhejiang Spinal Surgery Centre
China

  Biography :

Biography
  Research Interest :

Spine Surgery

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Dr. Nelson Hendler, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Nelson Hendler, M.D., M.S.
Professor
117 Willis St
Cambridge, Maryland
USA

  Biography :

Nelson Hendler is a 1966 cum laude graduate of Princeton, where he also played varsity lacrosse. He received an MD and a MS in neurophysiology from University of Maryland, in 1972 and 1974, and did his residency training in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1972 to 1975. Dr. Hendler was Assistant Director of the Pain Treatment Center of Johns Hopkins Hospital, and was Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for over 30 years. He was clinical director of Mensana Clinic from 1978 to 2006. Under his direction, the clinic developed an international reputation, with 75% of the clinic patients coming from 47 states and 8 foreign countries, and had 35% EBITDA. Mensana Clinic was listed in Business Week as one of the 8 best pain clinics in the United States, along with Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. He has published three books, 33 medical textbook chapters, and 58 articles. He was past president of the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association of America, and of the American Academy of Pain Management. He was made the first honorary member of the Israeli Pain Society, and, by invitation, has lectured in Saudi Arabia, Japan, Philippines, India, Argentina, Venezuela, Norway, Canada, and in over 50 medical schools and hospitals in the United States, including Cornell, Uni. of Chicago, Mayo Clinic, Uni. of Conn., New Jersey College of Medicine, University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was selected as Entrepreneur of the Year, by the business school of Loyola University in Baltimore. He also has served on the board of two multi-billion dollar public companies, Columbia Bank, and LifeCo, a holding company which owned a life insurance company, and a brokerage firm. He has also served on the board of numerous for-profit and non- profit organization, among which were president of the House Staff Council of Johns Hopkins Hospital, president of the Princeton Alumni Association of Maryland, and chairman of Baltimore Technion.

Biography
  Research Interest :

proper diagnosis of patients and expert systems to obtain correct diagnosis.

Research Interest
Dr. Kenichi Nishiyama, MD, PhD

Dr. Kenichi Nishiyama, MD, PhD
Director
Department of Neurosurgery
Niigata Medical center
Japan

  Biography :

Membership: World Federation of Neurosurgery (Committee of neuroendoscopy section) International Federation for Neuroendoscopy (EB, Treasurer) International Hands-on Workshop on Cerebral and Ventricular Neuroendoscopy (Faculty) International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders (Member) International Hydrocephalus Imaging Working Group (Member) International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (Active membership) Japan Neurosurgical Society (Certificated board member) Japanese Society for Neuroendoscopy (Certificated board member) Japanese Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF disorders (Executive committee, President of 7th annual meeting) Japanese Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (Executive committee) European Association of Neurosurgery (Individual membership) European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (Active membership) Asian- Australasian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (membership)

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pediatric neurosurgery, Neuroendoscopic surgery, Hydrocephalus and CSF physiology, Neuropathology

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Dr. Emanuele Bartolini, MD

Dr. Emanuele Bartolini, MD
Researcher
A. Meyer Children’s Hospital
University of Florence
Italy

  Biography :

Dr. Emanuele Bartolini is Research Assistant at A. Meyer Children’s Hospital, University of Florence. He trained in Neurology at the University of Pisa, Italy and gained international experience at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and at the Society of Epilepsy, London (tutors: prof. JW Sander and SM Sisodiya). His main focus of interest is epilepsy, especially advanced neuroimaging and genetics in adults and children. He is currently working on Ultra-High Field 7 Tesla MR imaging, ENIGMA-epilepsy international consortium, brain volumetrics. He is also involved in projects on neurodegenerative and genetics neurological disorders.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Advanced neuroimaging, Brain volumetrics, Arterial Spin Labeling, Ultra-high field brain MRI, Genetics of epilepsy

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Dr. med. Athanasios K. Petridis, M.D., IFAANS

Dr. med. Athanasios K. Petridis, M.D., IFAANS
Associate Professor
Vascular Neurosurgery Program
University Hospital Duesseldorf
Germany

  Biography :

Edited the neurosurgical/neurooncological Guidelines Manual of the WedauKliniken Duisburg, 2014; Co-chaired and organized the 1st Wedau Neurooncological Congress, Duisburg January 2015; Co-chaired and lectured the UKD microneurosurgical hands-on course 2016, Duesseldorf September 2016

Biography
  Research Interest :

Vascular Neurosurgery

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Dr. Hischam Bassiouni, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Hischam Bassiouni, M.D., Ph.D
Associate Professor
Neurosurgical Clinic
Westpfalz-Klinikum GmbH
Germany

  Biography :

Since 2006 Chairmen of the Scientific Library at the Westpfalz-Klinikum, Since 2007 Member of the Hospital’s board of directors at Westpfalz-Klinikum, Since 2013 Member of the Academic teaching board at Westpfalz-Klinikum

Biography
  Research Interest :

Microneurosurgery of Brain Tumors, Skull base surgery (particularly: Skull base Meningioma), Neurovascular surgery

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Dr. Hiroyuki Yoshihara, MD. PhD.

Dr. Hiroyuki Yoshihara, MD. PhD.
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Yoshihara is a member of North American Spine Society and Japanese Orthopaedic Association. His practice is focused on minimum invasive spinal surgery, adolescent scoliosis surgery, and spinal deformity surgery. He is actively working on basic and clinical research.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Spine surgery, Scoliosis surgery, Spinal deformity surgery, Biomechanics of spine, Spinal cord injury

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Dr. Mehmet Turgut, MD,PhD.

Dr. Mehmet Turgut, MD,PhD.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Neurosurgery
Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine
Turkey

  Biography :

M.D., Ege University School of Medicine, 1984 Specialist in Neurosurgery, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Dept. of Neurosurgery, 1994 Ph.D., Ege University Health Sciences Institute, Histology & Embryology, 2004 Associate Professor in Neurosurgery, 2015

Biography
  Research Interest :

Neurosurgery

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Prof. Jian-Min Zhang, M.D. PhD.

Prof. Jian-Min Zhang, M.D. PhD.
Professor and Principle Investigator
School of Medicine
Zhejiang University
China

  Biography :

Dr. Jian-Min Zhang is a professor and principle investigator of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, and the academic leader of neurosurgery, which is ranked as the National Key Discipline of the Ministry of Health. He graduated from Zhejiang Medical University and received his bachelor’s and doctor’s degree in the year 1983 and 2005 respectively. He is also the member of standing committee of Neurosurgery Branch of Chinese Medical Association; at the same time serves as the member of standing committee and vice chief of Neurosurgery Branch of Chinese Medical Doctor Association. Now Dr. Jian-Min Zhang is in charge of various projects granted by National Natural Science Foundation, National Major Research Program, etc. Recently, he was honored as the chief accomplisher with many awards including the third price of Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award, the first price of Lim Por Yen High Scientific and Technological Award. The long-term goal of his lab was to investigate translational medicine in neurosurgery, establish the effective evaluation of nervous system diseases, solve the major scientific problems and critical technologies in diagnosis and treatment, and apply brain-computer interface to the nervous system. Moreover, in the research of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, Dr. Jian-Min Zhang’s team is devoted to investigating the mechanism and the interaction of oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis in the development of cerebral angiospasm after SAH, searching for the new therapeutic target, and exploring the therapeutic strategy of new-type selective anti-oxidants. Up to now, significant research achievements have been obtained in cerebrovascular disease and functional nervous system disease, especially in the pathogenesis and treatment of subarachnoid hemorrhage and epilepsy. Representative papers were published in many famous international magazines including 《J Neuroinflammation》, 《Crit Care》 and 《J Neurosci Res》.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Dr. Jian-Min Zhang’s lab mainly focuses on the fundamental and clinical research into cerebral vascular disease and brain tumor. In terms of clinical medicine, he is specialized to the treatment of complicated diseases in neurosurgery and is expert in the diagnosis and treatment, especially the micro-neurosurgery, of various cerebral vascular diseases including aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation and Moyamoya disease. While for basic medicine, he is devoted to the research of translational medicine in neurosurgery, mainly comprised of two aspects: 1. By establishing the effective evaluation of nervous system diseases, solving the major scientific problems and critical technologies in diagnosis and treatment, investigating the brain-computer interface with two-way closed loop, and constructing the method of accurate real-time early-warning and the techniques of arousing the cerebral cortical responsiveness via electrical stimuli, to invent the principle prototype of cerebral cortex electrical stimulator with independent intellectual property right and to apply it to the treatment of nervous system diseases and clinical research; 2. By investigating the interaction and mechanism of oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis in cerebral angiospasm after SAH, and exploring the application of neuroprotective function of new-type selective anti-oxidant in treatment of cerebral angiospasm, to provide new therapeutic strategy for clinical medicine.

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Prof. Futoshi Suetsuna, MD. PhD.

Prof. Futoshi Suetsuna, MD. PhD.
Vice president & Director
Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
Hachinohe Municipal Hospital
Japan

  Biography :

Board certification -Board member (councilor) of Japan Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research -Director of Japan Society for the Study of Surgical technique for Spine and Spinal Nerves (JPSSSTSS) -Board member (councilor) of Japan Medical Society of Spinal Cord Lesion -Board member (councilor) of Eastern Japan Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology - Board-certified Spine Surgeon - Rehabilitation doctor authorized by Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine - Sports doctor authorized by JAPAN SPORTS ASSOCIATION (JASA) International Member: NASS (North American Spine Society), AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon), Honorary membership of Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association (NSSA)

Biography
  Research Interest :

Cervical and thoracic myelopathy, Spine trauma, Degenerative lumbar disease. Spinal cord tumor

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Prof. Dr. Eberval G. Figueiredo

Prof. Dr. Eberval G. Figueiredo
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
School of Medicine
University of Sao Paulo
Brazil

  Biography :

Biography
  Research Interest :

Neurosurgery

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Dr. Rodrigo Ramos-Zúñiga M.D. Ph. D.

Dr. Rodrigo Ramos-Zúñiga M.D. Ph. D.
Professor
Depto. Neurociencias. CUCS.Universidad de Guadalajara.
University of Guadalajara
México

  Biography :

Member of the national system of researchers. SNI I. Member of the Evaluation Committee of the national quality postgraduate programmes. (Conacyt). Member of the State of Jalisco system of researchers. COECYTJAL. Head of the Department of neuroscience. University Health Sciences Center. University of Guadalajara. Coordinator of the neuroscience laboratory. CUCS. U of G. Director of Institute of Translational Neurosciences. U de G.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Neurosurgery, stem cells, brain tumors, experimental neurosurgery, brain injury,ethic, bioethic, neuroethic, medical education, biomaterials, transplant.

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Dr. Konark Malhotra, MD

Dr. Konark Malhotra, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia University
USA

  Biography :

2015 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology), MOC

Biography
  Research Interest :

Stroke, Neuroimaging, Cardioembolism, Atherosclerosis.

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Dr. Mohsen Farazdaghi M.D.

Dr. Mohsen Farazdaghi M.D.
Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs
Behbahan Faculty of Medicine
Zibaee street
Iran

  Biography :

Fluent in English (Completed the English courses in Iran-American Language Institute) and A grades in medical and general English courses at the university. Basketball player (member of the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and Shiraz Medical Faculty basketball team achieving gold, silver and bronze medals) Word, PowerPoint, SPSS, and Endnote programs Skills

Biography
  Research Interest :

epilepsy (including idiopathic generalized epilepsies, epilepsy surgery especialy in mesial temporal sclerosis, psychgenic nonepileptic seizure), neuropathies and stroke.

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Dr. Kejia Hu, M.D.

Dr. Kejia Hu, M.D.
Surgeon
Department of Peripheral Nerve and Microsurgery
Huashan Hospital Affiliated Fudan University
China

  Biography :

Dr. Kejia Hu is a surgeon interdisciplinary of orthopedics and neurosurgery, focusing on peripheral nerve and spine, and serves as a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital currently. His research interests focus on neuromodulation, investigating the neural computations that underlie motor and cognitive behavior and to use this understanding to develop a treatment for central and peripheral nervous system injuries, and combining basic primate neurophysiology with clinical neurosurgery to develop novel approaches for treating patients with neurodegenerative, developmental and traumatic neurological disorders. Besides laboratory issues, he follows clinical research as conducting clinical trials, database analysis, and systematic review as well.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Intraoperative Neurophysiology, Neuroeconomics, Neuromodulation, Brain-Machine Interfaces, fMRI, Game Theory, Artificial Intelligence

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Dr. Qi Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Qi Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics
Riken Brain Science Institute
Japan

  Biography :

Dr. Qi Zhang is a Research Scientist at Brain Science Institute, RIKEN, Japan. She is currently studying the roles of a pair of GPI-anchored adhesion molecules, netrin-G1 and netrin-G2, in learning, memory, emotion and related neurological diseases. She is also working on the project tracking the movements of synaptic adhesion molecules by Q-dot imaging method. Dr. Qi Zhang got Bachelor of Clinical Medicine from Medical School, ShanDong University and obtained experience at Department of Neurosurgery, Qianfoshan Hospital(tutor: Prof. Shangchen Xu). She then went to the Institute of Neurosciences of the Fourth Military Medical University (supervisor: Prof. Gong Ju) and studied central nervous system regeneration. Her work for Master’s degree focused on treating rat and monkey spinal cord injury by co-implantation of neural stem cells and olfactory ensheathing cells. Her Ph.D thesis project “The Roles of Notch-Rbp-J Pathway in Neurogenesis and Neuroregeneration” revealed that the Notch-Rbp-J pathway plays specific roles at different stages of neurogenesis. Dr. Qi Zhang is an adjunct lecturer at Waseda University and Tokyo Metropolitian University. She provides guest lectures on the topics of neurodevelopment and neuroregeneration at Faculty of Medicine, Juntendo University as well.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Genetics of neurological disorders, behavioral genetics, central nervous system regeneration, single-molecule tracking.

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Dr. Luca Massimi, MD, PhD

Dr. Luca Massimi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Neurosurgery
A. Gemelli Hospital
Italy

  Biography :

• Organization and member of the Faculty in several International Courses and Congresses in Neurosurgery; • Participation as speaker or lecturer in the main National and International Meetings in Pediatric Neurosurgery; • Presentation of 150 abstracts from 2000 up to now.

Biography
  Research Interest :

• Neuroendoscopy and transphenoidal endoscopy; • Craniosynostoses and congenital malformations; • Chiari malformations; • Molecular biology of brain tumors (namely, medulloblastoma, ependymoma, glioblastoma, craniopharyngioma); • Genetic basis of craniosynostosis; • Molecular analysis of CSF.

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Dr. Marcelo Volpon Santos, MD, PhD

Dr. Marcelo Volpon Santos, MD, PhD
Consultant Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Ribeirao Preto Medical School
University of Sao Paulo
Brazil

  Biography :

Marcelo Volpon, MD, PhD is a consultant pediatric neurosurgeon working at the University Hospital of Ribeirao Preto Medical School, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil, which is one of the top Pediatric Neurosurgery institutions in the country. His areas of expertise include all aspects of Pediatric Neurosurgery, notably hydrocephalus, epilepsy, oncology, spinal dysraphism and the surgical treatment of spasticity. He obtained his medical degree from Ribeirao Preto Medical School, USP, where he also completed his residency in General and Pediatric Neurosurgery. He then undertook fellowships in the United Kingdom, at Birmingham Children's Hospital and the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. He has also obtained a PhD in Clinical Surgery at Ribeirao Preto Medical School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, studying experimental hydrocephalus. He has several papers published in peer-reviewed journals as well as presentations in renowned Neurosurgical meetings around the world. He is a member of the International and European Societies for Pediatric Neurosurgery and the Brazilian and British Societies of Neurosurgery.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Epilepsy surgery, Genetics of epilepsies Molecular biology of clinical and experimental hydrocephalus, Craniosynostoses and congenital malformations, Chiari malformations

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