Treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis could be nonsurgical or surgical. If the latter is the best option, the United States Veterans Health Administration is interested in how veterans fare going into and following this kind of spine surgery. As a result, it instituted a multi-center study titled, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Surgery Program, based out of Boston, MA. The Minneapolis VA Health Care System was one of the first in the country to participate. “We have been actively involved for more than a year,” said Lam.
Andrew Venteicher, MD, PhD, was recently selected as one of four national 2020 Forbeck Scholars. “The Forbeck Scholar designation is an acknowledgement of research excellence by the William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation and one of the most prestigious appointments for a cancer-focused researcher,” said Neurosurgery Department Head Clark C. Chen, MD, PhD, in an internal announcement about the award.
Dr. Molly Hubbard was born in Burlington, VT, in 1986. She grew up in Utah developing a great love for the outdoors and, in particular, for skiing. She graduated from Utah State University in 2008 and attended the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont where her love of nature, biochemistry and medicine evolved into a calling for neurosurgery.
Time and hope. Those were the two most important things that Forest Lake, MN, residents Denise and Walter Kjellberg said they achieved working with Neurosurgery Department Head Clark C. Chen, MD, PhD, and his M Health Fairview care team.
This event has been cancelled because of COVID-19 concerns. Nationally and internationally recognized experts from the University of Minnesota Neurosurgery Department, will provide essential updates for primary care practitioners managing patients with neurological conditions during the Fourth Annual Updates in Neurosciences for Primary Care. The day-long event is scheduled for March 28, 2020, at the Radisson Blu Mall of American in Bloomington, MN, and is designed for primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other interested healthcare professionals.