Agarwal Authors Neuro Fundamentals Book

Neurosurgery FundamentalsPittsburgh, July 18, 2018 -- Nitin Agarwal, MD, a fifth-year resident at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery, is the author of a forthcoming book Neurosurgery Fundamentals from Thieme Publishers, a portable reference source for residents and medical students that offers readers a swift assimilation of neurosurgical care essentials.

According to the publisher’s website, the book is a “quintessential guide providing a one-stop roadmap to a neurosurgical career.” It includes comprehensive technical overviews on a wealth of topics including the neurological exam, neuroanatomy, neuroradiology, neurocritical care, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, degenerative and deformity spine, neurovascular surgery, neurosurgical oncology, pediatric neurosurgery, functional neurosurgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, neurological infectious diseases, and interdisciplinary care. Socioeconomic topics on training, licensure, credentialing, and advocacy are also included.

Agarwal, a strong advocate of medical student and patient education, is also co-author of the 2016 book The Evolution of Health Literacy that strived to empower patients with a better understanding of disease processes and necessary treatments so they can participate in shared decision making with their physicians. 

Robert M. Friedlander, MD, department chairman; L. Dade Lunsford, MD, neurosurgery residency director; and Edward A. Monaco III, MD, PhD, contributed to the book, as did residents Hanna Algattas, MDEdward G. Andrews, MDDavid T. Fernandes Cabral, MDMichael McDowell, MD, Kamil W. Nowicki, MD, PhDDaniel Tonetti, MD; and Xiaoran Zhang, MD

Neurosurgery Fundamentals—scheduled for release later this year—is currently available for preorder for $39.99 on Amazon and the Thieme website.

[Read also Dr. Nitin Agarwal '07 Writes Second Neurosurgery Book from Lawrenceville School website.]