Resident Wins Mayfield Clinical Science Award



Gurpreet GandhokePittsburgh, November 21, 2014 -- Gurpreet S. Gandhoke, MD, fourth-year neurological surgery resident at the University of Pittsburgh, was recently named the Mayfield Clinical Science Award winner by the CNS/AANS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves for his paper reporting on the cost effectiveness of lumbar fusion surgery.
 
The Mayfield Award is a highly competitive award from the organization and is given for the best paper submitted by a resident. Dr. Gandhoke’ s paper compared the cost-effectiveness of transforaminal and lateral lumbar interbody fusions at two-year follow-up. He will present his findings in an oral presentation at the section’s annual meeting in Phoenix, Ariz., on March 5, 2015.
 
In February of 2013, Dr. Gandhoke received the Sanford Larson Research Award from the section to help fund his study. The Larson Award is granted by the section for promising research projects.