News

October 20, 2021

UPMC Center for Cranial Base Surgery will host a live broadcast from the UPMC Presbyterian operating room November 4 showcasing the endoscopic endonasal skull base approach.

October 13, 2021

Study to investigate mechanisms in brain that provide ability to perceive speech in the context of dynamic settings, such as ambient sounds, noises or foreign languages.

October 8, 2021

Expert in vascular and endovascular care recognized with award honoring physicians exhibiting a passion for medicine and consistently achieving clinical excellence.

September 2, 2021

Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Nima Alan and Ali Alattar elected to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Young Neurosurgeons Committee. Michael McDowell elected vice chair.

August 20, 2021

Researchers develop and validate a new EEG marker—neural fragility—in a retrospective analysis of epilepsy patients to predict surgical outcomes.

August 18, 2021

CHP pediatric neurosurgeon named by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of 40 outstanding individuals under the age of 40 whose creativity, vision and passion enrich the Pittsburgh region.

August 3, 2021

AANS/CNS Section on Tumors to present Andy T. Parsa Mentorship Award to longtime residency director at 2021 annual meeting. 

July 21, 2021

Wendy Rieger, an anchor with NBC's WTOP-TV in Washington, told colleagues and viewers that she has “never felt luckier” following brain surgery to remove a tumor.

July 21, 2021

Assistant professor and neuropsychological testing specialist recognized for his work with multiple sclerosis patient.

July 21, 2021

Faculty and residents participated in a number of presentations at the 2021 Spine Summit held July 28-31 in San Diego, Calif.

July 18, 2021

UPMC Hamot neurosurgeon emphasizes bicycle helmet is best defense against brain injury in an accident for GoErie.com article.

June 16, 2021

Nitin Agarwal, Michael McDowell, Jeremy Stone and Daniel Tonetti complete seven-year University of Pittsburgh neurological surgery residency program.

June 14, 2021

PGY-5 resident recognized for personally and professionally exhibiting the humanistic qualities of empathy, caring, kindness, imperturbability, and collegiality in excellent care of patients.

May 26, 2021

PGY-3 resident receives Chuck Noll Foundation Research Award and CNS Spine Summit Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award

May 24, 2021

Fourteen University of Pittsburgh neurosurgeons were named among this area’s best doctors in their field in a national survey published locally in Pittsburgh Magazine.