McDowell, Pitt Score Big at Top Gun

Los Angeles, Calif, April 26, 2017 -- The University of Pittsburgh resident team of Ezequel Goldshmidt, MD, PhD, William Ares, MD, Michael McDowell, MD, and Jeremy Stone, MD, finished second nationally at the recent American Association of Neurological Surgeons Top Gun surgical completion held April 24-26 at the organization’s annual scientific meeting in Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. McDowell won gold in the lumbar pedicle screw placement individual event.

The Top Gun competition is a forum for residents, fellows and medical students to test their skills at various state-of-the-art surgical simulation stations. Awards are given to the highest scoring surgeons at each station as well as to the participants and teams with the best overall score.