Pittsburgh, January 7, 2020 -- Akiyoshi Ogino, MD, a visiting research fellow with the UPMC Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery, has been selected to receive the 2020 Leksell Radiosurgery Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) for his abstract “Useful Hearing Preservation Is Improved in Vestibular Schwannoma Patients Who Undergo Stereotactic Radiosurgery Before Further Hearing Deterioration Ensues.”
The award is presented annually by the AANS for the best paper on stereotactic radiosurgery related to brain tumors. It is given in honor of renowned Swedish physician Lars Leksell, inventor of radiosurgery and developer of the Gamma Knife. Dr. Ogino will present his abstract at the AANS annual scientific meeting in Boston, April 25-29.
Dr. Ogino is the third doctor from the Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery to win the award. Hideyuki Kano, MD, PhD, won the award in 2013, and Edward A. Monaco III, MD, PhD, won the award in 2012.