Throughout the year, the department will host prominent figures in the field of neurological surgery lecturing on their areas of interest. These visiting professors will also participate in journal clubs and patient care conferences throughout the day, discussing interesting papers and cases with faculty, residents and staff.
In addition, each year in the fall, a select visiting professor will also serve as the prestigious Stuart Rowe Lecturer. During this visit—held in honor of the founding father of neurosurgery training in Pittsburgh and a champion of neurosurgery research—department residents will present short, research-oriented talks followed by discussion moderated by the honored guest.
Also, in the spring, the department hosts the Peter J. Jannetta Lecture held annually in honor of the former chairman of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery and focusing on innovations in the field of neurosurgery.
Visiting professor days usually conclude with a special invitation-only reception and dinner honoring the guest, highlighted by a final short lecture or casual talk and discussion.
For more information, please contact Barbara DeRiggi at 412-647-6358.