Neurosurgery Symposium Schedule

#180 - Registration and Continental Breakfast

#180 – Surgical Anatomy of The Lumbosacral Plexus And Lateral Approaches To The Lumbar Spine

This lecture will describe the anatomy of the lumbar plexus and its regional anatomy. It will guide participants through a transposas approach to the lumbar spine, its indications, and complication avoidance

  • Attendees will gain a strong grasp of lumbar plexus anatomy
  • Attendees will be able to describe the transpsoas approach and understand its indications

Namath S. Hussain, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Loma Linda University Health

#180 – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery with Spinal Endoscopy

Learn about new and innovative technological advances in minimally invasive spine surgery and spinal endoscopy.

  • Learn various spinal conditions that can be treated with spinal endoscopy
  • Learn about spinal endoscopy
  • Learn about the risks and benefits of spinal endoscopy

Esther J. Kim, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Loma Linda University Health

#180 – Surgical Management of Spinal Metastases

In this lecture, we will review surgical management guidelines and indications for operative intervention on spinal metastases. New scoring and prognostications systems will be reviewed as well as newer less invasive surgical techniques

  • Understand the primary indications for surgical intervention for spinal cord metastasis
  • Be able to use peer-reviewed scoring systems to determine whether surgery is indicated for spinal cord metastases
  • Discuss various surgical techniques used in the management of spinal cord metastases

Anish N. Sen, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Loma Linda University Health

#180 – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive anterolateral approaches to the lumbar spine are options for the treatment of a number of adult degenerative spinal disorders. Nerve injuries during these surgeries, although rare, can be devastating complications. With an increasing number of spine surgeons utilizing minimal access retroperitoneal surgery to treat lumbar problems, the frequency of complications associated with this approach will likely increase. The author sought to better understand the location of the lumbar contribution of the lumbosacral plexus relative to the disc spaces encountered when performing the minimally invasive transposas approach, also known as extreme lateral interbody fusion or direct lateral interbody fusion.

  • Lateral approaches
  • Anatomy
  • Complications

Rod Oskouian, MD
Chief, Complex Spine
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Morning Break

#180 – Advances in Epilepsy Surgery

Rosa Robot discussion, advanced treatment options available at Loma Linda how the robot simplifies the surgical procedure. How patients are benefiting from a team of neurological experts collaborating for patient care from different disciplines.

  • Gain an understanding of a candidate for epilepsy surgery
  • Understanding the goals in treatment of epilepsy

Warren W. Boling, MD
Chair, Neurosurgery
Loma Linda University Health

 

#180 – Current Trends in Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy

During this lecture, we shall discuss and highlight the current trends and treatment options associated with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). We shall discuss and illustrate the actual surgery, the new and updated indications for DBS, including the risks and outcomes. DBS is currently used for the treatment of various movement disorders and functional neurologic abnormalities.

Examples of FDA approved treatments include…Parkinson’s disease, Tremor disorders, Dystonia, and Seizure disorders. DBS is also compassionately exempted for use in severe depression, Tourette’s syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and is being studied for other conditions, such as morbid obesity.

  • To understand selection criteria for DBS
  • To be acquainted generally with how the surgery is performed
  • To understand the risks and potential benefits of DBS

Clifford C. Douglas, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurosurgery
Loma Linda University Health

#180 – Visual Outcomes in Endoscopic Endonasal and Open Skull Base Tumor Surgery

This lecture will discuss the endoscopic endonasal and open cranial approaches, how they differ, what they're indications are and the visual outcomes after these surgeries                                             

  • Describe the difference between the endonasal approach and craniotomy approach to a skull base tumor.
  • Explain the specific indications for performing the endonasal approach versus the open craniotomy approach
  • Describe the visual outcomes after each approach for different skull base tumors

Kenneth M. De Los Reyes, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Loma Linda University Health

#180 – Stereotactic Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy - The Bejing Experience

To discuss and learn about the treatment of Epilepsy in another country. What are the similarities and differences, challenges in diagnosis and treatment?

  • Understand the Beijing experience & gain insight into the major tertiary hospital of China regarding the treatment of Epilepsy.
  • Gain view of the scope of pediatric epilepsy in China

Fang Tie, MD, PhD
Chairman, Functional Neurosurgery
Beijing Children’s Hospital

Lunch Break

#180 – Management For Intracranial Gliomas

Intracranial low and high grade gliomas are commonly considered to be non-surgical diseases. This talk will review current trends for surgery as part of the multi-modal treatment paradigms for these tumors.

  • Discuss most common tumors to the brain
  • Review grading system of tumors
  • Discuss new treatment paradigms for surgery and radiation

Nikhil Sahasrabudhe, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Loma Linda University Health

#180 – Innovations In Neuromodulation

New indications and technologies in neuromodulation will be discussed.  This will include emerging indications, psychiatric conditions as well as other traditionally non-neurological disorders.  Some new technologies advancing neuromodulation therapy will also be presented.

  • Participants will gain an appreciation for the state of the art in neuromodulation indications and technologies,
  • providing an awareness of therapies that are poised to become commericalized in the next several years.

Daniel J. DiLorenzo, MD, PhD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Loma Linda University Health

#180 – Endovascular Management Of Complex Intracranial Aneurysms

  • To understand management strategy for complex intracranial aneurysms
  • Outline endovascular  management options  for complex intracranial aneurysms

Ramachandran P. Kumar, MBBS
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Loma Linda University Health

#180 – Open Cerebral Revascularization Options

Understand indicators for cerebral bypass and describe different surgical options available for complex diseases or complex aneurysms for Cerebral Revascularization

  • Describe the indications of cerebral surgical revascularization
  • Identify different options of open cerebral bypass
  • Present video descriptions of the procedures

Miguel A. Lopez-Gonzalez, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Loma Linda University Health

#180 – The Future Of Microneurosurgery: Ultra Microsurgery

Microsurgery is a character not a technique.  This approach is how progress can be achieved

  • Know the basics of microneurosurgery.
  • Know how to train to excel in microneurosurgery.
  • How to establish a vision in microneurosurgery

Ali Krisht, MD
Director, Arkansas Neuroscience Institute
Little Rock, AR

Afternoon Break

#180 – Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Knowledge Update

Knowledge update, and an introduction of a regional traumatic brain injury prevention program with Think First for your Baby

  • Understand the neurosurgical management of pediatric traumatic brain injury.
  • Learn the importance of pediatric traumatic brain injury prevention.
  • Discuss Think First for your Baby program and the regional implication for pediatric traumatic brain injury awareness and prevention

Tanya Minasian, DO
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Loma Linda University Health

#180 – Frontiers In Pediatric Neurosurgery

Movement disorders such as cerebral palsy affect about 1 in 300 children in the US, and can have a significant adverse impact on a child’s quality of life. This lecture will include an overview of traditional surgical options for managing pediatric movement disorders, as well as a presentation of the emerging role of deep brain stimulation in improving quality of life in treatment resistant pediatric dystonia and dystonic cerebral palsy.

  • Identify the various types of pediatric movement disorders
  • Describe the neurosurgical treatment options for children with movement disorders
  • Evaluate the role of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of acquired dystonia

R. Aaron Robison, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Loma Linda University Health

#180 – Provincial Civilian Medical Care During The Viet-Nam War

The United States Armed Forces deployed medical teams of 3 MDs and a dozen corpsmen to most of the Viet-Nam provinces during the war to treat the civilian population as part of “winning their hearts and minds”.    This presentation depicts the conditions encountered at the Vinh Long Provincial Hospital located in the Mekong Delta at that time.

  • To note the existing medical situation plus the additional burden of injuries sustained by a local civilian population that did occur during a guerilla war

Gordon McComb, MD
Chief Emeritus, Neurosurgery
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

#180 – Concluding Remarks

Adjourn

Session Speakers Time Venue
1 #180 - Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Centennial Complex
2 #180 – Surgical Anatomy of The Lumbosacral Plexus And Lateral Approaches To The Lumbar Spine Namath S. Hussain, MD 8:00 – 8:20 a.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
3 #180 – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery with Spinal Endoscopy Esther J. Kim, MD 8:20 – 8:40 a.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
4 #180 – Surgical Management of Spinal Metastases Anish N. Sen, MD 8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
5 #180 – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Rod Oskouian, MD 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
6 Morning Break
7 #180 – Advances in Epilepsy Surgery Warren B. Boling, MD 10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
8 #180 – Current Trends in Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy Clifford C. Douglas, MD, PhD 10:20 – 10:40 a.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
9 #180 – Visual Outcomes in Endoscopic Endonasal and Open Skull Base Tumor Surgery Kenneth M. De Los Reyes, MD 10:40 – 11:00 a.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
10 #180 – Stereotactic Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy - The Bejing Experience Fang Tie, MD, PhD 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
11 Lunch Break
12 #180 – Management For Intracranial Gliomas Nikhil Sahasrabudhe, MD 12:30 – 12:50 p.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
13 #180 – Innovations In Neuromodulation Daniel J. DiLorenzo, MD, PhD, MBA 12:50 – 1:10 p.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
14 #180 – Endovascular Management Of Complex Intracranial Aneurysms Ramachandran Pillai Promod Kumar, MD 1:10 – 1:30 p.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
15 #180 – Open Cerebral Revascularization Options Miguel A. Lopez-Gonzalez, MD 1:30 – 1:50 p.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
16 #180 – The Future Of Microneurosurgery: Ultra Microsurgery Ali Krisht, MD 1:50 – 2:35 p.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
17 Afternoon Break
18 #180 – Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Knowledge Update Tanya Minasian, DO 2:50 – 3:10 p.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
19 #180 – Frontiers In Pediatric Neurosurgery R. Aaron Robison, MD 3:10 – 3:30 p.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
20 #180 – Provincial Civilian Medical Care During The Viet-Nam War Gordon McComb, MD 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
21 #180 – Concluding Remarks 4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Room 3111, Centennial Complex
22 Adjourn

Neurosurgery Symposium Speakers

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Namath S. Hussain, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Namath S. Hussain, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Esther J. Kim, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Esther J. Kim, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Anish N. Sen, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Anish N. Sen, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Nikhil Sahasrabudhe, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Nikhil Sahasrabudhe, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Chief, Complex Spine, Swedish Medical Center

Rod Oskouian, MD

Chief, Complex Spine, Swedish Medical Center

Chief, Complex Spine, Swedish Medical Center

Rod Oskouian, MD

Chief, Complex Spine, Swedish Medical Center

Dr. Oskouian focuses on scoliosis, spinal deformities, spine trauma, spine fractures, spinal surgery revisions, osteoporosis, spinal cord injury, degenerative disc disease, spine tumors, stereotactic spinal radiosurgery, spine infections, and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Dr. Oskouian received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Virginia under the late Dr. John Jane, Sr. Dr. Oskouian completed his neurosurgery fellowship at the New Zealand National Hospital in Auckland. Dr. Oskouian has published in numerous medical journals and textbooks, including Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Clinics of North America, the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Focus and Spine. His philosophy of care is to provide comprehensive, individualized medical care for his patients based on the most recent scientific advances. Dr. Oskouian also believes prevention, communication and education are a vital component of a patient’s long-term health and well-being.

Chief, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Warren W. Boling, MD

Chief, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Chief, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Warren W. Boling, MD

Chief, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Clifford C. Douglas, MD, PhD

Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Clifford C. Douglas, MD, PhD

Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Daniel J. DiLorenzo, MD, PhD, MBA

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Daniel J. DiLorenzo, MD, PhD, MBA

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Chair, Functional Neurosurgery, Beijing Children’s Hospital

Fang Tie, MD, PhD

Chair, Functional Neurosurgery, Beijing Children’s Hospital

Chair, Functional Neurosurgery, Beijing Children’s Hospital

Fang Tie, MD, PhD

Chair, Functional Neurosurgery, Beijing Children’s Hospital

Director, Department of functional neurosurgery, and the center for cerebral palsy treatment; vice director of the center for epilepsy treatment in Beijing Children’s Hospital, National Center for Children’s health in China.

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Kenneth M. De Los Reyes, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Kenneth M. De Los Reyes, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Ramachandran Pillai Promod Kumar, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Ramachandran Pillai Promod Kumar, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Miguel A. Lopez-Gonzalez, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Miguel A. Lopez-Gonzalez, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Director, Arkansas Neuroscience Institute

Ali Krisht, MD

Director, Arkansas Neuroscience Institute

Director, Arkansas Neuroscience Institute

Ali Krisht, MD

Director, Arkansas Neuroscience Institute

Dr. Krisht is the Director of the Brain Aneurysm Treatment Center at St. Vincent and the Cerebrovascular and Neuroendocrine clinics of the ANI. He is also the editor of Contemporary Neurosurgery, a thirty-two-year-old biweekly publication on neurosurgical issues that reaches more than 1,500 neurosurgeons and institutions. He also serves on the editorial board and is a reviewer of several major national and international neurosurgical publications.

Dr. Krisht received his medical training at the American University of Beirut School of Medicine. He continued his post-graduate training in neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Krisht became a professor of neurosurgery in 2005 and was vice chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at UAMS. He also served as Chief of the Neurosurgery at the VA from 1998-2002.

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Tanya Minasian, DO

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Tanya Minasian, DO

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

R. Aaron Robison, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

R. Aaron Robison, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Health

Chief Emeritus, Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Gordon McComb, MD

Chief Emeritus, Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Chief Emeritus, Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Gordon McComb, MD

Chief Emeritus, Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

J. Gordon McComb, MD is Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Southern California/Keck School of Medicine and Chief Emeritus of the Division of Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, in 1961, with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Miami in 1965, followed by a surgical internship at the University of California Los Angeles. Next, he did a year of pediatric residency at CHLA before going on active duty with the US Air Force, where he spent two years in a Vietnamese hospital attending to pediatric and adult civilian patients, many of who were casualties of the war. His neurosurgical residency was at Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, a program completed in 1973. Additional periods of training were undertaken at the University of California in San Francisco and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

Following his fellowship at University College London, he returned to CHLA, where he has remained ever since.

Under his direction, the pediatric neurosurgical service at CHLA has become a leading center on the West Coast for treatment of children with neurosurgical disorders. In addition to University of Southern California residents, residents from other programs rotate to CHLA for their pediatric neurosurgical experience. A fellowship program has also been developed.

He has published hundreds of clinical and basic research papers, book chapters and abstracts that have advanced the diagnosis and treatment of infants and children with neurosurgical disorders. His basic research interests continue to focus on CSF physiology, the patho-physiology of hydrocephalus and the nature of the blood-brain-barrier.

Convention Notes

The Annual Postgraduate Convention (APC) is sponsored by the Alumni Association of the School of Medicine of Loma Linda University. This activity is designed to change and diminish the gap between evidence-based medicine and practice.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Alumni Association of the School of Medicine of Loma Linda University. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Loma Linda University School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACCME essentials and standards. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education relies on its CME faculty to provide program content that is free of commercial bias. Therefore, in accordance with ACCME standards, any faculty and/or provider industry relationships will be disclosed and resolved.

CME Lectures

March 1, 3, 4, 2019

Class Reunions

March 2, 2019

Scientific Posters

March 1, 3, 4, 2019

APC Gala

March 3, 2018