The Department of Neurosurgery hosted their annual Research Day on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Department of Neurosurgery Research Day showcases the research efforts between faculty and trainees.

New York, NY
 – June 8, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

On Wednesday, June 8th, the Department of Neurosurgery of The Mount Sinai Medical Center hosted its annual Research Day showcasing the research efforts of faculty and trainees. All faculty and trainees pursuing basic or clinical research submitted an abstract and poster. Participants presented their work to the Research Day Advisory Committee, whose members consist of interdisciplinary faculty, colleagues, and other members of the academic community and administration. Each year, the department honors esteemed physicians and scientists with the Ved P. Sachdev, MD, Endowed Lecture, the Jeannette and Bernard Post, MD, Endowed Lecture and the Kalmon D. Post, MD, Neurosurgery Resident Publication Award.

The Ved P. Sachdev, MD, Endowed Lecture, Microsurgical Resection & Radiosurgery in the Management of Vestibular Schwannoma and Meningiomas of the Cavernous Sinus: A Discussion was presented by Daniele Rigamonti, MD, FACS. Dr. Rigamonti is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology and the Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

The Ved P. Sachdev, MD, Endowed Lecture was established in 2001 in memory of Ved P. Sachdev, who studied at Amristor Medical College at the University of Punjab. Having completed residencies in India in ENT and Neurosurgery, he moved to England where he studied in ENT and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. Dr. Sachdev came from England to the United States and Mount Sinai at the age of 39 and began another residency under Dr. Sydney Gross and completed his training under Dr. Leonard Malis. Dr. Sachdev became Dr. Malis’ associate the day he completed his residency. Well-known for his surgical skills and anatomical knowledge, he was listed in New York Magazine among the best neurosurgeons in New York as well as in America. Also a dedicated teacher, Dr. Sachdev taught the Anatomy of the Peripheral Nervous System at the Medical School.

The Jeannette and Bernard Post, MD, Endowed Lecture, Understanding Moyamoya Syndrome – A Cause of Stroke in Children and Young Adult, was presented by R. Michael Scott, MD, Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of The Children's Hospital Boston.

The Jeannette and Bernard Post, MD, Endowed Lecture was originally established as the Bernard Post Lectureship by Kalmon Post, MD, Chairman Emeritus, Leonard I. Malis, M.D./Corinne and Joseph Graber Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Medicine in 1998 in memory of his father, the quintessential physician, both a healer and a teacher for over 30 years. Originally a general practitioner, he became board certified in Rehabilitative Medicine, developed innovative methods for electrodiagnosis testing, and was Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitative Medicine at Downstate University Medical School. Dr. Post would have greatly appreciated the opportunity to fully immerse himself in the academic medical environment he found so stimulating. Because of his love and talent for research and teaching, he would have been extraordinarily excited by today’s program and profoundly honored by this lectureship. In 2003, the lectureship was renamed to memorialize Dr. Post’s mother, Jeannette. Ms. Post was one of the first women in her law school. She became a litigator in an era when most women did not work outside the home.

The Kalmon D. Post, MD, Neurosurgery Resident Publication Award was presented to Yakov Gologorsky, MD for his publication Transgressing the ventricular wall during subthalamic deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson’s disease increases the risk of adverse neurological sequelae. This was considered the best peer-reviewed manuscript published or accepted in the preceding year. The award was established in 2007 in honor of Dr. Post’s interest in academic development of residents and his commitment to scholarship.

Research Day strengthens the relationship between faculty and trainees. Residents and fellows formulate ideas and collaborate with their faculty mentors, furthering the commitment of both parties to ongoing learning and discovery while meeting training requirements.