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Fall Seminar: Ashwini D. Sharan, MD FACS

Posted by on Friday, November 4, 2016 in News.

Speaker: Ashwini D. Sharan, MD FACS
President of North American Neuromodulation Society
President Elect of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Professor of Neurosurgery
Program Director
Division Chief for EN2
Epilepsy and Neuromodulation Neurosurgery
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
Thomas Jefferson University

photo of Ashwini D. Sharan

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time: 12:05 start, noon lunch
Place: Stevenson Center 5326

Title:  Epilepsy Surgery:  Developing Targeted, Tools, and Technology

Speaker Bio:  Dr. Ashwini Sharan is currently a Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Neurology at Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University.  In 1995, he completed his BA, MD degrees from Boston University, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, respectively. He began neurosurgical training at the University of Connecticut and completed the majority of his training at Thomas Jefferson University. Since then he has completed a fellowship in Spinal Neurosurgery and Functional Neurosurgery both at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  Dr. Sharan leads the Surgical Epilepsy program at Thomas Jefferson University and has been awarded the William H. Sweet Young Investigator Award sponsored by Medtronic, Inc. He is an NIH investigator on projects associated with human brain cell infection and neuronal dysfunction in AIDS and genetic influences on human epilepsy. He is also the Program Director of the Jefferson Neurosurgery residency and has been awarded the William Buchheit Award for best teacher of the year multiple times. He was recently named the President of the North American Neuromodulation Society.  He is also chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and now president-elect for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.  His work focuses on: complex spinal reconstruction, epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation surgery, and neuromodulation.

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