Neurosurgery's podcasts provide portable, audio content in seven languages.  The English-language offerings are comprised of topics pulled from each issue and discussed with experts in various fields. Podcasts in Spanish, Korean, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, and Japanese provide Neurosurgery's international audience with each month's Editor's Choice selections.

 

Published by: Dr. Charles Liu
Created: 10/29/2008
Contains: 16 Episodes

Dr. Charles Liu reads synopses and reads publication comments of Editor's Choice articles in Neurosurgery.

Note: This is applicable to only 2007 issues

Charles Y. Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California

Dr. Liu was born in Taiwan and grew up in southern Africa as the son of a diplomat. He completed his undergraduate work in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and completed his PhD in chemical/biomedical engineering at Rice University. Dr. Liu then graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine and completed his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Southern California. He has been part of the faculty of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Southern California since 2003. Dr. Liu’s clinical interests include the neurosurgical treatment of epilepsy, pituitary and anterior skull base tumors, cerebrovascular disease, and adult brain tumors. Dr. Liu currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons as Chair of the International Committee. In addition, he serves as a neurosurgical consultant to the Department of Athletics at USC, including to the USC Football Trojans.


Published by: Dr. Charles Liu
Created: 12/8/2008
Contains: 2 Episodes
Dr. Charles Y. Liu discusses important topics with experts in the field.

Published by: Dr. Ying Mao
Created: 12/8/2008
Contains: 8 Episodes

Dr. Ying Mao reads synopses of Editor's Choice articles in Chinese.

Ying Mao, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Hua Shan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai Clinical Neurosurgical Center, Shanghai, China

Dr. Mao was born in Hai Men (a small city near Shanghai) on August 15, 1967 and graduated from Shanghai Medical University in 1992. Since then, he's worked in the Department of Neurosurgery of Hua Shan Hospital, one of the largest neurosurgical centers in China. Dr. Mao became the youngest professor of neurosurgery in Fudan University in 2003. He studied as post-doc in Crosby Neurosurgical Lab, University of Michigan in 1997, studied cranial base surgery in Osaka City University in 1998, and studied as visiting scholar in Massachusetts General Hospital in 2005. His major interests include the clinical practice and research of cerebrovascular diseases, especially the surgical treatment of complicated cerebral aneurysms, cavernomas, and moyamoya disease. He is also interested in cranial base surgery and research in neuro-oncology.


Published by: Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
Created: 12/8/2008
Contains: 11 Episodes

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa reads synopses of Editor's Choice articles in Spanish.

Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Oncology Neuroscience and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland

Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley where he graduated with honors and earned his medical degree from Harvard, where he graduated cum laude. He then completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental and stem cell biology. At his current position he focuses on the surgical treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors, with an emphasis on motor and speech mapping during surgery as well as endoscopic and minimally invasive cranial based procedures. Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa conducts numerous research efforts on elucidating the role of stem cells in the origin of brain tumors and the potential role stem cells can play in fighting brain cancer and regaining neurological function.


Published by: Dr. Juilherme C. Ribas
Created: 12/8/2008
Contains: 8 Episodes
Dr. Guilherme C. Ribas reads synopses of Editor's Choice articles in Portuguese.

Guilherme Carvalhal Ribas, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia, Virginia

Born in January 1952, in São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Professor Guilherme Carvalhal Ribas obtained his medical degree from the Escola Paulista de Medicina of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, in São Paulo, SP, Brazil. In 1977, he did his residency at the Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo under Professor Gilberto Machado de Almeida (1978-1981), and at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia, under Professor John A. Jane (1981-1982). He did a short research fellowship at Professor Albert Rhoton Jr.’s microneurosurgery laboratory at the University of Florida in 1985. Prof. Ribas obtained his Doctoral degree in Neurology in 1991, and Professorship of Surgery in 2005 from the University of São Paulo Medical School. He currently teaches surgical neuroanatomy at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia, where in 2000, he was appointed Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery. His teaching and publishing activities are particularly enriched by the use of stereoscopic techniques, and he is currently focused on intrinsic and extrinsic brain tumors surgery.


Published by: Dr. Felice Esposito
Created: 12/8/2008
Contains: 7 Episodes

Dr. Felice Esposito reads synopses of Editor's Choice articles in Italian.

Felice Esposito, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurosurgery, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy

Dr. Esposito graduated from Federico II University of Naples School of Medicine in 1999 and obtained his Italian Medical Board Certification in 2000. He started his residency in 2000 and studied as a research fellow in the Pituitary Tumor and Neuroendocrine Program at the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 2003 to 2004. He completed his residency in neurosurgery in 2004 and obtained the Certification Board. He earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Imaging at the Federico II University of Naples in 2008. In addition, Dr. Esposito is a resident in maxillofacial surgery and currently works at the Division of Neurosurgery of the Federico II University of Naples, directed by Prof. Paolo Cappabianca.


Published by: Dr. Kazuhiko Nozaki
Created: 12/8/2008
Contains: 8 Episodes

Dr. Kazuhiko Nozaki reads synopses of Editor's Choice articles in Japanese.

Kazuhiko Nozaki, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga, Japan

Dr. Nozaki was born in Kyoto on May 5, 1957. Dr. Nozaki graduated from Kyoto University School of Medicine in 1983 and from Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in 1990. He studied as a research fellow in neurology and neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts from 1990 to 1992, and after spending time at the Department of Neurosurgery, Kyoto University Hospital from 1992 to 2008, he moved to his current position in February 2008. He obtained the Japanese Medical Board, Japanese Neurosurgical Board, Japan Stroke Society Board, and the Japanese Society of Spinal Surgery Board. Dr. Nozaki's interests include cerebrovascular diseases, cranial base diseases, spinal cord diseases, basic research in cerebral ischemia and cerebral aneurysms.


Published by: Dr. Sun Ha Paek
Created: 12/8/2008
Contains: 8 Episodes

Dr. Sun Ha Paek reads synopses of Editor's Choice articles in Korean.

Sun Ha Paek, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Dr. Paek was born in 1963 and graduated from the Seoul National University College of Medicine in 1987. He finished his neurosurgical training in the Seoul National University Hospital and earned board membership of the Korean Neurosurgical Society in 1992. After fulfillment of three-year military service, he joined the faculty members of the Department of Neurosurgery of the Seoul National University College of Medicine in 1999. He spent two years as a research fellow in the Department of Neurology of Cornell University Weill Medical College in New York and the Department of Neurosurgery of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia between 2002 and 2004. Dr. Paek is an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (international), the Korean Neurosurgical Society, the Korean Brain Tumor Society, the Korean Skull Base Society, and the Korean Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. His fields of interest are stereotactic functional neurosurgery, including deep brain stimulation, neuro-oncology, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery.


Published by: Dr. Sean Lavine
Created: 12/19/2008
Contains: 1 Episodes

Sean D. Lavine, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology and Clinical Director of Neuroendovascular Services, Columbia University School of Medicine, Columbia, New York

Dr. Lavine is an assistant professor of neurosurgery and radiology at the Columbia University School of Medicine, and serves as the Clinical Director of Neuroendovascular Services at the Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital. He dedicates his practice exclusively to diseases associated with the cerebrovascular system and to those diseases treated with Endovascular Neurosurgical and Interventional Neuroradiological Procedures. He was among the first surgeons in the country to complete training in these procedures after completing neurosurgical training. He performed his undergraduate studies at the University of California Los Angeles, medical school at Cornell University Medical School, and neurosurgery residency and endovascular neurosurgical training at the University of Southern California. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Disease.