CNS Announces New Executive Committee Members

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Dr. Michael Thomas practices as a neurosurgeon in Orlando, Florida. In addition to his day-to-day work as a neurosurgeon, Dr. Michael Thomas maintains membership with such professional groups as the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) recently announced three new members elected to its Executive Committee: Brian V. Nahed, MD, MS; Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD; and Martina Stippler, MD. Each will serve on the committee for two years.

Based in Boston, Dr. Nahed serves as associate director of the Neurosurgery Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. He has been a leading voice in the development of many CNS clinical guidelines and has written numerous articles published in peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Pouratian practices at UCLA’s Neurosurgery Center, where he focuses his research on advancing neuroimaging techniques. Also interested in nerve and brain mapping, he hopes to design technology to assist patients who experience severe language and motor deficiencies.

Dr. Stippler directs the neurotrauma program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is a visiting faculty member at Harvard Medical School. In addition to her post as a reviewer for the Journal of Neurotrauma, she undertakes research aimed at predicting brain swelling and improving imaging of mild traumatic brain injuries.

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