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Department of Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery Research Day & Vera Lecture

Over the last several years the Department of Neurosciences has organized the annual "Neurosurgery Research Day & Cristian Vera Lecture". It is an initiative to promote academic research among the residents and faculty. The residents and fellows of MUSC Neurosurgery participate by presenting research projects. Faculty experts from the Department of Neurosurgery judge these presentations and award the participants. This year will feature a special guest speaker for the annual lectureship to honor Dr. Cristian Vera.

Date: March 31, 2016

Contact: For more information please contact Caroline Diez by email at or (843) 876-5053. 


March 31, 2016 Research Day

Cristian Vera Lecture

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Bioengineering Building, Room 110

Marion "Jack" Walker, M.D.
Professor, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
University of Utah
Primary Children’s Medical Center
Salt Lake City, UT

Presents “Modern Management of Spasticity in Children”



April 23, 2015 Research Day

Special Guest Speaker:

Col. Rocco Armonda, M.D.
Director, Neuroendovascular Surgery
Surgical Co-Director, Neuro-Intensive Care Unit
Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Associate Professor and Director, Neurosurgery
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
Washington, DC

Presented “Neurovascular Trauma: Military Lessons Applied to the Civilian Setting”

Award Winner:

Jan Vargas, M.D. - Best Neurosurgical Presentation



Click here to view a pdf of the 2015 Research Day Abstracts.

Research Day Cover 2015


Click here to view the event archive.

Instructions/Guidelines for Residents:

This year interns and fellows are not required to participate, but are certainly welcome to do so.  Please contact Caroline Diez if you plan to present so that a spot can be reserved.

Event Photos


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