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Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery recognizes MUSC's Top-Notch Researchers

Wanda Hutto | | August 1, 2018

Aquilla S. Turk, D.O.

MUSC neurointerventional investigators are among the most influential in their field, according to the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. Aquilla S. Turk, D.O., a professor in the departments of neurosurgery and radiology, was honored for having the most cited article in the history of the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, at the society’s 2018 national meeting. The JNIS is regarded as one of the most respected neurosurgery journals.

Additionally, MUSC is tied with Massachusetts General Hospital with the most impact on the journal in terms of highly cited articles, with four MUSC physician-scientists included on the list. In addition to Turk, Raymond D. Turner, M.D., Mohammad Chaudry, M.D., and Alejandro M. Spiotta, M.D., are also among its most highly cited authors.

“To be listed as a highly cited researcher is a great honor and a testament to our faculty’s outstanding achievements being nationally recognized by their peers.  Dr. Turk and his colleagues are busy clinicians as well as top-notch researchers – MUSC is fortunate to have faculty of this caliber,” said Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D., vice president for research at MUSC. “MUSC researchers are making profound advancements in their respective fields that patients will ultimately benefit from.” 

All of MUSC’s top articles are clinically relevant from an operational standpoint of treating stroke, or they are outcome based, often setting the highest bar in quality outcomes, Turner explained. The MUSC neuroendovascular team was also publicly honored as the most published academic group in the United States over the past 10 years, in addition to having the most top 100 cited articles.
“This recognition directly reflects on Dr. Turk’s leadership and operational ability to build a world class research program. Through his leadership, we have also built one of the most impactful research collaborations across multiple academic medical centers in the U.S.,” Turner said.


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