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 Neuro-Oncology Webinar Series (NOWS)

Objective:
To understand the surgical anatomy of insula To understand the unique clinical and molecular characteristics of insular gliomas To develop a management plan for insular gliomas To understand nuances in modern insular glioma surgery.

About Speaker:
Dr. Muhammad Omar Chohan graduated from Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan in 2002. He spent the next 5 years at the New York State Institute for Basic Research, first as a post doc and then as a research scientist in Neurochemistry and Neuroimmunology lab. His work focused on Biology of neural stem cell stimulation in learning and memory disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. He was awarded “World Association of Alzheimer Disease Scientists Award” (WAADS) in 2005 for his work on small molecule development to enhance neurogenesis. Dr. Chohan started neurosurgery residency at University of New Mexico in 2008 and graduated with the “best resident leadership award”, he finished his fellowship training in Neurosurgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Weill Cornell Medical College in NYC in 2015 and returned to build Neuro-Oncology program at my home institution (UNM) as Assistant Professor in late 2015. At UNM he was the director of Neurosurgical Oncology from 2015-2020 and Director of Epilepsy surgery from 2019-2020. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2020 and joined University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2020 with joint appointments in Neurosurgery, Neurology and Radiation Oncology. Dr. Chohan is interested in brain mapping, open and minimally invasive techniques to treat brain tumors and epilepsy.
 

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