30th Annual J. Garber Galbraith Scientific Session & Lecture

The 30th Annual J. Garber Galbraith Scientific Session & Lecture will be held at the Bradley Lecture Center at Children's Harbor on Friday, November 8, 2013. The Scientific Session hours are 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The main lecture, "Low Grade Gliomas: from Bench to Bedside," will be presented by Mitchel S. Berger, MD.

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UAB Neurosurgeons Recognized by Congress for Spinal Injury Guidelines

On September 27, 2013, in recognition of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, the Congress of the United States honored contributors of the updated Guidelines for the Management of Acute Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries. Authors include UAB neurosurgeons Mark N. Hadley, MD, Beverly C. Walters, MD, Mark R. Harrigan, MD, and Curtis J. Rozzelle, MD. Doctors Hadley and Walters co-chaired the nine-member committee. To learn more about this important contribution to the field of neurosurgery, read the Congressional letter of recognition, signed by congress members representing the home states of the authors.

Taped Remarks from Congressman Jim Langevin at the Annual North American Spine Society (NASS) Meeting


Jim Langevin at the North American Spine Society Meeting from UAB School of Medicine on Vimeo.

Congressman Jim Langevin of Rhode Island, who is quadriplegic, addressed the North American Spine Society at their annual meeting, held October 9-12, 2013. His remarks included the story of how he became paralyzed, and he expressed his gratitude to the health care providers who assisted in his recovery. He also commended the authors of the updated Guidelines for the Management of Acute Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries, published in the March 2013 issue of Neurosurgery.

UAB Neurosurgery Granted Departmental Status

The Division of Neurosurgery will become the Department of Neurosurgery on October 1, 2013, elevating the profile of an already world-renowned program. To read the article on the School of Medicine’s website, click here. For further reading, visit these sites:

Dr. James M. Markert Elected Fellow of the American Surgical Association

markertJames M. Markert, MD was elected a Fellow of the American Surgical Association (ASA) at their annual meeting in April 2013. ASA is America’s oldest and most prestigious surgical association, whose members are the world’s leading surgeons. The mission of the ASA ”is to be the premier organization for surgical science and scholarship and to provide a national forum for presenting the developing state of the art and science of general and sub-specialty surgery and the elevation of the standards of the medical/surgical profession.”

UAB Neurosurgeons Ranked Among the Top One Percent in the Nation by Peers

U.S. News and World Report, in conjunction with the regimented peer-nominated Castle Connolly’s Top DoctorsTM selection process, recognizes the U.S. News Top Doctors. The peer-review process evaluates nominated physicians based on their education, training, appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements, medical education, training, hospital appointments, administrative posts, and professional achievements.

UAB physicians James M. Markert, MD; Barton L. Guthrie, MD; Mark N. Hadley, MD; and Jerry W. Oakes, MD have been recognized  by a group of their peers for their outstanding work in neurosurgery. They have also been identified as the top 1% in their field by U.S. News Top Doctors.