Columbia Neurosurgeons Remember Dr. Joao ‘John’ Antunes

Columbia Neurosurgeons Remember Dr. Joao ‘John’ Antunes

We are saddened to learn of the passing of our longtime friend and colleague, neurosurgeon Dr. Joao “John” Antunes. Dr. Antunes was originally from Portugal. He came to the United States to complete his residency in neurosurgery, then joined the Columbia...
Researchers Determine New Accomplice in Brain Tumors—and Catch Our Neurosurgeons’ Attention

Researchers Determine New Accomplice in Brain Tumors—and Catch Our Neurosurgeons’ Attention

Scientists are excited because in a recent study they found a brain tumor growing in a new way. Altered—or mutated—genes cause brain tumors, and scientists have a growing list of these genes. When a tumor occurs, they analyze the tumor to find those defective genes,...
Columbia Neurosurgeons Catch Up With Friends and Colleagues

Columbia Neurosurgeons Catch Up With Friends and Colleagues

Our Columbia neurosurgeons had another great week at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). They spent their days moderating panels, giving workshops, presenting research, sharing their knowledge and learning from their peers....