This month the PNA Spotlight focuses on Dr. Georgios A. Zenonos, the neurosurgical Associate Director of the Center for Cranial Base Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed medical school at the University of Athens School of Medicine in Greece, where he was valedictorian. He went on to pursue a basic science post-doctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School to study the mechanisms of programmed cell death. Dr. Zenonos also completed two formal cranial base fellowships: one at the University of Pittsburgh, focusing on endoscopic endonasal pituitary surgery, and minimally invasive approaches, and one at the University of Miami under Drs. Jacques Morcos, and Roberto Heros, focusing on complex open approaches, and cerebrovascular neurosurgery. Dr. Zenonos also has further sub-specialization in stereotactic Gamma-Knife radiosurgery. He completed his internship, residency and chief residency in neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh. The PNA posed some questions about his career in pituitary medicine; his answers follow.
PNA Medical Corner: Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Acromegaly.
This month the PNA Medical Corner showcases an article co-written by PNA member Dr. Jason Sheehan of the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. The authors reviewed many studies on the outcomes in stereotactic radiosurgery for acromegaly and conclude that patients achieved endocrine remission and control of about 60-70 percent over time, with visual loss being an uncommon side-effect.
Knowledge is power and we believe keeping abreast of news on the research front is imperative. Each month in Highlights we feature a few of the top news stories, which you can read below. In addition, we update our website on a regular basis with the latest breaking news related to pituitary and hormonal disorders by gathering stories we think you'll be interested in from MD Linx, Medscape, MedPage Today, PubMed, Touch Endocrinology, News-Medical.net and WebMD.
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