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March 21, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts Kresge Reception Room | Map
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

On Tuesday, March 21st, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, the Wayne State University Department of Neurosurgery will be presenting Robert F. Spetzler, MD as its Gurdjian-Thomas Visiting Professor. The title of Dr. Spetzler's talk will be Management of Deep Seated Cavernous Malformations.

Robert F. Spetzler completed his undergraduate degree at Knox College in Illinois and also spent one year at the Free University of Berlin on scholarship. He completed medical school at Northwestern University in 1971 and his general surgery internship in 1972. Dr. Spetzler trained under Dr. Charles Wilson in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of California San Francisco. Under Dr. Wilson’s expert tutelage, his interest in neurovascular surgery and academic medicine developed. He was the recipient of the Annual Resident Award at the CNS meeting during his last year in residency and also received the NIH Trauma fellowship award.

After completing residency in 1977, Dr. Spetzler joined the Department of Neurosurgery at Case Western in Cleve-land. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1981 and then in 1983 was recruited to the prestigious J. N. Harber Chair of Neurological Surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Two years later, Dr. Spetzler became the Director of the BNI and is now the President and CEO. Under his leadership, the BNI has grown from a regional center to an internationally recognized center of excellence.

During Dr. Spetzler’s illustrious career, he has treated more than 6000 aneurysms and published over 600 articles in refereed journals, more than 200 book chapters in addition to numerous coauthored books and neurosurgical atlases. He is the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Arizona in addition to his administration of the Barrow Neurological Institute.

Dinner and CME credits will be offered. 

For more information about this event, please contact Marilyn Rutkowski at (313) 745-4523 or mrutkows@med.wayne.edu.