George E. Vates, M.D., Ph.D.

George E. Vates, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 670
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 273-3551

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  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Patient Care Bio

G. Edward Vates, MD, PhD
Dr. Edward Vates is the neurosurgeon co-director of the University of Rochester Multidisciplinary Neuroendcrinology Clinic, who graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, and obtained his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. During his medical training, he obtained a PhD in neuroscience from the Rockefeller University. After medical school, Dr. Vates pursued training in neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco. During his neurosurgical residency, Dr. Vates was trained by Dr. Charles Wilson and Dr. Sandeep Kunwar in the techniques of transsphenoidal pituitary surgery, and participated in over 150 transsphenoidal surgeries.

After completing his residency, Dr. Vates completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and then moved to Rochester to assume the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center. Since arriving in Rochester, Dr. Vates has performed surgery in over 120 patients with pituitary tumors. Together with Dr. Calvi, he has established the University of Rochester Multidisciplinary Neuroendcrinology Clinic as a regional referral center for patients with pituitary tumors.

Awards & Honors (National)

Cone Pevehouse Award | American Association of Neurological Surgeons | Rolling Meadows, IL 2009
Anspach Award for Original Research in Cerebral Ischemia and Protection 2007
Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation Fellowship | American Association of Neurological Surgeons 2006
Alpha Omega Alpha | Cornell University Medical College 1991
Phi Beta Kappa | Duke University 1988

Awards & Honors (Local)

Reviewer for St. Michael's Hospital Animal Care Committee | University of Toronto 2011
AANS Leadership Scholarship for Young Neurosurgeons | American Association of Neurological Surgeons | Rolling Meadows, IL 2009

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Endocrine/Metabolism (SMD)

Specialties

Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education

MD | Medicine | Cornell Univ Medical College1997
PhD | Neuroscience | Rockefeller University1996
BS summa cum laude | Zoology | Duke University1989

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Cerebrovascular & Skull Bone Surg at Brigham and Women's Hospital07/01/2003 - 6/30/2004
Residency in Neurological Surgery at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center07/01/1998 - 6/30/2003
Internship in General Surgery at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center06/21/1997 - 6/20/1998