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

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

Neurosurgery — Neurological Surgery

Accepting New Patients

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

Neurosurgery — Neurological Surgery

Accepting New Patients


Locations

2180 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
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Appointments

(585) 225-5767

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(585) 276-2051

About Me

G. Edward Vates, MD, PhD
Dr. Edward Vates is the neurosurgeon co-director of the University of Rochester Multidisciplinary Neuroendocrinology 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 Neuroendocrinology Clinic as a regional referral center for patients with pituitary tumors.

Credentials

Education:

MD | Cornell University Medical College — 1997

Post-doctoral Training & Residency:

Fellowship in Cerebrovascular & Skull Bone Surg at Brigham and Women's Hospital — 2003 - 2004
Internship in General Surgery at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center — 1997 - 1998
Residency in Neurological Surgery at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center — 1998 - 2003

Research

Publications:

Jagannathan J, Vates GE, Pouratian N, Sheehan JP, Patrie J, Grady MS, Jane JA. "Impact of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education work-hour regulations on neurosurgical resident education and productivity." Journal of neurosurgery.. 2009 May 0; 110(5):820-7.

Biswas T, Okunieff P, Schell MC, Smudzin T, Pilcher WH, Bakos RS, Vates GE, Walter KA, Wensel A, Korones DN, Milano MT. "Stereotactic radiosurgery for glioblastoma: retrospective analysis." Radiation oncology. 2009 Mar 17; 4:11. Epub 2009 Mar 17.

Perlmutter,D. H.; Campbell,S.; Rubery,P. T.; Vates,E. G.; Silberstein,H. J. "Aneurysmal bone cyst: surgical management in the pediatric cervical spine". Spine. 2009; 34(1): E50-53.

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