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Neurosurgery Updates - Update on STAR, Head For the Cure

Friday, March 20, 2020

The annual STAR Symposium has been postponed and rescheduled for October 30th 2020.

Head for the Cure Rochester has been postponed and rescheduled until September 6, 2020.

Check back for more updates and details as the events get closer.



The Department of Neurosurgery welcomes Gabriel E. Yacob, MD

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The department would like to welcome Gabriel E. Yacob, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery who will be starting for Neuromedicine Pain. Dr. Yacob will be practicing at our Hornell, Dansville and Wellsville locations.

Many Voices, Many Visions: Scientists and surgeons look to improve outcomes

Thursday, March 5, 2020

This week we share the story of Gabe Abdella, who had a brain tumor. Neurosurgeons used translational brain mapping to help guide them during surgery to not only remove the tumor, but help improve Gabe’s brain function.

Doctors Webster Pilcher and Brad Mahon talk about the process and advancement in science. You can view Gabe’s story here and learn more about the program here. There’s also a race coming up to raise money and awareness about programs and the Head for the Cure 5K, you can learn more here.

Also this week, the 2020 Breastfeeding Summit was held March 5. Healthcare providers heard from two nationally recognized breastfeeding experts.

Read More: Many Voices, Many Visions: Scientists and surgeons look to improve outcomes