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

Cancer, Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests

Acoustic Neuroma Aneurysm, AVM Brain Tumors Cranial Surgery Herniated Discs, Stenosis, Back Pain Meningioma, General Neuro-Oncology, Brain & Spine Cancer Neurosurgery - Brain Pituitary Tumors Spinal Surgery

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 276-5655

Appointment: (585) 225-5767

Fax: (585) 276-2051

Office: (585) 225-5767

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Biography

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

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education

1989
BS summa cum laude | Duke University
Zoology

1996
PhD | Rockefeller University
Neuroscience

1997
MD | Cornell Univ Medical College
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

6/21/1997 - 6/20/1998
Internship in Surgery-General at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

7/1/1998 - 6/30/2003
Residency in Neurological Surgery at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

7/1/2003 - 6/30/2004
Fellowship in Cerebrovascular and Skull Bone Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Awards

2011
Reviewer for St. Michael's Hospital Animal Care Committee
Location: University of Toronto

2009
Cone Pevehouse Award
Sponsor: American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Location: Rolling Meadows, IL

2009
AANS Leadership Scholarship for Young Neurosurgeons
Sponsor: American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Location: Rolling Meadows, IL

2007
Anspach Award for Original Research in Cerebral Ischemia and Protection

2006
Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation Fellowship
Sponsor: American Association of Neurological Surgeons

1991
Alpha Omega Alpha
Sponsor: Cornell University Medical College

1988
Phi Beta Kappa
Sponsor: Duke University

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/2009
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.

3/17/2009
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.

2009
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.

Books & Chapters

2006
Chapter Title: Surgical Treatment of Anterior Circulation Aneurysms
Book Title: Controversies in Neurological Surgery: Neurovascular Disease
Author List: Vates, G.E.; Day, A.L., Shankar, G.
Edited By: Lawton, M.T.; Gress, D.R.; Higashida, R.T.
Published By: Thieme Medical Publishers2006 in New York

2004
Chapter Title: Intracranial aneurysms
Book Title: Stroke: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management
Author List: Vates, G.E.; Zabramski, J.; Spetzler, R.F.; Lawton, M.T.
Edited By: Mohr, J.P.; Choi, D.; Grotta, J.; Weir, B.; Wolf, P.
Published By: Churchill Livingstone2004 in New York

2004
Chapter Title: Surgical approaches for posterior circulation aneurysms
Book Title: Youman's Neurological Surgery
Author List: Lawton, M.T.; Vates, G.E.; Spetzler, R.F.
Edited By: Winn, H.R.
Published By: WB Saunders2004 in Philadelphia

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Videos

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SECOND OPINION | Pituitary Gland Tumor | APT | Webisode