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Fashion Designer Inspired by Her Neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Solomon

Designer Valentina Kova & her team
Fashion designer Valentina Kova (second from left) and her team with nurses Nancy (far left) and Cucky (far right).

Valentina Kova is a New York based Fashion and Jewelry Designer. She is also a patient of Dr. Robert Solomon, a Columbia University Medical Center neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of brain aneurysms.

Not long ago, Valentina’s mother suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. After doctors told her this could be hereditary, Valentina had a scan that revealed a seven millimeter (life-threatening) aneurysm in her own brain.

Valentina Kova 2013 Designs modeled in Valley Hospital OR
Models in the OR wearing           Valentina’s Designs.

Valentina counts herself lucky to have found out about the aneurysm before it ruptured and to then find Dr. Solomon. Dr. Solomon has operated on more cerebral (brain) aneurysms than any surgeon in the tri-state area. He specializes in the identification and definitive treatment of cerebral aneurysms before rupture and before the onset of devastating neurological problems.

Dr. Solomon performed surgery on Valentina at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital (CUMC/NYP) without incident. After a quick recovery she returned to designing jewelry and soon expanded her collection to include a line of clothing.

Valentina just launched her Fall/Winter 2013-2014 collection at Fashion Week here in New York City. As is common among top-tier designers, Valentina created a fashion film for the show. She was inspired by her incredible experience with Dr. Solomon at CUMC/NYP and set the film in an operating room; one used by Dr. Solomon at Valley Hospital, in Ridgewood, New Jersey (see photos top and right).

You can watch this behind the scenes video about the launching of Valentina Kova Fall/Winter 2013-2014 collection here.

To see Valentina today, she seems completely unscathed by the aneurysm or the brain surgery to treat it (see her video testimonial on Dr. Solomon’s webpage). To learn more about Valentina’s designs visit her website here.

We’d like to extend a special Thank You to Valley Hospital staff for letting Valentina shoot her video in one of their operating rooms, and to Valley Hospital nurses, Nancy and Cucky, for being so kind and helpful throughout the video shoot.

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