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Columbia Neurosurgeon Dr. Sean Lavine Elected to Chair AANS Cerebrovascular Section


Dr. Sean Lavine, from the Cerebrovascular Center and Endovascular Center, has long been active as a member and officer of the AANS/CNS* Joint Cerebrovascular Section, and he has just been named their newest Chairman.

Since 2011 Dr. Lavine has served as the section’s Secretary, and he will now spend the next year as their official Chair-Elect. His one-year term as Chairman will begin in 2015 at the start of the academic year.

“I am honored to have been elected Chairman of the AANS/CNS* Joint Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery,” said Dr. Lavine“This organization represents all cerebrovascular neurosurgeons, and is the voice in the rapidly evolving development and delivery of open surgical and endovascular management of cerebrovascular disease. I look forward to using my training, experience and philosophy to represent cerebrovascular neurosurgeons in this dynamic and exciting time. I plan to bring my unique perspective as the Chair of the Section to effect positive influence on the many impending decisions regarding Cerebrovascular Surgery.”

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Dr. Lavine’s new position was announced at the 82nd annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) earlier this month. He is pictured above with colleagues at the meeting: Dr. Henry Woo, professor of neurosurgery at Stonybrook , NY (center); and Dr. Aman Patel, professor of neurosurgery at Mount Sinai, NY.

“The  AANS meeting in San Francisco was an outstanding opportunity to share the latest research and clinical experience on the state of neurosurgery in general, and specifically in cerebrovascular disease,” said Dr. Lavine. “We had an outstanding national and international program highlighted by a session on the current issues related to AVM and aneurysm treatment.”

Learn more about Dr. Sean Lavine on his bio page here.

*AANS/CNS = American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons

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