The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) inducted its first class of Fellows, and Dr. Philip Meyers of the Endovascular Center and Cerebrovascular Center at Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital was among the elite inductees.
“I feel honored to be included in this group of Fellowship inductees, all of whom are the pioneers and leaders in our specialty. It was a moving experience and kind tribute on the part of SNIS and Executive Director Marie Williams CAE,” says Dr. Meyers.
Dr. Meyers, president of SNIS from 2012–-2013, was honored in Colorado Springs during the 14th Annual Meeting. He was recognized for the significant contributions he has made to the field of endovascular surgical neuroradiology throughout his more than 20-year career.
Endovascular surgical neuroradiology is brain surgery done from a catheter inside blood vessels, as accessed through the femoral artery via a tiny incision in the leg. The procedure is less invasive than traditional surgery, resulting in a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, less pain and reduced risk for infection.
This specialty emerged a few decades ago, providing patients with better treatment options than before. These new methods have rapidly progressed since then, thanks to improvements in technology and tools, and Dr. Meyers has been at the forefront of this budding specialty throughout his career.
Early in his career, Dr. Meyers underwent extensive training, including a Fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
A recognized leader in the specialty, Dr. Meyers has helped advance the field through multiple efforts, most notably his commitment to research. He has published more than 200 journal articles throughout his career, and as a member of the Standards and Guidelines Committee of SNIS, he has penned several publications that detail guidelines for how best to treat certain vascular diseases, such as stroke.
Overall, Dr. Meyers’ impact on endovascular surgical neuroradiology has provided—and continues to provide—better, more innovative treatment options for patients.
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