January 22, 2013

Pediatric Neurosurgery Update to be Thursday, Jan. 24

Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery John Wellons III, M.D., MSPH, will host the first in a series of Vanderbilt Pediatric Neurosurgery Updates, Thursday, Jan. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 2100 West End Ave.

Wellons, who was recruited to lead Pediatric Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt last July, will discuss brachial plexus injury in children, identifying the ideal patients and timing for both non-surgical and surgical intervention.

Wellons came to Vanderbilt from the University of Alabama with extensive expertise in hydrocephalus, minimally-invasive endoscopic procedures, the surgical management of tumors of the central and peripheral nervous system, as well as the treatment of brachial plexus nerve injury.

His clinical research on repairing nerve damage is showing promise for improved recovery and functionality in the arm and hand following congenital or acquired nerve damage to the brachial plexus.

The event will provide 1.5 continuing medical education credits. To register, go to www.cumberlandpediatric.org or contact Mandy Thompson at amanda.thompson@vanderbilt.edu.