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April 2005
Volume 2, Issue 1
MGH Neurosurgical Society Alumni News






Pictures from the 2005 Alumni Reception



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......Most memorable MGH moments…… MGH Neurosurgical Society Alumni HomePage
Dr. Zervas offering me a position in the neurosurgrical residency program when I was a surgical intern at MGH.
Giving grand rounds as Chief Resident in the Ether Dome.
-- Dr. Debra A. Petrucci, Chief of Neurosurgery , White Plains Hospital

Clipping my first aneurysm as East Senior with Dr. Ogilvy-then watching Titanic later that evening!
Gross total removal of CP-Angle meningioma with Dr. Ojemann on my last day as West Senior.
-- Dr. Zoher Giogawala Private Practice Yale University

I think the memory of what was probably the first craniotomy carried out under hypothermia will always remain with me as the essence of MGH. Take a good idea, mobilize all the resources you can imagine you might need to be successful, gather all the intellectual prowess within reach to make a success of the procedure and then go ahead and attempt the impossible task…..-- Dr. Walter S. Cotter , Retired

They were all special moments, the privilege of rounding with the giants of neurosurgery and neurology, men of the "Greatest Generation": Sweet, Adams, Fisher, Ojemann, and Zervas, and of course, operating with surgical masters. The most memorable moment was being asked as a junior resident for the names of a few patients that could

Being accepted as a surgical intern and walking through the entry way of the White Building with my "short" white coat on July 1st, 1968.

Dr. Roberto M. Heros, University of Miami, Lois Pope Center

be evaluated by a new machine MGH acquired, called the "CAT Scan". Seeing the incredible impact on patient care, neurosurgery, and neurosciences of brain imaging and what followed - MRI, fMRI, MR Spect, IGS, SRS, etc. Being on the 50-yard-line and witnessing medical history unfolding… that remains magical. -- Dr. Stephen Brem, Director, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Vice-Chair/Moffitt in the Department of Neurosurgery

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