Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS, FAHA (left)
Chair, AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee
Geisinger
Wilkes Barre, PA

Kristopher T. Kimmell, MD (right)
Neurosurgeon at Rochester Regional Health
Rochester, NY

Every August is Neurosurgery Awareness Month (#NeurosurgeryMonth), an initiative organized by the American Association of Neurosurgeons (AANS). Past years have been focused on conditions such as concussion, back pain, stroke or traumatic brain injury.

The goal of Neurosurgery Awareness Month is to bring neurological conditions to the forefront and share knowledge that will enlighten the public what it means to live with and be treated for these conditions.

This year for #NeurosurgeryMonth, we are opening Neurosurgery Blog to a variety of guest posts from neurosurgical departments across the county. Throughout August, we will share information, technological developments, and patient stories that highlight the amazing work these neurosurgeons do.

We hope these stories will spotlight neurosurgical departments across the country and the neurosurgeons who have committed their lives to this elite field.

Editor’s Note: We encourage everyone to join the conversation online by using the hashtag #NeurosurgeryMonth.

 

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