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BME Seminar Series: "Navigating the Brain and Spine - Stepping Outside of our Comfort Zone" by Arno Sungarian, MD, FAANS| UMass Medical School

Monday, September 19, 2022
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
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Arno Sungarian, MD, FAANS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Neurological Surgery
University of Massachusetts Medical School   





Abstract: Surgery of the brain and spine has seen an explosive growth in the last half a century due to innovation in surgical techniques and introduction of new technologies to improve patient care and outcomes. The volume of cases has continued to rise as has the expectation for better outcomes and faster recovery in the realm of increased socioeconomic pressures. More complex procedures are performed in an outpatient setting with minimally invasive techniques becoming more desirable. AR and VR technologies are becoming an integral part of the surgeons arsenal and AI will eventually replace the surgeon all together.  
My goal is to open a broad discussion about emerging trends in the surgery of the brain and spine as a stepping stone for new ideas and  their practical implementation.  
Biography: Dr.Arno Sungarian was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 1967. He attended English Language High School and 2 years of compulsory military service in the ‘80s. Immigrated to the US in 1990, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. 
Dr.Sungarian obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University in NYC 1991-93, and a Medical Degree at Brown University, 1993-97. His residency was in Neurosurgery at Brown/Rhode Island Hospital from 1997 to 2004. He has been practicing Neurosurgery in Worcester since 2004. He is married with 2 kids, 13 and 15, and lives in Shrewsbury, MA 


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