Professor of Neurosurgery at Columbia University in New York
Dr. Baltuch MD is a Professor of Neurosurgery at Columbia University in New York where he is Co-Chief of the Division of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery. He attended and graduated from Harvard College and Stanford University. He obtained his medical degree at McGill University and his Neurosurgical training at the Montreal Neurological Institute. He subsequently completed a fellowship at the University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland under the direction of Professor deTribolet.
Professor Baltuch specializes in the surgical management of movement disorders as well as epilepsy surgery. He was one of a few surgeons who pioneered the adoption of deep brain stimulation(DBS) for Parkinson’s Disease as well as other movement disorders and with 1500 DBS cases completed, has one of the largest international series. He was an early adopter of Focused ultrasound(HiFU) for movement disorders and has one of the busiest HiFU practices in the US. He has numerous peer reviewed publications in prestigious journals with an h index of 53 and over 15000 citations. He has edited 4 textbooks including the recent 2ndedition of Thieme’s “Operative techniques in epilepsy surgery”. He has received numerous grants and awards, and has travelled internationally lecturing on the surgical management of movement disorders and epilepsy.
Friday Session 7:30 am-1:00 pm (Sponsored by Orthofix)
Saturday Session 7:30 am-1:00 pm (Sponsored by SurgicalOne Inc.)
Thursday night opening Reception and Keynote Speaker
The Walter Grand Neurosurgery Forum would like to especially recognized our sponsors and thank them for their the support which helps make our conference possible each year.
The Dr. Walter Grand Neurosurgical Forum is grateful for all the generous contribution from our many donors, without whom, this annual conference would not be possible.
The Walter Grand Neurosurgery Forum is greatful to AHN for offering CME credit to this years attendees.
Accreditation and Designation Information:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of Allegheny General Hospital and the Dr. Walter Grand Neurosurgical Forum. Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Allegheny General Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Dr. Grand Neurosurgical Forum is an informal meeting where Neurosurgeons are invited to discuss topics of their choice in a collegial atmosphere. The forum also focuses on gathering friends and family in Ponte Vedra during the spring of each year. So each morning, there are meetings that boast an asymmetric view of neurosurgery with a focus on topics not generally covered in the national meetings. Afternoons are open to spend with family and friends. Then there are social gatherings in the evenings during which the discussions can continue.