UBNS News

Dr. Davies awarded the UB CTSA KL2 Grant

Jason Davies, MD PhD has been awarded the UB CTSA KL2 grant, which provides two-years of funding and research support. The KL2 R…

Dr. Levy Installed as Endowed Chair

Congratulations to Dr. Elad Levy for his installation as the L. Nelson Hopkins III, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of…

Michael Stoffman, MD joins UBNS

UBNS adds Michael R. Stoffman, MD, FACS, FAANS to our faculty beginning October 1st.

UBNS Resident Nominated to YNC

Congratulations to UBNS resident, Hakeem Shakir, MD (PGY-6), for being nominated to the Young Neurosurgeons Committee.

Dr. Fabiano Receives 40 Under 40 Honor

Business First announced its 25th annual class of 40 Under 40 which included Andrew Fabiano, MD.

Laligam N. Sekhar, MD is 2016 George Cohn Memorial Lecturer

The twenty-fifth annual George A. Cohn, MD Memorial Lecture was delivered by Dr. Sekhar titled: What I Learned about Neurosurger…

David Poulsen, PhD Promoted to Professor of Translational Neuroscience

Research focuses on neuroprotective/neurorestorative agents to prevent cognitive deficits after traumatic brain injury & stroke.

Dr. Gibbons Appointed Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

We are most pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin J. Gibbons, MD, as the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs (Jaco…

Peter Jannetta, world-renowned neurosurgeon from Allegheny General Hospital, has died

Peter Jannetta, the noted neurosurgeon who spent a large portion of his career at Allegheny General Hospital, died today, accord…

Resident Inducted into AOA Society

Dr. Andrew Fanous, fifth year resident at UBNS Department of Neurosurgery, was recently inducted into the prestigious alpha omeg…

Largest Adult ETV Study in the World

A landmark article by Dr. Walter Grand published in Neurosurgery is the largest adult trial for Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy

3D Printing: Custom Patient Treatment Becomes a Reality

Dr. Adnan Siddiqui is using 3D printed vascular models to replicate a patient's brain aneurysm

Boy with Cerebral Palsy Now Able to Walk

UBNS pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Renée Reynolds, performed seven hours of delicate spinal surgery to help his chances to walk.

Dr. Levy Receives GW Alumni Achievement Award

The Alumni Achievement Award is the highest form of recognition given by the University and The George Washington Alumni Associa…

UB Neurosurgery Productivity Ranks in Top 20

Led by Chairman and Professor Dr. Elad Levy, MD MBA FACS FAHA, the University at Buffalo’s Department of Neurosurgery has the 17…

Brain Aneurysm Foundation Awards Grant to UBNS Endovascular Fellow

UBNS endovascular fellow, Ashish Sonig, MD, receives the Shirley Dudek Demmer Chair of Research Grant for $25,000.

9th Annual Brain Endoscopy Course

Dr. Jody Leonardo and Dr. Walter Grand hosted their annual conference on 7/31 & 8/1. See photos from the conference inside.

UBNS Fellow Receives 2015 Galbraith Award

Dr. Ashish Sonig, senior endovascular fellow for UB Neurosurgery, received the Congress of Neurological Surgery's 2015 Galbraith…

UBNS Ranks in Top 20 for Academic Production

UB’s Department of Neurosurgery ranks among the top 20 most productive neurosurgical residency programs in the U.S. in terms of …

UBNS Resident Receives NYSNS Award

Dr. Andrew Fanous, fifth year neurosurgical resident at SUNY Buffalo, received the 2015 research award at the New York State Neu…

Visiting Medical Student Sub-internship in Neurosurgery

Are you a medical student interested in Neurosurgery? If so, come join us for a Sub-internship at UBNS! (1st through 4th years)

First Place Ribbon Awarded at SPIE

Toshiba Stroke & Vascular Research Center's Medical Physics team received first place honors at the 2015 SPIE Medical Imaging Me…

UBNS Neurosurgery Resident to be Inducted

Dr. Andrew Fanous has been selected to become member of the Richard Sarkin/Emeritus Faculty Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor S…

Free DBS Therapy Seminars

Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy seminars start today at 4pm at 5959 Big Tree Road, Orchard Park, NY (off Rt. 20A)

Pituitary Conferences for 2015

This first in our series of conferences this year will be Cynthia Dlugos, PhD on March 19th.

Buffalo Dances for the Philippines

UBNS is hosting a dance marathon, ENDOTHON2015! ~Buffalo Dances for the Philippines~ to raise awareness and funds to buy a piece…

New Orchard Park Office Opens Nov 3rd

UBNS will be moving from it's current Sterling Road location into a new spacious office just down the road.

Dr. Levy Receives Chancellor's Award

Dr. Elad I. Levy, Chairman and Professor of UB Neurosurgery, was one of three recipients of the 2014 SUNY Chancellor's Award for…

Four Abstracts Accepted for EANS 2014

Dr. Grand to Present 4 Abstracts at the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies Meeting (EANS) 2014 in Prague.

Endoscopy Dance Marathon

UBNS Dance Marathon to be held on Saturday, February 21st to raise money to buy an endoscope for the Philippine General Hospital…

Brain Endoscopy Course in Buffalo

UB Neurosurgery recently hosted its 8th Annual Brain Endoscopy Course for invited neurosurgeons from around the globe. This hand…

Dr. Hopkins Named 2014 Renaissance Man of the Year

Buffalo, NY - Dr. L. Nelson Hopkins has been chosen as the 2014 Renaissance Man of the Year by the Buffalo Renaissance Foundatio…

Dr. Hopkins Provides Live Case Transmission to Bring Interactive Medical Course to Life

Buffalo, NY – L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, participated in a live case transmission during the second day of the LINC conference (Live…

Dr. Budny Honored as one of Canisius College's 'Distinguished Alumni'

James L. Budny, MD, will be nominated as a “Distinguished Alumni” at this year’s annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner on November …

Dr. Hopkins – An Honored Guest at Annual CNS Meeting

L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, was an honored guest at this year’s annual Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) meeting, which took pl…

Dr. Adnan Siddiqui Awarded Grant to Promote Development of Clinician Researchers

Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, of University at Buffalo Neurosurgery, Inc., has recently been awarded a New York State grant from the …

GVI & Dr. Hopkins Featured in WIRED

Dr. Nick Hopkins of UBNS was recently featured in WIRED to explain why the Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) in Buffalo, N.Y. is un…

Dr. Levy Featured in Buffalo Business First

Dr. Levy was featured in the September 20, 2013 issue of Buffalo Business First.

Dr. John Pollina Joins UBNS

Dr. Pollina is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo who will join UBNS i…

Four UBNS Residents Receive Quality Improvement Awards

Four residents in University at Buffalo’s Department of Neurosurgery, Lindsay Lipinski, MD; Hakeem Shakir, MD; Josh Meyers, MD; …

Dr. Hakeem Shakir, UBNS Resident, Writes Article Published in The Buffalo News

Hakeem Shakir, MD, a resident in UB's Department of Neurosurgery, wrote an article that was published in The Buffalo News on Jul…

Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Dr. Renee Reynolds, Joins UBNS

Renee Reynolds, MD, has joined the department of neurosurgery as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery. Dr. Reynolds completed her…

UBNS Receives Vascular Testing Accreditation by the IAC

University at Buffalo Neurosurgery is pleased to announce that it has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in Vascula…

Dr. Robert Plunkett Awarded Grants to Fund Two Studies

Robert Plunkett, MD, of University at Buffalo Neurosurgery, Inc., has recently been awarded grants from National Cancer Institut…

GVI Receives Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award

The American Heart/Stroke Association presented the Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) with the “Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold…

Students Learn of the Many Opportunities Medical Science Offers

A group of Western New York high school students toured the Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo to learn about medical science.

UBNS Physician Serves as PI of Landmark MS Pilot Study

Dr. Adnan Siddiqui, associate professor of neurosurgery, UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and PREMiSe principal inv…

Caring for Our Wounded Warriors

Dr. James Budny of UBNS shares his experience of caring for wounded warriors from his perspective as a colonel in the U.S. Army …

Elmwood Franklin Students Visit the GVI

More than 30 eighth grade students from Elmwood Franklin School toured the Gates Vascular Institute on Thursday, January 24, 201…

PUCCS Receives Richard Patterson Advocacy Award

PUCCS was chosen to receive the Richard Patterson Advocacy Award, which will be given out at the awards reception at the Santa C…

UBNS Participates in Global Acute Ischemic Stroke Study

Healthcare products company Covidien has enrolled the first patient in a controlled, multi-centre, prospective, randomised clini…

Cutting-Edge Device Revolutionizes Stroke Treatment

Drs. Elad Levy and Adnan Siddiqui explain how an innovative device has revolutionized stroke treatment for many patients.

Dr. Siddiqui on The Healthy Zone

Dr. Siddiqui discusses stroke symptoms, risk factors, prevention tips and the Gates Vascular Institute with Janet Snyder on The …

UBNS Physician Provides Pediatric Neurosurgical Care to Children in Kenya

Dr. Veetai Li, a pediatric neurosurgeon at UBNS, recently spent two weeks in Kijabe, Kenya, a village about 30 miles outside the…

UBNS Nurse Practitioner Travels to Haiti to Treat Those in Need

Laura Lewis-Mason, certified adult health nurse practitioner at UBNS, returned to Western New York on Sunday, November 18th afte…

It Only Takes One

Imagine not being able to concentrate on the simplest daily task. Then mix in what it would feel like to constantly battle split…

Dr. Budny Treats Soldiers Injured in Afghanistan

Some of our troops serving in the War on Terror will be in the capable hands of a Western New York surgeon.
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