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Dr. Erol VeznedarogluJune 2013


Message from Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu
Director, Capital Institute for Neurosciences
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Summer has finally arrived, and many of us are seeking a slight reprieve from the hectic pace of life. At the Institute, we are in high gear during the summer months, continuing to build unique world-class programs. I am very proud to announce that Dr. Roy Patchell, a world-renowned neuro-oncologist, will soon be joining the Capital Institute for Neurosciences.

Dr. Patchell was previously Chairman of the Division of Neurology at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, an internationally recognized neurological center. In fact, one of the most widely recognized standard classification systems for brain cancer is The Patchell Classification, which is used by neuro-oncologists and neurosurgeons around the world. In October, Dr. Patchell will be joining Dr Arlan Mintz, Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, to develop new treatments for brain cancer.

I am currently in Spain where I traveled to deliver a lecture on treatment paradigms for patients over the age of 80. Before leaving, I introduced Dr. Peter Gliebus, who will direct our Cognitive Disorders Program. Dr. Gliebus has unique training in Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive decline — a field I believe medicine has not dealt with well in the past.

So please enjoy your summer, reflect on summers past, enjoy time with family and friends, and rest assured that we are continuing to build a unique institute that exists nowhere else except right here in New Jersey.


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