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Departmental Activity

Graduation of Maj. Daniel Coughlin

Congratulations to Maj. Daniel Coughlin on both graduation from the NCC Neurosurgery Residency program and to receiving the Major General Lewis A Mologne Award. This award is given to one physician in training each year who exemplifies a commitment to the care of patients and loyalty to his country, the U.S. Army, and his fellow soldiers. Congratulations!

Craniofacial Expeditionary Surgery Course:

The Neurosurgery Division participated actively in a joint led course aimed at providing military resident physicians surgical skills needed for the acute care of traumatically injured casualties down range. Representatives from Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery led a full day of lectures and cadaver lab on emergent and life-saving procedures including craniotomies, cricothyrotomies and tracheotomies, maxillary-mandibular fixation, and enucleation.

Recent Scholarly Activity

Conference Abstracts:

Boulter JH, Curry BP, Welch MC, Spinelli J, Miller CA, Neal CJ, Spevak C, Bell RS. Protocolization of Post-Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Pain Control with Elimination of Benzodiazepines and Long-Acting Opioids. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; Houston, TX. October 6-10, 2018.

Miller CA, Delaney JJ, Spinelli J, Coughlin DJ, Boulter JH, Rosner MK, Neal CJ, Dirks MS. Return to Active Duty Rates after Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery in Military Pilots. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; Houston, TX. October 6-10, 2018.

Neal CJ, Cantrell S, Boulter JH, Bell RS. Military Neurosurgery: What Have We Learned After More than 15 Years of War. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; Houston, TX. October 6-10, 2018.


Walker P, Bozzay J, Bell R, Bradley M, Rodriguez C. Curr Trauma Rep (2018) 4: 149.

Curry BP, Ikeda DS, Bell RS, Nimjee SM, Powers CJ. (2018) Pediatric Neurovascular Disease. In: Lanzer P. (eds) Textbook of Catheter-Based Cardiovascular Interventions. Springer, Cham.

Phillipp LR, Boulter J, Deibert C, Ahmad FU. Isolated Transverse Process Spinal Fractures Increase the Likelihood of Incurring Visceral and Pelvic Injuries: A Retrospective Review at a Level-1 Trauma Center. World Neurosurgery, 110, e168-e176.

Contact Us

Program Director

Christopher Neal, MD

Assistant Program Director

A. Jess Schuette, MD

Program Coordinator

Meyana McCombs
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