Dr. Alan Boulos Elected to Selective Neurological Society
ALBANY, N.Y., July 19, 2013—Alan Boulos, M.D., chief of the division of neurosurgery at Albany Medical Center, has been elected to the prestigious Society of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Boulos is the only neurosurgeon in the Capital Region to be asked to join the society, whose selective membership is limited to 200 in the nation and is comprised only of those considered leaders in the field.
In addition to leading the neurosurgery department, Dr. Boulos is director of the neurovascular section, and associate professor of neurosurgery and radiology at Albany Med.
“Dr. Boulos is an outstanding physician leader and mentor who is dedicated to his patients, trainees and staff,” said Vincent Verdile, M.D., dean of Albany Medical College and executive vice president for health affairs at Albany Medical Center. “Given his strong clinical skill and steadfast commitment to advancing the field of neurosurgery, it is fitting that he would be elected to this esteemed society.”
Dr. Boulos is a resource to the physicians and patients of our region, performing some of the most advanced neurosurgical and minimally invasive procedures available. He specializes in the surgical and endovascular management of cerebrovascular disorders of the brain and spine including stroke, cerebral aneurysm, carotid and intracranial vessel stenosis, and arteriovenous malformation (AVM). His expertise includes complex skull-base surgery for brain tumors. Dr. Boulos also is a pivotal member of Albany Medical Center’s stroke team.
Dr. Boulos received his medical degree from Albany Medical College and completed his neurosurgery residency at Albany Medical Center Hospital. He completed a fellowship in neuroendovascular surgery at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. He is the author of numerous publications and has received several grants, including a prestigious one from the American Heart Association to examine medications that protect the brain from stroke.
He is board certified in neurosurgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and holds membership in the American College of Surgeons, the American Heart Association, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Cerebrovascular Section of the AANS and CNS, and the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery.
The Society of Neurological Surgeons is the oldest neurosurgical professional organization in the world. It was founded in 1920 by Harvey Cushing, considered the founder of the modern specialty of neurosurgery. Its mission is the support of academic neurosurgery and associated health policy.
Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 651-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with nearly 400 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.
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