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Carilion Announces Neuro-Musculoskeletal Center


Carilion's neurosurgery team has been recognized as leaders in their field and for the highly specialized, compassionate care they provide to their patients. Below are some of Carilion neurosurgeon's recent accolades:

  • Dr. Simonds was appointed to the respected Long Range Planning Committee of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies.
  • Neurosurgeon resident Dr. Danison was named the Emergency Room Consultant of the Year for the second year in a row.
  • Neurosurgeon resident Dr. Synkowski won first place for his poster on spinal biomechanics at the most recent American College of Osteopathic Medicine National Meeting.
  • Dr. Simonds received the SOSA Mentor of the Year award.

Chine Logan “Top Gun”

Every year the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) hosts a “Top Gun” competition for residents of the 115-120 neurosurgical residency programs in the country. Residents compete in the performance of several surgical manipulations in virtual reality simulators. They are measured for accuracy and efficiency. Competition is exceptionally stiff as the “Top Gun” challenge has grown exponentially in popularity and interest over the past several years. This year, our own Chief Resident Chine Logan was the overall winner of the competition with exceptional performances in all measures. Chine will be bringing his considerable skills to the University of Alabama this July for a one year Fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery. Congratulations “Top Gun” Chine!


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