Current Advances in Brain Tumor Therapy was hosted by NeuroTexas Institute in Austin, Texas on Thursday May 3rd, 2012.
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John Jane, MD, “Craniofacial Surgery”
Neurosurgeon, Former Chairman of Neurological Surgery at the University of Virginia and Editorial Chairman of the Journal of Neurosurgery
Dr. John A. Jane, Sr. graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A., cum laude in 1951 and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Chicago in 1956. He completed his neurosurgical training in 1964 at the University of Illinois Research and Educational Hospital and the Illinois Neuropsychiatric Institute. In 1965, Dr. Jane was the Senior Instructor in Neurosurgery at Case Western Reserve University. In 1967, Dr. Jane completed and was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Biopsychology. From 1969 – 2006, Dr. Jane was the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. Currently, Dr. Jane is Professor and Director of the Neurosurgical Training Program.
His clinical interests include cranial and spine surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, with a special interest in craniofacial surgery.
He is the past Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery completing his term in 1996. Dr. Jane was elected Vice President of the Society of Neurological Surgeons in 1988, and was also elected President of the Society in 1993. Dr. Jane became a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery in 1984. He became the Chairman of the Editorial Board in 1990, the Associate Editor in 1991 and in 1992, he was elected Editor. He is also the Editor and founder of Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine and Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
Among his awards he received the Grass Prize and Medal of the Society of Neurological Surgeons for Meritorious Research (1985), Alumni Award for Distinguished Service, University of Chicago (1988), Decade of the Brain Medalist, CNS/AANS (1999), the Decade of the Brain Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2000), the Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2002), the NSA Medalist, Neurosurgical Society of America (2002), the Distinguished Service Award, Society of Neurological Surgeons (2003), the Cushing Medalist, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2004), the WFNS Medal of Honour at the XIII World Congress of Neurosurgery Meeting (2005), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Founder’s Laurel Award (2005), and the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Meritorious Service Recognition (2006).
Morris Groves, MD, “Molecular Biology and Targeted Treatments for Glioblastoma Multiforme”
Neuro-oncologist, Texas Oncology and NeuroTexas Institute at St. David’s HealthCare
Morris D. Groves, M.D., received his medical degree in 1986 from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his residency training in neurology in 1996 and served as chief resident in neurology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Groves completed his fellowship in neuro-oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1998. In addition, he earned a law degree in 1991 from South Texas College of Law in Houston.
Dr. Groves is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and specializes in neuro-oncology. He leads the Texas Oncology–Austin Brain Tumor Center. Dr. Groves develops novel clinical trials using promising new treatments to help patients fight brain tumors.
Prior to joining Texas Oncology, Dr. Groves served as both a tenured associate professor for the department of neuro-oncology and as associate director for the Brain and Spine Center at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He has served as principal investigator and co-principal investigator on dozens of important research trials and has held many academic appointments during his tenure with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition, he has authored numerous research papers and articles on brain and other types of cancer.
Dr. Groves received The Gullikson Foundation Award for Quality of Life Research in 2000 and has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America consecutively since 2005. Dr. Groves is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Neurology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, the Society for Neuro-Oncology, and the European Association of Neuro-Oncology.
Ralph Dacey, MD, “Impact of High Field Strength Intraoperative MRI on Glioma Management at Washington University”
Chairman, Neurological Surgery at Washington University
Dr. Ralph G. Dacey, Jr. is the Edith R. and Henry G. Schwartz Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri since 1989. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington and a Professor and Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Dacey is a Director of Stereotaxis Inc. since March 2003 and is also the Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board. He is a Member of the Advisory Committee of Oakwood Medical Investors. Dr. Dacey currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Neurosurgery and Perspectives in Neurological Surgery. He sits on Committees of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, and the Society of Neurological Surgeons. Dr Dacey has served as the Secretary of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and is a voting Member of the American Board of Medical Specialties. He has served as a Principal Investigator of Stereotaxis Inc.'s first Human Clinical Trial. Dr. Dacey was the Chairman of The American Board of Neurological Surgery and Past President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He is a Member of the Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute for Neurological Disease and Stroke. Dr. Dacey was the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery. He holds an M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a B.A. from Harvard University.