Online CME Courses

The following is a list on online courses taught be Department of Neurological Surgery faculty. For more information on any of the courses, please consult the information provide in any of the modules.

Brain Stimulation Overview
An overview of the use of deep brain stimulation in movement disorders.
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)

Brain Stimulation: Future Directions 
A look at where brain stimulation treatment is headed.
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)

Controversies in Cranial Base Surgery
A discussion of indications, risk factors and complications of endonasal skull base surgery.
(Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA)

Endoscopic-Assisted Retromastoid Approach
A review of the retromastoid approach and discussion of different perspectives in using the endoscope.
(Paul Gardner, MD)

Endoscopic Endonasal Approach: Crista Galli to the Dens (Sagittal Plane)
A review of the different principles of endonasal surgery and reconstruction options.
(Paul Gardner, MD)

Endoscopic Endonasal Approach in the Pediatric Population
A discussion of EEA use, history and complications in treatment of pediatric brain tumers
(Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)

Endoscopic Endonasal Pituitary Surgery
An overview of the indications for surgery, surgical approaches, and management of pituitary tumors.
(Paul Gardner, MD)

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Acoustic Neuromas: Treatment Options
For surgeons and health professionals who are responsible for care and treatment of patients with acoustic neuroma.
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD, and Douglas Kondziolka, MD)

Immunotherapy for Brain Tumors
Discussion of immunotherapy for the management of pediatric brainstem gliomas with an evaluation of the potential role of immunotherapy as anadjunct therapy for the tumors.
(Ian F. Pollack, MD)

Neurosurgery News Newsletter
Providing topical discussions of current techniques and outcomes of neurological surgery.
(Various authors)

Radiosurgery and Cranial Base Surgery
An historical look at skull base surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on endonasal endoscopic surgery.
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD; Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA; Paul Gardner, MD)

Radiosurgery for Pituitary Surgery (Part 1): Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Non-Functional Pituitary Adenomas
An overview of stereotactic radiosurgery and the role it plays in both endocrine active and nonfunctional pituitary tumors. 
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD)

Radiosurgery for Pituitary Surgery (Part 2): Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Endocrine Active Pituitary Tumors
An overview of stereotactic radiosurgery and the role it plays in both endocrine active and nonfunctional pituitary tumors. 
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD)

Vertebral Body Compression Fractures: Interventional Management Strategies
A review of management strategies for vertebral body compression fractures.
(Peter C. Gerszten, MD, MPH)