About the Author
Dr. Harsh directs the Stanford Brain Tumor Center, the Stanford Pituitary Center, and the Neurosurgery Residency Training Program. Dr. Harsh is Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education at Stanford's School of Medicine and a member of the ACGME RRC for Neurological Surgery. He has also served as Chairman of the Executive Council of the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation, President of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, and President of the Neurosurgical Society of America. Harsh's translational research collaboratively develops, applies, and assesses the results of innovative surgical techniques and novel medical treatments of brain, pituitary, skull base, and spinal cord tumors. Francisco Vaz-Guimaraes, MD MSc, is Assistant Professor of the Department of Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine. After receiving his Medical Degree magna cum laude from the Universidade de Pernambuco (UPE, Recife, Brazil), he joined the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery of the Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil), one of the most highly regarded neurosurgery residency programs in Brazil. After his residency, he undertook a 2-years clinical fellowship at the Center for Cranial Base Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a 1-year clinical fellowship in skull base surgery at the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University. He currently serves as staff neurosurgeon at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Dr. Vaz has co-authored 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals, written 3 book chapters and contributed to more than 70 presentations at national and international congresses and meetings.