Professor Rhoton Posthumously Awarded 2016 Dandy Medal

Dear Colleagues,

It is my honor to announce that the Dandy 2016 Medal was awarded to Professor Albert L. Rhoton posthumously this past Saturday, November 12th. Dr. Eric Rhoton, neurosurgeon, officially accepted the medal on behalf of his late father. The ceremony took place during the 5th Annual Dandy Meeting, Santa Monica, CA, USA. 

Dandy President, Saleem I. Abdulrauf MD, and Secretary, Tatiana Vilasboas MD, awarding the medal to Dr. Eric Rhoton (son) and Alexander Vlasak (grandson).

Sincerely,

SignatureDrA

Saleem I. Abdulrauf, M.D., FACS
President
Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society

Professor Malik Receives Dandy 2015 Medal

Malik_GhausProfessor Ghaus Malik
Exec. Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery Program
Service Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, HF West Bloomfield Hospital
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, United States

 

Dear colleagues,

It is a sincere honor for me to announce that Professor Ghaus Malik has been selected by the Dandy Medal Nominating Committee as the official recipient of the 2015 medal.

As the first President of this Society, I had the honor to provide to the Dandy Medal Nominating Committee the guidelines for the Medal. These guidelines are based on three main qualifications:

  1. Has achieved mastery within a discipline of neurosurgery.
  2. Has produced seminal scholarly work within that discipline of neurosurgery.
  3. Has been a mentor to a whole generation of neurosurgeons.

The Dandy Medal Nominating Committee receives nominations from neurosurgical societies and neurosurgeons worldwide. The chosen medalist’s mastery is based on attestations by his or her peers within said discipline. The Committee through review of the nominees’ publications judges pioneering scholarly work. The mentorship is substantiated by attestations made by the trainees of the nominee.

Professor Malik is an authority in cerebrovascular surgery and a recognized master in AVM surgery, in which he has one of the largest series in the world over the past 3 decades. His original work on AVMs has had an impact on the surgical treatment of these lesions. The testimonies of his former residents, who are currently in practice throughout the US, speak with deep respect and long lasting admiration that, to me, is the hallmark of those who truly guide our specialty.

The official Medal Ceremony will be held at the Dandy 2015 Annual Meeting in Dubai on November 21st.

The Dandy Medal is the highest honor the Society bestows upon a neurosurgeon. Professor Malik is a giant among men as well as a giant among neurosurgeons.

Sincerely,

SignatureDrA

Saleem I. Abdulrauf, M.D., FACS
President
Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society

Professor Kawase Receives Dandy 2013 Medal

Dandy Society President Saleem I. Abdulrauf presented Professor Takeshi Kawase with the Dandy 2013 Medal on the evening of Friday, June 28th, 2013 in Milan, Italy for his monumental contributions to Operative Neurosurgery.
Dandy Society President Saleem I. Abdulrauf presented Professor Takeshi Kawase with the Dandy 2013 Medal on the evening of Friday, June 28th, 2013 in Milan, Italy for his monumental contributions to Operative Neurosurgery.

With great pride we presented Professor Takeshi Kawase with the Dandy 2013 Medal in Milan, Italy on the evening of Friday, June 28th, 2013.

Professor Takeshi was given The medal during the Second Annual Meeting of The Dandy Society held in Milan, Italy. He was presented the medal for his monumental contributions to Operative Neurosurgery.

 

Professor Jizong Zhao Receives the Dandy 2012 Medal

Pictured is Professor Jizong Zhou, the recipient of the 2012 Dandy Medal with the officers of the WEDNS.
Pictured is Professor Jizong Zhou, the recipient of the 2012 Dandy Medal with the officers of the WEDNS.

It is our honor to announce to you that Professor Jizong Zhao received the Dandy 2012 Medal in Hangzhou, China on October 12, 2012.

The medal was given during the joint meeting of the Chinese Neurosurgical Society and the First Annual Meeting of WEDNS held in Hangzhou, China. The joint meeting was a tremendous success and was attended by over 2500 neurosurgeons