Webinar: Advances in Pituitary Surgery

Presented by

Paul Gardner, MD
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery
Director, Center for Skull Base Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

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Date: February 16, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Webinar Objectives:

1. Understand the advantages of the endoscopic approach to the pituitary
2. Recognize limitations of modern pituitary surgery
3. Understand techniques for avoiding complications

Presenter Bio:

Paul A. Gardner, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Neurosurgical Director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Gardner joined the faculty of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2008 after completing his residency and fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University, majoring in biochemistry, and received his Medical Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Gardner completed a two-year fellowship in endoscopic endonasal pituitary and endoscopic and open skull base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His research has focused on evaluating patient outcomes following these surgeries and more recently on molecular phenotyping of rare tumors. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of endoscopic endonasal surgery, a minimally invasive surgical approach to the skull base. His other surgical interests include pituitary tumors, open cranial base surgery, and vascular surgery.

Dr. Gardner is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the North American Skull Base Society where he currently serves as a member of the Scientific Program Committee and the Membership Committee. Dr. Gardner is co-editor of the textbook Skull Base Surgery, part of the Master Techniques in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery series published by Wolters Kluwer, and has authored 190 peer-reviewed publications and 71 book chapters.

Webinar: Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery for the Treatment of Cushing’s Disease

Mon, Jun 13, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT


Presented by:
Dr. Maria Koutourousiou

Webinar DescriptionAn update on the diagnosis and treatment options of Cushing’s disease. Description of the endoscopic endonasal approach for the management of CD. Surgical videos demonstration and comparison with the microscopic transsphenoidal approach. Surgical outcomes and adjuvant treatment.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Mary Koutourousiou is an attending Neurosurgeon and Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville. She is the Director of the Pituitary and Skull Base Program. Dr. Koutourousiou received her M.D. from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and completed her neurosurgical residency at the General Hospital of Athens “G. Gennimatas”, in Greece. She underwent subspecialty fellowship training in Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery and Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery at the UMC St. Radboud, Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. She moved to the United States in 2010 and completed four years of research and a clinical fellowship in Endoscopic and Open Skull Base Surgery at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Koutourousiou has published extensively in the field of endoscopic skull base surgery. Her studies have been presented in national and international neurosurgical meetings. Dr. Koutourousiou’s work in skull base surgery has been recognized by the European Skull Base Society and the World Federation of Skull Base Societies.