NREF Success Story: Andrew P. Carlson, MD, MS, FAANS

The Joint Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship helps facilitate the spread of information from experienced centers and operators to those with less experience. Dr. Andrew P. Carlson was the first of the two inaugural awardees to complete this valuable fellowship experience.

This new fellowship was the brainchild of AANS member, Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, FAANS, of Semmes-Murphey Clinic in Memphis, Tenn. According to Dr. Arthur, “This type of observership, while once common, has become more difficult to arrange in the press of modern practice. However, the rapid evolution of the field and the increase in the number of cerebrovascular centers has created a need for this program.”

The fellowship has received enthusiastic support from the corporate community to provide the funds for two fellowships in 2018, and the monies for future awards. “The NREF is grateful to Medtronic and MicroVention, who continue to step up to support the NREF in its mission to ensure that tomorrow’s leaders in medicine receive cutting-edge experience to expand their knowledge and ultimately improve patient care,” stated NREF Chair Regis W. Haid, MD, FAANS.

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We congratulate Dr. Carlson and are delighted to share his insights from his fellowship experience. He submitted the following report.

Click here for a brief summary of Dr. Carlson’s research.

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