Speakers Bureau

The LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery offers a speakers bureau service available for organizations interested in keeping abreast with the latest advances and techniques in the field of neurological surgery. This service is promoted through the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Continuing Education and UPMC’s Office of Physician Relations.

The ultimate goal of the speaker’s bureau is to enhance education of current management of neurosurgical disorders at hospitals and medical institutions to help physicians, medical students, residents, and the community by sharing the expertise in neurological surgery practice and research of the LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery.

Our physicians and researchers are well-respected for their work in the field of neurosurgery, with many pioneering and innovative approaches, treatments, and studies. Our neurosurgeons have spoken at medical conferences, grand rounds, and educational lectures nationally and internationally. Their work has been widely published in many medical journals and publications.

For more information or to schedule one of the speakers listed, please contact Deann Jewell at djewel@lsuhsc.edu.

Hugo Cuellar, MD, PhD, DABR

Associate Professor and Director of Neuro-Interventional Surgery

Interim Chairman of the Department of Radiology

Specialty Topics:

  • Acute Ischemic Stroke: Optimal Timing for Prevention Therapies
  • Updates in Acute Endovascular Treatment
  • Stroke Thrombectomy: Proper Patient Selection
  • Thrombectomy Systems of Care
  • Innovative Neurovascular and Endovascular Concepts for Stroke

Bharat Guthikonda, MD, FACS, FAANS

Professor and Chairman

Specialty Topics:

  • Complex Intracranial Complications: Learning from the Mistakes of Others
  • Resection of Tuberculum Sellae Meningiomas: Endoscopic Transphenoidal or Microscopic Transcranial Approach?
  • Endoscopic Repair of CSF Leaks
  • Cavernous Sinus and Petroclival Meningiomas
  • The Evolution of Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurosurgery in Sports: Sports Medicine and Injuries
  • Radiosurgery for Skull Base Tumors

Jennifer Kosty, MD

Assistant Professor and Director of Skull Base Research

Specialty Topics:

  • Middle Fossa: Exposure, Outcomes and Pitfalls
  • Update on Gamma Knife: Techniques and Outcomes
  • The Role of Surgery in Movement Disorders

Christina Notarianni, MD, FAANS

Associate Professor, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, and Residency Program Director

Specialty Topics:

  • Treatment of Chiari Malformations in Pediatric Patients
  • Congenital Brain and Spine Malformations
  • Radiotherapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Complex Hydrocephalus
  • Pediatric Concussions
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Critical Care Management in Children

Anthony Sin, MD, FAANS

Professor, Vice-Chairman, and Director of Complex Spinal Disorders

Specialty Topics:

  • Scoliosis: Evaluation and Management in Children and Adolescents
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Current and Future Treatments
  • Complications in Deformity Correction Surgery
  • Clinical Outcomes Of Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
  • Contemporary Treatments of Spinal Metastasis with Radiosurgery