Global Health Topics: Neuro-Oncology, Hydrocephalus/Spina Bifida, Neurosurgical Capacity-Building, Epidemiology of Neurologic Diseases
Michael Dewan MD, MSCI is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt (MCJCHV) and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). He is the Surgical Director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program and the Pediatric Neuro-Vascular Program. He also serves as the Academic Director of the Global Neurosurgery Program. In 2016 he co-founded the Global Neurosurgery Initiative within the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School, which is now a leading center for international neurosurgical collaboration, advocacy, and scientific progress. He has developed surgical educational modules for neurosurgeons in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), now being used in more than a dozen countries in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. His expertise in the treatment of childhood brain tumors and neurovascular disorders have informed ongoing and completed multicenter clinical studies. His extensive experience in the endoscopic management of hydrocephalus and the treatment of congenital neurologic defects, and his development of a research platform to improve outcomes, have fueled an international consortium of centers addressing these conditions in LMICs. Dr. Dewan maintains active research and capacity-building collaborations with partners in more than a dozen countries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Throughout, he has mentored numerous medical students and residents in funded research initiatives successfully culminating in publications and trainee advancement.
BS, University of Notre Dame
MD, Yale Medical School
MSCI, Vanderbilt University
Resident, Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical School
Fellow, Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief Fellow, Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Toronto