Resident Research/Awards

Vanderbilt Neurosurgery Resident Scholarship & Award Recipients

Since neurosurgery represents a lifelong endeavor of continual learning and self-improvement, we proudly recognize our residents for their achievements in research, education, leadership, and clinical excellence at national, state, and local levels.

Awards for the 2019-2020 academic year

Claudio Cavallo, MD      

  • 2019 Tennessee Neurosurgical Society, Best Oral Presentation 

Michael Feldman, MD   

  • Elected to Board of trustees for the Tennessee medical association 
  • Socioeconomic fellowship from the CSNS

Patrick Kelly, MD

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training (T32) Grant Award  Sponsor: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health Role: Trainee Grant Number: 5T32CA106183-15
  • Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) Red Blood Cell Distribution Width in Glioblastoma Sponsor: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health Role: PI Amount: $5,000 Grant Number: VR54147 / UL1 TR002243
  • 2019 Voland Neuro-Oncology Research Award Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
  • 2019 SANS Challenge (Qualified) Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Akshitkumar Mistry, MD

  • Vanderbilt SCRIPS Scholar, Burroughs Wellcome Fund
    Award: $110,000 (over 3 years)

Rebecca Reynolds, MD

  • 2019-2020 NIH Fogarty Global Health Fellow Grant

David Voce, MD

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA; F32) from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Aaron Yengo-Kahn, MD

  • 2019 AAP/SONS Award for Best Oral Presentation at 2019 AANS/CNS Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery Annual Meeting  Awarded for “Improving Discharge Readiness After Concussion Diagnosis in the Pediatric Emergency Department” 
  • 2019 AANS/CNS Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery Travelling Fellowship To be completed Fall 2020 under mentorship of Dr. Ed Smith at Boston Children’s Hospital
  • 2019 NFL Travel Grant for Helmet Challenge Symposium