Neurosurgery Resident Awards

Duke Neurosurgery Scholar Awards Recipients

Since neurosurgery represents a lifelong endeavor of continual learning and self-improvement, the Duke training program started this award in 2005 to recognize the resident who has demonstrated the most consistent and successful attempt to maintaining a high level of academic advancement throughout the entire year.

This is based on success on in-house assessment of conference lectures (70 percent), national board exam score (20 percent), and publication achievement (10 percent).

Winners are recognized with a plaque and prize.

2014 - Timothy Miller, Jr, MD (class of '17)

2013 - Matthew Hazzard, MD (class of '16)

2012 - Jonathan Choi, MD (class of '14)

2011 - Isaac Karikari, MD (class of '13)

2010 - Ben Waldau, MD (class of '10)

2009 - Ben Waldau, MD (class of '10)

2008 - Ben Waldau, MD (class of '10)
           Ciaran Powers, MD, PhD (class of '09)

2007 - Hamid Aliabadi, MD (class of '10)

2006 - Lee Selznick, MD (class of '07)

National Awards Won by Duke Neurosurgery Residents and Alumni

2013

  • Vijay Agarwal - NREF Grant from the AANS and the NeuroInnovations Grant from St. Jude Medical
  • Kyle Halvorson - Duke University Emergency Department Consultant of the Year award

2012

  • Ankit Mehta - SPINE Young Investigator Award
  • Isaac Karikari - AO Young Investigator Research Grant
  • Ryan Owens  -  NREF Fellowship and Research Update in Neuroscience for Neurosurgeons (RUNN) Award for his chordoma project

2011

  • Ben Waldau - William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship
  • Ankit Mehta - CSNS Socioeconomic Fellowship
  • Ankit Mehta - Feagin Leadership Program

2010

  • Betsy Hughes - Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Synthes Spine Research Fellowship
  • Isaac Karikari - National Institute of Health (NIH) Post-doctoral Research Associate Award
  • Ankit Mehta - Candidate selected for NINDS Research Education Program for Residents and Fellows in Neurology and Neurosurgery

2009

  • Shahid Nimjee - American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Top Gun Award
  • Charles Kanaly - CNS Preuss Award
  • Shahid Nimjee - Neurosurgery Research Education Foundation (NREF) Fellowship Award
  • Renee Reynolds - Candidate selected for NINDS Research Education Program for Residents and Fellows in Neurology and Neurosurgery

2008

  • Charles Kanaly - AMA Research Seed Grant
  • Charles Kanaly - RUNN Resident Award

2007

  • Hamid Aliabadi - Southern Neurosurgery Society Basic Science Research Award
  • Ben Waldau - CNS Basic Science/Translational Resident Research Fellowship

2006

  • Bill Whitlatch - NIH Clinical Resident Research Award
  • Bill Whitlatch - NREF award from the AANS
  • Dan Clayton - Research fellowship from the Fundamental and Translational Neuroscience Training Program in the Department of Neurobiology at Duke
  • Keyne Thomas - Pediatric Travelling Fellowship Award from the AANS/CNS
  • Keyne Thomas - Augustus McCravey Resident Award from the Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • Keyne Thomas - Clinical Resident Award from the Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • Renee Reynolds - Brainlab research grant
  • Cory Adamson - Basic Science Research Award
  • Cory Adamson - Kenneth Shulman award (second time) from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons & Congress of Neurological Surgeons

2005

  • Cory Adamson - Preuss Foundation Resident Research Award, AANS/CNS Section on Tumors

2004

  • Parag Patil - Cover of Neurosurgery journal: Ensemble Recordings of Human Subcortical Neurons (Neurosurgery, July 2004 - Vol. 55, No. 1)
  • Cory Adamson - American Brain Tumor Association Fellowship
  • Cory Adamson - Neurosurgery Research Education Foundation Fellowship
  • Cory Adamson - National Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellowship

2003

  • Pete Grossi - Cover of Clinical Cancer Research journal: Efficacy of Intracerebral Microinfusion of Trastuzumab (Clinical Cancer Research, 9:5433, 2003)

2002

  • Cory Adamson - Kenneth Shulman Award, AANS/CNS Pediatric Section
  • Ketan Bulsara - Mayfied Award in Clinical Science, AANS/CNS

2001

  • Kent New - Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation Fellowshi
  • Dragan Dimitrov - William H. Sweet Young Investigator Awards, AANS/CNS Section on Pain
  • Dragan Dimitrov - Philip L. Gildenberg Resident Award in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, AANS/CNS Section on S&FN
  • Ketan Bulsara - Mayfield Award in Basic Science Research, AANS/CNS
  • Ketan Bulsara - Synthes Award for Brain and Craniofacial Trauma, AANS/CNS
  • Ketan Bulsara - Kenneth Shulman Award, AANS/CNS Pediatric Section
  • Ketan Bulsara - Traveling Fellowship in Neurosurgery, AANS/CNS
  • Ketan Bulsara - Ruth Broad Foundation Award
  • Ketan Bulsara - First author paper in Nature Neuroscience 4:38-43, 2001

2000

  • Dragan Dimitrov - NIH Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Amy Heimberger - Preuss Foundation Resident Research Award, CNS
  • Amy Heimberger - Louise Eisenhardt Resident Travel Scholarhsip
  • Amy Heimberger - AACR/AFLAC Young Investigator Award

1999

  • Amy Heimberger - Brain Tumor Society Fellowship for Young Investigators
  • Amy Heimberger - Southern Neurosurgical Society Resident Award for Clinical/Translational Research
  • Amy Heimberger - Weck Closure System's Surgical Resident Award for Clinical/Translational Research
  • Russel Margraf - American Heart Association Research Fellowship
  • Russel Margraf - Southern Neurosurgical Society Resident Clinical Award