TeachAids Extends Warm Gratitude to Dr. Gary Steinberg, Stanford Medicine’s Chair of Neurosurgery
Dr. Gary Steinberg is the Chair of Neurosurgery at Stanford School of Medicine, Director of the Stanford Moyamoya Center, and the founder and co-director of the Stanford Stroke Center. With over three decades of experience practicing neurosurgery at Stanford, Dr. Steinberg has developed expertise in treating brain aneurysms, Moyamoya disease, brain and spinal arteriovenous malformations, and other vascular malformations. Recently, Dr. Steinberg and the Neurosurgical Virtual Reality lab have offered their kind guidance and support in the development of new components for our CrashCourse initiative.
Ingenuity is the common thread that weaves throughout his diverse professional accomplishments. Intracranial vascular malformations and aneurysms were widely considered untreatable, but Dr. Steinberg’s pioneering work in microsurgical techniques to repair them shifted this paradigm. He also directs innovative clinical trials of stem cell therapies for stroke and spinal cord injuries. As a practicing neurosurgeon, he uses virtual reality at the Neurosurgical Simulation Lab to strategize his surgical approach.
The Smithsonian Institution recognized his groundbreaking applications of stem cell therapy research for stroke patients with the 2017 American Ingenuity Award for Life Sciences. Watch him discuss his stem cell therapy for stroke patients in a Facebook Live event hosted by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
TeachAids thanks Dr. Gary Steinberg and his lab team for contributing so much to the CrashCourse curriculum. His enduring commitment to advancing the frontiers of neurosurgery will allow us to share the most cutting-edge science with the students who need it the most.