November 20, 2020
As physicians, we’re constantly looking for ways to learn through research, experience, and our colleagues. We understand the importance of experiential education and that’s why we’ve committed ourselves to helping teach the next generation of healthcare professionals in our fields. We recently welcomed our newest cohort of fellows to our team: Dr. Gillian Harrison and Dr. David Rosenbaum-Halevi.
“We always enjoy having young, energetic fellows around that are academically motivated and ready to learn about the cases we treat and procedures we perform,” said Dr. Daniel Sahlein, interventional neuroradiologist. “They’ll be joining our team of accomplished physicians to receive training and grow their skill set in a specific area of neurointerventional or neurosurgery.”
The opportunity to study with Goodman Campbell means these fellows will be trained by one of the most high-volume neurosurgery groups in the country and learn from physicians who provide care to patients throughout the state of Indiana. Drs. Harrison and Rosenbaum-Halevi will assist in case management, surgeries, and triage within their respective subspecialties. They’ll learn about complex procedures that only a few in the country have experience with, such as tumor resections and neurovascular work including ischemic stroke thrombectomy as well as brain aneurysm, brain arteriovenous malformation, and dural fistula treatment. “They in turn will be able to share the knowledge and expertise they have gained through our program, and ultimately benefit patients across the country” said Dr. Troy Payner, adult neurosurgeon.
The fellows will also conduct research and complete papers alongside Goodman Campbell physicians. Dr. Sahlein says that this part of fellowships is exciting because the fellows always have new ideas, and physicians enjoy being accountable and learning alongside them.
Dr. Harrison will spend a year with Goodman Campbell as a skull base and vascular fellow. She will work to study techniques around vascular and skull base procedures. She graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and just finished her neurosurgery residency at NYU Langone Health. Dr. Harrison is an active researcher, and has published multiple articles and authored several book chapters. Her research interests include radiographic characteristics of skull base tumors, intraoperative image guidance technology, and clinical outcomes. Dr. Harrison states, “I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Payner and work with everyone at Goodman Campbell. The variety and complexity of cases I’ve seen in just a short time has been amazing. The apprentice-style format facilitates comprehensive learning, understanding the nuances of the most difficult skull base approaches in the operating room and observing strategies for effective care in the outpatient setting.”
Dr. Rosenbaum-Halevi will be doing a two-year neuroendovascular fellowship to learn more about how to treat complex brain and spinal cord conditions. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, then did a residency in neurology and subspecialty fellowship in vascular neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center. In addition to multiple publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, Dr. Rosenbaum-Halevi has an extensive background in clinical and basic science research and has presented findings nationally and internationally. Dr. Rosenbaum-Halevi states, “I was initially drawn to the NIR fellowship based on the renowned reputation of excellence of the Goodman Campbell group, and the variety, complexity, and volume of endovascular cases at a single center is unique among training programs. The exposure and hands on experience thus far has been incredible, with endless opportunities for research. Most importantly, I am fortunate to train under a diverse group of outstanding mentors; Dr. Scott, Dr. DeNardo, Dr. Sahlein, and Dr. Amuluru, who are all dedicated to my growth as a young NIR practitioner.”
“By helping manage patients, they become an extension of the high quality care Goodman Campbell is known for,” said Dr. Sahlein. “We look forward to seeing our fellows become more confident, knowledgeable and clinically outstanding as they study with us and begin their careers.”