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  • Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar Selected as 2022-2023 NEUROSURGERY Publications Resident Fellow

    • May 24, 2022

    Schaumburg, Ill., May 24, 2022—The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and NEUROSURGERY Publications are pleased to announce the selection of Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar as the 2022-2023 NEUROSURGERY Publications Resident Fellow.

    Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, MD, is a neurosurgery resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from Alfaisal University College of Medicine in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he graduated summa cum laude, valedictorian, and the top of his class. During medical school, Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar spent several years in the neurogenetics lab studying the genetics and novel therapeutic treatments for Parkinson’s disease patients. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar completed 10 months of post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah before starting his residency. 

    “It is a huge honor and great privilege to serve as the upcoming NEUROSURGERY Publications Resident Fellow. It is a dream come true. I am eager to apply what I learned throughout the years and excited to learn from numerous mentors and the entire editorial team to push the envelope, advance the Journal, and leave remarkable contributions to science and the neurosurgical community,” said Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar.

    Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar was selected as the NEUROSURGERY Publications Resident Fellow after a thorough review of all applications received by the Selection Committee. The Publications Resident Fellow will participate in the editorial process, creative projects, and new initiatives, and will act as an ex officio liaison between the NEUROSURGERY Publications editorial office and neurosurgery residents and fellows.

    “The Editorial Office is excited to welcome Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar as the 2022–2023 NEUROSURGERY Publications Resident Fellow. We look forward to working with him to continue to advance important scientific findings, research, and insights,” said Editor-in-Chief Dr. Nelson M. Oyesiku.

    “We received many fine applications for this position, and look forward to working with Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar on fostering new concepts for information review and dissemination,” said Editor-in-Chief Elect Dr. Douglas Kondziolka

    Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar’s hobbies outside of neurosurgery include soccer, tennis, and traveling. He is an avid researcher with deep interest in skull base and cerebrovascular neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. To date, he has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles and 25 book chapters and has spoken at several national and international conferences, with over 100 oral and poster presentations. He is the recipient of multiple research grants including the North American Skull Base Society grant. He is also the section editor on two published books and co-edited “The Surgical Handbook”. Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar is a reviewer for multiple journals and is actively involved in teaching medical students interested in neuroscience and neurosurgery.

    Congratulations to Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar!


    About NEUROSURGERY Publications

    Neurosurgery, the official publication of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, provides a medium for the prompt publication of scientific articles dealing with clinical or experimental neurosurgery, reviews, and other information of interest to neurosurgeons. Clinical Neurosurgery, published annually as a supplement to Neurosurgery, is the official register of the CNS Annual Meeting. Operative Neurosurgery is focused on the technical aspects of the discipline featuring operative procedures, anatomy, instrumentation, devices, and technology. Operative Neurosurgery is the practical resource for cutting-edge material that connects the surgeon directly to the operating room. Neurosurgery Open is an online-only, fully Open Access publication with all content publishing under the Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-NC-ND, unless an alternative is required by a funding body. Content published in Neurosurgery Open publishes on a rolling basis with issues closed quarterly. Neurosurgery Open provides an outlet for the publication of scientific papers dealing with clinical neurosurgery and experimental neurosurgery, such as case series, clinical studies and other information of interest to neurosurgeons.


    About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons

    The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is the global leader in neurosurgical education, serving to promote health by advancing neurosurgery through innovation and excellence in education. The CNS provides leadership in neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. The CNS maintains the vitality of the profession through volunteer efforts of its members and the development of leadership in service to the public, to colleagues in other disciplines, and to neurosurgeons throughout the world in all stages of their professional lives. For more information, visit

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