Dr. Andrew Garton, a fourth-year resident in neurosurgery and current enfolded fellow in interventional neuroradiology, has been awarded a Resident Traveling Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery by the AANS/CNS Joint Pediatric Section. Dr. Garton will spend one month at the end of this year at the Boston Children’s Hospital under the mentorship of Dr. Edward R. Smith and Dr. Alfred Pokmeng See.
Only two of these traveling fellowships, which can be spent at any pediatric neurosurgery program in North America, are awarded each year. The fellowship supports talented residents who seek additional experience in pediatric neurosurgery during their residency. Dr Garton anticipates using this dedicated time to study additional techniques in pediatric cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery, as well as collaborate with faculty at BCH on clinical outcomes and applications for novel endovascular devices in the pediatric population.
Dr. Garton received his medical degree in 2019 from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and joined the residency program at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine immediately thereafter. With the guidance of Drs. Souweidane, Greenfield, and Hoffman, he hopes to pursue a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery upon the completion of residency.
"I am extremely proud of Dr. Garton's work, and delighted to see his name of the short list of residents who have been awarded this fellowship," says Dr. Mark Souweidane, professor and vice chair of neurological surgery and director of pediatric neurological surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. "I'm also extremely gratified by the expansion of our pediatric focus here at NewYork-Presbyterian. Over the past two years, since we combined the Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia pediatric neurosurgery services, we have become an important center for cultivating new talent in this critical specialty. Bringing trainees into our own newly accredited pediatric fellowship program, and sending our talented residents out to acquire new learning from other outstanding programs, is a great way to both strengthen our department and improve care for our young patients."