Dr. Giantini-Larsen Named 2023-2024 Neurosurgery Publications Resident Deputy Fellow

Dr. Alexandra Giantini Larsen, who is completing her fourth year of neurosurgical residency at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, has been selected by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) as the Neurosurgery Publications Deputy Resident Fellow for 2023-2024. Dr. Giantini Larsen will serve along with Dr. Ali M. Alawieh, selected as this year’s Resident Fellow. This is the first time the CNS has chosen two residents to serve as Resident Fellows.

Neurosurgery Publications is the academic publishing group of the CNS and includes Neurosurgery, Operative Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurosurgery, Congress Quarterly, and Neurosurgery Practice. Resident Fellows participate in the editorial process and act as liaisons between Neurosurgery Publications and neurosurgery residents and fellows. As Deputy Resident Fellow during her fifth residency year, Dr. Giantini Larsen will participate in writing and will be mentored by the CNS editorial staff.

Dr. Giantini Larsen earned her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She has a special interest in the development and delivery of new treatments for pediatric high-grade gliomas. She was recently awarded the 2023 CNS DEI Innovation Pilot Project grant to develop a summer program for high school students underrepresented in medicine to increase exposure to neurosurgery and ultimately increase ethnic and racial diversity in neurosurgery to decrease health inequity. (More about that grant here.)

“I am delighted that the CNS has recognized Dr. Giantini Larsen’s talents and selected her for this honor,” says Dr. Philip E. Stieg, Chairman and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Margaret and Robert J. Hariri, MD ’87, PhD ’87 Professor of Neurological Surgery. “Our program is focused on not only clinical excellence but also on academics – we believe that the future of neurological surgery is happening right now in research labs and clinical trials, and I’m confident that Dr. Giantini Larsen will be one of the leaders of the field.”

The fellowship is a yearlong appointment that will run concurrently with the fifth year of residency.

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