Dr. Souweidane Named Winner of Excellence in Medical Education Award

Congratulations are due to Dr. Mark Souweidane, who was honored by Augustine M.K. Choi, MD, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine, and Yoon Kang, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Education, as one of the winners of this year’s Excellence in Medical Education Awards. These annual awards are given to faculty members for outstanding contributions to the education of our medical students. Dr. Souweidane was honored for his excellence in the Areas of Concentration (AOC)...

David Jones, MD, president of the Albany Medical College Alumni Association, presents the Distinguished Alumnus Award to Dr. Philip Stieg.

Dr. Philip E. Stieg, the Margaret and Robert J. Hariri Professor of Neurological Surgery and Chairman of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, was named by Albany Medical College as the Distinguished Alumnus of the college for 2022. This marked the first time the college honored one its PhD graduates with that award. Dr. Stieg earned his PhD at AMC in 1980 before going on to earn his MD at the Medical...

Pravesh Gadjradj, MD, PhD, MSc,

Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center research fellow Pravesh Gadjradj, MD, PhD, MSc, recently published two papers showing that endoscopic treatment for sciatica caused by disc herniation is just as effective as open microdiscectomy, at a lower total cost. The papers, which Dr. Gadjradj co-authored with his colleagues in the Netherlands, report on the results of a clinical trial of more than 600 patients with sciatica treated at four different hospitals in that country over the...