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Neurosurgery graduation: honoring achievements

Neurosurgery chair Greg Zipfel, MD, hosted the graduation party at at his home on June 18, 2021.
Neurosurgery chair Greg Zipfel, MD, hosted the graduation celebration at at his home on June 18, 2021.

The weekend of graduation is an opportunity to not only recognize our graduating neurosurgery chiefs and fellows, but also to take a moment and recognize the exceptional commitment of our residents and faculty.

During a festive ceremony hosted by Chair Greg Zipfel, MD, and his wife MaryJo Hernandez-Zipfel, MD, graduating chiefs Adam Bevan, MD, PhD, Dan Hafez, MD, PhD, and Peter Sylvester, MD, were honored and each given a photo of the old Barnes and McMillan Hospitals (a department tradition). In addition, annual awards were given to recognize neurosurgery faculty and residents.

Congratulations to our 2021 award winners:

Jon T. Willie, MD, PhD

Jon T. Willie, MD, PhD
Faculty Teaching Award

Peter Yang, MD
Robert L. Grubb, Jr., M.D. Clinical Excellence Award and Resident Mentor Award

Rupen Desai, MD
Tae Sung Park, M.D. Primary Examination Award

Anna Huguenard, MD
Quality Improvement Award

Sean Gupta, MD
Resident Medical Student Teaching Award