Peri-Operative Collaboration: What the Surgeon and the Endocrinologist Would Like Each Other to Know


Wednesday, April 24
9:05 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: Convention Center 515 A

Learning Objectives:

Gabriel Zada, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Zada is a board-certified neurosurgeon and nationally recognized expert in brain and pituitary tumor surgery, as well as a variety of endoscopic and minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques. He is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC with associate appointments in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Internal Medicine. As the Co-Director of the USC Pituitary Center, Co-Director of the USC Radiosurgery Center and Director of the USC Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Program, Dr. Zada directs a comprehensive neuro-endoscopic program including endoscopic skull base/pituitary surgery, exoscopic subcortical channel (BrainPath) surgery and intraventricular neuro-endoscopy. He also co-directs the USC Radiosurgery Center and performs Gamma Knife and Radiosurgery. He is the Associate Program Director of the USC Neurosurgery Residency Program.

Dr. Zada has a keen clinical and academic interest in brain and skull base tumor surgery and has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles on various neurosurgical topics, mostly relating to brain and pituitary tumors as well as endoscopic skull base surgery. He authored and edited the textbook entitled The Atlas of Sellar and Parasellar Lesions.


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John Carmichael, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC

John Carmichael, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. He is Co-Director of the USC Pituitary Center and course director for the Annual Southern California Pituitary Symposium held at USC, now in its 5th year. His clinical and research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of pituitary disease. As a member of AACE, he served on the Pituitary Scientific Committee, and now serves on the AACE Pituitary, Gonad, Adrenal, and Neuroendocrine Disease State Network.


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