Navigation Links
Nationally Recognized Neurosurgeon Joins Alaska Native Medical Center
Date:5/15/2013

Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) May 15, 2013

The Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC), a leading hospital for Alaska Native and American Indian people and Alaska’s only Level II Trauma Center, recently announced that Roland Torres, M.D., FAANS, FACS, has been appointed Clinical Director for the Department of Neurosurgery. In this role, the nationally recognized neurotrauma and neurocritical care expert will oversee ANMC’s Neurosurgery program, adding essential services to the team.

Dr. Torres brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to his new role. Prior to joining ANMC, Torres was a clinical associate professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University Medical Center, where he was also a site director for the Neurosurgery Residency Training Program. He served as the Chief of Neurosurgery and Director of Neurotrauma at Stanford’s Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif. Prior to that, he held several positions at the State University of New York, including: Director of Neurosurgical Step-down Unit, Director of Neurotrauma and Critical Care, Director of Neuro-Oncology and assistant professor of neurosurgery. Dr. Torres also sits on the Executive Committee for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Congress of Neurological Surgery section of Neurotrauma, and is frequently invited to lecture for the AANS Board Review Course.

“At ANMC, we are dedicated to ensuring that we have the best medical team onsite to care for Alaska Native people, no matter how major or minor their health concerns may be,” said Dr. Paul Franke, ANMC Chief Medical Officer. “We are honored to have Dr. Torres join our team to bring so many new capabilities to our Neurosurgery department and to our state. The whole ANMC family will benefit from his nationally recognized skill and expertise.”

Under Dr. Torres’ direction, ANMC’s Neurosurgery department will expand its cerebral and neurovascular services, as well as enhance the work being done with radiation oncologists and pediatric intensivists. The department focuses on cases involving trauma, critical care and chronic pain, and is also working to provide services to regional health care clinics around Alaska.

###

About the Alaska Native Medical Center
The Alaska Native Medical Center operates a state-of-the-art 150-bed facility providing comprehensive medical services to Alaska Natives and American Indians. ANMC is jointly managed by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation and includes the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center.

About the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
ANTHC is a not-for-profit tribal health organization managed by Alaska Native tribal governments and their regional health organizations. We provide statewide services in specialty medical care; construction of water, sanitation and health facilities; community health and research; information technology and professional recruiting. For more information, please visit http://www.anthc.org.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10735369.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Nationally-Recognized Retinal Expert Returns to Gainesville, Joins Retina Specialty Institute
2. Texas Veterinary Cancer Registry Expands Nationally
3. Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Lettuce Featured on Nationally-Syndicated Appetite for Health for National Salad Month, Consumers Encouraged to “Eat More Salad” for their Heart
4. Medical System Marketing Highlights Nationally-Recognized Stroke Care
5. Nationally Renowned Senior Living Expert Presents Program on What Seniors Need to Know Today about Homeownership
6. Nationally Renowned Health Expert Debuts Book "Sex and Spaghetti Sauce: My Italian Mother’s Recipe for Getting Healthy and Getting Busy in Your 50s and Beyond"
7. Nationally Known Healer Offers Unique Weekend of Workshops at YogaSoul Center in Eagan
8. As Nationally Featured on CBS Money Watch, Celebrity Doctor Anna Guarna, Is to Co-Author a New Business Book, "Leading the Field"
9. Mary Newswanger, from FullPowerLove.com, was Recently Nationally Featured on ABC, NBC, Fox, & LA Daily News Regarding Planet Friendly Technologies
10. Internationally known expert in ovarian cancer to be honored at the ASCO Annual Meeting
11. AmeriLife Recognized for 'Green' Accomplishment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 2016 , ... United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading ... its growing list of Partner Firms. S.S. Nesbitt is headquartered in Birmingham, ... and in between. , Harnessing the experience and insights of the agency’s team ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Pediatric therapists are challenged to use evidence ... the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) captures 20% more change in outcomes than other ... the Goal Attainment Scale, Education Resources Inc. is offering a course focused on ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... MA (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... their revolutionary, biocompatible columns and accessories. These PEEK-lined stainless steel (PLS) columns combine ... provide a solution that ensures the integrity of biological samples while operating at ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Anxiety of older Americans ... start of Medicare Part D a decade ago, according to The Senior Citizens ... adults on how they are coping with rapidly rising costs. “The implications are ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... Traumatic Brian Injury is ... may be one of many possible sources: sports, car accidents, falls, work accidents, ... Mastering Rehab Solutions for the Complexities of Concussions is designed for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... YORK , Feb. 10, 2016 Immune ... biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it has filed a ... Leukemia and other cancers. --> ... treating cancer by administration of Ceplene (histamine dihydrochloride) in ... provides methods of predicting the efficacy of Ceplene and ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Feb. 10, 2016  The ALS Association, in partnership with ... Challenge to generate a biomarker to track TDP43 aggregation. The ... to a $1 million investment. --> ... that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal ... and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Feb. 10, 2016 ... synergistic confluence of various technologies that results ... previously unavailable. These opportunities create a cyclical ... in turn, drives the development of new ... is characterized by technology convergences, which are ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: