Schaumburg, Ill., May 24, 2022—The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and NEUROSURGERY Publications were pleased to announce the selection of Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar as the 2022-2023 NEUROSURGERY Publications Resident Fellow.

Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, MD, is a neurosurgery resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from Alfaisal University College of Medicine in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he graduated summa cum laude, valedictorian, and the top of his class. During medical school, Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar spent several years in the neurogenetics lab studying the genetics and novel therapeutic treatments for Parkinson’s disease patients. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar completed 10 months of post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah before starting his residency.

“It is a huge honor and great privilege to serve as the upcoming NEUROSURGERY Publications Resident Fellow. It is a dream come true. I am eager to apply what I learned throughout the years and excited to learn from numerous mentors and the entire editorial team to push the envelope, advance the Journal, and leave remarkable contributions to science and the neurosurgical community,” said Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar.

Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar was selected as the NEUROSURGERY Publications Resident Fellow after a thorough review of all applications received by the Selection Committee. The Publications Resident Fellow will participate in the editorial process, creative projects, and new initiatives, and will act as an ex officio liaison between the NEUROSURGERY Publications editorial office and neurosurgery residents and fellows.

“The Editorial Office is excited to welcome Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar as the 2022–2023 NEUROSURGERY Publications Resident Fellow. We look forward to working with him to continue to advance important scientific findings, research, and insights,” said Editor-in-Chief Dr. Nelson M. Oyesiku.

“We received many fine applications for this position, and look forward to working with Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar on fostering new concepts for information review and dissemination,” said Editor-in-Chief Elect Dr. Douglas Kondziolka

Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar’s hobbies outside of neurosurgery include soccer, tennis, and traveling. He is an avid researcher with deep interest in skull base and cerebrovascular neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. To date, he has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles and 25 book chapters and has spoken at several national and international conferences, with over 100 oral and poster presentations. He is the recipient of multiple research grants including the North American Skull Base Society grant. He is also the section editor on two published books and co-edited “The Surgical Handbook”. Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar is a reviewer for multiple journals and is actively involved in teaching medical students interested in neuroscience and neurosurgery.

Congratulations to Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar!