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Gray Matters: A Biography of Brain Surgery

Theodore H. Schwartz, MD

Mitch Elkind, MD

Book cover for Gray Matters: A Biography of Brain Surgery by Ted Schwartz.
This talk is also part of our Friday lecture series Frontiers of BrainHealth.
Explore the evolution of brain surgery and implications for proactive brain health with international speaker and one of the nation’s leading neurological surgeons, Dr. Theodore H. Schwartz, professor of neurological surgery in otolaryngology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Schwartz shares a surgeon’s perspective on major advances in the history of brain health science, as well as the cultural and philosophical significance of popular brain-related topics in a fireside chat with neurologist and longtime friend Mitch Elkind, MD, chief clinical science officer at the American Heart Association.
NOTE: ON FRIDAY AT LUNCHTIME Or register here to attend in person in Dallas, Texas.

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