UM Neurological Surgery Team Wins National Charity Softball Tournament

Twenty-eight teams of neurosurgeons from some of the top medical institutions across the United States and Canada competed June 9 at the 9th Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament in New York City. But it was the Miller School’s Department of Neurological Surgery that took home the title.

With victories over Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, Cornell, the University of South Florida, the University of Pittsburgh and, finally, a 5-4 win over the Barrow Neurological Institute, the Miller School team had more than just a few shining stars. Led by Ricardo Komotar, M.D., assistant professor of neurological surgery, and Allan Levi, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurological surgery, the University of Miami team went undefeated.

Seth Hayes, M.D., neurological surgery resident, won the most valuable player award for the tournament. Other notable players included Ryan Trombly, M.D., assistant professor of clinical neurological surgery, and neurological surgery residents Brian Hood, M.D., Charles Bowie, M.D., and Brian Snelling, M.D., as well as a number of other residents, fellows and attendings from the department.

Hosted by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the event raised funds for brain tumor research through the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

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