American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons appoints Dr. Hal Meltzer to the Executive Committee of the Joint Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Hal Steven Meltzer, M.D., FAANS, WVU Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery has been selected to serve a two-year term on the Executive Committee of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery as Vice Chair for National Meetings.

The AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery is the pediatric neurosurgery platform for organized neurological surgery. Membership on the Executive Committee is the highest level of service to organized pediatric neurosurgery.

“This position elevates the visibility of WVU Medicine to the forefront of curating and promoting the most promising scientific and clinical advances in pediatric neurosurgery,” said Dr. Meltzer.

Meltzer, a board-certified neurological and pediatric neurological surgeon, also serves as Professor of Neurosurgery for the WVU School of Medicine, Patient Safety and Quality Officer for the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, and Section Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery for the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.

Meltzer received his M.D. degree from Northwestern University Medical School in 1989. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at University of California at San Diego Medical Center, a residency in pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital of San Diego, a residency at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital of San Diego, and a residency in pediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario.

“I am looking forward to representing WVU Medicine and the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute at this highest level of Organized Pediatric Neurosurgery,” said Dr. Meltzer.

Meltzer’s direct responsibilities as Vice Chair of the National Meetings Subcommittee will be to prepare the pediatric academic and educational content for the three largest international neurosurgical meetings each year.

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