Peter W. Carmel, M.D., pediatric neurosurgeon and president-elect of the American Medical Association will visit Saint Louis University on March 10.
All physicians are invited to attend a town hall meeting about future trends in healthcare in the United States at 5pm March 10 in the Learning Resource Center auditorium A.
Earlier in the day, he will address SLU medical students at a luncheon meeting at 12:15pm in the Learning Resource Center auditorium B. He will also speak to neurosurgical faculty and residents about "The Oncology of Craniopharyngiomas" at the Center for Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery at 1pm.
Carmel, who will start his post as president of the AMA in June, is a pediatric neurosurgeon at the University Hospital of the New Jersey Medical School where he serves as professor and chair of the school's neurological surgery department, as well as co-medical director of the Neurological Institute of New Jersey.
Previously, he spent 31 years at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was both the founding chief of the division of pediatric neurosurgery and a professor of neurological surgery.
He is a committed advocate for neurological research, and in 2008 he was honored with the Distinguished Service Award of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.