School of Medicine’s PASE Hosts Craniofacial Surgery Course

The School of Medicine’s Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education (PASE) hosted the 26th Annual ‘Craniofacial Surgery and Transfacial Approaches to the Skull Base,’ Dec. 2-4.

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James T. Goodrich, M.D., Ph.D. (bottom row, center), led the cadaver course, with 22 craniofacial surgeons from nine countries in attendance.

The program was a hands-on cadaver course for craniofacial surgeons directed by renowned neurosurgeon, James T. Goodrich, M.D., Ph.D.

Goodrich is from Montefiore Medical Center and has served as the course director at PASE since the first course was held in 1990. He recently led a much-publicized craniopagus operation in the Bronx, New York, of the separation of 13-month-old twins who were joined at the head.

Twenty-two surgeons from nine countries attended the workshop, traveling from Latin America, Japan, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

“There is no other workshop like this in the world,” Goodrich said.

Included among the faculty was Alexander Y. Lin, M.D., associate professor of surgery and orthodontics, Division of Plastic Surgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

During the three-day course, attendees learned surgical skills and new techniques for complicated procedures in craniofacial and transfacial surgery.

PASE has been hosting similar courses for 27 years with world-renowned surgeons. Learn more about PASE’s continuing education opportunities