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Diversity Seminar Series: A Neurosurgery Career Journey

Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD FACS, FAANS Professor of Neurosurgery, Vice Chair for Administration, Director of Neurotrauma Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center President, American Association of Neurological Surgery

“Lessons Learned on my Journey to National Leadership in Neurosurgery”

This is event is sponsored by the University of Rochester Medical Center Office for Inclusion and Culture Development

 (part of the 2018-2019 Diversity Seminar Series) Co-Sponsored by Department of Neurosurgery

Reception to follow at 5:30pm (LeChase Hall)

Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS, is Professor of Neurosurgery at Penn State University (PSU) Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She is Vice Chair for Administration of the PSU Department of Neurosurgery, as well as the Director of Neurotrauma. She currently serves as President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and is the first female neurosurgeon to hold this position.

Dr. Timmons will present information about the challenges of pursuing a career in a male dominated specialty such as neurosurgery. She will discuss the opportunities and approaches required to succeed and excel in a surgical subspecialty.  In addition, she will outline the steps to leadership in national organizations and describe the roles that national organizational membership can have in helping to advance one’s career.

Please RSVP for Reception by April 26th: please email:

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

University of Rochester Medical Center, Center for Experiential Learning is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0005.

This activity is approved for 1.0 Social Work continuing education hour(s).

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

School of Medicine and Dentistry, Adolph Lower Auditorium 1-7619
415 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642

Event Type

Lectures and Talks, Information Sessions and Fairs, Medicine and Healthcare


Faculty, Students, Staff, Health Care Professionals




Free - Please RSVP for Reception by April 26th

Department of Neurology, Office for Inclusion and Culture
Contact Phone or Email

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Continuing Education Credits

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

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