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Anil Nanda, M.D., M.P.H., named Teachenor-Williamson Society Symposium keynote speaker

September 12, 2019

Anil Nanda, MD, MPH
Anil Nanda, M.D., M.P.H., will be the keynote speaker for the 2019 Teachenor-Williamson Society Symposium Oct. 11-12.

Internationally recognized neurosurgeon, researcher and academician Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Teachenor-Williamson Society Symposium Oct. 11-12 at the InterContinental Hotel on the historic Country Club Plaza in Kansas City.

The symposium, presented by the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center, includes an evening dinner and keynote speaker and a scientific symposium on the following day for participating department faculty, residents and returning departmental alumni, both residents and faculty; local and visiting neurosurgeons; and distinguished guests interested in the clinical neurosciences.

Nanda is professor and chair of neurosurgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and senior vice president for neurosurgical services at RWJ Barnabas Health. A recognized leader in neurosurgery with sub-specialty expertise in skull base, vascular and spinal neurosurgery, including Gamma Knife radiosurgery, he is a prolific researcher and sought-after national and international lecturer.

Prior to joining Rutgers, Nanda was professor and founding chair of the neurosurgery department at LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport. During his 27-year tenure, he established the residency training program and helped build the department's Gamma Knife radiosurgery, skull base and neuroendovascular programs.

Nanda has held major leadership roles in multiple professional organizations. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors and World Congress delegate of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and a past member of the Board of Directors and current member of the Data Review and International Relations committees of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

The Teachenor-Williamson Society Symposium benefits the Department of Neurosurgery's residency program. Registration is $50 and Continuing Medical Education credit will be offered. To register, visit

Individuals who are not able to attend the symposium, but who want to support the Department of Neurosurgery's residency program may make a donation through KU Endowment.

For more information, visit the department's website and contact Margaret Minea, residency coordinator, at or 913-588-6119.

The Teachenor-Williamson Society Symposium recognizes the legacy of scholarly comradery of Frank Randall Teachenor, M.D., and William P. Williamson, M.D., two pioneers of neurosurgery at KU Medical Center and recaptures the spirit of the Frank R. Teachenor Lectures hosted by the department between 1958 and 1969. The symposium also honors the 38-year academic career of Charles E. Brackett, M.D., former Department of Neurosurgery chair, and his legacy of intentional instruction and professional excellence for numerous colleagues, residents and medical students.

Last modified: Sep 18, 2019