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KU Neurosurgery steps up to the plate at charity softball tournament benefitting brain tumor research

KU was one of 40 teams competing in the annual event played in New York City’s Central Park

KU Neurosurgery charity softball tourney team holding University of Kansas banner

Faculty and residents in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center went to bat for brain tumor research June 3-4 at the 17th Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament in New York City’s Central Park.

Hosted by Columbia University Medical Center, the tournament drew 40 teams comprised of more than 600 neurosurgeons from across the country, Puerto Rico and Canada. The event, which also featured a symposium, raised more than $150,000 for Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation neuro-oncology research fellowships. 

The team from KU, which included Paul Camarata, M.D., chair of the department, advanced to the second round of the playoffs – the “Sweet Sixteen” – before falling to the University at Buffalo. It was the team’s first playoff berth in five appearances in the tournament

Barrow Neurological Institute won the championship for the eighth time in the last 11 tournaments.

Department of Neurosurgery

University of Kansas Medical Center
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