OMICS and 21st Century Brain Surgery from Education to Practice: James Rutka of the University of Toronto Interviewed by Joseph B. Martin (Boston) and Türker Kiliç (Istanbul).

Omics : a journal of integrative biology

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Rutka J. OMICS and 21st Century Brain Surgery from Education to Practice: James Rutka of the University of Toronto Interviewed by Joseph B. Martin (Boston) and Türker Kiliç (Istanbul). OMICS. 2014;.
Abstract The Science-in-Backstage interviews aim to share experiences by global medical and life sciences thought leaders on emergent technologies and novel scientific, medical, and educational practices, situating them in both a historical and contemporary science context so as to "look into the biotechnology and innovation futures" reflexively and intelligently. OMICS systems diagnostics and personalized medicine are greatly impacting brain surgery, not to forget the training of the next generation of neurosurgeons. What do the futures hold for the practice of, and education in 21(st) century brain surgery in the age of OMICS systems science, personalized medicine, and the use of simulation in surgeon training? James Rutka is a clinician scientist and a world leader in diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, a President Emeritus of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neurosurgery. Professor Rutka was interviewed for the global medical, biotechnology, and life sciences readership of the OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology to speak on these pressing questions in his personal capacity as an independent senior scholar. The issues debated in the present interview are of broad relevance for 21(st) century surgery and postgenomics medicine. The interviewers were Professor Joseph B. Martin, Harvard Medical School Dean Emeritus in Boston and Joint Dean of Medicine at Bahçesehir University in Istanbul, and the author of "Alfalfa to Ivy: Memoir of a Harvard Medical School Dean," and Professor Türker Kiliç, Dean of Medicine at Bahçesehir University in Istanbul, and an elected member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences.