Expert Speakers: Dr. Mark Luciano and Dr. Violette Recinos
Topic: "The Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Chiari Malformation – A Multidisciplinary Approach"
About Dr. Luciano: Dr. Mark Luciano is board-certified in general neurosurgery and in pediatric neurosurgery. He is Head of Congenital and Pediatric Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the Pediatric Neurology Center at Cleveland Clinic. His patients are children and adults with neurological congenital anomalies, hydrocephalus, cerebral cysts, tumors, craniofacial anomalies, tethered cord, Chiari malformation and cerebral palsy.
Dr. Luciano also directs the Neuroendoscopy and CSF Disorders program. He has an established clinical program, research and educational work in neuroendoscopy, a form of minimally invasive neurosurgery. Dr. Luciano has directed Cleveland-area, national and international courses in neuroendoscopy and has developed new techniques in minimally invasive neurosurgery.
As a result of his recognized leadership in hydrocephalus, Dr. Luciano has been on the National Hydrocephalus Association advisory board and has appeared in the local and national press and television including the Wall Street Journal, Woman's Day, and the Today Show.
In addition to national publications, peer-review and editorial activity, Dr. Luciano is an internationally invited speaker in neuroendoscopy, hydrocephalus and pediatric neurosurgery. He was the "Brahm Prakash Memorial Orator" in New Dehli, India, and has been invited as visiting professor and speaker in India, China, Egypt and Europe. He has initiated an international cooperation between Cleveland Clinic and Peking Union Medical Center in Beijing, China, for education in neuroendoscopy. In addition, he has served as host and thesis mentor for international MD research fellows from Egypt and Sweden.
About Dr. Recinos: Dr. Recinos is a Pediatric and Adult Neurosurgeon with special interests in the treatment of tumors of the brain and spinal cord. Originally from New Jersey, she completed her Undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland, and stayed on to complete her medical school, Neurosurgical Residency and Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In the pediatric group, she treats a wide array of pediatric and congenital neurosurgical issues including hydrocephalus, chiari malformation, craniosynostosis, tethered cord, and brain and spinal cord tumors. In the adult population, she sub-specializes in the treatment of adult brain tumors as well as chiari malformation. She also has special interest in minimally invasive, endsocopic assisted neurosurgery. She joins us at the Cleveland Clinic as the Section Head of Pediatric Neurosurgical Oncology.