SCHAUMBURG, Ill, February 2017 — Gerald Grant, MD, has been elected as the vice president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Executive Committee for a one-year term, effective September 27, 2016. His nomination was confirmed at the CNS Annual Business Meeting in San Diego, California.
Dr. Grant is currently an associate professor of neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center. He graduated magna cum laudewith a Bachelor’s degree in neurosciences from Duke University, then completed his medical education at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1994. He completed his residency at the University of Washington in 2001 and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital in 2002. Dr. Grant then entered into active duty with the United States Air Force as part of a Health Professions Scholarship Program and was chief of neurosurgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base Texas. Dr. Grant deployed to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, and Balad Air Base, Iraq, as chief of Neurosurgery in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
During his deployment, Dr. Grant was the consultant for neurosurgery, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 30th Med Brigade, US Army. There he developed the first prospective study in a combat zone on blast concussive injury. Dr. Grant attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal prior to his separation. In 2002, he moved to Duke University, where he was promoted to associate professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics. In 2013, Dr. Grant was recruited back to Stanford University to be the division chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and vice chair of the department of Neurosurgery.
Dr. Grant directs a Blood-brain Barrier Translational Laboratory at Stanford University focusing on enhancing drug delivery to brain tumors in children. He has also served on numerous committees including Section Editor of Neurosurgery, education chair of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Committee on Trauma for the American College of Surgeons, and Member-at-Large for the Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery.