Thursday, December 1, 2016

AANS Offers the William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship


A graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, Ali Mesiwala, MD, received further training as a general surgery intern at the University of Washington. After nearly two decades of medical practice, Dr. Mesiwala is now the chief of the division of neurological surgery at St. Bernardine Medical Center. Ali Mesiwala, MD, also serves as a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

Founded in 1931, AANS has grown to more than 9,000 members. The association promotes the advancement of neurological surgery and ensures quality patient care. AANS also serves as a resource for its members.

One of the fellowships offered by AANS was created by one of its founders, Dr. William P. Van Wagenen. The William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship gives post-neurosurgical residents the opportunity to pursue scientific enrichment in another country.

Recipients of the fellowship are provided a stipend of $140,000 to cover living expenses, travel expenses, research support, and medical insurance. Fellows with accompanying families receive an additional living allowance.