Introduction to Neurovascular Surgical Anatomy

CaMSIGN was pleased to welcome Dr. Alex Rebchuk, PGY-2 UBC Neurosurgery Resident, to present on neurovascular anatomy as it pertains to neurosurgery. This was an excellent opportunity for all medical students to review and strengthen their knowledge of neuroanatomy. Furthermore, Dr. Rebchuk also shared a few words of wisdom for those hoping to pursue a surgical career, followed by a brief Q&A period.

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About Dr. Alex Rebchuk:

Dr. Rebchuk earned his MD, MSc and BKin (Health Sciences) from the University of British Columbia. In graduate school, he studied the relationship between head impact exposure and neurological function in football players. He was a recipient of the CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship. During medical school, he received the George W. Leroux Memorial Scholarship and Florence E. Heighway Summer Research Award. He received multiple scholarships from the American Academy of Neurology and won Top Breakthrough Abstract at the Canadian Stroke Congress for his research regarding cognition and quality of life following stroke.

Alex is interested in politics, and was involved in political advocacy prior to medical school. He previously played competitive soccer and now spends his free time skiing, golfing and cycling. He also enjoys travelling, especially to surfing locales.