Karin Muraszko – Pediatric Neurosurgeon
--The first and only female to head an academic neurosurgery department in the U.S.
--Successfully handles her demanding surgical schedule despite having spina bifida (curvature of the spine)
Of the approximately 4,920 neurosurgeons in the United States today, only about 5.6 percent – or 277 – are women. Discover one of the female pioneers in this field and her work as a leading pediatric neurosurgeon to treat children suffering from disorders and injuries to the brain and spinal cord. Moreover, learn how she herself has dealt with a spinal disability known as spina bifida since childhood.
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