Category: News

Neurosurgeon who separated conjoined twins dies from complications of coronavirus

On March 30, 2020, the world lost a great pediatric neurosurgeon to Covid19. Dr. James Goodrich, of Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, passed away from the Coronavirus. He was a world renown neurosurgeon, famous for separating twins who were joined at the head. He was an inspirational, kind and humble human being, who was one of our teachers and mentors. All pediatric neurosurgeons, Jim’s patients and family, grieve this terrible loss.

Sphynx Cat with Rare Condition Resembles a Bat — But Has the Most Relatable Moods

Thousands of Instagrammers can’t help but look at Lucy.

That’s 22,000 followers and counting for this unique kitty, who turned one on Saturday. Lucy — who lives in Israel with her owner Zilla Bergamini, 44, according to Metro — is a nude Sphynx cat who was diagnosed at birth with hydrocephalus, a rare condition that involves excess spinal fluid.

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How ‘Stranger Things’ Widened Awareness of a Rare Disorder

Teenage actor Gaten Matarazzo III was born with a rare genetic disorder that affects bone development. And ever since his Netflix series “Stranger Things” became a hit, public interest in the condition has shot up, a new study finds.

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2019 Humanitarian Awards

Celebrating Dr. Catherine Mazzola being honored at the Seasons of Hope 2019 Humanitarian Awards Dinner.

The Hope For Children Research Foundation works hard to support children’s neurological and cancer research. Since 1985 the foundation has been successful in its mission to discover new treatments and cures for childhood neurological and cancer diseases. Dr. Catherine Mazzola was an 2019 honoree this year! This ceremony demonstrated the appreciation colleagues and patients have for all of the hard work Dr. Mazzola does to save children’s lives. A patient of ours stood in front of guests, on Saturday March 2, 2019, with confidence and shared her story of how Dr. Mazzola, her pediatric neurosurgeon, changed her life. She touched the hearts of the audience by sharing her journey and brought joy by showing how much she has grown from her experience into the lovely young woman she is today. We are proud of all Dr. Mazzola does for the families and children she treats and are grateful to watch our patients grow. 

Medical Reform In Ukraine Explained By A Brain Surgeon

Razom and The Ukrainian Medical Association of North America (UMANA) are pleased to welcome Dr. Igor Kurilets, Ukrainian neurosurgeon and Co-Pilot project participant in New York on March 18th at Caveat.

We asked Dr. Kurilets to share his experience with medical reform in Ukraine and talk about how he sees The evolution of medical education in Ukraine in the future.

After his presentation we will have a panel of local physicians join Dr. Kurilets on stage for a discussion about the collaboration between Ukrainian and American doctors.

Our panel will include:
Dr. Marta Lopatynsky, a board certified ophthalmologist and president of UMANA Metro Chapter.
Dr. Tina Goloborodko, Doctor of Internal Medicine and New York based activist working on Ukraine-related issues.
Dr. Luke Tomycz, pediatric neurosurgeon and Lead Physician with the Co-Pilot Project.
Mariya Soroka, President of Razom for Ukraine, will moderate the conversation.

Join us at Caveat on the Lower East Side in New York, a space that used to be a box theater. We warmly invite you to have an engaging conversation over drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Ticket includes a complimentary drink.

Tickets are here:

See you on Monday, March 18th, doors open at 6:30pm. Program will start at 7pm.

The Ukrainian Medical Association of North America (UMANA), founded in 1950, is a voluntary non-profit association of professionals licensed to practice in their areas of health care in the United States and Canada. UMANA’s objectives are: 1. Unite health care professionals of Ukrainian descent, who share an interest in promoting the health of Ukrainians; 2. Share medical knowledge and scientific research with emphasis on aspects unique to Ukrainians.

The Co-Pilot Project (CPP) is an initiative within Razom for Ukraine that aims to address the significant deficit in high-quality neurosurgical and spine surgery training in Ukraine, a country of 45 million people in eastern Europe. Just as a co-pilot acts as another set of eyes and ears for the pilot, our mission is to send surgeons from North America to mentor and aid Ukrainian surgeons through difficult cases.​