Instructor: Jay Wellons
Join pediatric neurosurgeon and author DR. JAY WELLONS and VUMC Department of Neurosurgery Chair Dr. Reid Thompson (both current USN parents) in a unique discussion of Jay’s book, ALL THAT MOVES US: A Pediatric Neurosurgeon, His Young Patients, and Their Stories of Grace and Resilience (Penguin Random House, published June, 2022) In the book, Jay pulls back the curtain to reveal the profoundly moving triumphs, haunting complications, and harrowing close calls that characterize the life of a pediatric neurosurgeon, bringing the high-stakes drama of the operating room to life with astonishing candor and honest compassion. Over the course of his career, Dr. Reid Thompson has cared for and operated on thousands of adult patients with challenging brain tumors and complex neurosurgical issues, and as Chair he has grown the Vanderbilt Neurosurgery program to one of national prominence. Their friendship and similar approach to this often daunting work will add a layer to the conversation that guarantees to be intriguing and moving. A conversation not to be missed!
Class Fee: $35.00
Jay Wellons, MD, MSPH, is a professor in the departments of neurological surgery, pediatrics, plastic surgery, radiology, and radiological sciences at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He holds the Cal Turner Chair, is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, and is the medical director for the Surgical Outcomes Center for Kids (SOCKs), which he co-founded. He has written op-eds for The New York Times, Time Magazine, Garden and Gun, and Oprahdaily.com. Jay Wellons lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his family. He and Melissa are parents to Jack and Fair, 11th and 8th grade at USN.
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