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John M. Tew, Jr., MD, Award in Surgical Neuro-Oncology


The John M. Tew, Jr., MD, Award in Surgical Neuro-Oncology is an annual award intended to stimulate brain tumor research by neurosurgical residents at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The award is sponsored by the UC Brain Tumor Center to recognize Dr. John Tew’s contributions to the field of surgical neuro-oncology.

The award provides a $2,000 prize each spring to a resident who has proposed and completed the most compelling research project during the academic year.

The focus of the work should be on brain tumors (primary or metastatic) and could consist of either basic science or clinical research. Basic science research with potential translation to clinical trials will be given special consideration. Clinical research could be either prospective or retrospective studies. Case reports will not be considered.



2022 Sanjit Shah, MD "Complete Response of a Patient with a Mismatch Repair Deficient Aggressive Pituitary Adenoma to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy: A Case Report"

2021 Mark Johnson, MD "An evidence-based approach to monitoring serum sodium in patients following non-pituitary cerebral neoplasm resection"

2019 Smruti Patel, MD “Brainstem In Utero Electroporation Enables Versatile Modeling of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma”

2018 Smruti Patel, MD “Developing a novel mouse model of CNS NB-FOXR2 tumors for functional and preclinical studies”

2016 Jennifer A. Kosty, MD “Middle fossa approach for resection of vestibular schwannomas: 9 years’ experience”

2014 Christopher Sanders-Taylor, MD “Management of recurrent brain metastases following surgical resection or stereotactic radiosurgery”


Jonathan A. Forbes, MD
Neurosurgery Residency Director

Kerry Crone, MD
Neurosurgery Residency Associate Director

Penny Schwab
Neurosurgery Residency Manager
Phone: 513-558-3903
Fax: 513-558-3335
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