It is with much sadness that we farewell Dave back to the Barrow Neurological Institute for his last 12 months of training. He will be sadly missed by all my patients who had the good fortune to be touched by his compassionate nature and conscientious clinical attention. Dave will be remembered for his pleasant manner, clinical acumen and neurosurgical excellence. Many girls will remember him for his good looks and charm, but having shared a hotel room with him, I would like to warn them that he snores! Dave Wilson is a lovely man and a fine neurosurgeon. His patients will be blessed having him care for them both in and out of the operating room. We wish him the best of luck in his future career.
Tyler was the first resident to train at and complete his residency at the Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Institute in Charlotte, NC. This is one of the largest private practice groups in the world and has an excellent reputation for hands-on training from some of the best neurosurgeons in the USA….think Tony Asher, Hunter Dyer, Tim Adamson and Scott Wait. As Visiting Professor there a few years back, I was observing Scott Wait, my previous fellow, performing a difficult case through an eyebrow approach. His assistant was Tyler. I was equally impressed with Tyler as I was with Scott, who I have described previously as the best technical surgeon I have ever trained. When Tyler applied for my fellowship I seriously thought that I would reject him simply because there was nothing that I could teach him that Scott hadn’t already.
He persisted and I am so thankful that he did. Tyler has been with us for 3 months and has already earnt himself several “superlatives”…..indeed, he may be the best “second generation” fellow that I have ever trained. Welcome Tyler and your beautiful family. Let’s hope that the Covid 19 pandemic prohibits you from returning to the US….just kidding!!