Neurosurgery Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital
Bobby has been working with DGNN since 2014, when he began is medical education. He was recently part of a team that completed a pilot study validating the use of near-infrared light to detect acute intracranial extra-axial bleeds in 700 head trauma patients. They are currently pivoting the work to a clinical trial in Uganda that will investigate the utility of this technology to afford rapid diagnosis to patients who suffer emergent intracranial injury and as an integral tool in the TBI care continuum. The hope is that this will be a valid triaging tool that will help govern surgical and intensive care measures in TBI patients when CT scanners are not available or practicable.
Being part of DGNN has been a humbling experience for him and to see the group grow from 6 members in 2014 to the now over 100 member group has been awe-inspiring, and so humbling to be a part of. He intends to continue to work with DGNN throughout his neurosurgical training and into his own eventual practice. He will begin his neurosurgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital fall 2020.