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Think Neuro Mini: Meet Dr. Jian Guan

Episode Summary

Dr. Jian Guan is a fellowship trained neurosurgeon with a special focus on complex spine surgery at Pacific Neuroscience Institute. Dedicated to the care of patients with spine and neck conditions, he practices at PNI-South Bay / Spine Institute at Little Company of Mary in Torrance, California. With over 75 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Guan has a particular clinical and research interest in ways of maximizing benefit to patients following neurosurgical procedures. Born in Beijing, China, Dr. Guan spent the majority of his childhood in southeast Michigan. He obtained his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and went on to receive his medical degree at Columbia University in New York City. His residency was completed at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, during which time he finished a fellowship in complex neurosurgical spine at the Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts. National award highlights include the Julius Goodman Resident Award presented by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Charles Kuntz Scholar Award presented by the Joint Neurosurgical Spine Section.