Location: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave., Room #D2.40, Cincinnati, OH 45229
Time: 6:00PM Meet and greet
Expert Speaker: Dr. Franceso Mangano
Topic: Pediatric Chiari 1 Malformations: Presentations, Indications for Treatment and Management
Dr. Francesco Mangano is currently the Mary Jane and Bob Tritsch Chair and Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery in July 2005, with an appointment as Assistant Professor of neurosurgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Mangano completed his neurosurgical residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 2004 followed by a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Since joining the faculty of the division of pediatric neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, he has been instrumental in developing our nationally renowned Pediatric Epilepsy Program and is Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program. In addition, he has been a co-principal investigator for an NIH-funded multi-institutional research study investigating advanced MRI imaging techniques in children with congenital hydrocephalus. This study established DTI as a non-invasive biomarker for white matter injury in this condition. Additionally, he currently heads a basic science lab primarily focused on studying new models of hydrocephalus in combination to advanced MR imaging. His academic endeavors have accounted for more than 100 publications as well as numerous book chapters. He has presented his work nationally and internationally and continues to teach locally as the site PI for pediatric neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati and the Henry Ford Medical Center neurological surgery residencies. He has studied Chiari 1 malformations in the context of divisional practices at CCHMC and has participated in and has been an author as part of multi institutional and international collaborations to better understand the complexities of this condition.