The Global Neurosurg Research Collaborative (GNS) is an international network that aims to advance neurological and neurosurgical practice worldwide through the coordination of multicentre research studies.
Our mission is to improve global health outcomes by advancing neurological and neurosurgical practice worldwide.
We will conduct international, multicentre studies to answer clinically relevant research questions in neurological and neurosurgical disease. The global collaborative model will enable us to (1) compare outcomes across countries, (2) investigate determinants of patient outcome, (3) assess areas of variability in neurological and neurosurgical practice, and (4) highlight neurological and neurosurgical needs in developed vs developing countries.
What is new?
 Global Scope; studies are conducted in multiple countries; any neurology/neurosurgery center around the world can take part as long as they adhere to the protocol and all study data is made available to the collaborative.
 Clinically relevant research questions that translate to better patient outcomes
 Collaborative authorship model
Similar collaboratives in other surgical areas
 GlobalSurg Collaborative (Scope: General Surgery): http://globalsurg.org/
 Global Paed Surg Collaborative (Scope: Pediatric Surgery): http://globalpaedsurg.com
Members of the steering committee by January 2019
The list of investigators is arranged alphabetically
|Prof. Ahmed Hegazy, MD, PhD||Professor of Neurosurgery, Kasr Alainy School of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt|
|Prof. Ahmed M. Raslan, MD||Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Operations of Neurosurgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA|
|Dr. Chengyuan Wu, MD||Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology, Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University, USA|
|Prof. David Zonies, MD, MPH||Associate Professor of Surgery, Trauma, and Acute Care Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, USA|
|Dr. Hytham Hussien Osman, MD||Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Rabat University Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan|
|Dr. Ignatius Esene, MD, MPH, PhD||Consultant Neurosurgeon, Yaounde General Hospital, Cameroon|
|Prof. Laligam N. Sekhar, MD||Vice Chair of Neurosurgery, Professor of Neurosurgery, Professor of Radiology, University of Washington, Washington, USA|
|Dr. Mahmoud Kamel, MD, FRCS||Consultant Neurosurgeon, Clinical Lead of Neurosurgery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland, the United Kingdom|
|Dr. Seunggu Jude Han, MD||Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Oregon Health and Science University, The United States of America|
|Dr. Sudipta Kumer Mukherjee||Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital, Bangladesh|
|Dr. Walid Abdel Ghany, MD, PhD||Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Ain Shams University, Egypt|
|Prof. XU Bin, MD||Professor of Neurosurgery at Huashan Hospital and Honorary Vice Chairman of Juha Hernesniemi international Neurosurgery center, China|
|Ahmed Negida, MBBCh||Research Fellow|
|Zoe Teton||2018-2019 OHSU Neurological Surgery Research Fellow, MD Candidate, Class of 2020, Oregon Health & Science University, USA|
|Mohamed Fahmy Doheim||Trainee, School of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt|
*** GNS is still accepting applications and nominations for the steering committee. Lead investigators with extensive neurosurgery experience are welcomed. If you want to represent
Expected outcomes of the GNS studies
 Detecting the gaps in neurological and neurosurgical practice between high-, middle-, and low-income countries and determining the processes associated with the best outcome in neurological surgeries.
 Several international peer-reviewed journal articles, including the main study article as well as any secondary analyses produced from the main data set.
 Formation of an international network of neurologists/neurosurgeons and associated trainees to further facilitate future research efforts.