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The Neurosurgery Interest Group came about as a response to the absence of students matching into neurosurgery residencies from UB’s medical school.

Our goal is to educate students about the fascinating field of neurosurgery through engaging, hands-on events, as well as shadowing and research opportunities.

Co-President: Paul Blasio (
Co-President: Amandip Cheema (

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns regarding NSIG.

Hakeem Shakir, MD (PGY-7)
Evan Winograd, MD (PGY-6)
Matthew McPheeters, MD (PYG-2)

- Dinner Presentations and Q&A Sessions
- Case Studies with Residents
- Neuroanatomy and Radiology Review
- Shadowing opportunities
- Research opportunities