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Tufts MC Neurosurgeons Honored by the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology for Innovation in Hydrocephalus Treatment



Adel Malek, MD, PhD and Carl Heilman, MDTufts Medical Center neurosurgeons Adel Malek, MD, PhD, Chief of Neurovascular Surgery, and Carl Heilman, MD, Neurosurgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of Neurosurgery, both Co-Founders of CereVasc, Inc. have been honored with the 2022 Innovation Award at the annual meeting of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN), for their work to bring a minimally-invasive, endovascular treatment to people with communicating hydrocephalus.

"Drs. Malek and Heilman have developed a disruptive innovation in the eShunt® System that has the potential to meaningfully transform the way that patients with communicating hydrocephalus are treated," said Ameer Hassan, D.O., FAHA, FSVIN, President of SVIN. "SVIN and the neuroendovascular community will benefit greatly from the work they are doing," he continued.