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TelfeianHasbro Children's Hospital has named Albert Telfeian, MD, PhD, as the hospital's new director of pediatric neurosurgery. In this new role, Telfeian will oversee a wide spectrum of brain-related surgeries for children, including brain and spine tumor removal and surgical treatments for epilepsy, stroke, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and chronic pain.

Prior to joining Hasbro Children's Hospital, Telfeian was an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and associate professor of neurosurgery at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

"Dr. Telfeian is an incredible addition to the surgical team at Hasbro Children's Hospital," said Thomas F. Tracy, Jr., MD, pediatric surgeon-in-chief at Hasbro Children's Hospital. "He has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery, which is crucial for the infants and children we treat, to minimize their pain and improve their outcomes."

Telfeian is a graduate of the MD/PhD program at Brown University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University and his neurosurgical residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed fellowship training in spine and functional epilepsy surgery at Switzerland's Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, and a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Telfeian was the recipient of the American Association of Neurologic Surgeons Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Research Award, the American Epilepsy Society Young Investigator Award, and the J. Kiffin Penry Pediatric Epilepsy Award, and was included in the 2011 Newsweek "15 Leaders in Neurosurgery" showcase.