Please join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 at the Cultural Centre Theatre for the latest lecture in the 2024 Lecture Series with speaker Justin Sporrer, M.D., director of Functional Neurosurgery and Medical Director of Miami Neuroscience Institute at Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Sporrer is a neurosurgeon who specializes in general and functional neurosurgery, deep brain stimulation and High-intensity Focused Ultrasound (HiFU) for movement disorders.
During a 2017 interview, Dr. Sporrer said, “The brain is the crown jewel of evolution and creation, and to be able to restore it back to its normal function is one of the most amazing privileges that a person can have. When I was in high school, a friend of mine was in a pretty bad car accident with a traumatic brain injury and that got me interested in the treatment of brain injuries, brain problems and nervous system problems and then the interest has just stayed with me all through my career. I have always loved rounding, seeing patients in clinic, and getting to know them and trying to make them laugh a little bit, trying to ease their fears a little bit. We are just two people in a room trying to solve the same problem.”
Dr. Sporrer believes the higher rates of Parkinson’s diagnoses should motivate more people to seek medical help from specialists when they start to experience movement-related symptoms or other signs of the disease.
He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his medical degree from the University of Florida, earning numerous accolades including the Academic Perfection Award and the AMA Educational Research Foundation Award. He completed an internship and residency in neurological surgery at the University of Florida. During his residency, he received the Charles “Chuck” Shank Award in Neurosurgical Excellence and the Resident Teacher Award and served as the Chief Resident.
A cocktail reception will follow the lecture.
Please RSVP to Jennifer Rigby at 305-367-6777 or via email.
Mark your calendar for the next Lecture Series presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 27, when Dr. Mohamad Allaf from Johns Hopkins Medicine will discuss: “What’s New in Urology? From Prostate Health to Surgical Intervention.” Please visit the Lecture Series page for more information about this season’s lectures and a look back at lectures from previous seasons.