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Live Tweet of Brain Surgery

Video, Pictures and Tweets from Neurosurgeon Dr. Dong Kim

Summary of the Live Tweet

Dr. Dong Kim, neurosurgeon and Director of the Mischer Neuroscience Institute pulled back the curtain on a brain tumor resection during a live twittercast.

Memorial Hermann, Twitter name @memorialhermann, live tweeted consecutively using the hashtag #MHbrain.

Go inside the OR with One of the Nation's Leading Brain Surgeons

The rapid play-by-play includes all steps of a brain tumor removal, including surgery prep, removal of the bone flap, resection of the brain tumor and closing the site. Viewers can see live videos, pictures and text of the event as it happens. You also see what Dr. Kim sees during the procedure via a live microscope video feed.

Brain tumor specialist Dr. Scott Shepard, Director of the Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Program at Mischer Neuroscience Institute, will be responding to questions online from outside the OR.

Join Memorial Hermann @memorialhermann for a live twittercast of a brain surgery.

To protect the patient's privacy only age, condition and gender will be identified at the beginning of the broadcast. DUE TO GRAPHIC CONTENT DURING THE TWITTERCAST, VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

About the Doctors

Dr. Dong Kim 

Dr. Dong Kim, M.D.

As director of the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Dong Kim leads the clinical neuroscience efforts for the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System as well as The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. Dr. Kim is noted for his research into brain aneurysms and for his role in the surgery and recovery of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.

Dr. Kim is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. After general surgery training at Harvard, he completed his neurosurgery training at UCSF. He went on to complete a fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery and skull base tumors with Dr. Arthur Day.

Dr. Kim's specialties include brain tumor, skull base tumor, meningioma, arteriovenous malformation (AVM), intracranial aneurysm, carotid disease, trigeminal neuralgia and Chiari malformation.

Read Dr. Kim's complete bio.

Dr. Scott Shepard 

Dr. Scott Shepard, M.D.

Brain tumor specialist Dr. Scott Shepard is the Director of the Gamma Knife Radiosurgery program at the Mischer Neuroscience Institute and Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

Dr. Shepard is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Weill Cornell Medical College. After residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), he completed fellowships at the Brain Tumor Research Center and the CNS Injury and Edema Center at UCSF and in surgical neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital.

Dr. Shepard's areas of interest include neurooncological brain surgery, spine and general neurosurgery.

Read Dr. Shepard's complete bio.