“Advances in Stroke Care” will be the topic of the monthly wellness lecture at the Arizona Senior Academy Thursday (Feb. 12) presented by Tucson Cerebrovascular Neurosurgeon Dr. Emun Abdu. Open to the public free of charge, the talk begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the ASA Building.
Born and raised in Ethiopia, Abdu has been affiliated with Western Neurosurgery section of the Carondelet Health Network since May 2013. She completed her undergraduate studies in laboratory medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle and received her medical degree at the University of Michigan in 2004. She then completed neurosurgical training at Oregon Health and Sciences University, and fellowship training in open microvascular and endovascular surgery at Swedish Neurosciences Institute in Seattle, WA.
In addition to providing general neurosurgical services, Abdu is one of the few neurosurgeons in the U.S. with a unique skill set to provide patients an option for traditional surgical or minimally-invasive endovascular treatment. She covers St. Joseph’s hospital emergency room for both Neurosurgery and Neuroendovascular services for acute stroke.
Abdu is a member of the American Heart and Stroke Association-Tucson, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, Women in Neurosurgery and the Ethiopian North American Health Association.
Written by H. Deon Holt, Academy Village Volunteer