Bermans J. Iskandar, MD, Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the University of Wisconsin, presented the first annual Timothy M. George Memorial Lecture in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Dell Children’s Medical Center on November 12, 2021. Iskandar discussed the role of folate in central nervous system repair, folate-driven mechanisms of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance, and the importance of epigenetics in tissue regeneration and healing.
Timothy M. George, MD, was a professor of neurosurgery at Dell Medical School and a beloved pediatric neurosurgeon at Dell Children’s Medical Center when he died unexpectedly at age 59 in 2019. Dr. George graduated from New York University Grossman School of Medicine before completing his neurosurgery residency at Yale University and his pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Northwestern University. He joined the faculty of Duke University in 1996 and in 2006 moved to the then new Dell Children’s Hospital. His research interests included Chiari malformation and the genetic mechanisms of neural tube defects.
Tim was a superb pediatric neurosurgeon. His quiet confidence and unfailing empathy and compassion endeared him to colleagues and patients alike.