Andrea J. Chamczuk, MD, MSc
Andrea J. Chamczuk, MD, MSc

Andrea J. Chamczuk, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine

Expertise/Specializations

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neuroendoscopy

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Surgery

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • please refer to in house presentation section of bibliography
  • teaching of medical students and residents both in clinic, on rounds and in the operative suite

Biography

 CURRICULUM VITAE
 
ANDREA JENNIFER CHAMCZUK
 
2212 S 64th Plaza, Suite 241
Omaha, NE 68106
E-mail: achamczuk@gmail.com
402-630-9412
 
 
EDUCATION
 
July 2011-Dec 2011    Neuroendoscopy Fellowship- under the direction of
Professor J.A. Grotenhuis, University Medical Center, St. Radboud,
Nijmegen, The Netherlands and
Professor M. Bettag, Hospital of Barmherzige Bruder, Trier, Germany
 
July 2005-July 2011    Resident, Neurological Surgery
                                    State University of New York at Buffalo
                                    Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, Buffalo NY
 
Jan 2005                      Doctor of Medicine
                                    Saba University School of Medicine
                                    Saba, Netherlands-Antilles  
 
June 11, 2001              Master of Science
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine,
Hospital for Sick Children
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
 
June 7, 1997                Bachelor of Science
Honours Biology and Psychology
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
 
 
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE
 
November 2016          American Board of Neurological Surgery Certification
 
June 2015-present       Iowa State Board of Medical Licensure
 
December 2014           Prestige Advanced Cervical Arthroplasty Training Course, Medtronic, Omaha, NE
 
Oct 2014-present        Nebraska State Board of Medical Licensure
 
Oct 2011-present        Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure
 
Jan 2012                      Principles and Practice of Gamma knife Radiosurgery (Perfexion and 4C Training), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
Sept 2011                    Advanced Intracranial Neuroendoscopy Training Course, Tuttlingen, Germany
 
May 2010                    American Board of Neurological Surgery Primary Examination-passed
 
July 2009-Apr 2010    Anatomy laboratory and clinical research in Brain Endoscopy, under the direction of Dr. Walter Grand, Department of Neurosurgery, Buffalo, NY
 
March 2010                 Kyphoplasty (Kyphon System Medtronic) Certification, Buffalo, NY
 
Jan 2010                      Vertos Mild Training and Certification, Buffalo, NY
 
April 2005                   United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
Step III – passed score:  88% 
 
February 2004             United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
                                    Step II – passed score: 95% 
 
December 2002           United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
                                    Step I – passed score: 86%
 
 
APPOINTMENTS
 
 
University Appointments
 
December 2014-present                      Assistant Professor
Creighton University School of Medicine
                                                            Division of Neurological Surgery, Department of Surgery
                                                            Omaha, NE    
 
February 2012-February 2014            Assistant Professor
University of Mississippi Medical Center
                                                            Department of Neurosurgery, Jackson, MS
 
February 2012-February 2014            Assistant Residency Program Director
University of Mississippi Center
                                                            Department of Neurosurgery, Jackson, MS
 
 
 
 
Hospital Appointments
 
November 2014-present                      Active Staff Neurosurgeon
Creighton University Medical Center
                                                            Division of Neurological Surgery, Department of Surgery
                                                            Omaha, NE    
 
November 2014-present                      Active Staff Neurosurgeon
Bergan Mercy Medical Center
                                                            Division of Neurological Surgery, Department of Surgery
                                                            Omaha, NE    
 
November 2014-present                      Active Staff Neurosurgeon
Immanuel Medical Center
                                                            Division of Neurological Surgery, Department of Surgery
                                                            Omaha, NE    
 
April 2013-February 2014                  Clinical Neurosurgeon for Joint Brain Tumor Clinic
St. Dominic’s Hospital
Department of Neurology
Jackson, MS
 
April 2012-February 2014                  Neurosurgeon
Central Mississippi Medical Center
                                                            Department of Radiation Oncology
Jackson, MS
 
February 2012-February 2014            Active Staff Neurosurgeon
University of Mississippi Medical Center
                                                            Department of Neurosurgery,
Jackson, MS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
  1. Wethington A, Gujjula N, Chamczuk A, Vivekanandan R.  Bovine pericardial duraplasty:  Epidural Abscess as a rare complication.  Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery:  Advanced Techniques and Case Management 2016: June: 18-19
 
  1. Patil AA, Chamczuk AJ, Nelson B.  Stereotactic Radiofrequency Ablation of Trigeminal Ganglion with Intraoperative CT scans and under General Anesthesia.  Open Journal Modern Neurosurgery 2016: Jan 6: 55-59
 
  1. Patil AA, Chamczuk AJ, Andrews RV.  Hippocampal Transections for Epilepsy.  Neurosurgery Clinics North America 2016: Jan 27(1): 19-25
 
  1. Grand W, Leonardo J, Chamczuk AJ, Korus AJ.  Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in 250 Adults with Hydrocephalus:  Patient Selection, Outcomes and Complications.  Neurosurgery 2016: Jan 78(1): 109-119
 
  1. Roger EP, Chamczuk AJ, Hagan MC:  Thoracic venous congestion caused by thoracic disc herniation.  Brain and Behaviour 2013: May 3(3): 207-210
 
  1. Kan, P, Yashar, P, Chamczuk AJ, Levy EI, Hopkins LN, Siddiqui AH:  Multimodal treatment of co-existent callosal cavernous malformation and anterior communicating artery aneurysm associated with an infraoptic  anterior cerebral artery.  Neuroradiology 2012: Feb 54(2):  181-3
 
  1. Grand W, Chamczuk AJ, Leonardo J, Snyder KV.  Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy for Hydrocephalus after Perimesencephalic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Initial Experience in 3 Patients.  Acta Neurochirurgica 2011: Oct 153(10): 2049-2056
 
  1. Chamczuk AJ, Ogilvy CS, Snyder KV, Ota H, Siddiqui AH, Hopkins LN, Levy EI.  Elective Intracranial Stenting under Conscious Sedation.  Neurosurgery 2010: 67: 1189-1194
 
  1. Chamczuk AJ, Grand W. Endoscopic Cauterization of a Symptomatic Choroid Plexus Cyst.  Neurosurgery 2010: 66(ONS Suppl 2): 376-377
 
  1. Levy EI, Mehta R, Gupta R, Hanel RA, Chamczuk AJ, Fiorella D, Woo HH, Albuquerque FC, Jovin TG, Horowitz MB, Hopkins LN: Self-expanding stents for recanalization of acute cerebrovascular occlusions.  American Journal of Neuroradiology 2007: 28(5): pp 816-822.
 
  1. Chamczuk AJ, Ursell M, O’Connor P, Jackowski G, Moscarello MA:  A rapid ELISA-based serum assay for myelin basic protein in multiple sclerosis.  Journal of Immunological Methods 2002: 262(1-2): pp21-27.
 
  1. Chamczuk A: The Development of an Immunoassay to Measure Myelin Basic Protein Autoantibodies in human blood and the determination of its diagnostic value in Multiple Sclerosis. Thesis submitted for Master of Science degree, University of Toronto (2000)
 
  1. Takahashi M, Chamczuk A, Hong Y, Jackowski G: Rapid and sensitive immunoassay for the measurement of serum S100B using isoform specific monoclonal antibody.  Clinical Chemistry 1999: 45(8): 1307-1311
 
 
BOOK REVIEWS:
 
1.                  Chamczuk AJ: Endoscopic approaches to the skull base.  Head and Neck 2013: July 35(7): 10
 
 
PRESENTATIONS
 
Invited Presentations
 
 
  1. Patil, AA, Chamczuk, AJ, Nelson B.  Stereotactic radiofrequency ablation of trigeminal ganglion with intraoperative CT scans and under general anesthesia.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting.  Chicago, IL (May 1-4, 2016).  Poster presentation
 
  1. Patil, AA, Chamczuk, AJ.  Peripheral nerve field stimulation for sacroiliac pain.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting.  New Orleans, LA (September 29, 2015) Neurosurgical forum presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk, A.  Phi Rho Sigma: Monthly lecture/meeting Guest Lecturer:  Noblesse Oblige.  University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE (March 26, 2015).  Oral presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk A.  7th Annual Brain Endoscopy Course:  Techniques in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. Buffalo, NY (July 26-27 2013) Guest Faculty: Lecture: Ventricular Anatomy, Practicum lecturer for laboratory session,
 
  1. Chamczuk, A.  Von Hippel Lindau: Neurosurgical Considerations.  The First Jackson Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome Family Alliance Meeting.  University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS (March 23, 2013) Oral Presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk, A.  6th Annual Brain Endoscopy Course:  Techniques in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery.  Buffalo, NY (July 27-28 2012) Guest Faculty:  Lecture: Ventricular Anatomy, Lecture:  Endoscopic Colloid Cyst Resection, Practicum lecturer for laboratory session
 
  1. Chamczuk A, Leonardo J, Grand W.   Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in 140 Adults over Ten Years:  Comparison in Primary Ventriculoperitoneal shunt, revision of shunts, and use in extended external ventricular drainage. Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting,  Park City, Utah (June 13, 2012) Oral Presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk A, Leonardo J, Plunkett RJ, Grand W.  Endoscopic Cystoventriculostoy for Supratentorial Arachnoid Cysts. Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting, Kona, HI (March 29, 2011) Oral Presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk A, Leonardo J, Snyder K, Grand W.  Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy for Hydrocephalus in EVD-dependent Angio-negative Basal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.  Ponte Vedra Annual Meeting, Ponte Vedra, FL (March 16, 2011) Oral Presentation
 
  1. Grand W, Leonardo J, Chamczuk A. Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in Adult Communicating Hydrocephalus.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (October, 2010) Poster presentation
 
  1. Grand W, Leonardo J, Chamczuk A.  Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in the Neuro-ICU Patient Dependent on EVD.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (October, 2010) Poster presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk AJ.  Ventricular Anatomy.  Fourth Annual Brain Endoscopy Course. Techniques in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. Lecture and Practical Lab.  Buffalo,  NY (July 30, 2010)  Oral presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk A, Plunkett RJ, Leonardo J, Grand W.  Endoscopic Cystoventriculostomy for Supratentorial Arachnoid Cysts: Report of Nine Cases. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (May, 2010) Poster presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk A, Leonardo J, Grand W.  Endoscopic Exploration of Intraventricular Masses in Adults (excluding Colloid and Arachnoid Cysts).  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (May, 2010) Poster presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk AJ, Grand W.  Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy for Hydrocephalus in EVD-dependent Angio-negative Basal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.  Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting, Pebble Beach, CA (April 14, 2010). Oral presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk AJ, Ogilvy CS, Snyder KV, Ota H, Siddiqui AH, Hopkins LN, Levy EI. Elective Stenting for Intracranial Stenosis under Conscious Sedation. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (October 26, 2009). Poster presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk AJ, Ogilvy CS, Snyder KV, Ota H, Siddiqui AH, Hopkins LN, Levy EI. Elective Stenting for Intracranial Stenosis under Conscious Sedation. Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting, Hot Springs, VA (June 8, 2009) Oral presentation
 
  1. Levy EI, Mehta R, Gupta R, Hanel RA, Chamczuk AJ, Fiorella D, Woo HH, Albuquerque FC, Jovin TG, Horowitz MB, Hopkins LN. Deployment of Self-expanding Stents for Revascularization of Acute Cerebrovascular Occlusions.  Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting, Ojai, CA (June 7, 2006) Oral presentation
 
  1. Tawk RG, Chamczuk A, Bshara W, Fenstermaker R. Cerebral Chloroma. SUNY at Buffalo 9th Annual Resident Scholarly Exchange Day (May 4, 2006). Poster Presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk AJ, Moscarello MA, Jackowski G. A Rapid and Sensitive ELISA for the Detection of MBP Autoantibodies in Human Plasma. AACC annual meeting, San Francisco, California (2000). Poster presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk AJ, Moscarello MA, Jackowski G. A Rapid and Sensitive ELISA for the Detection of MBP Autoantibodies in Human Plasma. Third Annual Graduate Student Research Day, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (2000). Poster presentation
 
  1. Takahashi M, Chamczuk A, Hong Y, Jackowski G. A Rapid and Sensitive Immunoassay for the Measurement of Serum S100B Using Isoform specific Monoclonal Antibody.  American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana (1999). Poster presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk A,  Foerster, AP.  New Projections from Cut Corticomotor Axons in Adult Rat CNS.  Biomedical Sciences’ Annual Research Day, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario (1995, 1996). Poster presentation
 
 
In-House Presentations/Lectures
 
 
  1. Chamczuk, A.  NeuroTrauma: Herniation Syndromes and ICP Management: A Primer for Medical Students.  Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE (September 23, 2016)  Oral presentation.
 
  1. Chamczuk, A.  NeuroTrauma: Herniation Syndromes and ICP Management: A Primer for Medical Students.  Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE (May 9, 2016)  Oral presentation.
 
  1. Chamczuk, A.  NeuroTrauma: Herniation Syndromes and ICP Management: A Primer for Medical Students.  Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE (March 8, 2016)  Oral presentation.
 
  1. Chamczuk, A.  NeuroTrauma: Herniation Syndromes and ICP Management: A Primer for Medical Students.  Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE (January 12, 2016)  Oral presentation.
 
  1. Chamczuk, A.  Phi Rho Sigma Guest Lecturer.  Noblesse Oblige.  Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE. (November 18, 2015)  Oral presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk, A, Patil AA:  Aneursymal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.  Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE.  (November 3, 2015) Oral Presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk, A.  Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy:  A minimally invasive alternative to ventriculoperitoneal shunting.  Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE Neurology Grand Rounds (September 18, 2015) Oral presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk, A.  NeuroTrauma: Herniation Syndromes and ICP Management: A Primer for Medical Students.  Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE (September 15, 2015)  Oral presentation.
 
  1. Chamczuk, A., Patil, AA., Mascott, C. Intracranial Pressure Monitoring Course- A primer for General Surgery Residents and Staff.  Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE (August 21, 2015).  Course Director and Oral presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk, A.  Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.  Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE (August 12, 2015). Oral presentation
 
  1. Chamczuk, A.  NeuroTrauma: Herniation Syndromes and ICP Management: A Primer for Medical Students.  Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE (July 8, 2015). Oral presentation.
 
  1. Chamczuk, A.  Role of ETV in the Treatment of Adult Hydrocephalus:  A review of anatomy, clinical indications, techniques and future directions.  Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE (July 16, 2015)-  Grand rounds presentation for the Department of Surgery.
 
  1. Chamczuk, A.  NeuroTrauma: Herniation Syndromes and ICP Management: A Primer for Medical Students.  Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE (April 6, 2015). Oral presentation
 
  1. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.  Joint Presentation with AA Patil, M.B.B.S., for Medical Students, Creighton University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, January 13, 2015.
 
  1. Noblesse Oblige.  Bioethics Seminar Presentation, University of Nebraska Medical Center, January 6, 2015
 
  1. Noblesse Oblige.  Grand Rounds Presentation, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, July 3, 2013
 
  1. Interesting Endoscopic Cases.  Grand Rounds Presentation, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, June 5, 2013
 
  1. High Yield Neurosurgical Board Review.  Lecture for the residents, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, March 13, 2013
 
  1. Interesting Neurosurgical Cases.  Grand Rounds Presentation, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, August 8, 2012
 
  1. Noblesse Oblige.  Grand Rounds Presentation, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, July 11, 2012
 
  1. Role of ETV in the Treatment of Adult Hydrocephalus: A review of anatomy, clinical indications, technique and future directions.  Grand Rounds Presentation, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, March 7, 2012
 
  1. Minimally Invasive Intracranial Endoscopy, Grand Rounds Presentation, St. Radboud Hospital, University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen The Netherlands, November 22, 2011
 
  1. Mortality and Morbidity Rounds, Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital, University at Buffalo, Department of Neurosurgery, June-December 2010, Feb-Apr 2011
 
  1. Mortality and Morbidity Rounds, Buffalo General/Roswell Hospital, University at Buffalo, Department of Neurosurgery, August – October, 2009
 
  1. Mortality and Morbidity Rounds, Women and Children’s Hospital, University at Buffalo, Department of Neurosurgery, December 2007, February 2008 – July, 2009
 
  1. Tumours of the Spine, Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo, Department of Neurosurgery, May 2008
 
  1. Subtemportal Approach to the Basilar Artery, Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo, Department of Neurosurgery, May 2008
 
  1. Epidural Spinal Cord Compression from Metastatic Tumor: Results with a New Treatment Protocol, Journal Club, University at Buffalo, Department of Neurosurgery, January 2006
 
 
 
 
PATENTS
 
  1. Moscarello MA, Chamczuk A:  Method for diagnosing multiple sclerosis and an assay therefore.  U.S. Patent Application No. 20030092089, filed November 14, 2001.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ACADEMIC AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
 
 
April 2011                   Cushing Fellowship Award
                                    Congress of Neurological Surgeons
 
June 2009                    Resident of the Year Award
                                    Department of Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo
 
2005                            Saba Foundation Award
Saba University School of Medicine 
 
2001-2005                   Dean’s Honor List
Saba University School of Medicine 
 
1999-2001                   SynX Pharma Industrial Scholarship
Full tuition scholarship and stipend for graduate studies
Mississauga, Ontario 
 
1993-1996                   Imperial Oil Higher Education Award and Scholarship
Full tuition scholarship for undergraduate studies
Toronto, Ontario
 
 
COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT
 
 
2015-present               Co-advisor/Committee Member for Ph.D. candidate: Taylor Parker
                                    Creighton University School of Medicine
                                    Omaha, NE
 
2014-2015                   Trauma Committee Member, Neurosurgery Delegate
Creighton University Medical Center
Omaha, NE
 
2012-2013                   Residency Review Subcommittee Member
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS
 
2012-2013                   Neuroscience Clinical Clerkship Task Force Committee Member
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS
 
2012-2013                   Cancer Institute Committee Member
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS
 
2008 – 2011                University at Buffalo Resident Review Committee
Resident representative for Department of Neurosurgery
Buffalo, NY
 
2008 – 2010                Neurosurgery Board Review
University at Buffalo
Assistant Coordinator Department of Neurosurgery
Buffalo, NY
 
2008                            Journal Club, University at Buffalo
Coordinator for Department of Neurosurgery
Buffalo, NY
 
 
MEDICAL/SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS:
 
 
Membership:
 
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
 
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
 
Catholic Medical Association, Omaha, NE
 
Affiliation:
 
Neurosurgical Society of America
 
Society of Neurological Surgeons
 
 
VOLUNTEER WORK
 
2015-present               Member of Creighton University Medical Center Service League and Hospital gift shop volunteer, CUMC Hospital, Omaha, NE
 
2012-2013                   Flower Guild member.  St. Peter’s Cathedral, Jackson, MS
 
2004                            Street Patrol-God Squad: Food preparation and distribution to Toronto’s homeless, Toronto, Ontario
 
2001-2002                                      Mentor for first semester students
Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Netherlands-Antilles 
 
2001                            Gross anatomy teaching assistant and T.A. coordinator
                                    Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Netherlands-Antilles 
 
2000                            Biotechnology and Multiple Sclerosis
                                    Oral presentation and discussion session with high school students
Department of Science, Michael Power/St. Joseph’s High School 
Toronto, Ontario
 
1995-1998                   Catechism Teacher. 
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Toronto, Ontario
 
 
1994-1996                   Research assistant
Department of Biomedical Sciences
                                    Faculty of Health Sciences
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario 
 
1993                            Third World Outreach Program
                                    Fr. Richard Ho Lung’s Missions
                                    Kingston, Jamaica 
 
 
 
EXTERNAL EMPLOYMENT RELATED TO NEUROSCIENCE
 
1998 – 1999                Research assistant and Laboratory Coordinator
                                    SynX Pharma, Inc.
Mississauga, Ontario 
 
1997                            Research assistant
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

Education

  • McMaster University,B.S.,1997
  • University of Toronto,M.Sc.,2001
  • Saba University School of Medicine,M.D.,2005
  • Neurological Surgery Residency, 2011
  • Neuroendoscopy Fellowship, 2012

Certifications

 November 2016          American Board of Neurological Surgery Certification
 
June 2015-present       Iowa State Board of Medical Licensure
 
December 2014           Prestige Advanced Cervical Arthroplasty Training Course, Medtronic, Omaha, NE
 
Oct 2014-present        Nebraska State Board of Medical Licensure
 
Oct 2011-present        Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure
 
Jan 2012                      Principles and Practice of Gamma knife Radiosurgery (Perfexion and 4C Training), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
Sept 2011                    Advanced Intracranial Neuroendoscopy Training Course, Tuttlingen, Germany
 
May 2010                    American Board of Neurological Surgery Primary Examination-passed
 
July 2009-Apr 2010    Anatomy laboratory and clinical research in Brain Endoscopy, under the direction of Dr. Walter Grand, Department of Neurosurgery, Buffalo, NY
 
March 2010                 Kyphoplasty (Kyphon System Medtronic) Certification, Buffalo, NY
 
Jan 2010                      Vertos Mild Training and Certification, Buffalo, NY
 
April 2005                   United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
Step III – passed score:  88% 
 
February 2004             United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
                                    Step II – passed score: 95% 
 
December 2002           United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
                                    Step I – passed score: 86%

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Wethington A, Gujjula N, Chamczuk A, Vivekanandan R. Bovine pericardial duraplasty: Epidural Abscess as a rare complication., Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management, 18-19, 2016
  • Patil AA, Chamczuk AJ, Andrews RV. Hippocampal Transections for Epilepsy, Neurosurgery Clinical N. Am., 27(1), 19-25, 2016
  • Grand W, Leonardo J, Chamczuk AJ, Korus AJ. Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in 250 Adults with Hydrocephalus: Patient Selection, Outcomes and Complications., Neurosurgery, 78(1), 109-119, 2016
  • Roger EP, Chamczuk AJ, Hagan MC:  Thoracic venous congestion caused by thoracic disc herniation. , Brain and Behaviour, 3(3), 207-210-, 2013
  • Kan, P, Yashar, P, Chamczuk AJ, Levy EI, Hopkins LN, Siddiqui AH:  Multimodal treatment of co-existent callosal cavernous malformation and anterior communicating artery aneurysm associated with an infraoptic  anterior cerebral artery. , Neuroradiology, 54(2), 181-3, 2012

Publications

  • Ameri A, Velagapudi M, Onaiwu C, Sarsam L, Anthone J, et. al.  A Neglected Parasitic Infection:  Neurocysticerosis:  A Case Report with Literature Review of Medical and Surgical Management.  J Spine Neurosurg., J Spine Neurosurgery, 2017

Editing and Reviews


  • Chamczuk AJ: Endoscopic approaches to the skull base. 

     , Head and Neck, 35(7), 10, 2013

Presentations

  • NeuroTrauma: Herniation Syndromes and ICP Management: A Primer for Medical Students.  Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE   Oral presentation.
     , 2016
  • Noblesse Oblige. Phi Rho Sigma Meeting. Creighton University School of Medicine., 2015
  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Creighton Univ. School of Medicine, 3rd yr. teaching session., 2015
  • Patil, AA, Chamczuk, AJ: Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation for Sacroiliac Pain. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. Neurosurgical Forum Presentation. New Orleans, LA, 2015
  • Chamczuk, A. Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy: A Minimalling Invasive Alternative to Ventriculoperitoneal Shunting. Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE Neurology Grand Rounds, 2015
  • Chamczuk, A. NeuroTrauma: Herniation Syndromes and ICP Management: A Primer for Medical Students. Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • Intracranial Pressure Monitoring Course - A Primer for General Surgery Residents and Staff. Creighton University School of Medicine Presented with Dr. AA Patil and Dr. C. Mascott, 2015
  • Noblesse Oblige.  Bioethics Seminar Presentation, University of Nebraska Medical Center, January 6, 2015, 2015
  • Chamczuk A.  7th Annual Brain Endoscopy Course:  Techniques in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. Buffalo, NY Guest Faculty: Lecture: Ventricular Anatomy, Practicum lecturer for laboratory session,, 2013
  • Noblesse Oblige.  Grand Rounds Presentation, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, 2013
  • Interesting Endoscopic Cases.  Grand Rounds Presentation, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, 2013
  • Chamczuk, A.  Von Hippel Lindau: Neurosurgical Considerations.  The First Jackson Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome Family Alliance Meeting.  University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS Oral Presentation, 2013
  • High Yield Neurosurgical Board Review.  Lecture for the residents, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery
     , 2013
  • Interesting Neurosurgical Cases.  Grand Rounds Presentation, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, 2012
  • Chamczuk, A.  6th Annual Brain Endoscopy Course:  Techniques in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery.  Buffalo, NY Guest Faculty:  Lecture: Ventricular Anatomy, Lecture:  Endoscopic Colloid Cyst Resection, Practicum lecturer for laboratory session
    1.  
    , 2012
  • Noblesse Oblige.  Grand Rounds Presentation, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, 2012
  • Chamczuk A, Leonardo J, Grand W.   Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in 140 Adults over Ten Years:  Comparison in Primary Ventriculoperitoneal shunt, revision of shunts, and use in extended external ventricular drainage. Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting,  Park City, Utah Oral Presentation, 2012
  • Role of ETV in the Treatment of Adult Hydrocephalus: A review of anatomy, clinical indications, technique and future directions.  Grand Rounds Presentation, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, 2012
  • Chamczuk A, Leonardo J, Plunkett RJ, Grand W.  Endoscopic Cystoventriculostoy for Supratentorial Arachnoid Cysts. Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting, Kona, HI Oral Presentation, 2011

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  •  TBI
    Traumatic SCI
    Neuroendoscopy

Current Research Projects

  •  bHCG for TBI
    craniopharyngioma treatment with intrathecal bleomycin

     

Awards and Honors

  • Guest Faculty at Inaugural Allegheny Health Network Neuroscience Institute Dr. Walter Grand Brain Endoscopy Course. Pittsburgh, PA, 2017
  • Moscarello MA, Chamczuk A: Method for diagnosing multiple sclerosis and an assay therefore. U.S. Patent Application No. 20030092089, 2001