Dura Resources for Neurosurgery Residents

Samuel Cheshier, MD/PhD


Sam studied psychobiology as an undergraduate at UCLA prior to completing his medical school training at Stanford University. Sam's research focused on hematopoietic stem cell biology and brain tumor stem cells under the guidance of Dr. Irv Weissman. After residency, Sam obtained Van Wagenen Fellowship to pursue a research fellowship studying/performing stem cell implantation under the mentorship of Dr. Anders Bjorklund at the University of Lund, Sweden. Sam is interested in a career in Pediatric Neurosurgery and is currently a pediatric neurosurgery fellow at Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.


2009-present Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellow, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
2008-2009 Van Wagenen Fellow, University of Lund, Sweden
2002-2008 Resident in Neurological Surgery, Stanford University
2001-2002 General Surgery Internship, Stanford University
1995-2001 PhD Immunology, Stanford University
1993-2001 MD, Stanford University
1989-1993 BS Psychobiology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Research Interests: Stem cell biology and Brain tumor stem cells in the lab of Dr. Irv Weissman.

Program Completion: 2008


2008 AANS Van Wagenen Fellowship
2005 A.P. Giannini Foundation Research Award


Contact Info: sam@samuelcheshier.com

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