Benzil Zusman Selected Presentations

Some presentations may appear under more than one category as appropriate.

Leadership and Organization:

Navigating a Successful Neurosurgical Career:  Avoiding Conflict.  Women In Neurosurgery Section Symposium, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2014.

So You’re Finally a Neurosurgeon. What now?  Course Director and Lecturer, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2014.
Physician Autonomy in Business Enterprises:  Profits and Pitfalls.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Negotiation Tactics from the Experts – Getting the Best Deal.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2013.

Transitioning to Hospital Based Practice:  How to Negotiate a Fair Deal.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2012.

Socioeconomic Curriculum.   Congress of State Neurological Societies Plenary Session, September 2011.

Interpersonal Communications Skills:  Medical Ethics.  U.C. Davis Medical Center, Department of Neurological Surgery Special Resident Lecture.  November 2009.

Getting the Most out of your Residency.  Speaker, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2009.
Advanced Leadership Skill.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2006.

Political Action and Organized Neurosurgery.  Socioeconomic Practical Skills Course, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2005.

Leadership Symposium, Course Director.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2002.

 

Partnering With Hospitals:

Skating to Where the Puck will be:  Strategies for Neurosurgery Practices and Programs to Compete in Health Care’s Future.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Moving Towards Implementation: The Potential for Accountable Care Organizations and Private-public Partnerships for Neighborhood Active Design.  Active Living Research Annual Conference, March 2014.

Working with your Hospital.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2013.

Physician Autonomy in Business Enterprises:  Profits and Pitfalls.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2013. 

Transitioning to Hospital Based Practice:  How to Negotiate a Fair Deal.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2012.

Physician Autonomy in Business Enterprises:  Profits and Pitfalls.   American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2012.

Marketing Your Spine Practice. Special Course, Joint Spine Section Meeting, March 2012.

Transitioning From Private Practice to Hospital Employee.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2011.

Strategies for Building Hospital Partnerships.  Co-Director, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2008.

Strategies for Building Hospital Partnerships and Leadership Skills.  Co-Moderator and Speaker, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2007.

Strategies for Building Hospital Partnerships and Leadership Skills.  Co-Moderator and Speaker, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2006.

The Business of Neurosurgery.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2005.

Neurosurgical Practice Development, Negotiation and Professional Liability:  What the Neurosurgeon Needs to Know.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2005.

 
Negotiations and Finance:

Physician Autonomy in Business Enterprises:  Profits and Pitfalls.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Negotiation Tactics from the Experts – Getting the Best Deal.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2013.

Physician Autonomy in Business Enterprises:  Profits and Pitfalls.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2013.

Neuroscience Update.  Eden Hospital Grand Rounds, June 2012.

Developing Philanthropy to Fund Academic Programs and Research.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2012.

Transitioning from Residency to Research.  National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Research Career Development Symposium, October 2011.

The Business of Neurosurgery:  What is the Value of a Neurosurgeon?  Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons, June 2009.

Neurosurgical Practice Development, Negotiation and Liability.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2009.

Negotiating with Hospitals: Meet the Experts.  Course Director and Speaker, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 2009.

Neurosurgical Decision Making in the Elderly.  Course Director and Speaker, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 2009.

Negotiating with Hospitals:  Challenging the Experts.  Co-Director, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 2009.

Economics of Neurosurgical Healthcare.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2008.

Strategies for Building Hospital Partnerships and Leadership Skills.  Co-Moderator and Speaker, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2006.

The Business of Neurosurgery.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2005.

Neurosurgical Practice Development, Negotiation and Professional Liability:  What the Neurosurgeon Needs to Know.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2005.


Strategic Planning and Program Development:

Regulatory Madness.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2014.
Physician Autonomy in Business Enterprises:  Profits and Pitfalls.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Developing Philanthropy to Fund Academic Programs and Research.  Moderator, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2011.

Developing Philanthropic Opportunities to Support Community Based and Academic Programs.  Practical Clinic Co-Director, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 2010.

Neurosurgical Practice Development, Negotiation and Professional Liability:  What the Neurosurgeon Needs to Know.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2005.


Specialized Programs:

Critical Challenges in the New World of Electronic Patient Physician Communication.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Council of State Neurological Societies Joint Section Course, 2011.

Osteoporosis and Spinal Fusion.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2011 .

Therapeutic Interventions for Back Pain and Radiculopathy (Simulator Course).  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2011.

Neuroscience – Best Practices and Trends.  26th Annual Sutter Neuroscience Symposium, January 2011.

Catch-22: Educating Neurosurgical Residents.  Louisiana State University Grand Round Presentation, October 2009.
Spine Surgery Training: What the Future Holds.  World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Meeting, October 2009.

Neurosurgical Decision Making in the Elderly.  Course Director and Speaker, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 2009.

Neurosurgical Decision Making in the Elderly.  Course Director and Speaker, American Association of Neurosurgical Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2008.

Neurosurgery and the Aging Population.  Saint Barnabus Hospital Grand Rounds, November 2008.

Becoming a Neurosurgeon: A Practical Course for Medical Students and Junior Residents.  Faculty, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 2007.

Neurosurgical Emergency Coverage in Private Practice.  Faculty, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 2007.


Active Design:

Promoting Physical Activity Through Design.  American Institute of Architects, New York Panel on Active Design,  FitCity 9, May 2014.
Moving Towards Implementation: The Potential for Accountable Care Organizations and Private-public Partnerships for Neighborhood Active Design.  Active Living Research Annual Conference, March 2014.

 
General:

Neurosurgery in the Changing Health Care System.  Symposium, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2014.

Face-Off: Accountable Care Act.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2013.

Physician Autonomy in Business Enterprises:  Profits and Pitfalls.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2013.

Neurosurgical Emergencies.  American Association of Critical Care Nurses Tri Valley Conference, May 2013.

Health Care Ethics?  28th Annual Sutter Neuroscience Symposium, January 2013.

Sutter Neuroscience Research Meeting.  Sutter Neuroscience Clinical Trials Web Site, January 2013.

Neuroscience Update.  Eden Hospital Grand Rounds, June 2012.

Developing Philanthropy to Fund Academic Programs and Research.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2012.

Physician Autonomy in Business Enterprises:  Profits and Pitfalls.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2012.

Successful Grant Writing for the Neurosurgeon.  Invited Faculty, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2010.

Developing Philanthropic Opportunities to Support Community Based and Academic Programs.  Practical Clinic Co-Director, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 2010.

Neurosurgical Practice Development, Negotiation and Liability.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2009.

The Business of Neurosurgery:  What is the Value of a Neurosurgeon?  Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons, June 2009.

Negotiating with Hospitals: Meet the Experts.  Course Director and Speaker, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 2009.

Getting the Most out of your Residency.  Speaker, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 2009.

Negotiating with Hospitals:  Challenging the Experts.  Co-Director, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 2009.

Research White Paper.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Research Committee Meeting,  May 2009.

Economics of Neurosurgical Healthcare.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2008.

Becoming a Neurosurgeon: A Practical Course for Medical Students and Junior Residents. Faculty, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 2007.

Neurosurgical Emergency Coverage in Private Practice.  Faculty, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 2007.

Health Care Reform – State and National Perspective.  Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters Panel Discussion, November 2007.


Columbia Neurosurgery Comprehensive Socioeconomic Curriculum:


Where Will You Work
Words Matter (Communication Essentials)
Your Worst Nightmare (Medical Malpractice)
Practice Development and Marketing
Be Good: Informed Consent
Death and End of Life
Foundations of Medical Reimbursement
Let the Sunshine In (Conflict of Interest)
Negotiation Essentials
Protecting your On-line Reputation
Regulatory Madness
Safely Extending Practice

 


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