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Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering: Karin Muraszko!

Karin Muraszko – Pediatric Neurosurgeon

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–The first and only female to head an academic  neurosurgery department in the U.S.

–Successfully handles her demanding surgical schedule despite having spina bifida (curvature of the spine)

Of the approximately 4,920 neurosurgeons in the United States today, only about 5.6 percent – or 277 – are women. Discover one of the female pioneers in this field and her work as a leading pediatric neurosurgeon to treat children suffering from disorders and injuries to the brain and spinal cord.  Moreover, learn how she herself has dealt with a spinal disability known as spina bifida since childhood.

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