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Panelist: Gail L. Rosseau, M.D.
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Director of Cranial Base Surgery, Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Rush Medical College
Chicago, IL


Dr. Gail L. Rosseau is director of Cranial Base Surgery at CINN and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Rush Medical College, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.

A board-certified neurosurgeon with more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Rosseau has extensive experience treating the full spectrum of neurological conditions. She has a special interest and expertise in caring for patients with pituitary tumors, meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, head and neck malignancies, and other cranial base disorders. Committed to reducing the pain and speeding the recovery time of her patients, Dr. Rosseau has introduced the use of endoscopic surgical techniques to treat pituitary tumors and other cranial base disorders.

Dr. Rosseau began her medical education in 1981 at George Washington University Medical School in Washington, D.C. She remained at George Washington, completing her general surgery internship and neurosurgery residency at the University Medical Center under the chairmanship of Professor Edward Laws, Jr. M.D. During her residency, Dr. Rosseau served as a cranial base surgery fellow at H.I.A. du Val-de-Grace Hospital in Paris, France. Following her residency in 1991, Dr. Rosseau continued to enhance her subspecialty expertise with a yearlong fellowship in cranial base surgery and microvascular surgery at the University of Pittsburgh's Presbyterian-University Hospital in Pennsylvania. Dr. Rosseau joined CINN after completing her fellowship in 1992.
A respected author and lecturer both in the U.S. and abroad, Dr. Rosseau has published numerous articles and book chapters on a broad range of topics. She speaks and writes most frequently about innovative surgical approaches to the treatment of cranial base tumors.

Dr. Rosseau is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the Harry B. Zehner, Jr. Memorial Traveling Fellowship Award of the American College of Surgeons and more recently, the Chicago Woman of the Year Mentor Award. She is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, where she has served in a variety of leadership positions. With her husband Rick, an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Rosseau has two children: Natalie and Brendan.

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