Mark M. Souweidane, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Where are you from?/Where did you study?
I grew up in Michigan and moved to New York for Neurosurgery training at NYU. Spent 1 year as a fellow in pediatric neurosurgery in Toronto at the Hospital for Sick Children.
- What are you researching right now?
Ways to enhance therapeutic drug delivery to children with DIPG. Specifically, I am testing the feasibility, safety, and capacity of convection enhanced delivery (CED) in early phase clinical trials
- Who is your all-time favorite scientist and why?
Thomas Edison for his wide exploratory desire. He did not overlook any innovative idea.
- What do you like to do in your spare time?
Laugh, sing, dance, or all the above with my two sons.
- Favorite food?
Steak au poivre
- Why science?
There is no other field that interests or inspires me as much. Discovery is motivating.
- Who/What has inspired you to work on DIPG?
Every parent who has lost a child to DIPG.
- What are you reading right now?
Roald Dahl collection
- If you could give one piece of advice to someone considering a research career, what would it be?
Follow your passion and use mentors in other fields.