Garrett Venable, PGY2

Education

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

  • Residency, Department of Neurosurgery

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

  • Doctor of Medicine, with high honors
  • USMLE Steps 1, 2CS, 2CK passed

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

  • Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude

 

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AA) Medical Honor Society Member
  • Albright Armstrong Rice Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, UTC
  • Dean’s List, UTC
  • Tennessee HOPE scholarship recipient, UTC

 

Professional Experience

Research Assistant, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

  • Data collection, statistical analysis, and manuscript production for the department of neurosurgery

3D Neuro-anatomy Editor, The Rhoton Collection (ineurodb.org)

  • Preparation of anatomy lectures, video editing, and detailed 3-D slide editor for the Rhoton neuroanatomical database. The database is currently in collaboration with the Journal of Neurosurgery to provide anatomical correlation to each manuscript.

Research Assistant; UT Neurosurgery Department Lab, Memphis, TN

  • Functioned as a student mentor to current UT medical students and regional undergraduate students interested in neuro-surgery while coordinating research projects between multiple faculty members and departments.

President (2015-2016); UT Student Neurosurgical Society

  • Provide mentorship to underclassmen interested in neurosurgery while facilitating faculty/student relationships and re-search opportunities. Helped to establish a monthly lectureship series for medical students by neurosurgical faculty. Served as Vice President (2014-2015).

Research Assistant; Restorative Neurosciences Foundation, Memphis, TN

  • Primary researcher, statistical analysis, manuscript production, and student mentor focusing primarily on functional and ste-reotactic neurosurgery research.

Gross Anatomy Tutor; UTHSC College of Medicine, Memphis, TN

  • Gross anatomy tutor to students in colleges of medicine and dentistry at UTHSC

Emergency Dept. Volunteer, St. Thomas Hospital, Murfreesboro, TN

  • Worked as a volunteer in the ED. Aided in clinical care and history taking to care providers while gaining valuable experience in communicating with patients and their families.

Volunteer, RockeTown React afterschool program, Nashville, TN

  • Served as a tutor and mentor to Nashville inner city middle and high school students, many of which had histories of gang participation or gang violence. Tutored in math and sciences.

 

Professional Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Student Association
  • University of Tennessee Student Neurosurgical Society

 

Publications & Presentations

Thiessen CR, Venable GT, Kerr NC. Publication productivity of academic ophthalmologists and academic ophthalmology departments in the United States: and analytical report. Journal of Academic Ophthalmology. Accepted for publication 1/26/2016

Venable GT, Rossi NB, Morgan Jones G, Khan NR, Smalley ZS, Roberts ML, Klimo P Jr. The Preventable Shunt Revision Rate: a potential quality metric for pediatric shunt surgery. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2016 Mar 11:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26966884.

Klimo P Jr, Michael LM 2nd, Venable GT, Taylor DR. Letter to the Editor: Bibliometrics. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2016 Jan 1:1-2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26722863.

Venable GT, Green CS, Smalley Z, Bedford EC, Modica J, Klimo P Jr. What is the risk of a shunt malfunction after elective intradural surgery? Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2015 Dec; 16(6):642-7. PMID: 26359674.

Venable GT, Shepherd BA, Loftis CM, McClatchy SG, Roberts ML, Fillinger ME, Tansey JB, Klimo P Jr. Bradford’s law: identification of the core journals for neurosurgery and its subspecialties. Journal of Neurosurgery. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2015 Sep 4:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26339849

Khan NR, Clark AJ, Lee SL, Venable GT, Rossi NB, Foley KT. Surgical outcomes for minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF): an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurosurgery. 2015 Dec; 77(6): 847-74. PMID: 26214320

Taylor DR, Venable GT, Jones MG, Lepard JR, Roberts ML, Saleh N, Sidiqi SK, Moore A, Khan NR, Selden NR, Michael LM, Klimo P Jr. Five-Year institutional bibliometrics profiles for 102 U.S. neurosurgical residency programs. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2015 Sep; 123(3):547-60. PMID: 26115470

Klimo P Jr, Venable GT, Boop FA, Merchant TE. Recurrent craniopharyngioma after conformal radiation in children and the bur-den of treatment. Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics. 2015 May; 15(5):499-505 PMID: 25700121.

Mohrien KM, Elijovich L, Venable GT, Taylor DR, Jones GM. Intensive blood pressure control during the hyperacute phase of in-tracerebral hemorrhage in patients at risk for resistant hypertension: A retrospective cohort study. Journal of Critical Care. 2015 April;30(2):369-74. PMID: 25454074

ZS Smalley, Venable GT, S Einhaus, P Klimo Jr. “Low-pressure hydrocephalus in children: a case series and review of the literature.” Poster Presentation. Apr 30- May 4, 2016. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL

RP Lee, Venable GT, ML Roberts, KA Parikh, LM Michael II, P Klimo Jr. “Five-year Institutional Bibliometric Profiles for 119 North American Neurosurgical Residency Programs – An Update.” Poster Presentation. Apr 30- May 4, 2016. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL

ML Roberts, Venable GT, Lee RP, LM Michael II. “Primary dural closure for retrosigmoid approaches: Is it possible in all cases?” Poster Presentation. Apr 30- May 4, 2016. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL

Parikh KA, Venable GT, Boop FA, Klimo P Jr. “Impact of extent of resection on survival of pineoblastoma in children.” Oral Presentation. December 8-11, 2015. CNS/AANS Section on Pediatrics Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA

Thiessen CR*, Venable GT, Ridenhour NC, Kerr NC. “ An analytical report of publication productivity for 2792 academic ophthalmologists and 110 departments in the United States.” Poster Presentation. November 14-17, 2015. American Academy of Ophthalmology. Las Vegas, NV

Venable GT, Rossi NB, Khan NR, Smalley ZS, Roberts ML, Klimo P Jr*. “The preventable shunt revision rate – a potential quality metric for pediatric shunt surgery.” Oral Presentation. September 26-30, 2015. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA

Venable GT, Green CS, Smalley Z, Bedford EC, Modica J, Klimo P Jr*. “What is the risk of a shunt malfunction after elective intradural surgery?” Oral Presentation. September 26-30, 2015. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA

Thiessen CR*, Venable GT, Ridenhour NC, Kerr NC. “ An analytical report of publication productivity for 878 academic ophthalmologists and 39 departments in the Southern region of the United States.” Poster Presentation. May 14-17, 2015. American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting. Newport, RI

Khan NR, Clark AJ*, Lee SL, Venable GT, Rossi NB, Foley KT. “Surgical Outcomes for Minimally Invasive versus Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF): An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Oral and Poster Presentation. March 4-7, 2015. CNS/AANS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ

Venable GT, Shepherd BA*, Loftis CM, McClatchy SG, Roberts ML, Fillinger ME, Tansey JB, Klimo P Jr. “ Bradford’s law: identification of the core journals for neurosurgery and its subspecialties.” Poster Presentation. February 20, 2015. AOA Student Research Day. Memphis, TN