Roswell neurosurgeon honored by professional society

A Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center neurosurgeon who specializes in treating disorders of the spine has been recognized by one major professional society and appointed to a leadership position with another. Andrew J. Fabiano, associate professor of neurosurgery and oncology and director of the Spinal Oncology Center at Roswell Park, has been named a North American Spine Society (NASS) 20 Under 40 spine surgeon based on his professional accomplishments, community service and philosophy of care. He has also been named by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) as a guest examiner.

A Buffalo-area native, Fabiano has been on staff at Roswell Park since 2010, caring for patients with both benign and malignant brain tumors. He specializes in removal of spinal tumors and complex spinal reconstruction, and also has special training in minimally invasive techniques. He is a clinical associate professor of neurosurgery with the University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

In his role as an ABNS guest examiner, Fabiano will help to conduct and evaluate oral exams for practicing neurosurgeons seeking certification.

“We’re very fortunate to have Dr. Fabiano on our team,” says physician Robert Fenstermaker, chairman of neurosurgery at Roswell Park. “He’s got incredible clinical insight, great compassion for his patients and a facility with emerging technologies — a lot of great qualities you don’t often find in one physician.”

Photo: Faniano