Innovation Hero: Dr. Emad Aboud, Arkansas Neuroscience Institute

Dr. Emad AboudArkansas Neuroscience InstituteCHI St. Vincent Infirmary Dr. Emad Aboud is a shining example of how much innovation and discovery still reside within the field of medicine. The director of the Microneurosurgery Laboratory at Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, an adjunct of CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, Aboud has patented two inventions with the potential for saving lives through better surgical education and improved techniques. The first addresses gaps in surgical training and also counters the sometimes thorny ethical issues surrounding use of live animals in surgical training, a common practice because a living organism provides body fluid reactions during procedures that a cadaver does not. The Aboud Model, on the other hand, recreates the movement of body fluids in cadavers to give surgical students a more realistic training…


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