American Association of Neurological Surgeons honors Harborview neurosurgeon Gavin Britz
Gavin Britz, assistant professor of neurological surgery, has won the 2005 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Young Clinician Investigator Award. The award, given to only one newly trained neurosurgeon in the country, recognizes outstanding accomplishments in both clinical practice and research.
Britz specializes in the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders, diseases of the spinal cord, and atherosclerotic diseases of the intracranial and extracranial circulation systems. He conducts basic research on the treatment of vasospasm and epidemiologic research on cerebral aneurysm formation.
Britz received a medical degree from University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1987. After finishing an eight-year residency in neurosurgery at the UW, he completed further training in cerebrovascular medicine, neuroradiology, and interventional radiology at the UW. In 2002, he was appointed to the UW Department of Neurological Surgery faculty.