The Melvyn M. Gelch, MD Fund for Advanced Training of Neurological Residents
The Melvyn M. Gelch, MD Fund for Advanced Training of Neurosurgical Residents at Rhode Island Hospital (“The Melvyn M. Gelch, MD Fund”) launched in September 2006 by Mrs. Joan Gelch to honor the late Melvyn Gelch, MD. This endowment fund serves to create an annual program to provide neurosurgical residents with intensive training in state-of-the-art advances in neurosurgery, an area Gelch felt was of vital import.
The Melvyn M. Gelch, MD Fund will offer senior Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University neurosurgical residents the opportunity to receive one or two weeks per year of advanced, specialized training in neurosurgery at a distinguished institution or specified location.
Depending upon the resident’s area of interest, the recipient can choose to gain advanced knowledge and expertise in areas such as pediatric neurosurgery, epilepsy surgery, movement disorder surgery, neurovascular surgery, spinal instrumentation, neuroendoscopy or stereotactic surgery at distinguished institutions such as the Institute of Neurology at Queen Square, University of London, the department of neurosurgery at Stanford University, CyberKnife training at Accuray, or training in neurosurgery in a third-world country.