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Faith Christine Robertson, M.D.


Massachusetts General Hospital06/2026Neurosurgery
Harvard Business School (admit)MBA05/2024
Harvard Medical SchoolMD05/2019
Kings College LondonMSc09/2018Global Health & Global Surgery
National Cancer Institute06/2014Tumor Immunology
Duke UniversityBS05/2013

Faith Robertson is an aspiring academic neurosurgeon with an overarching interest in improving value in healthcare - predominantly focusing on health systems, innovation, neurooncology and global neurosurgery. She has an MD from Harvard Medical School and MSc in Global Surgery from Kings College London. She is currently a neurosurgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and research associate at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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  1. Gerstl JVE, Yearley AG, Kilgallon JL, Lassarén P, Robertson FC, Herdell V, Wang AY, Segar DJ, Bernstock JD, Laws ER, Ranganathan K, Smith TR. A national stratification of the global macroeconomic burden of central nervous system cancer. J Neurosurg. 2022 Oct 21; 1-9. PMID: 36272121.
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  2. Palmisciano P, Haider AS, Balasubramanian K, Dadario NB, Robertson FC, Silverstein JW, D'Amico RS. Supplementary Motor Area Syndrome After Brain Tumor Surgery: A Systematic Review. World Neurosurg. 2022 09; 165:160-171.e2. PMID: 35752423.
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  3. Robertson FC, Wu KC, Sha RM, Amich JM, Lal A, Lee BH, Kirollos RW, Chen MW, Gormley WB. Stereotactic Neurosurgical Robotics With Real-Time Patient Tracking: A Cadaveric Study. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2022 06 01; 22(6):425-432. PMID: 35867082.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Clark D, Joannides A, Adeleye AO, Bajamal AH, Bashford T, Biluts H, Budohoski K, Ercole A, Fernández-Méndez R, Figaji A, Gupta DK, Härtl R, Iaccarino C, Khan T, Laeke T, Rubiano A, Shabani HK, Sichizya K, Tewari M, Tirsit A, Thu M, Tripathi M, Trivedi R, Devi BI, Servadei F, Menon D, Kolias A, Hutchinson P. Casemix, management, and mortality of patients rreseceiving emergency neurosurgery for traumatic brain injury in the Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study: a prospective observational cohort study. Lancet Neurol. 2022 05; 21(5):438-449. PMID: 35305318.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. The impact of surgical delay on resectability of colorectal cancer: An international prospective cohort study. Colorectal Dis. 2022 Mar 14. PMID: 35286766.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  6. Robertson FC. Response to the Comment on "Gender Parity in Cardiothoracic Surgery Training: Significant Strides but Miles to Go". Ann Surg. 2021 12 01; 274(6):e849. PMID: 33156074.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Palmisciano P, El Ahmadieh TY, Haider AS, Bin Alamer O, Robertson FC, Plitt AR, Aoun SG, Yu K, Cohen-Gadol A, Moss NS, Patel TR, Sawaya R. Thalamic gliomas in adults: a systematic review of clinical characteristics, treatment strategies, and survival outcomes. J Neurooncol. 2021 Dec; 155(3):215-224. PMID: 34797525.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Robertson FC, Sha RM, Amich JM, Essayed W, Lal A, Lee BH, Calvachi Prieto P, Tokuda J, Weaver JC, Kirollos RW, Chen MW, Gormley WB. Frameless neuronavigation with computer vision and real-time tracking for bedside external ventricular drain placement: a cadaveric study. J Neurosurg. 2021 Oct 15; 1-10. PMID: 34653985.
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  9. Effect of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns on planned cancer surgery for 15 tumour types in 61 countries: an international, prospective, cohort study. Lancet Oncol. 2021 Nov; 22(11):1507-1517. PMID: 34624250; PMCID: PMC8492020.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic HealthCTClinical Trials
  10. Kanmounye US, Zolo Y, Robertson FC, Bankole NDA, Kabulo KDM, Ntalaja JM, Magogo J, Negida A, Thango N, Esene I, Pennicooke B, Molina CA. Prevalence of spine surgery navigation techniques and availability in Africa: A cross-sectional study. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2021 Aug; 68:102637. PMID: 34386229; PMCID: PMC8346523.
  11. Giantini Larsen AM, Pories S, Parangi S, Robertson FC. Barriers to Pursuing a Career in Surgery: An Institutional Survey of Harvard Medical School Students. Ann Surg. 2021 06 01; 273(6):1120-1126. PMID: 31599803.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Kanmounye US, Robertson FC, Thango NS, Doe AN, Bankole NDA, Ginette PA, Ondoma S, Balogun JA, Opoku I, Jokonya L, Mbaye T, Shabhay ZA, Ashour AM, Silva ACV, Cheserem B, Karekezi C, Hassani FD, Mentri N, Laeke T, Aklilu AT, Sanoussi S, Musara A, Ntalaja J, Ssenyonga P, Bakhti S, El Abbadi N, Mahmud MR, El-Ghandour NMF, Al-Habib A, Kolias AG, Servadei F, Fieggen G, Qureshi M, Esene I. Needs of Young African Neurosurgeons and Residents: A Cross-Sectional Study. Front Surg. 2021; 8:647279. PMID: 34124134; PMCID: PMC8193351.
    Citations: 3     
  13. Harker P, Regenhardt RW, Alotaibi NM, Vranic J, Robertson FC, Dmytriw AA, Ku JC, Koch M, Stapleton CJ, Leslie-Mazwi TM, Serna N, Pabon B, Mejia JA, Patel AB. The Woven EndoBridge device for ruptured intracranial aneurysms: international multicenter experience and updated meta-analysis. Neuroradiology. 2021 Nov; 63(11):1891-1899. PMID: 34031704.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Bin Alamer O, Haider AS, Haider M, Sagoo NS, Robertson FC, Arrey EN, Aoun SG, Yu K, Cohen-Gadol AA, El Ahmadieh TY. Primary and radiation induced skull base osteosarcoma: a systematic review of clinical features and treatment outcomes. J Neurooncol. 2021 Jun; 153(2):183-202. PMID: 33999382; PMCID: PMC9312842.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Kanmounye US, Robertson FC, Sichimba D, Graffeo CS. In Reply to the Letter to the Editor Regarding "Bibliometric analysis of the 200 most cited articles in World Neurosurgery". World Neurosurg. 2021 05; 149:293. PMID: 33940685.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Robertson FC, Linzey JR, Alotaibi NM, Regenhardt RW, Harker P, Vranic J, Dmytriw AA, Koch MJ, Stapleton CJ, Leslie-Mazwi TM, Patel AB. #RadialFirst and #RadialForNeuro: A descriptive analysis of Twitter conversations regarding transradial access. Neuroradiol J. 2021 Oct; 34(5):494-500. PMID: 33928821; PMCID: PMC8559011.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Mohan M, Layard Horsfall H, Solla DJF, Robertson FC, Adeleye AO, Teklemariam TL, Khan MM, Servadei F, Khan T, Karekezi C, Rubiano AM, Hutchinson PJ, Paiva WS, Kolias AG, Devi BI. Decompressive craniotomy: an international survey of practice. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2021 05; 163(5):1415-1422. PMID: 33738561.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Sellier A, Russo D, Robertson FC, Rodriguez-Arribas MA, Charissoux M, Azria D, Boetto J. A choroid plexus metastasis of a prostatic adenocarcinoma mimicking a choroid plexus carcinoma: A case report. Neurochirurgie. 2022 Jan; 68(1):113-116. PMID: 33675842.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Sadler SJ, Yuki Ip HK, Kim E, Karekezi C, Robertson FC. Investing in the future: a call for strategies to empower and expand representation of women in neurosurgery worldwide. Neurosurg Focus. 2021 03; 50(3):E8. PMID: 33789242.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Ji YD, Robertson FC, Patel NA. Universal Suicide Prevention for Health Care Professionals-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2021 03 01; 156(3):291. PMID: 33263713.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Kanmounye US, Robertson FC, Sebopelo LA, Senyuy WP, Sichimba D, Keke C, Endalle G, Graffeo CS. Bibliometric Analysis of the 200 Most Cited Articles in WORLD NEUROSURGERY. World Neurosurg. 2021 05; 149:226-231.e3. PMID: 33548539.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Glasbey JC, Nepogodiev D, Simoes JFF, Omar O, Li E, Venn ML, Abou Chaar MK, Capizzi V, Chaudhry D, Desai A, Edwards JG, Evans JP, Fiore M, Videria JF, Ford SJ, Ganly I, Griffiths EA, Gujjuri RR, Kolias AG, Kaafarani HMA, Minaya-Bravo A, McKay SC, Mohan HM, Roberts KJ, San Miguel-Méndez C, Pockney P, Shaw R, Smart NJ, Stewart GD, Sundar Mrcog S, Vidya R, Bhangu AA. Elective Cancer Surgery in COVID-19-Free Surgical Pathways During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: An International, Multicenter, Comparative Cohort Study. J Clin Oncol. 2021 01 01; 39(1):66-78. PMID: 33021869.
    Citations: 67     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  23. Delaying surgery for patients with a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection. Br J Surg. 2020 Nov; 107(12):e601-e602. PMID: 32974904; PMCID: PMC7537063.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  24. Ji YD, Robertson FC, Patel NA, Peacock ZS, Resnick CM. Assessment of Risk Factors for Suicide Among US Health Care Professionals. JAMA Surg. 2020 08 01; 155(8):713-721. PMID: 32520355.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Ota HCU, Smith BG, Alamri A, Robertson FC, Marcus H, Hirst A, Broekman M, Hutchinson P, McCulloch P, Kolias A. The IDEAL framework in neurosurgery: a bibliometric analysis. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2020 12; 162(12):2939-2947. PMID: 32651707.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Takoukam R, Kanmounye US, Robertson FC, Zimmerman K, Nguembu S, Lartigue JW, Park KB, Figuim B, Esene I. Prehospital Conditions and Outcomes After Craniotomy for Traumatic Brain Injury Performed Within 72 Hours in Central Cameroon: A Cross-Sectional Study. World Neurosurg. 2020 10; 142:e238-e244. PMID: 32599210.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Gnanakumar S, Abou El Ela Bourquin B, Robertson FC, Solla DJF, Karekezi C, Vaughan K, Garcia RM, Hassani FD, Alamri A, Höhne J, Mentri N, Stienen M, Laeke T, Moscote-Salazar LR, Al-Ahmari AN, Al-Jehani H, Nicolosi F, Samprón N, Adelson PD, Servadei F, Esene IN, Al-Habib A, Kolias AG. The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Young Neurosurgeons Survey (Part I): Demographics, Resources, and Education. World Neurosurg X. 2020 Oct; 8:100083. PMID: 33103109; PMCID: PMC7573644.
    Citations: 7     
  28. Linzey JR, Robertson F, Haider AS, Graffeo CS, Wang JZ, Shasby G, Alotaibi NM, Cohen-Gadol AA, Rutka JT. Online Impact and Presence of a Specialized Social Media Team for the Journal of Neurosurgery: Descriptive Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2020 05 19; 22(5):e17741. PMID: 32163371.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Robertson FC, Gnanakumar S, Karekezi C, Vaughan K, Garcia RM, Abou El Ela Bourquin B, Derkaoui Hassani F, Alamri A, Mentri N, Höhne J, Laeke T, Al-Jehani H, Moscote-Salazar LR, Al-Ahmari AN, Samprón N, Stienen MN, Nicolosi F, Fontoura Solla DJ, Adelson PD, Servadei F, Al-Habib A, Esene I, Kolias AG. The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Young Neurosurgeons Survey (Part II): Barriers to Professional Development and Service Delivery in Neurosurgery. World Neurosurg X. 2020 Oct; 8:100084. PMID: 33103110; PMCID: PMC7573643.
    Citations: 6     
  30. Robertson FC, Lippa L, Broekman MLD. Editorial. Task shifting and task sharing for neurosurgeons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. J Neurosurg. 2020 Apr 17; 1-3. PMID: 32302998; PMCID: PMC7164328.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    
  31. Liu J, Gormley N, Dasenbrock HH, Aglio LS, Smith TR, Gormley WB, Robertson FC. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Transitional Care in Neurosurgery. Neurosurgery. 2019 11 01; 85(5):672-679. PMID: 30272201.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  32. Robertson FC, Briones R, Mekary RA, Baticulon RE, Jimenez MA, Leather AJM, Broekman MLD, Park KB, Gormley WB, Lucena LL. Task-Sharing for Emergency Neurosurgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study in the Philippines. World Neurosurg X. 2020 Apr; 6:100058. PMID: 32309799; PMCID: PMC7154225.
    Citations: 3     
  33. Robertson FC, Esene IN, Kolias AG, Khan T, Rosseau G, Gormley WB, Park KB, Broekman MLD. Global Perspectives on Task Shifting and Task Sharing in Neurosurgery. World Neurosurg X. 2020 Apr; 6:100060. PMID: 32309801; PMCID: PMC7154229.
    Citations: 11     
  34. Robertson FC, Esene IN, Kolias AG, Kamalo P, Fieggen G, Gormley WB, Broekman MLD, Park KB. Task-Shifting and Task-Sharing in Neurosurgery: An International Survey of Current Practices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. World Neurosurg X. 2020 Apr; 6:100059. PMID: 32309800; PMCID: PMC7154228.
    Citations: 3     
  35. Robertson FC, Ullrich NJ, Manley PE, Al-Sayegh H, Ma C, Goumnerova LC. The Impact of Intraoperative Electrocorticography on Seizure Outcome After Resection of Pediatric Brain Tumors: A Cohort Study. Neurosurgery. 2019 09 01; 85(3):375-383. PMID: 30085120.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Stopa BM, Robertson FC, Karhade AV, Chua M, Broekman MLD, Schwab JH, Smith TR, Gormley WB. Predicting nonroutine discharge after elective spine surgery: external validation of machine learning algorithms. J Neurosurg Spine. 2019 Jul 26; 1-6. PMID: 31349223.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    
  37. Robertson F, Mutabazi Z, Kyamanywa P, Ntakiyiruta G, Musafiri S, Walker T, Kayibanda E, Mukabatsinda C, Scott J, Costas-Chavarri A. Laparoscopy in Rwanda: A National Assessment of Utilization, Demands, and Perceived Challenges. World J Surg. 2019 Feb; 43(2):339-345. PMID: 30232568.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Muskens IS, Gupta S, Robertson FC, Moojen WA, Kolias AG, Peul WC, Broekman MLD. When Time Is Critical, Is Informed Consent Less So? A Discussion of Patient Autonomy in Emergency Neurosurgery. World Neurosurg. 2019 05; 125:e336-e340. PMID: 30690144.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Robertson FC, Lepard JR, Mekary RA, Davis MC, Yunusa I, Gormley WB, Baticulon RE, Mahmud MR, Misra BK, Rattani A, Dewan MC, Park KB. Epidemiology of central nervous system infectious diseases: a meta-analysis and systematic review with implications for neurosurgeons worldwide. J Neurosurg. 2018 Jun 01; 1-20. PMID: 29905514.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    
  40. Dewan MC, Rattani A, Fieggen G, Arraez MA, Servadei F, Boop FA, Johnson WD, Warf BC, Park KB. Global neurosurgery: the current capacity and deficit in the provision of essential neurosurgical care. Executive Summary of the Global Neurosurgery Initiative at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change. J Neurosurg. 2018 04 01; 1-10. PMID: 29701548.
    Citations: 69     Fields:    
  41. Hirji SA, Robertson FC, Chao GF, Khurana B, Gates JD. Phytobezoar: A Brief Report with Surgical and Radiological Correlation. Case Rep Surg. 2018; 2018:5253162. PMID: 29780655; PMCID: PMC5892293.
  42. Fehnel CR, Gormley WB, Dasenbrock H, Lee Y, Robertson F, Ellis AG, Mor V, Mitchell SL. Advanced Age and Post-Acute Care Outcomes After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Oct 24; 6(10). PMID: 29066443.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Hirji SA, Robertson FC, Casillas S, McPhee JT, Gupta N, Martin MC, Raffetto JD. Asymptomatic portal vein aneurysms: To treat, or not to treat? Phlebology. 2018 Sep; 33(8):513-516. PMID: 28950753.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Robertson FC, Logsdon JL, Dasenbrock HH, Yan SC, Raftery SM, Smith TR, Gormley WB. Transitional care services: a quality and safety process improvement program in neurosurgery. J Neurosurg. 2018 05; 128(5):1570-1577. PMID: 28707992.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Pernar LIM, Robertson FC, Tavakkoli A, Sheu EG, Brooks DC, Smink DS. An appraisal of the learning curve in robotic general surgery. Surg Endosc. 2017 11; 31(11):4583-4596. PMID: 28411345.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Terabe M, Robertson FC, Clark K, De Ravin E, Bloom A, Venzon DJ, Kato S, Mirza A, Berzofsky JA. Blockade of only TGF-ß 1 and 2 is sufficient to enhance the efficacy of vaccine and PD-1 checkpoint blockade immunotherapy. Oncoimmunology. 2017; 6(5):e1308616. PMID: 28638730.
    Citations: 40     Fields:    
  47. Robinson S, Robertson FC, Dasenbrock HH, O'Brien CP, Berde C, Padua H. Image-guided intrathecal baclofen pump catheter implantation: a technical note and case series. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 May; 26(5):621-627. PMID: 28156208.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Dasenbrock HH, Robertson FC, Vaitkevicius H, Aziz-Sultan MA, Guttieres D, Dunn IF, Du R, Gormley WB. Timing of Decompressive Hemicraniectomy for Stroke: A Nationwide Inpatient Sample Analysis. Stroke. 2017 03; 48(3):704-711. PMID: 28108618.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Robertson FC, Abd-El-Barr MM, Mukundan S, Gormley WB. Ventriculostomy-associated hemorrhage: a risk assessment by radiographic simulation. J Neurosurg. 2017 Sep; 127(3):532-536. PMID: 27911234.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Dasenbrock HH, Robertson FC, Aziz-Sultan MA, Guittieres D, Du R, Dunn IF, Gormley WB. Patient Age and the Outcomes after Decompressive Hemicraniectomy for Stroke: A Nationwide Inpatient Sample Analysis. Neurocrit Care. 2016 12; 25(3):371-383. PMID: 27406817.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Robertson FC, Dasenbrock HH, Gormley WB. Decompressive Hemicraniectomy for Stroke in Older Adults: A Review. J Neurol Neuromedicine. 2017; 2(1):1-7. PMID: 30506063; PMCID: PMC6261377.
    Citations: 1     
  52. Spector NL, Robertson FC, Bacus S, Blackwell K, Smith DA, Glenn K, Cartee L, Harris J, Kimbrough CL, Gittelman M, Avisar E, Beitsch P, Koch KM. Lapatinib Plasma and Tumor Concentrations and Effects on HER Receptor Phosphorylation in Tumor. PLoS One. 2015; 10(11):e0142845. PMID: 26571496.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsCTClinical Trials
  53. Robertson FC, Berzofsky JA, Terabe M. NKT cell networks in the regulation of tumor immunity. Front Immunol. 2014; 5:543. PMID: 25389427; PMCID: PMC4211539.
    Citations: 56     Fields:    
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