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Harder than brain surgery

Dr. Karin Muraszko is an acclaimed brain surgeon. Chair of the University of Michigan’s Department of Neurosurgery, she was the first woman in the US to head a neurosurgery department. But it’s as an expert in pediatric brain tumors and congenital anomalies that she truly shines.I

n this moving video, produced by Michigan Television for the Big Ten Network, Dr. Muraszko’s combination of talent, compassion and humanity shine through as she describes the challenges of brain surgery, overcoming disability and sexism, and helping families face the possible loss of a child.

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