William Shucart, MD, FAANS(L)
William A. Shucart was born in southern Missouri on October 23, 1935. He attended both Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Missouri (M.D., 1961) with his career as both undergraduate and medical student involving both institutions. With the intent of becoming a hematologist, he did a medical internship at the University of Utah under Dr. Maxwell Wintrobe. During that year he decided upon a career in surgery. He did general surgery and surgical research at both the Cincinnati General Hospital and the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. He served in the U. S. Army medical corps (1964-1967), and subsequently changed his specialty to Neurosurgery. He did his residency at the Neurological Institute of New York (Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital) under Dr. J. L. Pool (1967-1971). During his training he spent six months at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where Bruce Hendrick and Harold Hoffman introduced him to pediatric neurosurgery.
On completion of his residency training, he went to Tufts New England Medical Center with Ben Stein who was assuming the job as Program Director there. He remained in Boston until late 1975 at which time he accepted the position of Chief of Neurosurgery at the State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He remained in Brooklyn until 1981 when he returned to Boston as Chief of Neurosurgery at the New England Medical Center and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Tufts Medical School.
Dr. Shucart has served the Society of Neurological Surgeons on the Membership Committee, as Secretary of the Society (1992-1997), and as President. He has been active in other medical and neurosurgical societies including the New England Neurosurgical Society the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Board of Directors, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of University Neurosurgeons, the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Board of Neurological Surgery (Chairman, 1994), and the Residency Review Committee for Neurosurgery.
Dr. Shucart is married to Laura Shucart.
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