Josue M. Avecillas-Chasin, MD, PhD

Josue Avecillas-Chasin is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Neurosurgery avecillas.jpg
at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Avecillas received his medical degree from the Universidad de Guayaquil in Ecuador and his PhD at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. He completed his neurosurgery residency training in Madrid-Spain at the Hospital Clinico San Carlos. After completing his residency training, Dr. Avecillas completed subspecialized training in neurosurgical oncology and radiosurgery at the Cleveland clinic and Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at the Vancouver general hospital Canada and Mount Sinai Health System in New York.

Dr. Avecillas is fluent in English and Spanish. His main clinical interests include the neurosurgical management of pain including trigeminal neuralgia, cancer pain, persistent chronic neuropathic pain after spine surgery, and other pain conditions.
His clinical interest also includes movement disorders, psychiatric disorders, and epilepsy.


Dr. Avecillas is actively involved in research through personal projects and multiple national and international collaborations. Currently, his research is mainly focused on the detailed description of the brain circuits and how this will impact our neuromodulation techniques when applied in a personalized manner. Dr. Avecillas has received several grants and awards including the “young neurosurgeon award” by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) in 2016 and the “Stereotactic and functional young neurosurgeon clinical award” by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) in 2021 for his work on personalized neuromodulation therapies.

Credentials:
Medical Doctor, Universidad de Guayaquil, Ecuador
Doctor in Philosophy, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Neurological surgery, Spanish neurosurgical certification
Honorary teaching fellow by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Surgical neuro-oncology and radiosurgery, Cleveland Clinic (Ohio)
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, Vancouver general hospital (Canada) and Mount Sinai Health System (New York)

Membership:
ESSFN (European society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery)
ASSFN (American society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery)
WSSFN (World society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery)
NANS (North American neuromodulation society) Member of the social media board
INS (International neuromodulation society)
MSD (Movement disorders Society)
EANS (European Association of Neurosurgical Societies) Member of the functional neurosurgery board (international)
CNS (Congress of Neurological Surgeons)

Publications of Dr Avecillas can be found here