The CNS Foundation is pleased to announce Arnold Bhebhe, of Zambia is the winner of the CNS Foundation Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) 2023 International Observership for Neurosurgery. Dr. Bhebhe will spend six months observing general neurosurgery practices under the mentorship of Brian Nahed, MD, MSc., and Myron Rolle, MD, both neurosurgeons at MGH Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Bhebhe will also participate in weekly coursework at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School.

“This robust combination of education and in-person learning is precisely what we envisioned when the CNS Foundation launched the International Portfolio,” said CNS Foundation Chair, Martina Stippler, MD. “The mutual exchange of information extends beyond Dr. Bhebhe education in Boston at the Global Surgery Program. The CNS Foundation relies on so many world-class partners to make this phenomenal offering possible. Our generous CNS Foundation donors and the leadership of Drs. Brian Nahed and Myron Rolle brought this program to life. Thank you to Harvard’s Program in Global Surgery and Social Change alongside the Massachusetts General Hospital for opening your doors and providing a truly meaningful experience for global neurosurgeons,” continued Dr. Stippler.

Dr. Bhebhe is currently a resident at Zambia's highest referral hospital, the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), which receives the bulk of neurosurgery consults and referrals.

The CNS Foundation offers an International Portfolio of opportunities for those who wish to advance neurosurgical programs globally. To learn more please visit

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