There has been tremendous growth and development in neurointerventional surgery. Now, there are participants who come from a variety of training backgrounds, across multiple walks of life. There are divergent schools of thought that can often be traced back to a single progenitor, thought-leader, or program director.
We all have bonds that help to define who we are. The SNIS Heritage Project is an effort to clarify the family tree of neurointerventionalists, tracing the training backgrounds that shape our opinions and perspectives. We are also a mobile group of physicians, often moving across countries and continents to build our practices.
Our numbers continue to expand in recent years. There are many new programs, groups, and political alliances. Yet, we can still trace our evolution from the past to the present to a few pioneers who held the vision that brings us to our practice, today.