Brain Aneurysm: Awareness Can Save Your Life


Thursday, September 5, 2019
4:00 PM

Presented by:
Dr. Gaurav Gupta and Lamyra Clarke-White

Dr. Gaurav Gupta currently serves as Director of Endovascular and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is also the Director of Rutgers- Neurological disorders in Pregnancy Program and the Director of New Jersey Brain Aneurysm and AVM program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. He is also Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Rutgers RWJ medical school. Dr. Gupta did his general surgery training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He then completed his Neurosurgery residency at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. He was appointed Chief Resident at the same institution, where he then completed his fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery. He is an academic neurosurgeon with many invited book- chapters and scientific papers in National and International Journals both in basic neuroscience and in clinical neurosurgery. He is also the recipient of the prestigious American Heart Association (AHA)/ American Stroke Association ‘young investigator of the year award’ for his work on transplantation of neural stem cells and neural progenitor cells in brain for stroke and his research was awarded Top 10 research advances in the world by American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in 2001.

Lamyra Clarke-White is an Assistant Vice President of Program Management at MetLife Insurance Company Lamyra holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science / Business Management and an MBA in Marketing/ International Business from Seton Hall University. In 2012 Lamyra suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage leaving her hospitalized and temporarily paralyzed from the waist down. This life changing event has made Lamyra passionate about raising awareness and being an advocate to know there is life afterwards. She is an active member in her church, professional, and community based organizations. In addition to Trustee on the Brain Injury Alliance New Jersey Board, she is a member of Abyssinian Baptist Church (Newark, NJ), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Raritan Valley Chapter (NJ), Links Inc., National Association of Parliamentarians, and National Pan-Hellenic Council of Essex County. Lamyra is a recipient of the Black Achievers in Industry Award, and New Jersey’s 100 Influential People. Lamyra received an honorable discharge as a sergeant from the United States Army Reserves.

Topics include:
– Definitions, signs and symptoms of brain aneurysm
– Screening and treatment options
– Updates on the latest research
– A personal account of aneurysm through the recovery process