Moraine Valley Community College is hosting its Medical Education Series presentation on “Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery: An Overview,” from 7 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, April 6, in the Dorothy Menker Theater, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. The event is co-sponsored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Nader Dahdaleh is a neurosurgeon who treats surgical diseases of the brain and spine. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology and medical degree from the American University of Beirut, where he ranked first in his class. Dr. Dahdaleh completed his training in neurological surgery as well as an adult deformity fellowship at the department of Orthopedics at the University of Iowa hospitals and clinics. He also completed a minimally invasive spine fellowship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. With more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters as well as being published in high-profile journals, Dr. Dahdaleh has special interests in minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal trauma, disorders of the craniovertebral junction, spine biomechanics, and gait analysis.

Moraine Valley’s Career/Health Sciences Programs and Northwestern Memorial Hospital have collaborated since 2004 to host this Medical Education Series on health topics, including sports-related concussions, foot and ankle trauma, prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders, lung diseases, gynecological malignancies and treatments, stem cell/bone marrow transplantation, mind-body pain management, tobacco cessation, stroke and brain aneurysms, diabetes, and cochlear implants.

For more information, contact Mari Smith at (708) 608-4039 or