Tufts Medical Center is respected around the world as a teaching hospital. Tufts is a full-service hospital caring for patients of all ages. The hospital is the main teaching hospital for Tufts Medical School. A lot of research goes on here. Indeed, Tufts is among the top 15 percent of facilities awarded federal research funds. U.S. News and World Report ranks many Tufts' physicians in the top one percent nationally. One of the reasons for Tufts' success is Dr. Adel Malek Tufts. He is one of the best neurosurgeons in the country.

Neurosurgeons treat brain and nervous system issues. They use imaging machines and other tests to diagnose medical conditions. Common conditions include hemorrhages, head trauma, spinal disc herniation and tumors. Malek is head of the Neurosurgery Department at Tufts University. Malek attended Harvard Medical School and trained at Brigham and Women's/Children's Hospital in Boston. He also received a prestigious fellowship from the University of California. Dr. Malek's specialties extend to abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain (AVM's.) Further, he does a lot of research studying the relationships between AVM's and brain aneurysms. Dr. Adel Malek Tufts has received several honors for his work including:

"Top Doctor"-U.S. News and World Report

Selected to Boston Super Doctors

Academic All-American Award

Whitaker Foundation Research Grant

Johnson and Johnson Research Award

Tufts has a wide-reaching research program. Research programs are sponsored by NIH, private foundations and private citizens. Tufts is recognized for its work in molecular cardiology and molecular oncology. The hospital's goal is to quickly turn promising research into patient care. The Malek Cerebrovascular Research Laboratory concentrates on two areas. A lot of research time is spent studying the impact of blood flow on brain aneurysm formation and rupture. Additionally, the laboratory works in conjunction with the Draper laboratory in Cambridge. They are working on software tools that will help detect blockages and blood flow changes during endovascular surgery. Dr. Malek is a strong advocate of students participating in such research projects. Tufts is a major working and teaching hospital and Dr. Adel Malek is one of the reasons for its success.