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Quick Time Virtual Reality

Dr Bernardo pioneered, while working at the Barrow Neurological Institute, the use of Quick Time Virtual Reality which allows the creation, viewing and exploration of intracranial regions through images taken at multiple viewing angles. Dr Bernardo created an entire library of QTVR movies of different intracranial regions. These virtual reality modules allow surgeons to fully understand the anatomy as it is represented from different viewing angles 

These quick to read dissection manuals are provided for the surgeons attending the Cornell Series of Skull Base Surgery Courses and feature 3D pictures to improve trainees’ conceptual grasp of complex anatomy and their understanding of visuospatial tasks. The first booklet complements the 3D lectures on Skull Base Surgical anatomy and is meant to guide surgeons through the dissection exercises: anterior, antero-lateral, lateral and posterior skull base surgical approaches are described. The second booklet is a quick dissection guide through transpetrosal approaches.

Bernardo's Skull Base Courses Dissection Manuals

Humanitarian effort

hospitals throughout the country, representing the Foundation for International Education in Neurosurgery (F.I.E.N.S.). He is currently involved in humanitarian surgery on a monthly basis providing surgical care and training in resource-limited countries around the world.

touch and hearing, to enrich the simulation.The IVD simulator allows surgeons and residents to practice procedures in an environment in which mistakes have no dire consequences, lowering the risk associated with training on human

patients and establishing standards and optimization of specific procedures. 

Virtual reality and computer simulation

Dr Bernardo has been involved in developing virtual reality and computer simulation in medicine. He developed a three-dimensional surgical simulator called interactive virtual dissection (IVD). Virtual reality technology now permits the computed 3-D images obtained from cadaveric dissections to be manipulated with an intuitive immediacy similar to that of real objects and by engaging other senses, such as

Video and photos library

Microneurosurgery Skull Base Laboratory

Dr Bernardo has designed and now is the director of the Microneurosurgery Skull Base Laboratory  at Weill Cornell Medical College. The lab  is a state of the art facility which integrates exquisite cadaveric dissections, 3-D visualization, virtual reality, and computerized simulation for training of surgical procedures and visuospatial skills
has trained more than 4,000 neurosurgeons internationally in his surgical courses and as a result of his pioneering approach to education Dr Bernardo has frequently been invited as an honored speaker in numerous countries His clinical expertise is demonstrated by his academic appointments, extensive teaching history,and collection of published works.

Thank you for the great and wonderful time…I really enjoy[ed] it. Special thank you for Dr Bernardo, one of the best skull base surgeons and teachers
                                                           neurosurgery fellow 2013

Cornell Medical College. The program focuses attention on the training of neurosurgeons in the care of patients with pathology in the skull base region and attracts neurosurgeons from all over the world. The fellows work closely with Dr Bernardo to practice and rehearse complex surgical approaches to the skull base. The training provides an exhaustive course to all the complex surgical approaches to the lesions of the cranial base.

Training program

Dr Bernardo has trained more than 5000 surgeons in his courses around the world and 90 fellows since he established the Microneurosurgery skull base laboratory at Weill

Dr Bernardo spent one year in 1999 as a volunteer neurosurgeon in Peru where he established skull base surgery programs in 
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Microneurosurgery Skull Base and Surgical Innovation Training Center
Department of Neurosurgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York

Dr. Bernardo trained under some of the world’s leading neurosurgeons and is internationally recognized for his outstanding contribution to the field of neurosurgery. He 

Dr Antonio Bernardo is a highly distinguished, award winning neurosurgeon, who pioneered the use of 3D technology in Neurosurgery. Dr Bernardo remains highly regarded and sought after as a leading expert in skull base neurosurgery. Dr Bernardo serves as neurosurgical consultant in many countries where he operates on complex skull base surgical cases and currently serves on the Faculty of Neurological Surgery at the distinguished Weill Cornell Medical College in New York

Dr Bernardo's skull base surgery training program attracts neurosurgeons and fellows from around the world who want to achieve state of the art training on complex neurosurgical approaches and to learn new technologies in neurosurgery

Antonio Bernardo, MD

Interactive Virtual Dissection (IVD)

The interactive Virtual Dissection (IVD) models surgical manipulation and navigation through anatomy as it appears to a surgeon performing petrous bone surgery. Currently, the program allows a surgeon or trainee to manipulate the virtual surgical field by actively interacting with the surgical anatomy through a bone-drilling exercise. Virtual reality technology, such as IVD, can be used to significantly enhance the educational process

click on the booklet to read   -  anaglyph glasses are needed for 3D pictures