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Jordan Dorf of Aurora, Colorado had been walking around with a fatty lump on the side of his face since he was in high school.

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Jordan Dorf (seated) travelled from Denver to Madison to have his pituitary tumor removed by UW Health neurosurgeon Azam Ahmed, MD (standing, right). Jordan learned about Dr. Ahmed from UW Health neurosurgeon Josh Medow, MD (standing, left). Jordan and Dr. Medow have been friends since high school in Skokie, IL.

At age 23, while at her family
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At age 23, while at her family vacation home in Wisconsin, Jenny Kray suffered a serious brain bleed. Neurosurgeon Mustafa K. Baskaya, MD, missed his daughter’s birthday to give Jenny a 2nd chance at life with a high-risk surgery. She stopped by this week to drop off a check from her “Race for the Base,’’ which supports Dr. Baskaya’s base of skull neurosurgery research.

University of Wisconsin System spotlight video on Dr Dempsey.

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