Webinar: A Rational Approach to the Management of Craniopharyngioma 

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May 16, 2024


7:30 pm


Online Event

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As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the craniopharyngioma community, the Raymond A. Wood Foundation, in collaboration with Pituitary World News, is thrilled to announce our upcoming webinar, “A Rational Approach to Management of Craniopharyngioma: Navigating Long-Term Care,” scheduled for May.

Date: May 16, 2024
Time: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT



Dr. Lewis S. Blevins, MD
UCSF Health

Dr. Sandeep M. Kunwar
UCSF Health

Who Should Attend

Patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and anyone interested in understanding the intricacies of long-term care for craniopharyngioma survivors.


Surviving or living with craniopharyngioma presents unique challenges that require a comprehensive, long-term approach to care. In this webinar, our panel of experts will delve into practical strategies for treating and managing craniopharyngioma beyond the initial diagnosis. From addressing treatment options to managing the myriad of conditions post-treatment, we’ll provide insights and resources to empower patients and caregivers on their journey.

Topics Include:

  • Exploring various treatment approaches
  • Understanding the long-term Impact
  • Building your care team
  • Q&A Session: Engage with our panelists and get your questions answered live.

Presenter Bios

Dr. Lewis Blevins
Dr. Lewis Blevins, Professor of Medicine and Neurological Surgery, is the Director of the California Center for Pituitary Disorders at the University of California, San Francisco. 
He earned his MD degree at Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospitals. After completing a fellowship in endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, he served on the faculty at Emory University for four years and at Vanderbilt University for nine years. He has been on faculty at UCSF since 2007. 

His clinical and research interests are in the realm of outcomes of treatments for pituitary disorders and diagnostic tests for hypercortisolism.   He has received numerous teaching awards in recognition of his devotion to education of fellows, residents and students.  He has edited numerous medical textbooks and also authored a travelogue recounting his journeys to Ireland.  

Dr. Blevins is also an artist.  His oil paintings are in collections throughout the world.  His works include portraits (including medical scenes), landscapes, architectural works, and still life paintings. He has a special interest in the “art of medicine” and has penned an essay on the parallels between artistic creativity and the art of medicine.  He received the Excellence in Humanities award from the  American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in 2024. He also plays Scottish and Northumbrian music on various bagpipes and has performed in several concert venues.  He enjoys sailing on the SF Bay and near coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean.  He holds a Mariner’s Certificate “Captain’s License” through the US Coast Guard.  He is learning to read, write, and speak Arabic in his “spare time.”  

Dr. Sandeep Kunwar
Dr. Sandeep Kunwar is a neurosurgeon with a special interest in pituitary tumors, including craniopharyngiomas. He uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat patients with these disorders. He cares for pediatric patients in collaboration with the pediatric neurosurgery team.

Kunwar earned his medical degree at UCSF, where he also completed an internship and a residency. As a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar, he worked in the laboratory of molecular biology at the National Cancer Institute.


This webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. Secure your spot today. Register here »

Join us as we navigate the complexities of long-term craniopharyngioma care together. We look forward to your participation!