In the past dozen years, I have had the honor of operating on over 6,000 patients in Southeast Michigan. Saving and improving lives is the cornerstone of neurosurgery. Some of these operations involve bringing together a multidisciplinary team of surgeons. Neurosurgery is an intense field with patients often facing life and death situations. It is a true privilege to be involved in the lives of my patients and their families during these critical and challenging times, and to serve as a calming influence and guiding hand through these experiences.