Last week, a study that examined the after-lifespan of pig brains suggest that death is not as finite as we have previously assumed. From a medical standpoint, the implications are huge.
Katharina M. Busl, MD, is the division chief of neurocritical care at University of Florida Health and co-director of the UF Health Shands Hospital Neuro Intensive Care Unit. She is a neurointensivist with faculty appointments in the departments of neurology, neurosurgery, anesthesiology and bioengineering. Dr. Busl received her medical degree with high honors from the Technical University of Munich in Germany. She moved to Boston to complete her neurology residency in the Harvard Neurology Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she also served as chief resident. She subsequently completed a fellowship there in neurological critical care. Before coming to UF, Dr. Busl was an assistant professor of neurology and attending neurointensivist for five years at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In addition to her formal medical education, Dr. Busl holds a master’s degree in science from Rush University. Dr. Busl is board certified in neurology as a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and neurocritical care-certified by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. She is a member of various professional societies, including the American Academy of Neurology, the Neurocritical Care Society, the American Heart Association and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Busl has been invited to numerous regional, national and international meetings and conferences to present and participate.