Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a brain surgeon? We followed Dr. David Bonda, a Northwell Health neurosurgery resident, for a day to find out. What did we learn? For Dr. Bonda, it involves a lot of hard work, endless stamina, boundless curiosity, and a little love from Grandma and Grandpa.
Dr. Bonda had always been fascinated by the human brain. “I was split between pursuing a PhD in neuroscience and a career in medicine. But when I saw my first living, pulsating brain during a craniotomy in medical school, the decision was made.”