Leading Neurosurgeon and Top-Tier Sports Car Racer to Provide Insights and Parallels on Both Professions
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (April 28, 2015) – Dr. Jim Lowe, the World’s Fastest Neurosurgeon, will deliver the featured lecture at next month’s Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons (NJSPS) at The Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, Saturday, May 9.
Dr. Lowe, one of the nation’s leading Neurosurgeons, also has an accomplished resume as a top-tier sports car racing driver. In a motorsports career that spanned nearly a decade, Lowe made it to victory lane as a top-three GT class “podium” finisher in the grueling 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway in 2007.
He has also competed with success at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway where he raced to a sixth-place overall Prototype-division race finish with co-driver Paul Tracy in the inaugural Brickyard Grand Prix sports car race in 2012.
In addition to his high-speed achievements on the race track, Dr. Lowe is also the Division Director of Spinal Surgery at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. His featured mid-day address at the NJSPS Annual Meeting, this year’s edition of The Stephen R. LoVerme Memorial Lecture, is titled “The Surgeon’s Need for Speed.”
“Racing holds my attention and is a distraction from the enormous stress of being a maturing surgeon, spouse, and father,” Dr. Lowe said. “It’s also a visceral and physical challenge. In effect, it’s something that makes my heart race.”
Meeting attendees will hear some memorable stories and interesting anecdotes on Dr. Lowe’s various experiences racing Porsches and exotic Prototype race cars at speeds in excess of 170 mph.
At the same time, the address will focus in on some of the key connections and similarities between top-tier sports car racing and a surgeon’s practice.
Among the areas of focus will be Dr. Lowe’s review of the biochemistry and anatomy of the brain’s response to pleasurable activity. The lecture will also identify strategies for medical professionals to enhance their own enjoyment of the surgical life.
Although the NJSPS Annual Meeting is not open to the general public, Dr. Lowe’s story may be increasingly heard in the near future. Groups ranging from other medical organizations to car clubs and exotic car dealerships have all expressed an interest in hearing about Dr. Lowe’s high-speed path less traveled.