Matthew ‘Matt’ J Pierson is a neurological surgery resident at Saint Louis University. When not taking care of patients or conducting research, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Matt grew up in the small town of Hanover, KS, attended Kansas State University for undergraduate training, and attended the University of Kansas for medical school. After residency, he hopes to stay in academic medicine and is considering pursuing a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery. He hopes that this book becomes a valuable aid as residents prepare for their written board examinations.