Dr. Brian Hoh named chair of neurosurgery

Hoh 3UF Health neurosurgeon Brian L. Hoh, M.D., an internationally known expert in the treatment of brain aneurysms, brain arteriovenous malformations, and ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, will become chair of the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery in the University of Florida College of Medicine effective July 1. Hoh will succeed longtime chair and neurosurgical pioneer William A. Friedman, M.D., who will continue on as a practicing neurosurgeon and faculty member.

Trained and educated at The Stanford University, Columbia University and Harvard University, Hoh will become only the third chair in the four-decade history of the department, following two giants in the field: Friedman, a pioneer in the early development of a now commonly used noninvasive neurosurgical treatment called stereotactic radiosurgery, and before him, the late Albert L. Rhoton Jr., M.D., considered the father of neurosurgical anatomy and microneurosurgery, a technique involving microscopes and microsurgical instruments Rhoton designed for maximum precision that are now used worldwide.

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