By Michelle Koidin Jaffee
University of Florida Health neurosurgeon Daniel J. Hoh, M.D., has been elected 2024-25 president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), one of the largest international neurosurgical societies, with over 10,000 members worldwide.
Hoh, the neurosurgery director of the UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center, just completed his term as CNS treasurer. Recently, UF neurosurgery chair Brian L. Hoh, M.D., MBA, served as CNS president (2020-21) and UF Health neurosurgeon Maryam Rahman, M.D., as member-at-large.
Daniel Hoh, is the Dunspaugh Dalton Professor in the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery and spine division chief. He specializes in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. In addition, he is assistant dean of revenue cycle for the UF College of Medicine.
Hoh will be the fifth UF neurosurgeon to serve as CNS president, following the late Albert L. Rhoton Jr., M.D. (28th CNS president); Arthur L. Day, M.D. (43rd CNS president); William A. Friedman, M.D. (48th CNS president); and Brian L. Hoh (71st CNS president), brother of Daniel Hoh.
“Having five University of Florida neurosurgeons serve as president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons is unprecedented. It speaks to the humbling legacy this department has had on our field,” Daniel Hoh said.
Hoh’s election was ratified at the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in September. In his new role, he will oversee the strategic plan and overall operations of the CNS, whose primary mission is advancing neurosurgery through education and innovation.