Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, MD, MSc

Keck Hospital of USC
Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Neurological Surgery
1520 San Pablo Stree
Suite 3800
Los Angeles, CA

(317) 362-8760

See the full detailed dedicated page of Dr. Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Cohen) for more information.The Scandinavian Neurosurgical Society awarded Dr. Cohen its prestigious Vilhelm Magnus Medal—referred to as the Nobel Prize in Neurosurgery, 1 of only 11 medals ever awarded—for his preeminent contributions in pioneering brain surgeries that have transformed patient outcomes worldwide. He has published more than 560 peer-reviewed papers to date in respected journals. These innovations have advanced the field of neurosurgery and the outcome of surgery for many patients.

He performed his undergraduate and medical school trainings in the University of California at San Diego and University of Southern California, respectively. He then completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He also completed fellowship training in two subspecialties: Epilepsy surgery (Yale University) and skull base/cerebrovascular surgery (University of Arkansas.) Dr. Cohen has a Masters Degree in Clinical Research from Mayo Graduate School and MBA from Kelley School of Business.

His areas of interest include surgical treatment of complex intracranial tumors and vascular lesions. He is a professor and Vice Chairman of Innovation at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Neurological Surgery. He is the founder and president of the Neurosurgical Atlas (http://www.neurosurgicalatlas.com), a multimedia resource for neurosurgical techniques. He is internationally known for his innovative surgical skills and surgical outcomes. He performs approximately 400 complex cases per year and has been in practice over 18 years.

His clinical research interests include neurosurgical operative anatomy, innovative operative approaches to deep lesions, and intraoperative fluorescence/mass spectroscopy. His basic science research is focused on novel drug therapies for glioblastoma. He has published over 560 publications on the aforementioned topics.

He is the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the Neurosurgical Focus (Journal of Neurosurgery.)