Dr. Brian Hoh named chair of department of neurosurgery
UF Health neurosurgeon Brian L. Hoh, MD, an expert in the treatment of brain aneurysms, brain arteriovenous malformations and ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, took over as chair of the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery in the UF College of Medicine July 1. He succeeds longtime chair and neurosurgical pioneer William A. Friedman, MD, HS ‘82, who continues at UF as a faculty member.
Hoh joined UF in 2006 after completing neurosurgery training and a fellowship in interventional neuroradiology with Harvard University at Massachusetts General Hospital. At that time, UF Health didn’t have a stroke center, and Hoh recruited a team of stroke neurologists and cerebrovascular/endovascular neurosurgeons to build what is now the UF Health Shands Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Hoh becomes 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., MD, considered the father of neurosurgical anatomy and microneurosurgery, a technique now used worldwide.
Hoh is focused on elevating the department to Top 5 status nationwide for clinical care, research and education — an effort he calls “Destination UF Neurosurgery.”
— MICHELLE KOIDIN JAFFEE
This article originally appeared on UF Health News.