Adam N. Mamelak, MD, FACS, FAANS

Professor of Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Pituitary Center
Director, Functional Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery

Adam N. Mamelak, MD, FACS, FAANS, is an attending neurosurgeon at the Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the Pituitary Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Mamelak's primary interests encompass pituitary and skull base surgery, epilepsy and brain tumors. An active researcher, his most recent investigations involve glioma immunotherapy using genetically engineered T-cells, clinical trial of a radiolabelled synthetic scorpion toxin for brain tumors, a human cortical prosthetic to assist severely paralyzed patients and the identification of neurons involved in learning and memory in the human hippocampus.

In 1999, Dr. Mamelak was honored with the National Brain Tumor Foundation AANS/CNS Award for Best Translational Research by a Practicing Neurosurgeon. He is also the winner of the Young Investigator Award from the Research Foundation of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Junior Investigator Award from the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Mamelak is an active member of the American Epilepsy Society, Society of Neuro-Oncology and the American College of Surgeons as well as a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He has been named as one of America's Top Surgeons in 2003 and America's Top Doctors for Cancer in 2005.

Dr. Mamelak has published dozens of original reports in such prestigious journals as Science, Nature Neuroscience, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroscience, Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, Brain Topography, Oncology and Epilepsy and Behavior. In addition, he has authored numerous book chapters, monographs and abstracts. Dr. Mamelak is frequently an invited speaker at medical meetings and conferences.

Dr. Mamelak earned a bachelor of science degree at Tufts University and his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. He served as chief resident in neurological surgery at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center and while there received fellowship training at the medical center's Epilepsy Research Laboratory. He also completed a neuroscience research fellowship at the California Institute of Technology and Huntington Medical Research Institutes.

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