Faculty - Keith L. Black MD

Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute

  • Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2006 to present)
  • Director of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (1997 to present)
  • Ruth and Lawrence Harvey Chair in Neurosciences, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (1997)
  • Professor of Neurosurgery, University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) School of Medicine (1987 - 1997)
  • Ruth and Raymond Stotter Chair, Department of Surgery, UCLA Medical Center (1992 - 1997)
  • Head, UCLA Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program (1992 - 1997)
  • Research interests include designing ways to open the blood-brain barrier to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs directly to brain tumors, developing vaccine to enhance the body's immune response to grain tumors, use of gene arrays to develop molecular profiles of tumors, use of optical technology for brain mapping and use of focused microwave energy to noninvasively destroy brain tumors
  • Recipient of 2000 Jacob Javits Award from the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council of the National Institutes of Health
  • Member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Neurological Research, Perspectives in Neurological Surgery, Critical Reviews in Neurosurgery and the Journal of Radiosurgery
  • Member of the National Institutes of Health's Board of Scientific Counselors for Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Member, National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council, National Institutes of Health (2000-2004)
  • Neurological surgery residency, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor

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