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  • Name: Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS
    Address: Department of Neurosurgery, 982035 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198
    Country: United States of America
    Telephone: (402) 559-9606
    Fax: (402) 559-7779
    Membership Status: Active

    Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, completed her MD and PhD (Neurobiology) at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by neurosurgery residency at the University of California, (San Francisco), fellowship training in Epilepsy Surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute (McGill University, Montreal, QC), and additional fellowship training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto.

    Dr. Abosch served as faculty in the Neurosurgery Department at Emory University in Atlanta from 2002-2005, and at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis from 2005-2013. From 2013 to 2019, she was Professor of Neurosurgery, Vice-Chair for Research for the Department of Neurosurgery, and Director of the Epilepsy and Stereotactic Neurosurgery Program at the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus. Since 2019, she has been Chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where she holds the Nancy A. Keegan and Donald R. Voelte, Jr. Chair in Neurosurgery.

    Her research interests include high-field magnetic resonance imaging of the brain, and electrophysiological correlates of movement and neuropsychiatric disorders. She has been involved with a number of clinical trials relating to the surgical treatment of epilepsy, movement, and neuropsychiatric disorders. She has had research funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NIH, from industry, and from intramural sources.

    Dr. Abosch is a Past-President of the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN) and of Women in Neurosurgery (WINS), has been the Scientific Program Committee Chair of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons the Society of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons. She has served on the editorial boards of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, Neuromodulation, and Neurosurgery.