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9.02.2014

UM Neurological Surgeons to Lead Florida Neurosurgical Society

Two faculty members from the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery have been elected to leadership roles in the Florida Neurosurgical Society. Ricardo J. Komotar, M.D., assistant professor of neurological surgery, and Eric Peterson, M.D., assistant professor of neurological surgery, have been selected as President and President-Elect, respectively, for the upcoming year.

Established in 1958, the Florida Neurosurgical Society brings together qualified neurosurgeons in Florida with the goal of advancing the aims and ideals of neurosurgery and the medical profession. The group also studies the socioeconomic aspects of medicine to encourage and maintain the best patient care and the highest standards in the practice of neurosurgery, while also collaborating with other medical organizations.

Komotar, who is also Director of Surgical Neuro-oncology at the University of Miami Hospital and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, focuses on the surgical and radiosurgical treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors, as well as meningiomas and pituitary lesions. Author of over 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and invited editorials, Komotar has served on the Executive Committee for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Executive Board for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Tumors.

Peterson, who is Co-Director of Endovascular Surgery at University of Miami Hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital, specializes in the surgical and endovascular treatment of blood vessel disorders of the brain and spine, including aneurysms, AVMs, and tumors. He is a dual-trained neurosurgeon, able to offer both surgical and minimally invasive endovascular solutions to complex cerebrovascular disease.

“I’m very proud to be chosen President-Elect,” said Peterson. “It demonstrates mine and the Miller School’s commitment to taking a leadership role in advancing the field of neurological surgery.”

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