Dr. Kavanaugh stated, "We are thrilled to have Dr. Black on our Board. Not only is he renowned in his field of neurosurgery, but he is also profoundly involved and is leading research that is already successful in treating cancer patients and positively impacting the course of Alzheimer's disease. He has significant biotech industry business experience and skills."
Dr. Keith Black is the Chairman and Professor of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai. He is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and cancer researcher.
He is the founding director of the Maine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Cochran Brain Tumor Center at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Black was previously on the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles for 10 years. A professor of surgery and neurology, he held the Department of Surgery's Ruth and Raymond Stotter Chair and served as head of both Neurosurgical Oncology and the Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program at UCLA Medical Center.
He is the founder of Arrogene, Inc., a biotechnology company developing nano-diagnostic and therapeutic agents on natural polymer and beta-polymalic acid. Dr. Black has published more than 260 peer reviewed scientific papers and authored the book Brain Surgeon: A Doctor's Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles in March 2009. His work has been the subject of numerous broadcast and print media stories a Time magazine cover and feature article on heroes in medicine, and a segment on CBS Sunday Morning.
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