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Dr. Robert G. Grossman receives distinguished service award

Houston, TX - 7/1/2013

Dr. Robert G. Grossman, Professor of Neurosurgery at the Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston, is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award of The Society of University Neurosurgeons for his decades of service as a clinician, teacher and researcher.

Throughout his 50 years as a neurosurgeon, Grossman has devoted himself not only to his patients, but to the medical education of physicians and for improving the treatment of head and spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and epilepsy. He is the principal investigator for the North American Clinical Trials Network, a network of hospitals in the United States and Canada focused on bringing new treatments for spinal cord injury into clinical practice, sponsored by The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

Grossman received his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.  He completed a surgical internship at Strong Memorial Hospital University of Rochester.  After serving in the United States Army at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington D.C., he completed his postgraduate training in neurosurgery at the Neurological Institute of New York - Presbyterian Hospital. He has held academic appointments at U.T. Southwestern Medical School, Dallas; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York; was the Chairman of Neurosurgery at UTMB, Galveston; Chairman at Baylor College of Medicine, and at The Methodist Hospital.

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