Douglas S. Kondziolka

2007, San Diego

Douglas Kondziolka is proud to serve the Congress of Neurological Surgeons as its 57th President. He has served on the Executive Committee of the CNS in numerous roles over the past decade including Chair of the Fellowships and Publications Committees, Scientific Program Chair (2000), Annual Meeting Chair (2001), Treasurer (2002-2005), and Strategic Planning Committee. He serves on the editorial board of numerous journals and is a principal editor for Neurosurgery®. Prior to his term on the Executive Committee, he served on the Registration and Scientific Program Committees. In addition, he is a Past-President of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Past-Chairman of the Joint Section on Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery of the AANS/CNS, and Past-President of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society.

He is the Peter J. Jannetta Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a Professor of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Kondziolka received his medical degree from the University of Toronto and graduated from the Toronto neurosurgery residency program in 1991. From 1989 to 1991 at the University of Pittsburgh, he completed a Master of Science degree in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience and a fellowship in stereotactic surgery and radiosurgery. His clinical practice is focused on neuro-oncology, functional neurosurgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery.

He joined the faculty of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in January 1992. He is the neuroscience task force leader for the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Since that time his laboratory has studied the radiobiological effects of radiosurgery on normal brain and brain tumor models, and has evaluated the effects of radiosurgery as a novel treatment for epilepsy. His work in stereotactic radiosurgery spans the breadth of that field including studies in cerebral vascular malformations, benign and malignant brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, epilepsy, and movement disorders. Dr. Kondziolka served as principal investigator of the first two clinical neurotransplantation trials for the care of patients with stroke.

Dr. Kondziolka has published 295 articles in refereed journals, 162 book chapters and/or invited publications, and has edited 8 books. He has completed four randomized controlled trials. He is a two-time recipient of the Stephen Mahaley Award for brain tumor clinical research from the Joint Section on Tumors of the AANS/CNS. He received the Lars Leksell Award from the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. In 2004, he was honored as the Penfield Lecturer of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society. He serves on the medical staff of the Pittsburgh Penguins.