Julian T. Hoff

2003, Denver

Julian Hoff was born in Boise, Idaho on September 22, 1936.
He grew up in Caldwell, Idaho. He attended Stanford University where he was awarded his Bachelors Degree in 1958. He then attended Cornell University Medical College in New York City, graduating in 1962. He took General Surgery training for the next two years at the New York Hospital followed by two years as a General Surgeon in the
United States Army in Japan. On completion of military service in 1966, he returned to the New York Hospital where he trained in Neurosurgery under Bronson S. Ray, MD.

Dr. Hoff joined the faculty of the University of California San Francisco in 1970. He worked at that Medical Center for the next 11 years where he played a significant role in the Department and its teaching activities. He was promoted to Professor in 1978.

In 1981, he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he became Professor and Head of the Section of Neurosurgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He succeeded Richard C. Schneider, MD. Dr. Hoff was later named the Richard C. Schneider Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Hoff has held a number of consulting positions and has substantial research interests. He has had continuous funding for research from the National Institutes of Health since 1971. He was named recipient of the Senator Jacob Javitz Neuroscience Award by the NIH on two occasions, the first in 1985 and the second in 1992. He serves on three national Neurosurgery Societies, was Chair of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and was a member of the Residency Review Committee for Neurosurgery. Dr. Hoff was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1999. He was awarded the Cushing Medal of the AANS in 1990 and Grass Prize of the Society of Neurological Surgeons in 2001. Dr. Hoff has been Vice-President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons from 1979 to 1980 and is an honorary member of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Hoff’s publications include 194 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 9 edited books, and 65 chapters in
other books. He and his wife, Diane, have three children – Paul, Allison and Julia – and three grandchildren.

Dr. Hoff will also participate in PC17 “Masters of Neurological Surgery: Operative Colloquium” on Sunday, October 19 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Luncheon Seminar M01 “Resident/Honored Guest Luncheon” on Tuesday, October 20 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm.