Aaron Cohen-Gadol
MD, MSc, MBA

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Dr. Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Cohen) has been recognized internationally for his extensive experience with surgeries of complex brain tumors.

5592 Surgeries

Over 5592 Complex Brain Operations Performed

510 Publications

Over 510 Scientific Peer-Reviewed Publications

President and CEO, The Neurosurgical Atlas
Professor and Stead Family Chair
Indiana University Department of Neurosurgery

Dr. Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Cohen) has been recognized internationally for his extensive experience with surgeries of complex brain tumors, pituitary and skull base tumors, aneurysms, and arteriovenous malformations. Dr. Cohen is the President and the Founder of the Neurosurgical Atlas (Atlas). He is also a Professor at Indiana University Health Department of Neurosurgery.

The Atlas reflects the surgical experience of Dr. Cohen with more than 5500 complex brain operations over 16 years. Since its start in 2016, the Atlas has served over 53,000 national and international neurosurgeons/trainees and an average of 2,800 viewers per day. The Atlas is the most trusted, respected and comprehensive educational resource for introduction of complex brain operations in the world. The Atlas is also considered the Bible of Neurosurgery and many countries depend on the Atlas for the care of their patients.

Dr. Cohen has developed and refined minimally invasive techniques to remove brain tumors via endoscopic techniques (through the nose.) This form of surgery avoids opening of the skull and leads to better outcomes and faster recovery. He has also refined intraoperative fluorescent technologies to maximize removal of brain tumors and improve patients' survival. His surgical philosophy focuses on efficient and minimally invasive surgery based on the fundamental principle that his true passion for technical excellence yields unparalleled surgical results.

He has published over 510 publications on the aforementioned topics and serves as the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Neurosurgical Focus, a highly reputable journal in the field of neurosurgery. Dr. Cohen has been voted the Health Care Hero of the Year in the State of Indiana for leading the efforts to advance surgical care of brain tumors previously considered inoperable. In addition to his desire to heal, he is driven to perfect new and innovative brain surgeries to ensure the least possible harm and the greatest possible benefits to patients.

View PDF of his Curriculum Vitae.

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Dr. Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Cohen) has been recognized internationally for his extensive experience with surgeries of complex brain tumors.

5592 Surgeries

Over 5592 Complex Brain Operations Performed

510 Publications

Over 510 Scientific Peer-Reviewed Publications

Contact Information

Address

355 W. 16th Street, Suite 5100
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Phone

(317) 963-8140

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Specialties

  • Brain Tumor, Glioma, Meningioma
  • Pituitary Tumor, Craniopharyngioma
  • Acoustic Neuroma, Petroclival Meningioma
  • Brain Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Cavernous Malformation
  • Ependymoma, Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Chordoma, Chondrosarcoma
  • Hemifacial Spasm

Meet Aaron Cohen-Gadol

Introduction Video: Care Philosophy

Inspiring Patient Stories: Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Inspiring Patient Stories: Skull Base Meningioma

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“The pursuit of technical excellence in neurosurgery is a passion and not a job. My philosophy has always been to do the best anyone can, rather than do the best I can.”

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Changing patients' lives via surgery has been one of the biggest privileges of my life.
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The Operating Room is the Temple where the focus is only the patient.
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