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Championing Brain Discoveries

Keith Black, MD, is a brain surgeon extraordinaire. Since 1987, he has operated on more than 5,000 brain tumor patients and championed medical discoveries in Cedars-Sinai laboratories.

As Chairman of Neurosurgery and Director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, he pioneered new ways to deliver lifesaving drugs to the brain, and developed a landmark vaccine against brain tumors.

Dr. Black, an award-winning scientist, says his work is not even close to finished. “When you see your patients suffer, when you watch the pain in their hearts and in the hearts of their loved ones, that’s a very strong motivation to keep working 24/7 to accelerate the pace of discovery.”

Motivated by the patients he calls the “true heroes,” Dr. Black’s team is pursuing novel research to counter cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease.

“To make a difference in the future of healthcare, you pick a team you believe in that is agile enough to turn a small investment into big results. We have that start-up energy, and the passion and expertise to deliver results.”

—Keith Black, MD

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