G. Rees Cosgrove, MD, FRCSC, Chairman
Professor of Neurosurgery and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Dr. G. Rees Cosgrove is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon specializing in brain tumors, the surgical treatment of epilepsy and functional neurology. Dr. Cosgrove also holds the position of chief of neurosurgery at Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals. He is responsible for managing clinical services, educational and research activities, and administration of the department of neurosurgery. Additionally, Dr. Cosgrove serves as the Stoll Professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Prior to joining the Neurosurgery Foundation, Dr. Cosgrove most recently served as chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at The Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. He was also professor of neurosurgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to that he served as associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and attending neurosurgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been named in the Global Directory of Who’s Who; America’s Top Doctors for Cancer; and International Who’s Who; and was named an honorary Litchfield Lecturer at Oxford University in 2008.
Dr. Cosgrove is a member of the executive committee of the World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery; past president of the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and an active member of the American Association of Neurosurgeons; the Congress of Neurological Surgeons; the American Academy of Neurological Surgery; and the Society of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Cosgrove is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, 65 abstracts and 36 book chapters. He has been an invited guest lecturer over 140 times and a visiting professor at 32 different academic institutions around the world.
Dr. Cosgrove’s special interests include brain tumors, epilepsy and all aspects of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. He has received a number of honors, including the Gold Medal in Surgery of Queen’s University, the Wilder Penfield Award of the Montreal Neurological Institute, and the Daniel D. Federman Outstanding Clinical Educator Award of Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Cosgrove received his medical degree from Queen’s University in Canada. He completed his internship in general surgery at Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, in Montreal; and his residency in neurosurgery at Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, where he also served as chief resident in neurosurgery.