In Memorium Dr. Donald P. Becker
The PNA would like to honor the memory of Dr. Donald P. Becker, a longtime member of the PNA who passed away on May 1, 2020. Dr. Becker was a respected neurosurgeon at UCLA Medical Center. At UCLA, he served as a Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery from 1985 – 2001 and then Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the David Geffen School of Medicine (2001-2007). He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1968 and completed his neurosurgical residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. From 1972-1985 he was Professor and Chairman at the Medical College of Virginia.
He wrote many scholarly articles and served as President of the Neurosurgical Society of America, served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the Journal of Neurosurgery Editorial Board. He retired as Director of the UCLA Brain Tumor Program in 2007. He was an avid horseman and golfer. The PNA expresses our deepest condolences to Dr. Becker’s family, friends and colleagues.