PNA Spotlight - Aaron Cohen-Gadol, MD, MSc

Cohen-Gadol1This month the PNA Spotlight focuses on Aaron Cohen-Gadol, MD, MSc, an esteemed neurosurgeon at Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is also an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine as well as a professional member of the PNA and a lecturer in our webinar series.


Dr. Cohen-Gadol studied biomedical engineering at UC San Diego and completed medical school at the University of Southern California. He completed his residency in neurological surgery and received a Master's degree in Clinical Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He ultimately completed fellowships in different specialties of neurosurgery at Yale, UCLA and specifically in skull base surgery at the University of Arkansas. He belongs to more than a dozen professional organizations and his research has been published hundreds of times. Dr. Cohen-Gadol was kind enough to answer a few questions for Highlights.

1) What is the primary focus of your work/research?

My primary focus is minimally invasive endoscopic surgery of skull base and pituitary tumors.

2) What do you consider to be the future of your field?

The development of more minimally invasive techniques to remove tumors and allow patients to recover faster.

3) What should people know about your field/what deserves more recognition/awareness?

I strive to reach excellence at every step of my surgeries to achieve the best results. I manage difficult skull base and pituitary tumors and develop creative surgical techniques to provide more safety and effectiveness for my patients.

4) Why did you get involved with the PNA and what is the extent of your involvement?

I believe that the PNA has done a phenomenal job supporting my patients. More knowledge empowers my patients. I have been involved with the PNA at a number of levels including founding the PNA webinar series.