Neurology chair named distinguished professor

Robert Friedlander wearing a black suit on a blue background

Robert Friedlander, the Walter E. Dandy professor and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, has been appointed to the special faculty rank of distinguished professor, the highest honor the University can accord a faculty member.

A noted neurosurgeon and an expert in Huntington’s disease, ALS and stroke research, Friedlander has received a number of significant academic awards and accolades over the years, most significantly an induction into the prestigious National Academy of Medicine in 2019, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. In addition, Friedlander is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians.

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