Norman S. Litofsky

University of Missouri, USA


N. Scott Litofsky was born in Baltimore, Md, USA in 1959. He graduated with a B.S. degree in zoology (magna cum laude) from Duke University, Nc, USA in 1981. Dr. Litofsky earned his M.D. degree from the University of Texas Medical School-Houston, Ill, USA in 1985, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received the National Service Award for Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity. He then completed his residency in neurological surgery at Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center in 1992. Dr. Litofsky initially joined the Faculty at University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, advancing to Associate Professor. He then relocated to University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Mo, USA as the Director of Neuro-Oncology and Radiosurgery. He was then appointed Chief of the Division of Neurological Surgery in 2005 and was promoted to Professor with tenure in 2007. Among other duties, Dr. Litofsky is the Director of the residency training program in neurological surgery and the liaison to the trauma program. He also serves as a Coordinating Editor for Practical Reviews in Neurosurgery. Dr. Litofsky’s clinical interests include all facets of neuro-oncology, particularly how these disease processes affect patients’ quality of life. His research interests focus on the relationships between neural stem cells and brain tumors. Dr. Litofsky received the Young Investigator Award from the Joint Section on Tumors of the AANS/CNS in 1997.

Biography Updated on 6 June 2011

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