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Mark Johnson named vice president of American Academy of Neurological Surgery

Mark Johnson, MD, PhD, the Maroun Semaan Chair in Neurosurgery, and chair and professor of neurological surgery, has been named the vice president of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery.

The American Academy of Neurological Surgery is focused on promoting, sponsoring and mentoring laboratory, translational and clinical research in the neurological sciences. Its mission is to “foster scientific discovery and innovative research seeking to better the lives of patients suffering from neurological and surgical disorders.”

Dr. Johnson was named chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center in 2016. He is a widely known expert in the management of brain tumors. He is the director of neurosurgical oncology and the molecular brain tumor research lab. He was previously associate professor of neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School and practiced at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.