Dr. Aaron Cohen-Gadol, M.D.

Dr. Aaron Cohen-Gadol (Cohen) is the President and the founder of The Neurosurgical Atlas.  He performed his undergraduate and medical school trainings at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and University of Southern California (USC), respectively. He then completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  He also completed fellowship training in two subspecialties: Epilepsy surgery (Yale University) and skull base/cerebrovascular surgery (University of Arkansas.) Dr. Cohen has a Masters Degree in Clinical Research.

His areas of interest include surgical treatment of complex intracranial tumors and vascular lesions. He is a professor at Indiana University Department of Neurosurgery and Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine.  He is also the director of neurosurgical oncology and its fellowship, and co-director of the Neurological Tumors Signature Center at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center. 

His clinical research interests include neurosurgical operative anatomy, innovative operative approaches to deep lesions, and intraoperative fluorescence/mass spectroscopy.  His basic science research is focused on novel drug therapies for glioblastoma.  He has published over 400 publications on the aforementioned topics. 

For more information on Dr. Cohen, please see his CV in this PDF. Please refer to this editorial in the Journal of Neurosurgery on the work related to the Altas.

Jared Travnicek, M.A., C.M.I.

Jared Travnicek received his M.A. in Medical and Biological Illustration from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and his B.A. in Biological and Pre-medical Illustration from Iowa State University. He has worked as an illustrator for Oxford University Press, Journal of Neurosurgery, Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine, The National Aquarium in Baltimore, and Rolin Graphics Inc.

He is an active member of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) and has received several honors including a Vesalius Trust Research Grant and the Cheaster Reather Award for Innovative Use of Digital Imaging along with multiple awards from the annual AMI salon. He is also a Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI).