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The most comprehensive and respected resource for advanced neurosurgical techniques in the world.

Why the Atlas Matters to so Many Patients and Surgeons

Dr. Cohen-Gadol, the founder of the Neurosurgical Atlas, lost his treasured niece to a rare malignant brain tumor. Rachel was only 12 years old. She was the quintessential essence of faith in G-d and innocence whose unprecedented giving and kind nature changed the world for many around her. Rachel's vision in life was focused on improving the lives of others. To follow her vision, the Atlas has, is, and will continue its unwavering commitment to decisively elevate the surgical care of patients with brain tumors. Rachel forever represents the heart and soul of the Neurosurgical Atlas.

Since its inception, the Atlas has positively affected the care of thousands of patients worldwide, this further reinforces our passion for memorializing Rachel's legacy. For our inspiring patient and surgeon stories, please click here.

Please join us in support of the Atlas to reinforce Rachel's vision!

Operative Video Cases

Our vast collection of operative video cases provides concise roadmaps for execution of the most complex operations as demonstrated by Aaron Cohen-Gadol. The surgeon can rehearse and develop a proficient surgical strategy the night before the surgery for the optimal result.

Interactive Neuroanatomy

Our neuroanatomy section provides the most comprehensive and user-friendly collection of neuroanatomical knowledge in the world. Each structure within the brain has been tagged to provide an in-depth understanding of its spatial orientation and intricate operative relationships.

Novel 3D Models in Virtual Space

The 3D Models section of the Atlas is the only collection of its kind. The annotated models can be interactively viewed in 3D or viewed in virtual reality (VR) space. Achieve an unprecedented understanding of complex brain and skull base operative anatomy.

Grand Rounds/Virtual OR & Patient Resource Center

Visit our Grand Rounds and Virtual Operating Room series and learn technical pearls from master surgeons while enjoying exciting discussions. Our Patient Resource Center is designed to inform and empower our patients.

Complex Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Fellowship

The one-year CAST-accredited surgical fellowship in complex intracranial oncology (skull base: open and endoscopic procedures) and vascular (aneurysms, AVMs and revascularization procedures), provides the applicant with a well-rounded experience in managing complex cranial pathologies. The caseload includes approximately 350 operative cases/year.

Fellowship Director: Aaron Cohen-Gadol, MD