April 3, 2012 9:39 — 0 Comments

Paul H. Crandall, MD, of UCLA Department of Neurosurgery Dies

Paul H. Crandall, MD, co-founder of the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, died on March 15 from complications related to pneumonia at UCLA Medical Center–Santa Monica. He was 89. Dr. Crandall pioneered surgical approaches that continue to be used to treat stubborn epileptic seizures.

“Paul was the father of UCLA’s epilepsy program,” says Neil Martin, MD, chair of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “His clinical work laid the foundation for our current strategies to treat epileptic seizures, and his scientific research informs neurosurgeons’ treatment of epilepsy today.” For more information, click here to read the full release.

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