Each June, our faculty, residents, and fellows, together with neuroscientists from the Western New York area, gather to attend the prestigious Dr. L. Nelson Hopkins Lectureship (formerly Cohn Memorial Lectureship) – a distinguished lecture event that each year features a different prominent member of the international neurosurgical community.
Following resident grand rounds in the morning, the keynote speaker meets with UBNS faculty, residents, and fellows for an informal case review session and discussion. Later that evening the lecturer serves as guest-of-honor at the annual UBNS graduation gala celebrating the residents’ academic achievements. The graduation is a black tie event, and is always one of the highlights of the year.
The George Cohn, MD Memorial lectureship was established in memory of Dr. George Cohn after his passing in June ,1991. Dr. Cohn was a member of the medical/dental staff at Buffalo General Hospital for 40 years, and former head of the BGH Department of Neurosurgery. A leader in the western New York medical community, Dr. Cohn served as president of the medical staff from 1977 to 1978, and as a member of the BGH Board of Trustees for three years. He also headed the medical staff fundraising effort for the hospital’s tower building. Dr. Cohn graduated from the University of Rochester Medical School and completed an internship in neurosurgery at Yale University.
In 2022, the lectureship was unanimously renamed as the L. Nelson Hopkins, MD Inaugural Lectureship to honor the vision and career of UB Neurosurgery’s founder and first Chairman, L. Nelson “Nick” Hopkins, MD.
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