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L Nelson                       Hopkins

L Nelson Hopkins 

Department of Neurosurgery

Professor and Chair

Specialty/Research Focus

Neurological Surgery; Neuroradiology

 
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Education and Training:
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo (1975)
  • Residency, Neurology, University at Buffalo (1971)
  • Internship, Surgery, Case Western Reserve University (1970)
  • MD, Albany Medical College, Cum Laude (1969)
  • BA, Rutgers University (1965)
Employment:
  • Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry (2007-present)
  • Director, Toshiba Stroke Research Center (1997-present)
  • Chairman of Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo (1989-present)
  • Professor of Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo (1989-present)
  • Professor of Radiology, University at Buffalo (1989-present)
  • Chief of Service, Department of Neurosurgery, Kaleida Health (1979-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo (1982–1988)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo (1975–1982)
Awards and Honors:
  • Kaleida Health Spirit Award (2010)
  • Congress of Neurosurgeons Founders Laurel Award (2009)
  • Western Neurosurgical Society Award (2009)
  • AANS Schneider Lecture Award Recipient (2007)
  • Neurosurgery Society of America Award (2006)
  • President/Academy of Neurosurgery (2006)
  • American Heart Association Heroes of the Heart Award (2005)
  • The Charles Drake Lecture Award (2004)
  • Health Care Heroes Award for Achievement in Health Care Education (2003)
  • George F. Koepf Award for Contributions to Biomedical Research (2001)
  • Lussenhop Award (2000)
  • First Annual Neuro-Interventional Lecture Award (1999)
  • D’Youville College Achievement in Health Care Award (1999)
  • Intergenerational Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Community (1999)
  • Buffalo Council on World Affairs Outstanding Representative (1998)
  • Outstanding Poster Presentation, European Society of Neuroradiology (1998)
  • Honorable Mention, American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting (1998)
  • 2nd Prize, Annual Meeting of the Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias (1998)
  • Schneider Lecture Award (1997)
  • Mayfield-Aring Lecture Award (1994)
  • Kentucky Colonel Award, Commonwealth of Kentucky (1991)
  • William Henry Hudson Lecture Award, Southern Neurosurgical Society (1991)
  • M.D. cum laude (1970)
  • Lang Medical Publications Award (1969)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society (1967)
  • Scholarship to Physicians‘ Institute (1967)

Research Centers:
  • Toshiba Stroke Research Center
  • Jacobs Neurological Institute
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • May 2008–April 2011
    Research Agreement with Toshiba Corp. continuation 4
    Toshiba Medical Systems
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $900,000
  • May 2005–April 2008
    Research Agreement with Toshiba Corp. continuation 3
    Toshiba Medical Systems
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $600,000
  • January 2002–January 2004
    Research Agreement with Toshiba Corp continuation 2
    Toshiba Medical Systems
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $430,000
  • January 1999–January 2003
    Support grant for the Toshiba Stroke Center
    Oishei Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,700,000
  • January 1998–January 2001
    Research agreement Toshiba Corp. for continued support of the UB Toshiba Stroke Research Center
    Toshiba Medical Systems
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $534,561
  • June 1995–January 1995
    Sun Microsystems Inc. equipment start-up grant for UB Toshiba Neuro Imaging project.
    Sun Microsystems
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $9,628
  • January 1996
    Toshiba Equipment Support
    Toshiba Medical Systems
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $3,650,000
  • Angiography Equipment Grant
    Toshiba Stroke Research Center, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • Sun Microsystems Inc. Equipment Start-up Grant
    Sun Microsystems Laboratories Inc.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Research Agreement with Toshiba Corp. for continued support of the UB/Toshiba Stroke Research Center
    American Association of Dental Schools
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Support grant for the Toshiba Stroke Research Center
    Oishei Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
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Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
See All (43 Total) >
Journal Articles:
See All (151 Total) >
Abstracts:
  • Wahkloo AK, Mericle RA, Lieber BB, Divani AA, Granger WE, L Nelson Hopkins, Stephen Rudin. Double contrast digital subtraction angiography to determine AVM architecture and flow velocity. 1998 Congress of Neurological Surgeons. 1998.
  • Lieber BB, Wahkloo AK, Stephen Rudin, Duffy-Fronckowiak M, L Nelson Hopkins. Velocity and Transit time quantification in cerebral arteriovenous malformations by ethiodol droplets. Intl. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science. 1997; 1(1).
  • Lieber BB, Stephen Rudin, Wahkloo AK, Daniel Bednarek, L Nelson Hopkins. Fluoroscopic tracking of traceable droplets in an aneurysm model. ASNR/ASHNR. 1997.
  • Stephen Rudin, Wahkloo AK, Lieber BB, Lee Guterman, L Nelson Hopkins, Daniel Bednarek, Granger WE, Yang CJ. New method for analysis of arteriovenous malformations using biplane angiographic droplet tracking. Scientific Program. 1997.
  • Stephen Rudin, Wahkloo AK, Lieber BB, Lee Guterman, L Nelson Hopkins, Daniel Bednarek. Droplet tracking using biplane digital angiography for cerebral arteriovenous malformations blood flow velocity and vessel morphology determinations. Scientific Program. 1997.
  • Wahkloo AK, Lieber BB, Stephen Rudin, Miskolczi L, Mericle RA, Rodriguez R, Lee Guterman, L Nelson Hopkins. Fluoroscopic quantification in cerebral arteriovenous malformations prior to NBCA embolization using ethiodol droplets. ASNR/ASHNR. 1997.
  • Stephen Rudin, Daniel Bednarek, Granger WE, L Nelson Hopkins, Lee Guterman, Wahkloo A, Chavis T. Region of Interest (ROI) Fluoroscopy and angiography in interventional radiology. Scientific Program. 1995.
  • Stephen Rudin, Daniel Bednarek, Lee Guterman, L Nelson Hopkins, Standard SC, Szikora I. Implementation of region of interest fluoroscopy using the roadmapping mode of real-time digital radiographic units. RSNA Scientific Program. 1993.
Books and Book Chapters:
  • Siddiqui A. Important Key Points of Intracranial Angiography for the Interventional Cardiologist. 2009.
  • Hopkins L. Management of Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency. 1990.
  • Hopkins L. The History of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage -- Hospital Environment and Nursing Care. 1982.
  • Hopkins L. The Role of Cerebral Bypass in the Treatment of Aneurysms - Complications. 1982.
  • Hopkins L. Postoperative Management Including Vasospasm. 1982.
  • Siddiqui A. Carotid Artery Stenting..
  • Siddiqui A. Endovascular Thrombolysis: Pharmacologic and Mechanical..
  • Siddiqui A. Interventional Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke..
  • Siddiqui A. Complication Management in Carotid Stenting..

Professional Memberships:
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Director at Large/Board of Directors (2000)
  • New York Biotechnology Association (2000–2001)
  • Cerebrovascular Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Senior Advisory Council (2000–2001)
  • Joint Officers AANS/CNS (2000)
  • International Society of Cardiovascular Interventionists (1999)
  • American College of Surgeons, WNY Chapter (1999)
  • Asian Conference of Neurological Surgeons (1999)
  • American Heart Association, Member-at-Large, Executive Committee (1997–1999)
  • North American Spine Society (1997)
  • American Heart Association, CV Radiology Section (1996)
  • American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (1996)
  • International Society for Endovascular Surgery (1996)
  • (The) Buffalo Academy of Medicine (1996)
  • Society of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology (1996)
  • American Heart Association, Stroke Council (1995)
  • International Stroke Society (1995)
  • National Stroke Association (1995)
  • New York State Society of Surgeons, Inc. (1994)
  • American Back Society (1994)
  • Eastern Neuroradiologic Society, Associate Membership (1993)
  • Individual Practice Association of Western New York (1993)
  • Joint Hospital University Committee-SUNYAB (1992)
  • American Society of Neuroradiology (1992)
  • American Academy of Neurological Surgery (1992)
  • Stroke Committee-Western NY Chapter (1992)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Publications Committee Secretary (1991–1996)
  • World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (1991)
  • Joint Section on Tumors of the AANS & CNS (1989)
  • American College of Surgeons (1989)
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Neuroradiology Task Force (1988)
  • Intersociety Collaboration Committee/ CNS Liaison (1988)
  • International Andreas Gruentzig Society (1988)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Executive Council (1987–1990)
  • Joint Section on Spinal Disorders of the AANS/CNS (1986)
  • Joint Committee on Education of the AANS/CNS (1985–1988)
  • Cerebrovascular Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Long Range Planning Committee (1983–1984)
  • New York State Neurosurgical Society, Inc., Secretary (1982–1984)
  • Cerebrovascular Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Member of Executive Council (1982–1983)
  • New York State Neurosurgical Society, Inc. (1981–1990)
  • (The) Medical Union (1980–1985)
  • Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery (1980–1981)
  • Cerebrovascular Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (1980)
  • American Society of Neuroimaging (1979–1988)
  • New York Academy of Sciences (1979–1981)
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (1978)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (1976)
  • Roswell Park Medical Society (1976)
  • American Medical Association (1975)
  • Medical Society of the State of New York (1975)

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Contact Information

3 Gates Circle
Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone: 716-887-5200
Fax: 716-887-4783
Email: lnh1@buffalo.edu


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