World-class vascular neurosurgeon Brian Jankowitz, MD, recently joined Cooper University Health Care as a member of the Cooper Neurological Institute, announced Tudor G. Jovin, MD, Chief and Chairman of the Cooper Neurological Institute.
Prior to joining Cooper, Dr. Jankowitz was associate professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and served as faculty of the UPMC Neurosurgery Department and UPMC Stroke Institute where he specialized in both open and endovascular neurosurgery.
“I have worked closely with Dr. Jankowitz for many years, and he is an outstanding addition to our team here at Cooper,” said Dr. Jovin. “His extensive training, knowledge, and skills will benefit our patients with the most advanced care available. With the addition of Dr. Jankowitz to our team, the Cooper Neurological Institute is one of the few, truly multi-disciplinary cerebrovascular teams in the region consisting of specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroradiology.”
Dr. Jankowitz earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Notre Dame and received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He then completed his surgical internship, neurosurgical residency, and fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. He is board certified in neurological surgery and CAST (Committee on Advanced Subspeciality Training) in neuroendovascular surgery. He is the primary investigator for numerous clinical trials in the United States, which will available to patients at Cooper.
He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Heart Association Stroke Council, the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Endovascular Neurosurgery Research Group among others. In addition, Dr. Jankowitz serves in a variety of capacities with numerous medical journals including Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, Neurology & Neurosciences, The Spine Journal, World Neurosurgery, Journal of Neuroimaging, Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, and Interventional Neurology among others.
The CNI is fully dedicated to the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of neurological and neurosurgical issues. In February 2019, Dr. Jovin, an internationally renowned neurologist and researcher, joined Cooper University Health Care as chief and chairman of Cooper Neurological Institute. Under his leadership, Dr. Jovin has recruited new physicians and instituted new treatment protocols and modalities.
The institute offers diagnostic and treatment options for a wide range of conditions from cranio-spinal trauma and stroke to hydrocephalus, comprehensive neuro-oncology, movement disorders, cognitive disorders, epilepsy, peripheral nerve and neuromuscular care and rehabilitation.
Earlier this year Cooper earned re-certification of The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark as an advanced comprehensive stroke center, a prestigious designation reserved for institutions with specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases. With this certification, Cooper is among an elite group of health care organizations focused on highly specialized stroke care.
Wendy A. Marano
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