Daniel Yoshor, MD
Neurosurgeon and neuroscientist Daniel Yoshor, MD, has been named Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Vice President of Clinical Integration and Innovation for the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia. Dr. Yoshor will begin his new role at Penn Medicine on July 1, 2020.
As a clinical neurosurgeon, Dr. Yoshor focuses on endoscopic pituitary and skull base surgery, as well as brain tumor and epilepsy surgery. He has extensive experience in clinical brain mapping and in the development and clinical implementation of novel neurotechnologies. He comes to the Perelman School of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he served as the Marc J. Shapiro Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery.
J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD
“A dynamic leader and accomplished administrator, Dr. Yoshor impressively advanced Baylor Neurosurgery over the past 5 years in all of its missions,” said J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine and Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Professional Interests and Experience
Dr. Yoshor has received continuous extramural federal peer-reviewed funding since 2004. As a visual neuroscientist, he studies the mechanisms of sensory processing in human visual cortex. He is working with a large team of scientists, engineers, and clinicians to develop a cortical visual prosthetic that employs brain stimulation to restore vision to the blind.
Dr. Yoshor graduated from medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1993. He completed his neurosurgical residency at Baylor College of Medicine and then a clinical fellowship in brain tumor and epilepsy surgery and brain mapping at the University of California San Francisco.
At Penn, under the leadership of M. Sean Grady, MD, the neurosurgery department’s residency program exceeded national goals for increasing the number of women in the field. Dr. Grady has helped to enhance the patient-care experience and establish exciting new lines of research, including collaborative grants for work in traumatic brain injury and neuro-oncology. Dr. Grady will continue to serve as Physician Director of the Neurosciences Service Line.
“We are grateful for Dr. Sean Grady’s vision and energetic leadership of the neurosurgery department over the past two decades, and we look forward to the growth of this impactful department in this next phase of leadership,” Dr. Jameson said.