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Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., MD


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Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., MD, was born in Parvin, Kentucky. He attended Washington University Medical School where he graduated with the highest academic standing in the class of 1959. He completed his internship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City and returned to Washington University in St. Louis for his neurosurgical training. After completing residency training in 1965 he joined the staff of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he served as a staff neurosurgeon until 1972 when he became the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Florida.

Dr. Rhoton has served as President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Society of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Skull Base Society, the Interdisciplinary Congress on Craniofacial and Skull Base Surgery, the Florida Neurosurgical Society, and the International Society for Neurosurgical Technology and Instrument Invention. In 1998 he was the recipient of the Cushing medal, the highest honor granted by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has served as the Honored Guest or been elected to Honorary Membership in neurosurgical societies in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America. He has served on the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

He has published more than 250 scientific papers and one book, and has served on the Editorial Boards of six different surgical journals. He has received an Alumni Achievement Award from the Washington University School of Medicine and a Distinguished Faculty Award from the University of Florida. He has been cited as being among the best doctors in America in several books and also in publications by Good Housekeeping, America’s Health, and Town and Country.

He and his wife, Joyce, have four children, all pursuing medical careers.