Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, completed her MD and PhD (Neurobiology) at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by neurosurgery residency at the University of California, (San Francisco), fellowship training in Epilepsy Surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute (McGill University, Montreal, QC), and additional fellowship training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Abosch has held several faculty positions, including the Neurosurgery Department faculty at Emory University in Atlanta from 2002-2005, and the faculty at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis from 2005-2013. Since July 2013, she has been at the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus, where she is a tenured Professor of Neurosurgery, Vice-Chair for Research for the Department of Neurosurgery, and Director of the Epilepsy and Stereotactic Neurosurgery Program.
Her research interests include high-field magnetic resonance imaging of the brain, and electrophysiological correlates of movement and neuropsychiatric disorders. She has been involved with a number of clinical trials relating to the surgical treatment of epilepsy, movement, and neuropsychiatric disorders. She has research funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), from industry, and from intramural sources.
Dr. Abosch is President of the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN), Scientific Program Committee Chair of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and a past-President of Women in Neurosurgery. She is an associate editor of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, Neuromodulation, and Neurosurgery. She