Dr. Russell Lonser is professor and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Ohio State University. He earned his MD from Loma Linda University and received his neurosurgical training at the University of Utah. During his residency, he completed a research fellowship in the Surgical Neurology Branch at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Upon completion of his residency, he joined the staff of the Surgical Neurology Branch at the NIH. He became chief of the Surgical Neurology Branch in 2007 where he started the NIH Neurological Surgery Residency Training Program, before moving to Ohio State University in 2012.
Dr. Lonser’s research interests include the development of drug delivery paradigms for the central nervous system pathology, as well as investigation of tumor pathogenesis and biology. His clinical and surgical interests are centered on the treatment of brain, skull base, and spinal cord tumors. He is an author on over 250 scientific and clinical publications. He received the Young Investigator Award in 2001 and Mahaley Clinical Research Award in 2013 from the Joint Section on Tumors. He is co-inventor on a patent for imaging delivery of therapeutic agents in the nervous system.
He has served the Congress of Neurological Surgeons as a member-at-large of the Executive Committee, scientific meeting chair, Annual Meeting chair, and treasurer. He also served on the Executive Committee for the Joint Section on Tumors. He has been actively involved in the mentoring and training of over 40 neurosurgical fellows. He is on the editorial boards for Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery and Journal of Neurosurgery. He is an Academic Editor for PLoS One and Science Reports and is consulting editor for Neurosurgery Clinics of North America.