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Steven L. Giannotta, MD FACS
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Steven L. Giannotta, MD FACS
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Elected: 1993

Steven L. Giannotta was born Detroit, Michigan April 4, 1947. After attending a parochial all-boys high school, he attended the University of Detroit for three years and was accepted to the University of Michigan's Medical School without a Bachelor's degree. He received his M.D. at the University of Michigan in 1972.

Dr. Giannotta served an internship and residency at University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor under Richard Schneider and Glenn Kindt.

He was appointed Assistant Professor at UCLA and Assistant Chief of Neurosurgery at the Wadsworth VA Medical Center in 1978. He served for two years with Eugene Stern and Robert Rand before joining Marty Weiss, Mike Apuzzo and Gordon McComb at the University of Southern California. He was appointed Professor of Neurological Surgery at USC in 1989.  In 2004 he became the Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department at USC.

He has a special interest in cerebrovascular problems, cranial base tumors and acoustic tumors. Extensive laboratory research relates to new approaches to cerebral vasospasm and focal atherosclerosis.

He has served in the following organizations: Secretary and as Vice-President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons; member of the Executive Committee of the CNS from1983-1994; President of the Los Angeles Society for Neurosciences; President of the Southern California Neurosurgical Society; Chairman of the Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery of the AANS/CNS; President of the Western Neurosurgical Society; President of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons. He was a member of the Neurosurgery RRC and the Chairman of that Committee from 2006-2008.

He and his wife Sharon have three children: Brent, Nicole, and Robin. He has many hobbies including golf, skiing and watching his children's sporting events.

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