UCI Health neurosurgeon to lead California Association of Neurological Surgeons

February 25, 2019

UCI Health neurosurgeon Mark E. Linskey, MD, has been elected as president-elect for the California Association of Neurological Surgeons (CANS).

A former chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery in the UCI School of Medicine, Linksey was responsible for establishing the current neurosurgery residency training program, serving as its program director from 2008 to 2012. In 2004, he founded the multidisciplinary UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program. He is the only tenured professor of neurological surgeons at the University of California, Irvine.

Linskey is the recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation from the UCI School of Medicine graduating class of 2008, the Distinguished Service Award from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in 2011 and the Liebrock Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of State Neurosurgery Societies in 2017.

CANS is the largest state neurosurgical society in the United States. Linskey has previously served as secretary and vice president of CANS. Prior to becoming an officer in CANS, he served as chairman of the national Council of State Neurosurgery Societies. Linskey’s term as president of CANS will run from January 2020 to January 2021.

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