Albert Rhoton, Jr, American neurosurgeon, Died at 83

Albert Loren Rhoton, Jr., was born on November 18, 1932, and died on February 21, 2016.

He was an American neurosurgeon and a professor specializing in microsurgical neuroanatomy.

Albert developed and introduced a number of microsurgical techniques that improved the safety and effectiveness of neurosurgery, including the use of the surgical microscope in neurosurgery.

Rhoton also designed many of the commonly used of microsurgical instruments, which bear his name.

He received his medical and surgical training at Washington University in St. Louis.

He was a staff surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

He served at the University of Florida as a professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, in 1972.

He was the director of the Neuro-Microanatomy Lab at the McKnight Brain Institute, in 2014.

Albert has served as the President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Society of Neurological Surgeons and the North American Skull Base Society.

Albert Rhoton was awarded the Cushing Meda by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in 1998 and received many other awards.

Albert Rhoton passed away at 83 yrs old.