Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Neurosurgeon at Shands & UF

University of Florida

Education

Education
Jan 1995 - Jan 1998

MD

Columbia University

Summary

Dr. Brian Hoh is a neurosurgeon at Shands & UF in Gainesville, Florida.  Dr. Brian Hoh specializes in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery.  He has earned numerous awards for his research and teaching over the years. He has earned three recognitions in 2012 alone, including the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Novel Technologies Award. Dr. Brian Hoh also recently received the Byron Cone Pevehouse, MD, Award for Socio-Economic Research, an honor conferred by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. 

Dr. Brian Hoh has twice received the University of Florida College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award and has also earned the University's Excellence in Teaching Incentive Award. He has served the university for more than six years, first as an Assistant Professor, and he currently holds the title of William Merz Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, a tenured position. He also serves as Joint Associate Professor in the Departments of Radiology and Neuroscience, as Program Director of Neurosurgery, and as Fellowship Director in Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology. A graduate of Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Brian Hoh completed his postgraduate work at Harvard University's Massachusetts General Hospital. There, he successfully undertook a surgical internship, a neurological surgery residency, and a two-year fellowship in interventional neuroradiology. As a resident, he earned the New England Neurological Society's William Scoville Award and the Boston Society of Neurology and Psychiatry Stanley Cobb Award .Since that time, Dr. Brian Hoh has gone on to a distinguished career in research. He has earned a number of grants from such top institutions as the National Institute of Health (N.I.H.) and the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. He specializes in aneurysms, AVMS, cavernous malformations, carotid disease, stroke, intracranial stenosis, brain tumors, and more than a dozen additional areas of study. Dr. Brian Hoh is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Heart Association. He is also an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Joint Cerebrovascular Section, the Society for Neurointerventional Surgery, and the Florida Neurosurgical Society. He has played a key role in the development of each of these societies and frequently donates his time to organizational committee work.

Dr. Brian Hoh is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Moyamoya Disease Q&A

Dr. Brian Hoh has over 15 years of medical experience and currently teaches in the neurosurgery department at the University of Florida as an associate professor. Dr. Brian Hoh has treated numerous patients with both common neurovascular conditions and rare ones, such as moyamoya disease.Question: What is moyamoya disease, and what causes it?Moyamoya disease is a rare condition of blockage of the arteries located at the base of the brain. Children are most commonly affected, but adults sometimes develop the condition, which can cause strokes, mini-strokes, or bleeds in the brain. The cause is unknown, but family history plays a role in about 10 percent of cases. Question: What are the symptoms of moyamoya disease?The first sign of moyamoya disease is usually a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA), also known as a mini-stroke, or a bleed in the brain. Recurrent strokes and TIAs or bleeds are common and can cause seizures, speech problems, or paralysis on one side of the body. Without treatment, moyamoya disease will lead to a decline in cognitive functioning and eventually to death by stroke or intracerebral hemorrhage. Question: How is moyamoya disease treated?Initial treatment consists of blood thinners to help the blood pass through the narrowed arteries more easily. Patients are then evaluated for surgical treatment, which can involve bypass surgery on the blocked arteries or an indirect revascularization procedure that encourages healthy new blood vessels to grow in the brain.