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Dr. Ian Pollack, chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital, was selected as the next chairman of the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
By Bobby Kerlik
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Noteworthy: Pollack was selected as chairman of the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. He has been a member of the editorial board for the past 11 years. In his role as chairman, he will review articles submitted for publication and read the reviews of other members of the board to select the top submissions for publication.

Age: 52

Residence: Squirrel Hill

Family: Wife, Connie; sons, Benjamin, 27, and Andrew, 25

Occupation: Chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Children's Hospital; professor of neurological surgery and vice-chairman of academic affairs in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh; co-director of the University of Pittsburgh cancer institute brain tumor program.

Education: Johns Hopkins medical school, 1984; Emory University, bachelor's degree in chemistry, 1980.

Quote: “It's the premiere neurosurgical journal in North America. It has an important mission in education and advancing the field.”

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