J Gordon McComb, Editorial Board Member
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, USA
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J. Gordon McComb is Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Southern California/Keck School of Medicine and Chief Emeritus of the Division of Neurosurgery. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, in 1961, with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Miami in 1965, followed by a surgical internship at the University of California Los Angeles. He did a year of pediatric residency at CHLA before going on active duty with the US Air Force, where he spent 2 years in a Vietnamese hospital attending to pediatric and adult civilian patients, many of who were casualties of the war. His neurosurgical residency was at Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and additional periods of training were undertaken at the University of California in San Francisco and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. In London he worked with Hugh Davson, a noted physiologist, investigating the pathophysiology of hydrocephalus, a research and clinical interest he has maintained throughout his subsequent career in Los Angeles. He has published hundreds of clinical and basic research papers, book chapters, and abstracts that have advanced the diagnosis and treatment of infants and children with neurosurgical disorders. His basic research interests continue to focus on CSF physiology, the patho-physiology of hydrocephalus, and the nature of the blood-brain barrier.