Meet the Principal Investigators

Brian Hoh, MD, MBA
Brian Hoh, MD, MBA, FACS, FAHA, FAANS
Co-Principal Investigator

Brian Hoh, MD, MBA, FACS, FAHA, FAANS, is an internationally known expert in the treatment of brain aneurysms, brain arteriovenous malformations, and ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. In July 2018, he was named the chair of the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Hoh graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in biology and political science. He attended medical school at Columbia University in New York, where he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Dr. Hoh completed his internship in surgery, residency in neurological surgery and fellowship in interventional neuroradiology at Harvard University at Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated with an MBA from the University of Florida Hough Graduate School of Business with Beta Gamma Sigma honors.

Dr. Hoh is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He is President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, past-chair of the Joint American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons Cerebrovascular Section, a member of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, a senior member of the Society for Neurointerventional Surgery (formerly the ASITN), a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and a member of the Florida Neurosurgical Society.

In 2014, Dr. Hoh was elected to the prestigious American Academy of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Hoh is a past co-chair and member of the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery and a past member of the editorial board of the Journal World Neurosurgery.

Dr. Hoh is an NIH-R01-funded principal investigator of basic science research investigating the biologic mechanisms of cerebral aneurysm formation and rupture, as well as innovative tissue engineering technology to improve the treatment of cerebral aneurysms. He is also an investigator on national and international clinical trials focused on stroke, cerebral aneurysms, carotid stenting and endarterectomy, and vasospasm.

Dr. Hoh is a leader in neurosurgical education. He is the past director of the UF residency program and the UF endovascular surgical neuroradiology fellowship program, both ACGME-accredited training programs. In these roles, he was responsible for the training of 21 neurosurgery residents and endovascular surgical neuroradiology fellows.

Marc Chimowitz
Marc I. Chimowitz, MBChB
Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Chimowitz completed a Neurology residency at Tufts – New England Medical Center and a Stroke fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He has had faculty positions at the University of Michigan and Emory University, and is currently professor of neurology and associate dean of faculty development at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. His main career interests are in improving treatments for patients with intracranial arterial atherosclerotic stenosis and helping to mentor the next generation of clinical and translational scientists. He has led three large consecutive NIH / NINDS funded multicenter clinical studies over the past 15 years (the WASID trial, the NIH Wingspan Stent registry, and the Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent stroke in Intracranial Stenosis [SAMMPRIS] trial), which have led to new standards of care for the treatment of atherosclerotic intracranial arterial stenosis. Additionally, he has extensive experience with mentoring trainees and junior faculty and has been the recipient of a NIH K24 award for this purpose.