- Primary Hospital Affiliation:
- Rhode Island Hospital
- Also Associated With:
- The Miriam Hospital
- Fellowship: Montreal Neurological Institute
- Residency: McGill University Faculty of Medicine
- Residency: Montreal Neurological Institute
- Medical School: Queen's University, Faculty of Medicine, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
- Areas of Expertise:
- Brain tumor
Garth Rees Cosgrove, MD, is chief of neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. As chief of the department, Cosgrove is responsible for managing clinical services, educational and research activities, and administration of the department of neurosurgery. Additionally, he is responsible for the creation and growth of programs within the department. Cosgrove serves as inaugural chair of the department of neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.Cosgrove is also a member of Brown's Brain Sciences Institute.
Physicians in the department of neurosurgery diagnose and treat disorders of the brain, spine, spinal cord and nerves throughout the body. This includes tumors of the brain, spinal cord and spinal column; herniated disks; Parkinson's disease; hydrocephalus; epilepsy; chronic pain syndromes; arteriovenous malformations; stroke; cerebral palsy; spina bifida; head and spine trauma or injury; and much more.
Cosgrove, who is affiliated with the Neurosurgery Foundation, came to Rhode Island Hospital from The Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA, where he served as chair of the department of neurosurgery and senior neurosurgeon, and as professor of neurosurgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to Lahey Clinic, Cosgrove served as associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and attending neurosurgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a member of the executive committee of the World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery; the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society; the American Academy of Neurological Surgery; and the Society of Neurological Surgeons.
Cosgrove received his medical degree from Queen's University in Canada. He completed his internship in general surgery at Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, in Montreal; and his residency in neurosurgery at Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, where he also served as chief resident in neurosurgery.
He has been named in the Global Directory of Who's Who; America's Top Doctors for Cancer; International Who's Who; and was named an honorary Litchfield Lecturer at Oxford University in England in 2008.
His research interests include epilepsy; brain tumors; functional neurosurgery; surgical treatment of brain tumors; functional imaging of the human cerebral cortex; and radiosurgery.
Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Rhode Island Hospital
Professor of Neurosurgery and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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