Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and Director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurological Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Cell Phone Radiation Safe?"
"[I]f you take someone who's smoking cigarettes and starts smoking cigarettes at 12, you don't expect them to develop lung cancer at 22. You expect them to develop lung cancer at 42.
When you have an environmental toxin it takes 20, 30 years to develop a cancer, usually, from that toxin. We've only had studies on the use of cell phones and brain cancer for 10 years, so we don't know what the impact of the use of cell phones will be over 20, 30, 40 years, particularly on our children, who are starting to use cell phones as early as seven and eight years old. And we also know that a young brain is much more susceptible to the dangers of cell phones."
Interview on PBS' Tavis Smiley show, www.tavis2kcet.org, Mar. 24, 2009
Experts Individuals with MDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of cell phones. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the study of cell phones.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2006-present
Ruth and Lawrence Harvey Chair in Neuroscience, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 1997-present
Founder, Microsurgeon Incorporated
Founder, Imagine Pharmaceuticals,
Member: American Academy of Neurological Surgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, California Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Neurosurgical Society of America, Southern California Neurosurgical Society, Western Neurosurgical Society, Society for Neuro-oncology, Pituitary Society, American Association for Cancer Research, and the Society of Neurological Surgeons
Editorial Board Member: Neurological Research, Gene Therapy and Molicular Biology, Neuroscience Medicine and Technology, Neurosurgery Quarterly, and Frontiers in Bioscience
Recipient, Jacob Javits award, National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council of the National Institutes of Health, June 2000
Named one of the 21 most important people of the 21st century, Esquire Magazine, 1999
Professor of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, UCLA Medical Center, 1994-1997
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, UCLA Medical Center, 1991-1994
Recipient, Levi Human Rights Award in Medicine, 1994
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, UCLA Medical Center, 1987-1991
MD, University of Michigan, 1981
BS, Biomedical Science, University of Michigan, 1978
Brain Surgeon: A Doctor’s Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles, 2009
Cowritten with Wheeler C, and Yu J, "Cellular Immunity in the Treatment of Brain Tumors," Clinical Neurosurgery, Vol. 51, 2004
Cowritten with Zeltzer P, Moilanen B, and Yu JS, "Immunotherapy of Malignant Brain Tumors in Children and Adults: From Theoretical Principles to Clinical Application," Child’s Nervous System, Vol. 15, 1999
Cowritten with Badie B, "Immunotherapy of Primary Malignant Brain Tumors," Critical Reviews in Neurosurgery, Vol. 4, 1994
Has performed more than 5,000 operations for brain tumors