2022 – Alim Louis Benabid

Medal Awardee 2022

Alim Louis Benabid

Dr. Benabid was born in 1942, received his MD in 1970 and his PhD in Biophysics in 1978 at University Joseph Fourier, was Professor of Biophysics since 1978 until 2005, head of the Neurosurgery Department from 1984 to 2004. He was director of the Preclinical Neurobiology INSERM research unit from 1985 to 2004 and then chairman of the Edmond J Safra Research Center Clinatec at CEA (Atomic Energy Agency from 2007 to 2021). His clinical activity was mostly functional stereotactic neurosurgery, where he developed deep brain stimulation (DBS) at high frequency, epilepsy (SEEG, cortectomies and DBS) and Brain tumors (Resections and Brachytherapy). He initiated and developed robotic surgery, participating to 2 companies. He is member of numerous scientific societies and owns prestigious prices such as the Lasker prize (2003) and Breakthrough prize (2004), and he recently received the 2021 Brain Stimulation Award and the 2021 Honda Foundation prize. He published more than 350 papers and his last H Index was 107 with 50842 citations. He just received the 6th Madjid Samii Medal of Honor at the 2022 World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Meeting in Bogota.

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