Location: Lusby, Maryland, United States
Dr. Arthur I. Kobrine, MD, PhD, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neurosurgery.
For Dr. Kobrine, the journey to success has been one that was dictated by taking opportunities and pushing forward with all his effort. Over the course of his four-decade career, he has demonstrated an expertise in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system including congenital anomalies, trauma, tumors, vascular disorders, infections of the brain or spine, stroke, or degenerative diseases of the spine. Now retired, he celebrates an illustrious career in the medical field that earned him significant recognition for his lifetime achievement. A diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Kobrine concluded his career as a member of the staff at Georgetown University Hospital. He came to this role after succeeding as a surgeon for noteworthy medical centers including the National Medical Center, the Children’s Hospital and the Washington Hospital Center. In addition, Dr. Kobrine is highly regarded for his work as a clinical professor of neurosurgery for Georgetown University and professor for George Washington University, where he spent many years teaching and mentoring emerging medical professionals in the field of neurosurgery.
Notably in his career, Dr. Kobrine was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the President’s Council on Spinal Cord Injury in 1980. In March 1981, he was the attending surgeon for James Brady, Press Secretary to President Ronald Reagan, after Brady was shot in the brain during an assassination attempt on President Reagan by John Hinkley. When asked of his success in his career, Dr. Kobrine comments that his education and commitment to professional development are at the core of his accomplishments. Before establishing himself professionally, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and an MD from Northwestern University in 1964 and 1968. Later, he returned to his studies and obtained a PhD in physiology from George Washington University.
Dr. Kobrine’s early roles in the medical field include work with the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army, an internship with the University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a residency in neurosurgery at Walter Reed General Hospital, where he would later serve as an assistant chief of neurosurgery. He also found success as a principal research investigator for the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. To remain at the top of his field, Dr. Kobrine has been involved with the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NANDS) Council and the board of directors for the National Head Injury Foundation. He is also a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Research Society for Neurological Surgery, the American Medical Association, the Society of Neuroscience and the American Physiology Society. Looking ahead, Dr. Kobrine intends to continue enjoying a well-deserved retirement while contributing articles to medical and science journals.
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