University of Nebraska Medical Center

Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD

Nancy A. Keegan and Donald R. Voelte Jr. Chair in Neurosurgery
Inaugural Chair, UNMC Department of Neurosurgery
Professor, UNMC Department of Neurosurgery
Co-Director of the Neurosciences Services, Nebraska Medicine

Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD

Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, holds the Nancy A. Keegan and Donald R. Voelte Jr. Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She also was the inaugural department chair and serves as a professor and as co-director of Nebraska Medicine Neurosciences Services.

Dr. Abosch received her bachelor's in biology from Byrn Mawr College, and her MD and PhD (Neuroscience) at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed an internship and neurosurgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco, followed by fellowship training in epilepsy surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, and further fellowship training in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Abosch is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. She serves on many national and international committees and organizations and is the Past-President of the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and of Women in Neurosurgery. She serves on the editorial board of Neurosurgery, and is the secretary of the Neurosurgical Society of America, and of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and is member-at-large of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery. Additionally, she mentors medical students, residents, post-doctoral fellows and faculty in her own institution and around the globe. Her research is funded by the NIH and by industry, and her research interests include novel indications for neuromodulation and electrophysiological correlates of epilepsy, movement and neuropsychiatric disorders.

  • Internship: University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
  • Residency: University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
  • Fellowship: Epilepsy Surgery Fellowship, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Fellowship: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Patient Care

Hospital Appointments:

  • Nebraska Medicine

More information about Dr. Abosch at Nebraska Medicine.  

Research Interests
Dr. Abosch's research interests include high-field magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and electrophysiological correlates of movement and neuropsychiatric disorders.