Dr. Keith Black

Dr. Keith Black is the preeminent brain surgeon in the world. He has received the Trumpet Award honoring African-American achievement in the arts, sciences and politics. Dr. Black is credited with performing the first outpatient brain surgery and for opening the blood brain barrier so that chemotherapy can be delivered directly to brain tumors. His profile was included in Time magazine's "Heroes of Medicine", and he has appeared on every major television network to discuss his groundbreaking work, including his continuing research on the first brain cancer vaccine. Dr. Black is currently the director of the Neurosurgical Institute at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. His first book, Brain Surgeon, was published by Grand Central Publishing to critical and commercial success.

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Brain Surgeon: A Doctor's Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles

by Dr. Keith Black with Arnold Mann

Renowned neurosurgeon Keith Black combines a dramatic narrative with fascinating scientific insights to create a compelling look at one man's journey into the brain.

Virtually every day, Dr. Keith Black, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and scientist, enters the treacherous territory he calls "tiger country": the unimaginably intricate and challenging act of performing brain surgery, where one wrong move, one small mistake, can mean the end of his patient's life. In Brain Surgeon, Dr. Black uses the extraordinarily dramatic stories of some of his patients to illustrate fascinating details of the brain's inner workings and the techniques he uses to extend lives at the outer edge of science. In this compelling narrative, he also offers readers a rare look inside the remarkable mind of a master surgeon who literally holds the lives of his patients in his hands and in his heart.

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