Fund Purpose: To contribute funds for medical students, residents and young neurosurgeons for socio-economic education.
Lyal G. Leibrock, MD, was born in Alma, Kansas, November 20, 1940. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to California. Dr. Leibrock was raised in Southern California, graduated from California State University at Long Beach and subsequently the University of Southern California College of Medicine in 1969. Dr. Leibrock performed a surgical internship at LA County USC Medical Center from 1969 to 1970. He completed his neurosurgical training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore the summer of 1976, under the direction of Drs. A.E. Walker and Donlin Long.
Dr. Leibrock, on completion of his training, served two years on active duty at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland, Calif. Upon completion of his tour of duty, Dr. Leibrock accepted a position as instructor in the section of neurosurgery, department of surgery, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb.
Dr. Leibrock was promoted from instructor to assistant, associate and full professor. He was an active participant in the development of neurosurgery in the department of surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. A neurosurgery training program was approved by the Neurosurgical RRC in 1993 and Dr. Leibrock was the program director.
Dr. Leibrock has an interest in pain, skull base and spinal surgery. He has been a visiting professor at many universities in the United States as well as Shiraz University in Shiraz, Iran and the China/Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing. He has published a multitude of articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and a founding member of the North American Skull Base Society. Dr. Leibrock has been president of his local/regional society on two separate occasions. He has participated in the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies for over a decade and is a past chair chairman of that body. He has held roles on the Coding and Reimbursement Committee of the AANS and works on several Nebraska metropolitan Omaha Medical Society committees.
Dr. Leibrock’s non-neurosurgical interests included golfing with his son, swimming and travel. He is survived by his wife, Judi, a psychologist and a chemical dependency counselor, two daughters, Michele and Elizabeth, and son, Christopher.
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