Ulrich Batzdorf Fund


Fund Purpose: To support basic science research in spinal cord injury.

Ulrich Batzdorf, MD, FAANS(L), attended the Bronx High School of Science and City College in New York City as a chemistry major. He received his master's degree in biochemistry from Rutgers University, which preceded entry to New York Medical College, where he taught in the biochemistry department while attending medical school. An internship at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Newport, R.I., was followed by two years of active duty at the Submarine Base, New London, Conn. (Project Officer, Physiology Branch, Naval Research Laboratory).


Dr. Batzdorf completed his general surgery training at the University of Maryland, neurology training at National Hospital, Queen Square, London and a fellowship in neuropathology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). This training prepared him for his neurosurgical residency at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), completed in 1966.

Dr. Batzdorf has been actively involved with the Southern California Neurosurgical Society (SCNS), the Western Neurosurgical Society (WNS) and California Association of Neurological Surgeons (CANS), serving as president of these organizations. He has also been active on various committees for several national societies.

Dr. Batzdorf's clinical research has focused on chiari malformations, syringomyelia, spinal cord tumors and cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Currently, Dr. Batzdorf is professor of neurosurgery and director of the Section of Spine Surgery in the Division of Neurosurgery at UCLA Medical Center and serves on the editorial board of Neurosurgery.

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