Mount Sinai Health System

Department of Neurosurgery Twenty-Eighth Annual Sidney A. Hollin, MD, Memorial Lecture

Lila Hollin Green established this lectureship to foster the memory of her late husband, Dr. Sidney A. Hollin, a well-known cerebrovascular neurosurgeon at Mount Sinai. After completing a residency in Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai, Dr. Hollin continued as a traveling fellowship in Neuropathology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, and training in Neurology at Atkinson Morley’s Hospital in Wimbledon, England. Dr. Hollin returned to Elmhust Hospital from 1961-1979 and served as Director of the Neurosurgical Service from 1974 until 1979 and also held an appointment at Mount Sinai School of Medicine from 1966 until his retirement in 1983.

Lecture Topic
Building a Brain Tumor Center


Ricardo Jorge Komotar, MD, FAANS, FACS, is an Associate Professor of Neurological  Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in neuroscience from Duke University, spending a year at Oxford University  in  England  to  focus  on neuropharmacology. He received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with highest honors and completed his internship and neurosurgical residency at Columbia University Medical Center/The Neurological Institute of New York, followed by a surgical neurooncology  fellowship  at  Memorial  Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to specialize in brain tumors.

As Director of the University of Miami Brain Tumor Initiative, Director of Surgical Neurooncology at the University of Miami, Director of the UM Neurosurgery Residency Program, and Director of the UM Surgical Neurooncology Fellowship Program, Dr. Komotar’s main clinical interests are surgical and radiosurgical (Gamma Knife) treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors, as well as meningiomas and pituitary lesions. Dr. Komotar is an internationally recognized leader in the field of brain tumors and performs nearly 700 procedures for these conditions each year using advanced cutting-edge surgical/radiosurgical techniques, making him one of the highest volume brain tumor surgeons in the world.

His research interests include clinical trial development and translational neurooncologic investigations designed to pioneer new therapies for brain tumors. Author of over 500 peer­ reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and invited editorials, Dr. Komotar has received research funding from the National Institutes of  Health  as well as other  national  and regional grants. He has served on the Executive  Committee  for  the Congress  of Neurological Surgeons and the Executive Board for the AANS/CNS Joint  Section  on Tumors. He is Founder and Director of the Annual Neurosurgery  Charity Softball Tournament  to benefit brain tumor research.  He is a member of the Society of Neurooncology and reviewer for both Neurosurgery and the Journal of Neurosurgery. Dr. Komotar is also an Emmy ® nominated physician for his work on the series “Breakthrough Medicine.”

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 8:00am to 8:45am

The Mount Sinai Hospital, Annenberg Building - Fifth Floor, Center for Innovation and Discovery
1468 Madison Ave 10029

Event Type

Academic, CME, Conference/Meeting, Grand Rounds, Lecture/Seminar, Special Event


Faculty, Postdocs, Staff, Students, Housestaff, Alumni


The Mount Sinai Hospital


Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education (CME), Residencies, Fellowships






Dr. Ricardo Jorge Komotar
Director, University of Miami Brain Tumor Initiative
Director, Surgical Neurooncology
Director, Surgical Neurooncology Fellowship Program
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Miami School of Medicine