University of Florida neurosurgeon Dr. Albert Rhoton Jr. dies at 83

Written by Megan Wood | February 25, 2016 | Print  |

Albert L. Rhoton Jr., MD, of University of Florida College of Medicine died in his Gainesville home on Feb. 21, according to UFHealth.

Dr. Rhoton served as a University of Florida professor and chairman emeritus of the Lillian S. Wells department of neurosurgery. During his career, Dr. Rhoton developed hundreds of neurosurgical devices and trained thousands of residents and fellows in microneurosurgical techniques.


Before joining University of Florida, Dr. Rhoton was a neurosurgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.


Dr. Rhoton served as the president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Society of Neurological Surgeons, North American Skull Base Society, Interdisciplinary Congress on Craniofacial and Skull Base Surgery, Florida Neurosurgical Society and International Society for Neurosurgical Technology and Instrumentation Invention.


Dr. Rhoton earned his medical degree from Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he also completed his neurosurgery residency.

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