Dr. Cohen-Gadol, the founder of the Neurosurgical Atlas, lost his treasured niece to a rare malignant brain tumor. Rachel was only 12 years old. She was the quintessential essence of faith in G-d and innocence whose unprecedented giving and kind nature changed the world for many around her. Rachel’s vision in life was focused on improving the lives of others. To follow her vision, the Atlas has, is, and will continue its unwavering commitment to decisively elevate the surgical care of patients with brain tumors. Rachel forever represents the heart and soul of the Neurosurgical Atlas.
Since its inception, the Atlas has positively affected the care of thousands of patients worldwide, this further reinforces our passion for memorializing Rachel’s legacy. For our inspiring patient and surgeon stories, please click here.