Nicholas C. Bambakidis, MD, elected president-elect of Congress of Neurological Surgeons

CLEVELANDNicholas C. Bambakidis, MD, Vice President and Director of the Neurological Institute at University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland, was recently elected as President-Elect of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the largest neurosurgical association in the world with more than 9,700 members. Dr. Bambakidis will serve as President of the CNS for a 1-year term beginning October 2021.

Dr. Bambakidis is internationally recognized as a leader in the management of cerebrovascular and skull base surgery. He has edited three major textbooks on skull base and cranio-cervical spinal surgery and has published extensively in prestigious medical journals. He regularly presents his research findings at some of the nation’s top medical meetings.

Dr. Bambakidis received his undergraduate degree from Wright State University and earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine. He was recruited to UH in 2008 after completing his residency at UH/CWRU and fellowship training at the Barrow Neurological Institute. He was appointed as Director and Vice President of the UH Neurological Institute in 2016.  



About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons The CNS is the global leader in neurosurgical education, serving to promote health by advancing neurosurgery through innovation and excellence in education. The CNS provides leadership in neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. The CNS maintains the vitality of the profession through volunteer efforts of its members and the development of leadership in service to the public, to colleagues in other disciplines, and to neurosurgeons throughout the world in all stages of their professional lives. For more information, visit


About University Hospitals / Cleveland, Ohio

Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s flagship academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, located in Cleveland’s University Circle, is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The main campus also includes University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, a high-volume national referral center for complex cardiovascular procedures; and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women’s health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and urology. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including “America’s Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report. UH is also home to Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. UH is one of the largest employers in Northeast Ohio with 28,000 physicians and employees. Advancing the Science of Health and the Art of Compassion is UH’s vision for benefitting its patients into the future, and the organization’s unwavering mission is To Heal. To Teach. To Discover. Follow UH on LinkedIn, Facebook @UniversityHospitals and Twitter @UHhospitals. For more information, visit