An internationally-renowned neurosurgeon and scientist, Dr. Black joined Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in July 1997. Prior to joining, he served on the UCLA faculty for 10 years where he was Professor of Neurosurgery. He serves on numerous editorial boards and has published more than 260 peer-reviewed scientific papers and his book Brain Surgeon: A Doctor’s Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles in 2009. Dr. Black has performed over 6,000 operations for resection of brain tumors and pioneered research in designing ways to open the blood-brain barrier, enabling chemotherapeutic drugs to be delivered directly into the tumor. Dr. Black’s personal experience during his mother’s battle with the effects of deteriorating brain health has inspired him to take a deeper dive into the state of brain health and longevity with experts from around the globe.