Dr. Aaron Cohen-Gadol, MD

Dr. Aaron Cohen-Gadol, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 47
Dr. Aaron Cohen-Gadol, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1997 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

355 W 16th St Ste 5100

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Contact Information

(317) 396-1300

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  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 98% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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more than 95% of peers
Cerebrovascular Disease
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more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Cohen-Gadol's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cohen-Gadol "Dr. Cohen-Gadol (Cohen) performed his undergraduate and medical school trainings in the University of California at San Diego and University of Southern California, respectively. He then completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He also completed fellowship training in two subspecialties: Epilepsy surgery (Yale University) and skull base/cerebrovascular surgery (University of Arkansas.) Dr. Cohen has a Masters Degree in Clinical Research from Mayo Graduate School and MBA from Kelley School of Business. His areas of interest include surgical treatment of complex intracranial tumors and vascular lesions. He is a professor at Indiana University Department of Neurosurgery and Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine. He is the director of neurosurgical oncology and its fellowship, and co-director of the Signature Center for Brain and Neurological Tumors. He is the founder and president of The Neurosurgical Atlas, a multimedia resource for neurosurgical techniques. His clinical research interests include neurosurgical operative anatomy, innovative operative approaches to deep lesions, and intraoperative fluorescence/mass spectroscopy. His basic science research is focused on novel drug therapies for glioblastoma. He has published over 400 publications on the aforementioned topics."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cohen-Gadol "I do not consider performing surgery a job, but rather a passion for improving the available surgical techniques to achieve the best outcome possible for the patient."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage With Amyloidosis, Hereditary, Dutch Type
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chordoma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Occipital
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Mesial, Temporal Lobe
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Temporal Lobe, 4
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
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20  Procedures

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  • University of California At San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University of California At San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Yale University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Mayo Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

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What People Say About Dr. Aaron Cohen-Gadol, MD
Very professional. He and his staff are top notch always putting the patient first. He has an amazing team. An excellent surgeon who is very compassionate
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John in Fort wayne, IN – Jul 29, 2018
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I can't rate Dr Cohen & staff high enough! After extensive research I chose him for a left middle fossa miningioma in October of 2014. He's always answered all of my questions & concerns, didn't down play my condition unlike previous doctors that I had seen, his bedside manor has always been...Read More
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Michele Kyler in Fort Wayne – May 03, 2018
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Wait a second!...any review with this doctor should not be anything except excellent...He is a genius in his industry and has proven this with my experience....I came to him with my proper tests and insurance in order..to have my surgery....I had a successful surgery and I was only hospitalized for...Read More
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Paul Ryan Bird in Indianapolis, Indiana – Apr 10, 2018
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Dr. Cohen-Gadol is an excellent physician and surgeon. He successfully removed a meningioma from my head with very few side effects remaining after the surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Cohen-Gadol for anyone with brain problems.
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Neal Randall in Carmel, IN – Mar 23, 2018
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If I could give a zero rating I would. Its all about the brand and money. You will receive poor care, they don't listen and understand your situation, no compassion, no empathy, poor bedside manner, cannot receive the truth about your situation etc. I have brain tumors and they refuse to be honest...Read More
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Indianapolis IN – Feb 16, 2018
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