Frederick Lang, M.D., FACS, FAANS, FAAAS is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at MD Anderson. He is also Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. Dr. Lang was born in Brooklyn, NY. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at New York University Medical Center, and a fellowship in neurosurgical oncology at MD Anderson. Dr. Lang is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Guide to America's Top Surgeons, the Preuss Research Award, the Mahaley Award, the Journal of Neuro-Oncology Award, the Michael S. Voynick Award in Neuro-Oncology, the Perlman Lectureship, and the Otto Lein da Wong Lecture from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the Principal Investigator of the multi-disciplinary SPORE in Brain Cancer Program grant. He is a NIH-funded translational researcher who has published extensively on gene, viral and cellular therapies for brain tumors and is Principal Investigator on multiple clinical trials that investigate these new approaches. He has served on the Executive Committee of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors and is the past Chair of this section. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO), and is a past President of SNO. He is board certified in Neurosurgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Lang is an Associate Editor of Neurosurgery and on the Editorial Board of Neuro-Oncology and Translational Oncology. He served on the Developmental Therapeutic Study Section within the NIH until his tenure ended in 2011, he has continued as an ad hoc reviewer for NIH. He is frequently requested as a national and international lecturer. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Lang is a leader in the field of neurosurgery with particular focus on deep seated brain tumors located in eloquent brain regions.