Noah Rosen, MD: Lessons Learned From the Father of Neurology


The program director of neurology at Zucker School of Medicine, Northwell Health, reviewed the contributions of neurologist S. Weir Mitchell, MD, and how today’s neurologists can gain insights for their own practice from Mitchell’s complicated history.

"It's important that we learn these lessons in moving forward as we embrace more and more the differences of women in neurology and how they have also helped us move the field forward, looking at our own upcoming president."

At the 2019 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Noah Rosen, MD, Program Director of Neurology at Zucker School of Medicine, Northwell Health, co-authored a poster reviewing the biography of S. Weir Mitchell, MD, termed the Father of American Neurology, and his contributions to the field.

To further explore his presentation, Rosen sat down with NeurologyLive and explained that Weir is a great example of lessons learned and that while he was instrumental in the development and advancement of the major associations of neurology, he was short-sighted in his own understanding and therapeutics. Looking back at the lessons Weir’s complicated history taught, provides current clinicians insight for their own practice.


Kalikstein A, Rosen, N. S. Weir Mitchell, Successes and Failures of the Father of American Neurology. Presented at: 2019 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. May 4-10, 2019; Philadelphia, PA. Abstract P4.9-061.

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