George A. Ojemann was born in Iowa City, and received undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Iowa, and his neurosurgical training at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been on the faculty of that school ever since, except for a brief period at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He is presently Professor of Neurological Surgery. His clinical interest is in the surgical treatment of epilepsy. In addition to the research interests that are the subject of this interview, he is past chairman of the neurosurgical certifying board, a present member of the neurosurgical training program accrediting body, a member of the NIH Neurological Institute Advisory Council, and the President-Elect of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery. He is also a recipient of an NIH Javitts Award, a Distinguished Alumni citation from the University of Iowa, and an honorary Doctor of Sciences degree from the Medical College of Ohio. His wife is a neurologist with interests in epilepsy, and his two sons are in neurosurgical training programs, while his daughter is in medical school.

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