Neurosurgery Loses a Leader: Professor Atos Alves de Sousa

Atos-de-SousaIt is with deep sadness that we must report to you that Professor Atos Alves de Sousa passed away this last Sunday from a heart attack at age 66.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a mentor to a whole generation of neurosurgeons in Brazil.

The Dandy Society will dedicate its highest honor posthumously, the Dandy 2014 Medal, to Professor Atos Alves de Sousa.
He was a giant among men and he was a giant among neurosurgeons. He will be missed.

“To me he was a friend, and he was a trusted advisor during the tumultuous time that marked the inception of the Dandy Society. I am honored to say that he was one of the founding members of our Society.”
-Professor Saleem I. Abdulrauf MD FACS
Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society