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Editor: Ann-Christine Duhaime, MD Fall 2005

Remembering Samuel R. Neff, MD

Samuel R. Neff, MD
Samuel Neff, MD
1958-2005

It is with great sorrow that St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia shared the news of the sudden and untimely death of Samuel Neff, MD. Dr. Neff was a brilliant pediatric and adult neurosurgeon who had been part of the St. Christopher’s family since 1997. Dr. Neff had a background in physical sciences, electronics, high-level and assembly language programming, microprocessor systems, real-time systems, neurophysiology and biophysics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy at Haverford College and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Neff wrote or coauthored numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and abstracts and was the founder and scientific director of Neuro Diagnostic Devices, the company that will manufacture his invention ShuntCheck, a noninvasive device for measuring cerebrospinal fluid flow through shunts. Dr. Neff was also working with a colleague to develop a battery-operated version of another device he designed known as SCIPS, a permanently implantable, self-contained intracranial pressure sensor that allows noninvasive ICP monitoring.

Dr. Neff is survived by his wife Janine, and three sons Robert, Jonathan, and Daniel.

The Pediatric Section extends its deepest sympathy to Dr. Neff’s family and to his colleagues at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

In This Issue...
·  From the Chair
·  From the Former Chair
·  Annual Meeting
·  2005 Fellow Gains Experience / Section Awards
·  Remembering Samuel R. Neff, MD 1958-2005
·  NIH-Sponsored Hydrocephalus Workshop
·  American Academy of Pediatrics
·  International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery
·  Membership Update
·  Softball Tournament Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Research
·  Section Officers
·  NREF Pediatric Fellowship
·  Neurosurgical Fellowships
·  AANS Annual Meeting
·  AANS Educational Programs
·  Calendar of Neurosurgical Meetings
·  Update Your E-mail Address
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