David G. Kline, MD, Boyd Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery, earned his medical doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. He came to the LSU Health Sciences Center in 1967, completing an internship and residencies at the University of Michigan and the Walter Reed General Hospital and Institute of Research. Now, over 30 years later, he has established the LSU School of Medicine as a world leader in neurosurgical research, training and patient care, especially in the area of peripheral nerves, Dr. Kline’s major interest. He has authored or co-authored over 275 publications, including three monographs and two books. One of which, Nerve Injuries, is on its way to becoming a classic reference text. He serves on six editorial boards and has devoted many years of service to the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the Residency Review Committee for Neurosurgery. He is a founding member and Past President of the Sunderland Society (international group of peripheral nerve experts), as well as President-elect of the Society of Neurological Surgeons. His research interests include peripheral nerve injuries and repair, neurophysiology of nerve regeneration, and tumors of nerves.