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MGH Neurosurgical Alumnus:

Solomon Hakim, M.D., Ph.D.

He can now be found at:
Chief of Neurosurgery
Director of Biomedical Engineering
University of Los Andes
Bogata, Colombia

In association with Professors Robert Ojemann and C. Miller Fisher, Dr. Hakim defined the clinical syndrome Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus or Hakim's Disease during his fellowship at MGH.

He has continued to study CSF physiology and to contribute to the treatment of hydrocephalus with developments such as the Hakim shunt valve.


  • Hakim S: Some Observations on C.S.F. Pressure: Hydrocephalic Syndrome in Adults with "Normal" C.S.F. Pressure. Thesis No. 957 Javeriana University School of Medicine, Bogata, Colombia, March 10, 1964.
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