Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center announced on Wednesday that Dr. Benjamin Segal would be the new chair of the Department of Neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and co-director of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Neurological Institute.
Segal, who will begin his work at Ohio State in July, comes to the Wexner from the University of Michigan where he serves as the Holtom-Garrett Family Professor of Neurology and director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center and Program in Neuroimmunology.
“Ben Segal is an innovative leader who will further Ohio State’s reputation as a referral center for patients with complex neurological diseases and — together with other leaders — grow our neurology and neuroscience program to one of the top in the country,” Dr. K. Craig Kent, dean of Ohio State’s College of Medicine, said in a press release.
Segal earned his medical degree from Brown University, followed by an internship in medicine at the University of Chicago and was then recruited to a residency in neurology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
“The Ohio State University College of Medicine is poised to become a leading center for innovation in the treatment of neurological diseases,” Segal said in the press release. “I am committed to working with the faculty in the Department of Neurology and the Neuroscience community to build on existing strengths, introduce innovative translational programs, and strengthen the bridge between bench and bedside in advancing that goal.”