Former UChicago Medicine neurosurgery chief dies


David Frim, MD, PhD, who was chief of neurosurgery at the University of Chicago Medicine, died Aug. 22 at the age of 63.

Dr. Frim was an internationally recognized pediatric neurosurgeon with expertise in congenital brain anomalies, according to a Sept. 26 UChicago News feature. He joined UChicago Medicine in 1996 and served as chief of neurosurgery from 2007 to 2020.

Dr. Frim authored more than 150 scientific papers on topics including Chiari malformations, cerebrospinal fluid dynamics, intracranial cysts and hydrocephalus.

He is survived by his wife and three sons.

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