In Memoriam

In loving memory of SCNS members that are no longer with us.


Dr. Bertrand

Paul Bertrand, DO

Paul Volker Gottfried Bertrand, DO
March 8, 1942 – June 24, 2017
Surrounded by his family and in the arms of loved ones, Dr. Paul Volker Gottfried Bertrand peacefully passed away in the early afternoon of June 24th 2017. Dr. Bertrand was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer in the summer of 2015. The last two years were filled with extensive world traveling, countless celebrations, and endless visits from friends and family worldwide. Although terminally ill, he was determined to never cease his life-calling to care for others. His compassion was penetrating. Read More >>



Eli Shuter, MD

Eli Ronald Shuter, MD, FAAN
April 6th, 2017
Elias Ronald Eli Shuter (aka Gaga), exceptional grandfather, devoted father, beloved uncle, respected doctor and mentor died April 6th. He was 81. Eli loved Lambic beer, dahlias, Blues hockey, opera, art, marathon clamming, biking, national parks, Mel Brooks and questionable jokes. A graduate of Cornell University and Washington University Medical School, Eli was a neurologist for over 50 years … Read More >>


Leslie Hightower, MD

Leslie Ray Hightower, MD
October 23, 2016
Dr. Leslie R. Hightower was a native of Birmingham, Alabama and a resident of New Orleans for 44 years. He earned a BS degree in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a MD degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Charity Hospital & VA Medical Center. He was the first African American Chief Resident of Neurology and Psychology of Tulane University. Read More >>


John Pellock, MD

December 25th, 1943 – May 6th, 2016
Dr. Pellock passed away on May 6, 2016 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, however Jack’s memory and contributions to the SCNS will forever be with us. Jack was a consistent presence at the SCNS meeting, and was tireless in his service to the society, sparing no effort in promoting its educational objective. Dr. Pellock was a member of the society for more than 20 years and part of the executive board just short of 12 years. Read More >>