Dr. Donald P. Becker
, W. Eugene Stern Professor in Neurosurgery who served in many leadership positions, including chief of the UCLA Division of Neurosurgery, director of the neurosurgery residency training program and senior associate dean of academic affairs, died May 1, 2020. He was 84 years old. Dr. Becker first came to UCLA in 1968 as chief of neurosurgery at Harbor General Hospital. His early work in the use of intracranial pressure monitoring in patients with tumors, vascular disease and trauma remains the basis for current treatment. UCLA’s Donald P. Becker, M.D. Term Chair in Neurosurgery was established in his honor in 2019.