Dr. Bloch is a neurosurgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery.
He received his undergraduate degree in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed a residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco followed by a fellowship in Surgical Neuro-oncology and Skull Base Tumor Surgery at UCSF.
Dr. Bloch specializes in the treatment of patients with brain, skull base, and spinal cord tumors. He is actively involved in clinical trials for patients with brain tumors, with a particular focus on immunotherapy for malignant tumors. He also directs a laboratory focused on identifying mechanisms of immunoresistance in brain tumors to enhance the efficacy of immunotherapy. Dr. Bloch has received numerous awards from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons for his clinical and laboratory research in neuro-oncology. His laboratory is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
He's an active member of the American Association of Neurological surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Joint Section of the AANS/CNS on Tumors.
His bibliography includes over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, numerous national research presentations and awards, and research funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Cancer Institute, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.