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S Hoffer, MD

S Hoffer, MD

  • Co-Director, Neurocritical Care Center, University Hospitals
  • Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Center, University Hospitals
  • Program Director, Neurosurgical Critical Care (CAST), UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Specialty: Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery-Spine
  • Location:
    UH Bedford Medical Office Building
    88 Center Rd
    Bedford, OH 44146

Biography: S Hoffer, MD


  • Brain and Spine Trauma
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Neuro Critical Care
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stroke

Certifications & Memberships

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery


Residency | Neurological Surgery
Neurological Surgery - Uh Case Medical Center (2008 - 2009)

Fellowship | Neurocritical Care
Neurocritical Care - Uh Case Medical Center (2006 - 2008)

Residency | Neurological Surgery
Neurological Surgery - Uh Case Medical Center (2002 - 2006)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (2001 - 2002)

Medical Education
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry (2001)

Oberlin College (1996)


Seth Alan Hoffer, MD, is the director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Center and co-director of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit Program at University Hospitals, and is an associate professor of neurosurgery and neurology at Case Western Reserve University. He received his B.A. with high honors in neuroscience with a minor in English literature from Oberlin College and his medical degree from the University of Rochester. He completed a neurosurgery residency and a fellowship in neurocritical care at University Hospitals, where he has stayed on as a staff physician. In addition to being a UH Distinguished Physician, he is the program director of the Neurosurgical Neurocritical Care (CAST) Fellowship.

Dr. Hoffer sits on a number of national committees, including the executive committee for the AANS/CNS Joint Section for Neurotrauma and Critical Care and the CAST Neurocritical Care Fellowship Accreditation Committee. He has published a number of articles on the management of hemorrhagic stroke, traumatic brain injury and decision-making in the intensive care unit. 

Dr. Hoffer takes an active role in teaching residents and medical students in the operating room, the intensive care unit, and ward. He has won teaching awards from both the neurosurgery and neurology residents. 

In his spare time, Dr. Hoffer enjoys cooking, listening to music, and growing hot peppers.

Research & Publications

Research Interests

Neurocritical care, Traumatic Brain Injury, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Hydrocephalus

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, S Hoffer did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.