Verne S. Caviness, Jr. M.D., D.Phil.
Verne Caviness Jr. passed away in his home in Rockport, MA.
Verne was the Chief of Child Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and successively held the positions of Joseph and Rose Kennedy Professor of Child Neurology and Mental Retardation, Giovanni Armenesi Professor of Neurology, and the Giovanni Armenise Distinguished Professor of Neurology Emeritus at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
A native of Raleigh, NC, Verne graduated with honors from Duke University, Durham, NC, earned a doctorate at the University of Oxford, England, and an MD from Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He completed clinical training in internal medicine and neurology at MGH and served as a Captain and Chief of Neurology to the US Air Force Hospital in Tachikawa, Japan during the Vietnam war. Verne went on to have a distinguished career as a child and adult neurologist, and neuroscientist at MGH. Verne’s pioneering contributions to neuroscience include his seminal contributions to the fields neocortical neurogenesis, neuronal migration and neuroimaging.