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Honor Your Neurosurgical Mentor

You trained with the best, you succeeded and your patients have benefited. Now you can show your gratitude through the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) by honoring a mentor who helped you achieve success in your field.

Honor Your Mentor (HYM) Funds recognize the incredible people who have advanced neurosurgery. Each mentor fund has a specific purpose. Your gift will fund a chosen research or educational endeavor in their name.

For a summary of all HYM funds and the research they dedicate themselves to, we invite you to review their purpose statements and interests.

HYM Fund Purpose Statements

HYM Fund Subspecialties and Interests

HYM Awards to Date

This is your opportunity to acknowledge those who have established the specialty by aiding those who will follow.

To learn more about each mentor and the research they dedicate themselves to, click on a name below and donate today.

Don't see your mentor on the list? To establish a new fund, please review the HYM Fund Guidelines or call 847.378.0500 and ask for the NREF, or email the staff at

If you would like additional information about the Honor Your Mentor program or if you have questions regarding your donation, please contact the NREF at 888.566.2267 or email

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