Charity Softball Tourney Returns to NYC

Save the Date! The Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament, hosted by Columbia University, returns to New York City’s Central Park on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Proceeds benefit the Andrew T. Parsa Honor Your Mentor Fund for brain tumor research through the NREF.


The tournament will feature teams from across the U.S, Canada and Caribbean. A post-tournament reception will be held in midtown Manhattan for all participants.

Donations to the Parsa HYM Fund, along with tournament proceeds, make the annual $50,000 Andrew T. Parsa Research Fellowship Grant possible. Previous grant recipients include:


Darryl Lau, MD, University of California-San Francisco


Teddy Kim, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine


Benjamin T. Himes, MD, Mayo Clinic


Victoria E. Clark, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital


Michael B. Keough, MD, PhD, Stanford University

All AANS members are invited to get involved.

For more information regarding the tournament and post-tournament reception, please contact Ricardo J. Komotar, MD, FAANS (; or Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FAANS (

NREF is the Philanthropic Arm of the AANS

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