New Honor Your Mentor Funds Launch

Honor Your Mentor (HYM) Funds celebrate the distinguished luminaries of neurosurgery: those who inspire, teach, and mentor by giving generously of their time and talent.

Show your gratitude to a mentor instrumental in your career development with a donation to an HYM Fund. We salute the following mentors with newly established funds:


The Fred Gentili Honor Your Mentor Fund will recognize and honor a mentor in neurosurgery, in the area of skull base surgery that provides engagement, guidance and support of learners.


The Joseph C. Maroon Fund/Chuck Noll Foundation will fund research in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of brain injury in sports.

Kevin O Lillehei 

The Kevin Lillehei Honor Your Mentor Fund will support brain tumor research.


The Nelson M. Oyesiku Honor Your Mentor Fund will support neurosurgical educational programs in underserved nations of the world.


The Roberto C. Heros Honor Your Mentor Fund will support clinical or bench research by a neurosurgical resident, awarded purely on scientific merit, on any topic.


The Todd Albert Honor Your Mentor Fund will support the involvement of orthopedic spine surgeons in training or early career to participate in the educational activities of the Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve (DSPN) academic program.

NREF is the Philanthropic Arm of the AANS

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