The NREF Cushing Bowl


The Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) congratulates the Medical College of Georgia – winners of the second annual Cushing Bowl.

Pictured are Fernando L. Vale, MD, FAANS, Professor and Marshall Allen Distinguished Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia and Luca H. Debs, MD, Neurosurgery Resident and Cushing Bowl team captain. (Not pictured is co-captain Lydia Kaoutzani, MD.)

The annual event, held during the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, brings residency programs from around the country together to fundraise, build community and encourage friendly competition.

This year’s Cushing Bowl raised over $16,000 to further NREF's mission of advancing neurosurgical research and education.


Thank you to the 2023 field of competitors for their support and participation in this year’s contest:

For information on the 2024 NREF Cushing Bowl, please contact Joanne Bonaminio at



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