Individual Donor Recognition

The Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation Recognizes 2021-2022 Donors

Each year, the NREF conducts a charitable campaign to raise funds for research, education and outcomes studies in neurosurgery. These areas are vital to the advancement of neurosurgery.

The NREF fiscal year is from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. The Board of Directors of the NREF is grateful for the support of donors whose contributions support research and education that enhance and confirm the critical role neurosurgeons play in improving lives


I give to NREF to improve the care I can offer my patients. I give to NREF to help expand the scientific curiosity of the best and brightest young physicians. I give to NREF to advance the science and understanding of nature that we all need to know. I give to NREF because I love my profession. Please, give to NREF — for your patients, for the future, and for neurosurgery.

Gary M. Bloomgarden, MD, FAANS, past NREF Board Secretary and Cushing Circle of Giving Member

Thank You for Supporting Neurosurgical Research and Education

Major-Gifts of $25,000 to $49,999

Dr. Jason Haitao Huang and Mrs. Kate Huang

Major-Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999

Michael J. Link, MD, FAANS

Martina and Ricardo Hanel

Summa Cum Laude-Gifts of $5,000 to 9,999

Timir Banerjee, MD, FAANS(L)

Frederick G. Barker II, MD, FAANS, FACS

Young Chung, MD, FAANS(L)

Michael W. Groff, MD, FAANS

Roberto C. Heros, MD, FAANS(L)

John A. Lopez, MD, FAANS

Jacques J. Morcos, MD, FAANS, FACS

Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS

Raymond Sawaya, MD, FAANS

Ann R. Stroink, MD, FAANS

Theodore H. Schwartz MD

Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, FAANS

Magna Cum Laude-Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999

Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS

Bob Horne

Catherine A Mazzola

Jefferson W. Chen, MD, PhD, FAANS

Joseph C. T. Chen, MD, PhD, FAANS

Regis W. Haid, Jr., MD, FAANS

Carl B. Heilman, MD, FAANS

Theodore R. Jacobs, MD, FAANS

Kaplan Rosenow Family Foundation/Joshua M. Rosenow, MD, FAANS

Mark and Julie McLaughlin

Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FAANS, FACS

Paul B. Nelson, MD, FAANS(L)

Jeremy Todd Phelps, MD, MBA, FAANS

Kim L. Rickert, MD, FAANS

Eric B. Schubert, MD, FAANS

Cum Laude-Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499

Anthony L. Asher, MD, FAANS, FACS

Mohammad Ali Aziz-Sultan, MD, FAANS

Kenneth S. Blumenfeld, MD, FAANS

D. Ryan Ormond

Dan Riew

David A. Sun, MD, PhD

Carlos A. David, MD, FAANS

Douglas Gherlone

David P. Gruber, MD, FAANS

Houston Brain and Spine LLC

James G Lindley MD FAANS, FACS

Jeremiah Nicholas Johnson, MD, FAANS

Ranjit Kumar Laha, MD, FAANS(L)

Laligam N Sekhar

Michael H. Lavyne, MD, FAANS(L)

Marjorie Wang

Martin Weiss

R. Patrick Jacob, M.D.

Craig H. Rabb, MD, FAANS, FACS

Abhay Sanan, MD, FAANS

Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS

Walavan Sivakumar, MD

Karin R. Swartz, MD, FAANS

Kevin Renard Teal, MD, FAANS

Rachana Tyagi, MD, FAANS

W. Lynn Stringer, M.D.

Honor Roll -- Gifts of $500 to $999

Owoicho Adogwa, MD, MPH

Nitin Agarwal, MD

Peter Amenta

David W. Andrews, MD, FAANS, FACS

Anthony "Tony" Asher

Ramon A. Batson, MD, FAANS

Jeffrey P. Blount, MD, FAAP, FAANS

Alfred P. Bowles, Jr., MD, FAANS

Kevin L. Boyer, MD, FAANS

Clemens M. Schirmer

Scott G. Cutler, MD, FAANS

John J. Demakas, MD

Ryan P. Den Haese, MD, FAANS

Diaa Bahgat

Marc H. Friedberg, MD, PhD, FAANS

William F. Ganz, MD, FAANS, FACS

Gordon Li

Gregory Corradino

David J. Hart, MD, FAANS

Christopher P. Kellner, MD, FAANS

John A. Lancon, MD, FAANS

John M. McGregor, MD, FAANS

Daniel L. McKinney, MD, FAANS(L)

Jay K. Morgan, MD, FAANS

Bradford B. Mullin, MD, FAANS, FACS

Bobby Mummaneni

Nathan T. Zwagerman

Brett A. Osborn, DO FAANS

Todd A. Patrick, MD, PhD, FAANS

Donald O. Quest, MD, FAANS(L)

Angela M. Richardson, MD, PhD

Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS

Scott Simon

Set Shahbabian, MD, FAANS(L)

Scott R. Shepard, MD, FAANS

Nicholas Theodore, MD, FAANS, FACS

Wayne G. Villanueva, MD, FAANS, FACS

Dennis Yung K. Wen, MD, FAANS

Jeffrey H. Wisoff, MD, FAANS

Sponsor - Gifts of $250 to $499

Esam Mohammad Abdulmoneim Hanafi, MD, IFAANS

Joseph Ghassan Adel, MD, FAANS

Rodney Stewart Allan, FRACS, IFAANS

Alan J. Appley, MD, FAANS, FACS

Kenan Arnautovic, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS

Donald P. Atkins, MD, FAANS, FACS

Raghunath Avanali, MCh

Carlos A. Bagley, MD, FAANS

Steven J. Barrer, MD, FAANS, FACS

Ulrich Batzdorf, MD, FAANS(L)

Jonathan L. Brisman, MD FAANS

J. Kenneth Burkus, MD

Marc Cabanne, DO

Luis A. Cervantes, MD, FAANS, FACS

James B. Chadduck, MD, FAANS

Tsulee Chen, MD, FAANS

E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD, FAANS

Jeffrey L. Crecelius, MD, FAANS

Edwin J. Cunningham, MD, FAANS

William T. Curry, Jr., MD, FAANS

Sabino J. D'Agostino, DO, FAANS

Randy D'Amico, MD

Franco DeMonte, MD, FAANS, FACS

James D. Dillon, MD, FAANS

Christopher M. Duma, MD, FAANS, FACS

Sonia V. Eden, MD, FAANS

Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD

John Robert Floyd II, MD, FAANS

Linden Elizabeth Fornoff, MD

Stephen R. Gardner, MD, FAANS, FACS

Cesare Giorgi, MD, IFAANS

Grace E. Park, MD, MPH

Clarence S. Greene, MD, FAANS, FACS

Cesar E. Guerrero, MD, FAANS

Akshay Gupte, MD

Ali Hassoun Turkmani, MD, FAANS

Robert F. Heary, MD, FAANS

Fraser C. Henderson, MD, FAANS

Douglas Hershkowitz, MD, FAANS

Terrence F. Holekamp, MD, FAANS

John K. Houten, MD, FAANS

Judy Huang, MD, FAANS

Sam P. Javedan, MD, FAANS

Iris Alisa Javersak, PA-C

John K. Park, MD, PhD

Michael Liam Kelly, MD, FAANS

John Joseph Knightly, MD, FAANS

Tyler Robert Koski, MD, FAANS

Dean B. Kostov, MD, FAANS

Mark D. Krieger, MD, FAANS

Todd Hopkins Lanman, MD, FAANS

Lara Massie, MD

Bjorn Mark Lobo, MD, FAANS

Demetrius K. Lopes, MD, FAANS


Neil R. Malhotra, MD, FAANS

Russell R. Margraf, MD, PhD, FAANS

Roberto Martinez-Alvarez, MD, PhD, IFAANS

Taras Masnyk, MD, PhD, FAANS

Farzad Massoudi, MD, FAANS, FACS

William H. McAllister, MD, FAANS

John H. McVicker, MD, FAANS

Scott Andrew Meyer, MD, FAANS

Rajiv Midha, MD, MS, FAANS, FRCSC

Brian Vala Nahed, MD, FAANS

Laura Benjamin Ngwenya, MD PhD, FAANS

Joel Edward Norman, MD, FAANS

Chiedozie Nwagwu, MD, FAANS

Hilary C. Onyiuke, MD, FAANS

Aurel Oslobanu, MD

Mick J. Perez-Cruet, MD, FAANS

Nicolas Phan, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FAANS

Stefan G. Pribil, MD, FAANS

Mark R. Proctor, MD, FAANS

Maryam Rahman, MD, FAANS

Randall Smith MD

Amed A. Rawanduzy, MD, FAANS

Praveen Baimeedi Reddy, MD, FAANS

Rick Abbott

Todd R. Ridenour, MD, FAANS, FACS

Ben Z. Roitberg, MD, FAANS

Szymon S. Rosenblatt, MD, FAANS

James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS

Andrea Gail Scherer, MD, FAANS

Warren R. Selman, MD, FAANS

Ashwini D. Sharan, MD, FAANS

Harshpal Singh, MD, FAANS

Jesse Michael Skoch, MD, FAANS

Harold Karrlin Smith, MD, FAANS

William W. S. So, MD, FAANS(L)

Antonio Soriano, MD

Charles Taylon, MD, FAANS

Lee Eric Tessler, MD, FAANS

Arumugam Thiruvalluvan, MBBS MCh

Daniel J. Tomes, MD, FAANS

John R. Tompkins, MD, FAANS

Juan Ed Torres-Reveron, MD, FAANS

Ryan Scott Trombly, MD, FAANS

Bill Dean Underwood, MD, PhD, FAANS

G. Edward Vates, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS

Rand M. Voorhies, MD, FAANS

Andrew E. Wakefield, MD, FAANS

Kimberly P. Walpert, MD, FAANS

Jeremy C. Wang, MD, FAANS

Marshall T. Watson, MD FAANS

Jefferson Webster, MD

Martin E. Weinand, MD, FAANS, FACS

Joshua T. Wewel, MD

David A. Wiles, MD, FAANS

Dennis D. Winters, MD, FAANS

Masaaki Yamamoto, MD, IFAANS

Ahmet Yildizhan, MD, IFAANS

Supporter - Gifts of $100 to $249

Vance Amos, PA-C

Perry J. Argires, MD, FAANS, FACS

Wilson T. Asfora, MD, FAANS, FACS

Adeleke Badejo, MD, FAANS, FACS

Margaret Ann Carmody, MD, FAANS

Bob Carney

David A. Carter, MD, PhD, FAANS(L)

Steven D. Chang, MD, FAANS

Charles H. Tator

Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MS, FAANS

Joacir Graciolli Cordeiro, MD, PhD

Frank Culicchia, MD

Anthony DiGianfilippo, MD, FAANS

Jose Dones-Vazquez, MD, FAANS

Nathaniel R. Ellens, MD

Henry Feuer, MD, FAANS(L)

Michael H. Freed, MD, FAANS(L)

Georgiana Dobri

Gabriel A. Gonzales-Portillo, MD, FAANS, FACS

Jordan C. Grabel, MD, FAANS

Yannick Grenier, MD, FAANS

Anna Huguenard, MD

Jared Knopman, MD

Kirk W. Jobe, MD, FAANS

Stephen D. Johnson, MD, FAANS(L)

Stanley H. Kim, MD, FAANS

Richard S. Kyle, MD, FAANS(L)

Grant William Mallory, MD, FAANS

Abraham Mintz, MD, FAANS

Nobuhito Morota, MD, IFAANS

Edward C. Murphy, MD, FAANS

Lawrence G Nelson, MD

Gautam Phookan, MD, FAANS

Mohsin Qadeer, MBBS FCPS

Rachana Tyagi, MD

Redi Rahmani, MD

Roger Hartl MD

Robert W.J. Ryan, MD, FAANS, MSc, FRCSC

Gary Thomas Schwartzbauer, MD

Oszkar Szentirmai, MD, FAANS

Tetsuo Tatsumi, MD

Samuel Michael Taylon, MD, FAANS

Jamie Toms, MD

Vamsi Reddy

Kevin Wade, MD

Jason Samuel Weinstein, MD, FAANS


Joshua D. Bernstock, MD

Raphael Bertani, MD

Joanne M. Bonaminio

Brian & Joyce Kane

Catherine Jeakle Hill

Cheryl Garfield

Cletus Cheyuo, MD, PhD

Rebekah Crump-Austin, MD, FAANS

Dr. and Mrs. James Anderson

Esther Cleveland Beeson Dupepe, MSPH, MD

Derek Groskreutz

Mark Huebsch

Jorge J. Inga, MD, FAANS

Saleh Rajab Kashba, MB ChB, PhD

Kevin V. Kelly, MD, FAANS

Majid Khan

Joseph R. Linzey, MD, MS

Mahendra Madesh, Mch Neurosurgery

Penelope Mantilla Farfan, MBBS

Virgilio Matheus, MD, FAANS

Laura McGuire, MD

Raimonds Mikijanskis, MD, IFAANS

Danielle F. Miyagishima

Adrienne Moraff, MD

Tomasz P Olszewski

Shervin Rahimpour, MD

Andres Mariano Rubiano, MD, PhD(c), FACS, IFAANS

Luis E. Savastano, MD

The Nestler Family

Subbiah Thiruppathy

Tomasz Olszewski

Henry Yu Ty, MD, FAANS

Carol M. Wadon, MD, FAANS(L)

William Mack

Cherylon A. Yarosh, MD, PhD, FAANS

Zoya Voronovich, MD

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