Individual Donor Recognition

The Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation Recognizes 2019-2020 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, 2019 through June 30, 2020. 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 $10,000 to $24,999

Angel Boev, MD

Griffith R. Harsh IV, MD, FAANS

Martina and Ricardo Hanel

David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD, FAANS

Donald M. Seyfried, MD, FAANS

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

Ann R. Stroink, MD FAANS

Frederick G. Barker II, MD, FAANS, FACS

Bijan Bakhtian MD FAANS

John and Marian Wilson

Mark J. Kubala, MD, FAANS(L)

Linda M. Liau, MD, PhD, MBA, FAANS

Robert E. Wharen, Jr., MD, FAANS

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

H. Hunt Batjer, MD, FAANS, FACS

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

Dr. and Mrs. Mark R. McLaughlin

Drs. Jonathan and Allyson Wilson

Carl B. Heilman, MD, FAANS

Theodore R. Jacobs, MD, FAANS

Jacques J. Morcos, MD, FAANS

Mark E. Linskey, MD, FAANS

James J. Lynch, MD, FAANS

Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FAANS, FACS

Raymond Sawaya MD

Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS

Mark Edwin Shaffrey, MD, FAANS

Michael E. Tobias, MD, FAANS

Craig Andrew Van Der Veer, MD, FAANS

John A. Wilson, MD, FAANS, FACS

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

Owoicho Adogwa, MD, MPH

Todd D. Alexander, MD, FAANS

Ari and Susan Spar and Family

Anthony L. Asher, MD, FAANS, FACS

Aviva Abosch

J. Michael Calhoun, MD, FAANS, FACS

Lawrence S. Chin, MD, FAANS, FACS

Christopher Winfree and Erin Wei

Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD

D. Ryan Ormond

Daniel P. Elskens, MD

Paul David Dernbach, MD, FAANS(L)

Dr. & Mrs. M. T. Hossain

Dr. and Mrs. Regis W. Haid, Jr.

Eric Elowitz MD

Regis W. Haid, Jr., MD, FAANS

Douglas Hershkowitz, MD, FAANS

Matthew A. Howard III, MD, FAANS

Jaime Nieto. MD FACS

Jason M. Schwalb, MD, FAANS, FACS

Jeffrey K. Kachmann, MD, FAANS

Myron B. Kratzer

Joseph Charles Maroon, MD, FAANS(L)

Ralph McGraw, Jr., MD, FAANS(L)

Mohammed Alsaidi

Eric Cecala Peterson, MD, FAANS

Zeguang Ren, MD, FAANS

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS

Karin R. Swartz, MD, FAANS

Luis Manuel Tumialan, MD, FAANS

Stuart M. Weil, MD, FAANS

Ahmet Yildizhan, MD, IFAANS

Honor Roll -- Gifts of $500 to $999

Adib Adnan Abla, MD, FAANS

Emad T. Aboud, MD, IFAANS

Algerina Perna

Ann R. Stroink, MD, FAANS

Gene H. Barnett, MD, MBA, FAANS, FACS

Andrew Michael Bauer, MD, MBA

Mandy Jo Binning, MD, FAANS

Erica F. Bisson, MD, FAANS

Jeffrey P. Blount, MD, FAAP, FAANS

Douglas L. Brockmeyer, MD, FAANS

Dean Chou, MD, FAANS

Geoffrey P. Colby, MD, PhD, FAANS

Gary Paul Colon, MD, FAANS

R. Webster Crowley, MD, FAANS

Reade DeLeacy, MD

Lucas Elijovich, MD

David Fiorella, MD PhD

W. Christopher Fox, MD, FAANS

Justin F. Fraser, MD, FAANS

Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD, FAANS

Thomas Duane Fulbright, MD, FAANS

Michael R. Gallagher, MD, FAANS

Zoher Ghogawala, MD, FAANS

Andrew W. Grande, MD, FAANS

Michael W. Groff, MD, FAANS

H. Isaac Chen

David J. Hart, MD, FAANS

Daniel A. Hoit, MD, FAANS

Jay U. Howington, MD, FAANS, FACS

Bermans J. Iskandar, MD, FAANS

J Adair Prall

R. Patrick Jacob, MD, FACS

Babak S. Jahromi, MD, PhD, FAANS

Kathleen T Craig

Michel Kliot, MD, FAANS

John Joseph Knightly, MD, FAANS

Yu-Hung Kuo, MD, PhD, FAANS

Ranjit Kumar Laha, MD, FAANS(L)

Mark A. Lyerly, MD, FAANS

Scott Andrew Meyer, MD, FAANS

Michael D Lusk, MD

Catherine Ann Miller, MD


Sandra Narayanan, MD

Nathan T. Zwagerman

Neal Luther

Peter Kim Nelson, MD

Shahid Mehdi Nimjee, MD, PhD, FAANS

Thomas Noh, MD

Santiago Ortega Gutierrez, MD

E. Jean Parker

Brenton Henry Pennicooke, MD

Rees Cosgrove

Richard B. Rodgers, MD, FAANS

Eric Sauvageau, MD

Khoi Duc Than, MD, FAANS

Gabor Toth, MD

Jay D. Turner, MD, PhD

Juan Santiago Uribe, MD, FAANS

Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAHA

Michael S. Virk, MD, PhD

Jeremy C. Wang, MD, FAANS

Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS

Stacey C. Wolfe, MD, FAANS

Sponsor - Gifts of $250 to $499

Joseph Ghassan Adel, MD, FAANS

Charles B. Agbi, MD, FAANS, FRCSC

Nazih Nabil Aziz Assaad, MBBS, IFAANS, FRACS

Giancarlo Barolat, MD, FAANS

Ramon A. Batson, MD, FAANS

James R. Bean, MD, FAANS

Miroslav P. Bobek, MD, FAANS

Kevin L. Boyer, MD, FAANS

Clarence and Christy Watridge

Patrick J. Connolly, MD, FAANS

Bradford A. Curt, MD, FAANS

Scott G. Cutler, MD, FAANS

David & Anne Nerenz

Jerry A. Davis, MD, FAANS

Donald D. Dietze, MD, FAANS

Vincent Anthony DiNapoli, MD

Dr. Catherine Mazzola

Dr. Michael and Caroline Chicoine

Joel Ira Franck, MD, FAANS

Grant E. Gauger, MD, FAANS

Gregory Hornig

Yannick Grenier, MD, FAANS

Jeffrey P Greenfield

Christopher P. Kellner, MD

Erin Kiehna, MD, FAANS

Max K. Kole, MD, FAANS

Pelagia E. Kouloumberis, MD, FAANS

Mark D. Krieger, MD, FAANS

Michel Lacroix, MD, FAANS

John A. Lopez, MD, FAANS

Gustavo Daniel Luzardo, MD, FAANS

Nassir Mansour, MD, FAANS

Penelope Mantilla Farfan, MBBS

Rudy D. Marciano III, DO

James M. Markert, Jr., MD, FAANS

Michael C Oh MD PhD FAANS

Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD, IFAANS

Hugh D. T. O'Donnell, MD, FAANS

Brett A. Osborn, DO FAANS

Charles Park, MD, PhD, FAANS

Randall W. Smith MD

Amed A. Rawanduzy, MD, FAANS

Keith L. Schaible, MD, FAANS

Thomas B. Scully, MD, FAANS

Mark Michael Sheridan, MBBS MMedSc FRACS

Justin A. Singer, MD

William W. S. So, MD, FAANS

William James Thoman, MD, FAANS

Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS

Krystal Lynne Tomei, MD, MPH, FAANS

Daniel J. Tomes, MD, FAANS

Vincent Wang, MD PhD, FAANS

Martin E. Weinand, MD, FAANS, FACS

M. Nichole Wiley

Peter K. Yoon, MD, FAANS

Supporter - Gifts of $100 to $249

Andrew Fabiano MD

John V. Cuff, MD, FAANS

William N. Dawson, MD, FAANS(L)

Dr Bruce A Everett

Dr. & Mrs. Robert & Marlene Adams

Annie Drapeau, MD, FAANS

Nathaniel R. Ellens, MD

Henry Feuer, MD, FAANS(L)

Stephen R. Freidberg, MD, FAANS(L)

Roberta P. Glick, MD, FAANS(L)

Griff R. Harsh III, MD, FAANS(L)

Fraser C. Henderson, MD, FAANS

Yoshitaka Hirano, MD, IFAANS

Allen L. Ho, MD

Lynn Mubita, MD

Maggie Carmody, MD

Alex Mamourian, MD

Michael and Evelynn Freed Charitable Fund

Michael McDowell

Abraham Mintz, MD, FAANS

Kevin J. Mullins, MD, FAANS

Gautam Phookan, MD, FAANS

Redi Rahmani, MD

Rafael Rodriguez-Mercado, MD, FAANS, FACS

Jesse Jay Savage, MD, FAANS

The Saffell Family

Jamie Toms, MD


Victor Glenn Williams II, MD, FAANS

Gregory J. Withers, MD, FAANS, FACS

Zoya Voronovich, MD


Joanne M. Bonaminio

Catherine Jeakle Hill

Clifford Crutcher

Lauren N. Simpson, MD, MPH

Stephen T. Magill, MD, PhD

Philippe Magown, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FAANS

Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS

Edjah Kweku-Ebura Nduom, MD, FAANS

Neil Majmundar

Carolina Sandoval-Garcia, MD

Luis E. Savastano, MD

Jeffrey Wayne Sherman, MD

Subbiah Thiruppathy

Suzan Wollard

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