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

Griffith R. Harsh IV, MD, FAANS

David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD, FAANS

Donald M. Seyfried, MD, FAANS

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

Angel Boev, MD

Robert E. Wharen, Jr., MD, FAANS

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

H. Hunt Batjer, MD, FAANS, FACS

Drs. Jonathan and Allyson Wilson

Theodore R. Jacobs, MD, FAANS

James J. Lynch, MD, FAANS

Raymond Sawaya MD

Michael E. Tobias, MD, FAANS

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

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

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

Zeguang Ren, MD, FAANS

Stuart M. Weil, MD, FAANS

Honor Roll -- Gifts of $500 to $999

Ann R. Stroink, MD, FAANS

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

Erica F. Bisson, MD, FAANS

Jeffrey P. Blount, MD, FAAP, FAANS

Dean Chou, MD, FAANS

Gary Paul Colon, MD, FAANS

Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD, FAANS

Michael R. Gallagher, MD, FAANS

Zoher Ghogawala, MD, FAANS

Michael W. Groff, MD, FAANS

Carl B. Heilman, MD, FAANS

Bermans J. Iskandar, MD, FAANS

J Adair Prall

Michel Kliot, MD, FAANS

John Joseph Knightly, MD, FAANS

Yu-Hung Kuo, MD, PhD, FAANS

Scott Andrew Meyer, MD, FAANS

Catherine Ann Miller, MD


Nathan T. Zwagerman

Neal Luther

E. Jean Parker

Brenton Henry Pennicooke, MD

Khoi Duc Than, MD, FAANS

Luis Manuel Tumialan, MD, FAANS

Jay D. Turner, MD, PhD

Juan Santiago Uribe, MD, FAANS

Michael S. Virk, MD, PhD

Jeremy C. Wang, MD, FAANS

Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS

Sponsor - Gifts of $250 to $499

Charles B. Agbi, MD, FAANS, FRCSC

Giancarlo Barolat, MD, FAANS

Patrick J. Connolly, MD, FAANS

David & Anne Nerenz

Jerry A. Davis, MD, FAANS

Vincent Anthony DiNapoli, MD

Dr. Catherine Mazzola

Gregory Hornig

Jeffrey P Greenfield

Erin Kiehna, MD, FAANS

Pelagia E. Kouloumberis, MD, FAANS

Gustavo Daniel Luzardo, MD, FAANS

Penelope Mantilla Farfan, MBBS

Rudy D. Marciano III, DO

Michael C Oh MD PhD FAANS

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

Randall W. Smith MD

William James Thoman, MD, FAANS

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

Vincent Wang, MD PhD, FAANS

M. Nichole Wiley

Supporter - Gifts of $100 to $249

Andrew Fabiano MD

Dr Bruce A Everett

Dr. & Mrs. Robert & Marlene Adams

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

Michael and Evelynn Freed Charitable Fund

Abraham Mintz, MD, FAANS

Redi Rahmani, MD

The Saffell Family


Gregory J. Withers, MD, FAANS, FACS


Joanne M. Bonaminio

Catherine Jeakle Hill

Stephen T. Magill, MD, PhD

Michael McDowell

Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS

Edjah Kweku-Ebura Nduom, MD, FAANS

Carolina Sandoval-Garcia, MD

Luis E. Savastano, MD

Jamie Toms, MD

Suzan Wollard

Zoya Voronovich, MD

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