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 $100,000 or more

Merwyn and Carol Bagan

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

Angel Boev, MD

J. Flagg Flanagan

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

Nicholas M. Barbaro, MD, FAANS, FACS

Frederick G. Barker II, MD, FAANS, FACS

Bijan Bakhtian MD FAANS

Hans C. Coester, MD, FAANS, FACS

Drs. Shelly D. Timmons and Russell A. Carter

M. Sean Grady, MD, FAANS

John and Marian Wilson

Mark J. Kubala, MD, FAANS(L)

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

N. Ross Jenkins

Peter W Carmel, MD

Stacey Quintero Wolfe

Stephen and Kristin Pirris

Robert E. Wharen, Jr., MD, FAANS

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

Adrian W. Laxton, MA, MD, FRCSC, FAANS

H. Hunt Batjer, MD, FAANS, FACS

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

E. Sander Connolly, Jr., MD, FAANS

Dr. and Mrs. Craig A. Van Der Veer

Dr. and Mrs. Mark R. McLaughlin

Drs. Jonathan and Allyson Wilson

Frank and Tonya Tomecek

Gary R. Gropper, MD,FAANS

Robert F. Heary, MD, FAANS

Carl B. Heilman, MD, FAANS

Martin M. Henegar, MD, FAANS

Theodore R. Jacobs, MD, FAANS

Jacques J. Morcos, MD, FAANS

Jon H. Robertson, MD

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

Myron B. Kratzer

Mark E. Linskey, MD, FAANS

James J. Lynch, MD, FAANS

Michael Groff

Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FAANS, FACS

Raymond Sawaya MD

Timothy C. Ryken, MD, FAANS

Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS

Mark Edwin Shaffrey, MD, FAANS

Michael E. Tobias, MD, FAANS

John A. Wilson, MD, FAANS, FACS

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

Adelva Johnston Sawyer

Owoicho Adogwa, MD, MPH

Alan Boulos

Todd D. Alexander, MD, FAANS

Ronald I. Apfelbaum, MD, FAANS(L)

Ari and Susan Spar and Family

Anthony L. Asher, MD, FAANS, FACS

Aviva Abosch

Jeffrey P. Blount, MD, FAAP, FAANS

J. Michael Calhoun, MD, FAANS, FACS

Albert J. Camma, MD, FAANS(L), FACS

John R. Caruso, 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

Kaushik Das, MD, FAANS

Dennis & Donnalyn Maiman Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation

Dennis A. Turner & Kathleen A. Kaiser

Paul David Dernbach, MD, FAANS(L)

Dr. & Mrs. M. T. Hossain

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Hansen

Dr. and Mrs. R. Michael Scott

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

Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Grubb, Jr.

Drs. Elizabeth Bullitt and Allan Friedman

Kurt M. Eichholz, MD, FAANS

Eric Elowitz MD

Hugh J. L. Garton, MD, MHSc, FAANS

Gregory Chen MD

Guy M. McKhann

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

Mark J. Krinock, MD, FAANS

Benjamin B. LeCompte III, MD, FAANS(L)

Joseph Charles Maroon, MD, FAANS(L)

Martin Weiss

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

C. Scott McLanahan, MD, FAANS(L)

Mohammed Alsaidi

Paul B. Nelson, MD, FAANS(L)

Paul Park, MD, FAANS

Peter E Boehm, Jr

Eric Cecala Peterson, MD, FAANS

Bruce E. Pollock, MD, FAANS

Ralph A. Sawyer

Zeguang Ren, MD, FAANS

Robert & Diane Dempsey

Robert E. Gross, MD, PhD

Theodore H. Schwartz, MD, FAANS, FACS

Sepideh Amin-Hanjani

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS

Konstantin V. Slavin, MD, FAANS

Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD, FAANS

Karin R. Swartz, MD, FAANS

Luis Manuel Tumialan, MD, FAANS

Stuart M. Weil, MD, FAANS

Charles A. Wetherington, MD, FAANS

Ahmet Yildizhan, MD, IFAANS

Honor Roll -- Gifts of $500 to $999

Adib Adnan Abla, MD, FAANS

Emad T. Aboud, MD, IFAANS

Nitin Agarwal, MD

Algerina Perna

Ann R. Stroink, MD, FAANS

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

Andrew Michael Bauer, MD, MBA, FAANS

Mandy Jo Binning, MD, FAANS

Erica F. Bisson, MD, FAANS

Douglas L. Brockmeyer, MD, FAANS

Dean Chou, MD, FAANS

Clarence & Christy Watridge

Clemens M. Schirmer

Geoffrey P. Colby, MD, PhD, FAANS

Gary Paul Colon, MD, FAANS

John A. Cowan, Jr., MD, FAANS

R. Webster Crowley, MD, FAANS

Reade DeLeacy, MD

Dr. and Mrs. M. Ghiassi

Lucas Elijovich, MD

David Fiorella, MD PhD

W. Christopher Fox, MD, FAANS

Fraser C. Hemderson Sr

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

Isabelle M. Germano, MD, MBA

Bermans J. Iskandar, MD, FAANS

J Adair Prall

R. Patrick Jacob, MD, FACS

Babak S. Jahromi, MD, PhD, FAANS

James Drake

James J. Evans, MD, FACS, FAANS

Kaine C. Onwuzulike, MD PhD

Kathleen T Craig

Katie O. Orrico

Michel Kliot, MD, FAANS

John Joseph Knightly, MD, FAANS

Yu-Hung Kuo, MD, PhD, FAANS

Ranjit Kumar Laha, MD, FAANS(L)

John Y.K. Lee, MD, FAANS

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

Page and Anthony Wang

E. Jean Parker

Brenton Henry Pennicooke, MD

Jeremy Todd Phelps, MD, MBA, FAANS

Robert A. Ratcheson, MD FAANS(L)

Rees Cosgrove

Richard B. Rodgers, MD, FAANS

Eric Sauvageau, MD

Harold Karrlin Smith, MD, FAANS

Michael G. Sugarman, MD, FAANS

Khoi Duc Than, MD, FAANS

Gabor Toth, MD

Jay D. Turner, MD, PhD

Juan Santiago Uribe, MD, FAANS

Dante F. Vacca, MD, FAANS

Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAHA

Michael S. Virk, MD, PhD

Jeremy C. Wang, MD, FAANS

Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS

Martin E. Weinand, MD, FAANS, FACS

Timothy F. Witham, MD, FAANS

Stacey C. Wolfe, MD, FAANS

Sponsor - Gifts of $250 to $499

M. Samy Abdou, MD, FAANS

Esam Mohammad Abdulmoneim Hanafi, MD, IFAANS

Leslie J. R. Acakpo-Satchivi, PhD, MD, FAANS

Joseph Ghassan Adel, MD, FAANS

Charles B. Agbi, MD, FAANS, FRCSC

Alireza Mansouri

Nazih Nabil Aziz Assaad, MBBS, IFAANS, FRACS

Saleh Salem Baeesa, MB.ChB, IFAANS, FRCSC

Florence C. Barnett, MD, FAANS

Giancarlo Barolat, MD, FAANS

Ramon A. Batson, MD, FAANS

James R. Bean, MD, FAANS

Thomas A. Becherer, MD, FAANS

Miroslav P. Bobek, MD, FAANS

Bikash Bose, MD, FAANS, FACS

Kevin L. Boyer, MD, FAANS

Ricardo H. Brau, MD, FAANS, FACS

Rudy P. Briner, MD, FAANS

Matthew Vaughn Burry, MD, FAANS

John Matthew Caridi, MD, FAANS

Clarence and Christy Watridge

Richard E. Clatterbuck, MD, PhD, FAANS

Patrick J. Connolly, MD, FAANS

Rees Cosgrove, MD, FRCSC, FAANS, FACS

Gregory Alvin Cumberbatch, MD, FAANS

Bradford A. Curt, MD, FAANS

Scott G. Cutler, MD, FAANS

David & Anne Nerenz

Jerry A. Davis, MD, FAANS

John J. Demakas, MD, FAANS

Donald D. Dietze, MD, FAANS

Vincent Anthony DiNapoli, MD

Gary A. Dix, MD, FAANS, FRCS(C), MBA

Eugen James Dolan, MD, FAANS

John K. Dorman, MD, FAANS

Dr. Catherine Mazzola

Dr. Michael and Caroline Chicoine

Nathaniel R. Ellens, MD

J. Paul Ferguson, MD, FAANS(L)

Vincent Louis Ferrara II, MD, FAANS(L), FACS

Ann Marie Flannery, MD, FAANS, FACS

Joel Ira Franck, MD, FAANS

Marc H. Friedberg, MD, PhD, FAANS

Grant E. Gauger, MD, FAANS

Wayne M. Gluf, MD, FAANS

Marc S. Goldman, MD, FAANS

Michael Enrique Gomez, MD, FAANS

Gregory Hornig

Yannick Grenier, MD, FAANS

Cesar E. Guerrero, MD, FAANS

Mark G. Hamilton, MD, FAANS

Teruyasu Hirayama, MD, PhD, IFAANS

Philip J. Hlavac, MD, FAANS

Matthew A. Hunt, MD FAANS

Namath Hussain, MD

Jeffrey P Greenfield

J. Patrick Johnson, MD, FAANS

Dean G. Karahalios, MD, FAANS

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

Charles L. Levy, 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

Mark Dias, MD

Georges Z. Markarian, MD, FAANS

James M. Markert, Jr., MD, FAANS

Taras Masnyk, MD, PhD, FAANS

Thomas K. Mattingly III, MD, FAANS

Michael Dean Medlock, MD, FAANS

Israel Melamed, MD, IFAANS

Michael C Oh MD PhD FAANS

Michele L. Anderson, CPHQ

Michael K. Morgan, MD, IFAANS

Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS

Brian Vala Nahed, MD, FAANS

Somnath N. Nair, MD, FAANS

Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD, IFAANS

Emilio M. Nardone, MD, FAANS

Stephen R. Neece, MD, FAANS, FACS

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

Bernardo J. Ordonez, MD, FAANS

Brett A. Osborn, DO FAANS

Charles Park, MD, PhD, FAANS

Andrew G. Parrent, MD, FRCSC, FAANS

Todd A. Patrick, MD, PhD, FAANS

Donald O. Quest, MD, FAANS(L)

Brian T. Ragel, MD, FAANS

Redi Rahmani, MD

Randall W. Smith MD

Amed A. Rawanduzy, MD, FAANS

John D. Reeves, MD, FAANS

Patrick Julian Reid, MD, FAANS

Todd R. Ridenour, MD, FAANS, FACS

John R. Robinson, Jr., MD, FAANS

Juan F. Ronderos, MD, FAANS

James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS

Keith L. Schaible, MD, FAANS

Thomas B. Scully, MD, FAANS

Michael B. Shannon, MD, FAANS

Mark Michael Sheridan, MBBS MMedSc FRACS

Justin A. Singer, MD

William W. S. So, MD, FAANS

Shigeharu Suzuki, MD, IFAANS

Oszkar Szentirmai, MD, FAANS

Kevin Renard Teal, MD, FAANS

Arumugam Thiruvalluvan, MBBS MCh

William James Thoman, MD, FAANS

Najeeb M. Thomas, MD, FAANS

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

Krystal Lynne Tomei, MD, MPH, FAANS

Daniel J. Tomes, MD, FAANS

L. Gerard Toussaint III, MD, FAANS

Hoan P. Tran, MD, FAANS

Michael A. Vogelbaum, MD, PhD, FAANS

Rand M. Voorhies, MD, FAANS

Vincent Wang, MD PhD, FAANS

Peter M. Ward, MD, FAANS

M. Nichole Wiley

Dennis D. Winters, MD, FAANS

Jeffrey H. Wisoff, MD, FAANS

Daniel Won, MD, FAANS

Peter K. Yoon, MD, FAANS

Joseph M. Zabramski, MD, FAANS

Supporter - Gifts of $100 to $249

Allan B Levin, MD, FAANS(L)

Andrew Fabiano MD

Aqueel Pabaney

James J. Brennan, MD, FAANS

Richard W. Broderick, MD, FAANS

Mohamad Bydon, MD, FAANS

Catherine Jeakle Hill

Luis A. Cervantes, MD, FAANS, FACS

HoSung Chung, MD, FAANS(L), FACS

Richard Alan Close, MD, FAANS, FACS

John V. Cuff, MD, FAANS

William N. Dawson, MD, FAANS(L)

Peter K. Dempsey, MD, FAANS

Dr Bruce A Everett

Dr. & Mrs. Robert & Marlene Adams

Annie Drapeau, MD, FAANS

Ann-Christine Duhaime, MD, FAANS

Henry Feuer, MD, FAANS(L)

Augusto F. Figueroa, Jr., MD, FAANS

Wesley C. Fowler III, MD, FAANS, FACS

Stephen R. Freidberg, MD, FAANS(L)

Stephen R. Gardner, MD, FAANS, FACS

Roberta P. Glick, MD, FAANS(L)

Jonathan A. Grossberg, MD, FAANS

Anthony E. Harris, MD, PhD, FAANS

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

Fraser C. Henderson, MD, FAANS

Yoshitaka Hirano, MD, IFAANS

Allen L. Ho, MD

Jeremiah Nicholas Johnson, MD, FAANS

Karam Asmaro, MD

Fred Klein

Douglas R. Koontz, MD, PC

Walter X. Loyola, MD, FAANS, FACS

Luis Savastano

Lynn Mubita, MD

William J. Mack IV, MD, FAANS

Maggie Carmody, MD

Alex Mamourian, MD

Erwin Zeta Mangubat, MD, FAANS

Dennis E. McDonnell, MD, FAANS(L)

Jose A. Menendez, MD FAANS

Michael and Evelynn Freed Charitable Fund

Michael McDowell

Abraham Mintz, MD, FAANS

Kevin J. Mullins, MD, FAANS

Karin M. Muraszko, MD, FAANS

Edjah Kweku-Ebura Nduom, MD, FAANS

Gautam Phookan, MD, FAANS

Debbie Pleasants, RN

Morris Wade Pulliam, MD, FAANS(L)

Jonathan J. Rasouli, MD

Robert W Marseille

Robert Wicks

Rafael Rodriguez-Mercado, MD, FAANS, FACS


Jesse Jay Savage, MD, FAANS

Michael F. Stiefel, MD PhD FAANS

Derek A. Taggard, MD

Tetsuo Tatsumi, MD

Charles Taylon, MD, FAANS

The American Board of Neurological Surgery

The Saffell Family

Jamie Toms, MD

Kevin Watson, PA-C


Victor Glenn Williams II, MD, FAANS

Byron H. Willis, Jr., MD, FAANS

Gregory J. Withers, MD, FAANS, FACS

Zoya Voronovich, MD


Sharona Ben-Haim, MD

Joanne M. Bonaminio

Clifford Crutcher


Katrina S. Firlik, MD

Jessica Galli Robertson, MSPAS, PA-C

Gina N. Monaco, MD, PhD

Jane Johnston

Ammar Hadi Kadhim, MBChB, IFAANS, FIBMS


Mohamad Khaled, MD, FAANS

Lauren N. Simpson, MD, MPH

Juan Alberto Lourido, MD, IFAANS

Stephen T. Magill, MD, PhD

Philippe Magown, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FAANS

Brian Mason, MD

Raimonds Mikijanskis, MD

Neil Majmundar

Cynthia B. Piccirilli, MD, FAANS

Kristen Owen Riley, MD, FAANS

Carolina Sandoval-Garcia, MD

Luis E. Savastano, MD

Jeffrey Wayne Sherman, MD

Joni L. Shulman, MPH

Jennifer Strahle, MD, FAANS

Subbiah Thiruppathy

Ugur Ture, MD, IFAANS

Henry Yu Ty, MD, FAANS

Arthur W. Williams, MD, FAANS

Christopher J. Winfree, MD, FAANS

Suzan Wollard

Cherylon A. Yarosh, MD, PhD, FAANS

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