Individual Donor Recognition

The Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation Recognizes 2018-2019 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, 2018 through June 30, 2019. 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

Dr. & Mrs. Charles M. Silberstein

Flagg Flanagan

Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FAANS, FACS

Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD, FAANS

James J. Lynch, MD, FAANS

Martina and Ricardo Hanel

Mrs. Nancy Silberstein

Mark L. Rosenblum, MD, FAANS(L)

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

Angel Boev, MD

Angel Boev, MD, FAANS

Frederick A. Boop, MD, FAANS, FACS

E. Andrew Stevens MD FAANS

George F. Gade, MD and Katharine C. Mitta-Gade, MD

Mark J. Kubala, MD, FAANS(L)

Michael B. Shannon, MD, FAANS

Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD, FAANS

Ann R. Stroink, MD, FAANS

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

Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS

Gabriel Zada, MD, FAANS

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

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

Dr. and Mrs. Mark R. McLaughlin

Gregory J. Zipfel

Robert F. Heary, MD, FAANS

Carl B. Heilman, MD, FAANS

Izumi Koyanagi, M.D.

Theodore R. Jacobs, MD, FAANS

Daniel B. Kueter, MD, FAANS

Mark E. Linskey, MD, FAANS

L. Dade Lunsford, MD, FAANS

Mark R Iantosca MD and Jane Iantosca

Catherine Anne Mazzola, MD, FAANS

Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FAANS, FACS

Raymond Sawaya, MD, FAANS

Mark Edwin Shaffrey, MD, FAANS

Craig Andrew Van Der Veer, MD, FAANS

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

Owoicho Adogwa, MD, MPH

Felipe C. Albuquerque, MD, FAANS

Allan and Teresa Levi

Allan Levi

Andre Machado

Arthur L. Day, M.D.

Avery Buchholz, MD

Thomas C. Chen, MD, PhD, FAANS

Bennie W. Chiles III, MD, FAANS, FACS

Lawrence S. Chin, MD, FAANS, FACS

Samuel F. Ciricillo, MD, FAANS, FACS

D. Ryan Ormond

Dr. Alon Mogilner

Dr. Robert W. Chow

Kurt M. Eichholz, MD, FAANS

Gregory J. Zipfel, MD

Robert L. Grubb, Jr., MD, FAANS(L)

Guy M McKhann

Michael M. Haglund, MD, PhD, FAANS

Regis W. Haid, Jr., MD, FAANS

Howard L. Weiner, MD

Robert R. Johnson II, MD, FAANS, FACS

Julie Pilitsis

Kevin M Cockroft, MD, MSc

John Joseph Knightly, MD, FAANS

Konstantin Slavin, MD, FAANS

Myron B. Kratzer

John D. Loeser, MD, FAANS(L)

Mario Ludmer, MD

Michael M. Haglund

Robert E. Gross

Robert F. James, MD

Warren R. Selman, MD, FAANS

Simon J. Archibald, PhD

Gregory H. Smith, DO

Jodi L. Smith, MD, PhD, FAANS

Philip A. Starr, MD, PhD, FAANS

Michael Patrick Steinmetz, MD, FAANS

Karin R. Swartz, MD, FAANS

Michael E. Tobias, MD, FAANS

Frederick D. Todd II, MD, FAANS

Luis Manuel Tumialan, MD, FAANS

Ahmet Yildizhan, MD, IFAANS

Honor Roll -- Gifts of $500 to $999

Ellen L. Air, MD, PhD, FAANS

Ann M Parr

John L. D. Atkinson, MD, FAANS

Giancarlo Barolat, MD, FAANS

Erica F. Bisson, MD, FAANS

Jeffrey P. Blount, MD, FAAP, FAANS

Richard W. Byrne, MD, FAANS

Dean Chou, MD, FAANS

Dan Barrow

David Sandberg, MD

Donald Atkins

Dr Clifford Houseman, DO

Ellen L. Air, MD, PhD, FAANS

Robert M. Friedlander, MD, FAANS

Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD, FAANS

Gregory Corradino

Michael W. Groff, MD, FAANS

David J. Hart, MD, FAANS

John D. Heiss, MD, FAANS

Ian Mutchnick

Ioannis Karampelas MD

R. Patrick Jacob, MD, FACS

James McInerney

Jesse J. Liu, MD

Michele Marie Johnson, MD, FAANS

Joseph Neimat

Kathleen Craig

Katie O. Orrico

Kliot Family

Katherine E. Kuykendall

Ranjit Kumar Laha, MD, FAANS(L)

Sharon A. Lamb, RN

Michael D. Lusk, MD, FAANS

Mark A. Lyerly, MD, FAANS

Joseph Charles Maroon, MD, FAANS(L)

Maryam Rahman

Guy M. McKhann II, MD, FAANS

Scott Andrew Meyer, MD, FAANS

Catherine Ann Miller, MD

Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS

Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD, FAANS

Nathan T. Zwagerman

R. Mark Richardson

Ray M Chu MD

Jonathan Ridler

Leslie Christine Robinson, MD, PharmD, MBA

Shervin R. Dashti, MD, PhD

Sameer A. Sheth, MD, PhD, FAANS

Khoi Duc Than, MD

Krystal Lynne Tomei, MD, MPH

Troy Tippett MD

Jay D. Turner, MD, PhD

Juan Santiago Uribe, MD, FAANS

Michael S. Virk, MD, PhD

Donald M. Whiting, MD, FAANS

Sponsor - Gifts of $250 to $499

Esam Mohammad Abdulmoneim Hanafi, MD

Laurie Lynn Ackerman, MD, FAANS

Brian T. Andrews, MD, FAANS

Tarun Arora, MD, FAANS

Daniel Louis Barrow, MD, FAANS

Lynn Margaret Bartl, MD, FAANS

James R. Bean, MD, FAANS

Benjamin James Bixenmann, MD, FAANS

Miroslav P. Bobek, MD, FAANS

Robert S. Bray, Jr., MD, FAANS

Henry Brem, MD, FAANS, FACS

Jonathan L. Brisman, MD FAANS

Michael H. Brisman, MD, FAANS, FACS

Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FAANS, FACS

Bob S. Carter, MD, PhD, FAANS

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

R. Cem Cezayirli, MD, FAANS, FACS

Sidhartha Chandela, MD, FAANS

Charles S Cobbs

E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD, FAANS

Chris Neal, MD, FAANS

Michelle J. Clarke, MD, FAANS

Daniel Clay Cochran, MD, FAANS

Michael D. J. Cusimano, MD, PhD, FAANS, FRCS

Scott G. Cutler, MD, FAANS

Daniel M. Lieberman

David John Daniels, MD, PhD

Fernando Delasotta, MD, FAANS, FACS

Ryan P. Den Haese, MD, FAANS

Dennis Wen

Vincent Anthony DiNapoli, MD

Eugen James Dolan, MD, FAANS

Jose Dones-Vazquez, MD, FAANS

Luis E. Duarte, MD, FAANS, FACS

Gary Duckwiler, MD

Marc E. Eichler, MD, FAANS

Matthias Michael Feldkamp, MD, PhD, FAANS

Neil Arthur Feldstein, MD, FAANS, FACS

Augusto F. Figueroa, Jr., MD, FAANS

Bryan E. Figueroa, MD, FAANS

Joseph Michael Finizio, MD, FAANS

Jeremy L. Fogelson, MD, FAANS

Ricardo B.V. Fontes, MD

Anthony K. Frempong-Boadu, MD, FAANS

Marc H. Friedberg, MD, PhD, FAANS

Gabriel Smith

Gabriel Smith, MD

George Fredrik Gade, MD, FAANS

William F. Ganz, MD, FAANS, FACS

Ira M. Garonzik, MD, FAANS

John W. Gilbert, MD, FAANS, FACS

Marc S. Goldman, MD, FAANS

Ciara D. Harraher, MD FAANS

Richard C. Hartwell, MD, PhD, FAANS

Dustin Mark Hayward, MD

Gregory M. Helbig, MD, FAANS

John R. Henley, PhD

Douglas Hershkowitz, MD, FAANS

Samuel Alexander Hughes, MD, FAANS

Humberto A. Elera, MD, IFAANS

Jeffrey P Greenfield MD PhD, FAANS

Abraham Kader, MD, FAANS

M. Yashar S. Kalani, MD

Anje Kim, MD, FAANS

Ezriel Edward Kornel, MD, FAANS

William E. Krauss, MD, FAANS

Michel Lacroix, MD, FAANS

Kendall H. Lee, MD, PhD, FAANS

Gregory P. Lekovic, MD, FAANS

Hish S. Majzoub, MD, FAANS

Robert F. Mann, MD, FAANS

Walter R. Marsh, MD, FAANS

Jeffrey E. Masciopinto, MD, FAANS

Paul K. Maurer, MD, FAANS

Bruce M. McCormack, MD, FAANS

Patrick W. McCormick, MD, FAANS, FACS

Kevin M. McGrail, MD, FAANS

Fredric B. Meyer, MD, FAANS

Rajiv Midha, MD, MS, FAANS, FRCSC

David Lawrence Morris, MD, FAANS

Richard David Murray, MD

Neal J. Naff, MD, FAANS

Mani Nathan Nair, MD, MPH, FAANS

Somnath N. Nair, MD, FAANS

Nathan Selden

Nikhil Nayak, MD

Donald M. O'Rourke, MD, FAANS

Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FAANS

John Robert Pace, MD, FAANS

Charles Park, MD, PhD, FAANS

Jeff Erle Pearce, MD FAANS

Cynthia B. Piccirilli, MD, FAANS

Patrick R. Pritchard, MD, FAANS

Morris Wade Pulliam, MD, FAANS(L)

Randy Smith

Ralph F. Reeder, Jr., MD, FAANS

Julio E. Rosado, Jr., MD, FAANS

James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS

Keith L. Schaible, MD, FAANS

George B. Shanno, MD, FAANS

Mark Michael Sheridan, MBBS MMedSc FRACS

Mohammad Shukairy, MD, FAANS

Roger D. Smith, MD, FAANS

William W. S. So, MD, FAANS

Robert J. Spinner, MD, FAANS, FACS

Richard A. Stea, MD, FAANS

James L. Stone, MD, FAANS, FACS

Lori E. Summers, MD, FAANS

Jennifer A. Sweet, MD, FAANS

Lee Eric Tessler, MD, FAANS

Nicholas Theodore, MD, FAANS

Arumugam Thiruvalluvan, MBBS MCh

William James Thoman, MD, FAANS

Daniel J. Tomes, MD, FAANS

Victor C. K. Tse, MD, PhD, FAANS

Jamie J. Van Gompel, MD, FAANS

Gus G. Varnavas, MD, FAANS

Andrew E. Wakefield, MD, FAANS

Kimberly P. Walpert, MD, FAANS

John E. Wanebo, MD, FAANS

Jeremy C. Wang, MD, FAANS

Marcus Lemar Ware, MD, PhD, FAANS

Clarence B. Watridge, MD, FAANS(L), FACS

Charles R. Watts, MD, PhD, FAANS

Monica C. Wehby, MD, FAANS

Martin E. Weinand, MD, FAANS, FACS

William C. Welch, MD, FAANS, FACS

Nicholas M. Wetjen, MD, FAANS

Nathaniel Lemson Whitney, MD

Fred C. Williams, Jr., MD, FAANS

Stacey C. Wolfe, MD, FAANS

Daniel Won, MD, FAANS

Michael Neil Woodall, MD

Peter K. Yoon, MD, FAANS

Ahmad Zakeri, MD, FAANS

Supporter - Gifts of $100 to $249

Beverly Aagaard Kienitz, MD

Ann M. Ritter, MD

Merwyn Bagan, MD, MPH, FAANS(L), FACS

Bruce A Everett

Carolyn & Rob Dutrow

Louis G. Cornacchia III, MD, FACS

Rene Corvalan Latapia, MD, FACS, IFAANS

Joshua Miles Diamond

Dr. and Mrs. J.A. Forbes

Nathaniel R. Ellens, MD

Stephen R. Freidberg, MD, FAANS(L)

H.Warren Goldman, MD PhD, FACS, FAANS

Hank Feuer, MD, FAANS(L)

Henry and Carolyn Lyew

Yoshitaka Hirano, MD, IFAANS

Allen L. Ho, MD

Matthew A. Howard III, MD, FAANS

Judy Huang, MD, FAANS

Sam P. Javedan, MD, FAANS

Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez

Keisuke Ueki

Yoshihiro Kitahama, MD

Andrew J. Kokkino, MD, FAANS

Michael Lim, MD, FAANS

Geover Joslen Lobo, MBBS, MCh MS

Anthony P. Macalindong

Stephen T. Magill, MD, PhD

Alex Mamourian, MD

Michael Bruce Horowitz, MD

Nobuhito Morota, MD, IFAANS

Debbie Pleasants, RN

Cathy Powers, CAE

Redi Rahmani, MD


Robert Reznik, MD

Gail L. Rosseau, MD, FAANS

Terry J. Ryan, MD, FAANS

Sean Lew

Lori Sievers

D. Roxanne Todor, MD, FAANS

Eve C. Tsai, MD, PhD, FAANS


Jessica Wilden, MD


Julius D. Zant, MD, FAANS

Zoya Voronovich, MD


Bassam Yaghmoor

Jillian Rose Bernas, MPP, MEd

Yi-Ren Chen, MD

Coleman Harris

Rob Dillow

Catherine Hill

James and Michele Anderson

Jennifer Sweet, MD, FAANS

Ammar Hadi Kadhim, MBChB, IFAANS, FIBMS

Alice Kelsey

William J. Mack IV, MD, FAANS

Michael McDowell

Jonathan P. Miller, MD, FAANS, FACS

Edjah Kweku-Ebura Nduom, MD

Neil Majmundar

Aleksey Ovchinnikov, MD, IFAANS

Pratik Rohatgi, MD

Kimberly L. Schrader

Scott Zuckerman

The Kane Family

Jayant Daniel Thorat, MBBS, MS, IFAANS

Elizabeth M. Trinidad, MD, PharmD

Henry Yu Ty, MD, FAANS

Zoya A. Voronovich, MD

Melissa Yuan

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