Cushing Circle of Giving

The NREF Cushing Circle of Giving was established in 2008 to provide a cumulative, lifetime and planned giving society for individuals. The goal is to increase donations and create a premier recognition society. The Cushing Circle honors Dr. Harvey William Cushing, a pioneer in brain surgery, and provides camaraderie among philanthropists who have made a significant financial commitment to the NREF.

Membership is open to all donors who demonstrate a long-term commitment to advancing neurosurgery with a cash contribution of $25,000 or more, or a deferred gift of $50,000 or more. Cushing Circle members qualify for special recognition and other benefits linked to their giving level.

Visit the donate page to become a member of the Cushing Circle of Giving.

For more information about becoming part of the Cushing Circle of Giving, call 847.378.0500 and ask for NREF or email info@nref.org.

#WhyIGive

Sir William Osler said, ‘The practice of medicine is an art based on science.’ To further the art of neurosurgery, it is necessary to support its foundation of science. For this reason, we, as a family, have supported the NREF and established an endowed family fellowship.

Merwyn Bagan, MD, MPH, FAANS(L), AANS Past President and NREF Cushing Circle of Giving Platinum Member

The NREF is Pleased to Recognize the Following Cushing Circle of Giving Donors

* Denotes deceased donor.

PLATINUM: $100,000 and above

Arvind Ahuja, MD, FAANS

 

Merwyn and Carol Bagan

 

Mrs. E. Laurie Bittner 

 

Dr. and Mrs. John Guarnaschelli

 

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

 

Griffith R Harsh IV & Margaret C Whitman Foundation

 

Robert F. Heary, MD, FAANS

 

Lester A. Mount, MD*

 

Dr. and Mrs. Russel H. Patterson Jr.

 

Dr. and Mrs. Albert L.* Rhoton Jr.

 

 

GOLD: $75,000-$99,999

John L. D. Atkinson, MD, FAANS

 

Timir Banerjee, MD, FAANS, FACS

 

Frederick G. Barker II, MD, FAANS, FACS

 

Hans C. Coester, MD, FAANS, FACS

 

Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, MD, FAANS

 

Stewart B. Dunsker, MD, FAANS(L)

 

SILVER: $50,000-$74,999

Charles L. Branch, Jr., MD, FAANS

 

J. Flagg Flanagan

 

Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD, FAANS

 

Drs. Chirag and Gita Gandhi

 

Michael W. Groff, MD, FAANS

 

Ricardo Alexandre Hanel, MD, PhD, IFAANS

 

Drs. Robert E. and Kimberly S. Harbaugh

 

Jason H. Huang, MD, FAANS, FACS

 

Theodore R. Jacobs, MD, FAANS

 

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

 

Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS

 

Jon H. Robertson, MD, FAANS, FACS

 

Walavan Sivakumar, MD

 

Ann R. Stroink, MD, CPE, FAANS

 

Drs. Shelly D. Timmons and Russell A. Carter

 

Ms. Virginia Van Sant Reeves*

 

Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS

 

Seth M. Weingarten, MD, FAANS(L)

 

 

BRONZE: $25,000-$49,999

Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS

 

P. David Adelson, MD, FAANS, FACS

 

Owoicho Adogwa, MD, MPH

 

Nitin Agarwal, MD

 

Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS

 

Ronald I. Apfelbaum, MD, FAANS(L)

 

Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, FAANS, FACS

 

Anthony Asher, MD., FAANS, FACS

 

Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas M. Barbaro

 

H. Hunt Batjer, MD, FAANS(L), FACS

 

James R. Bean, MD, FAANS(L)

 

Mitchel S. Berger, MD, FAANS, FACS

 

Dr. and Mrs. Gary Bloomgarden

 

Jeffrey P. Blount, MD, FAAP, FAANS

 

Dr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Boop

 

Dr. and Mrs. Warren C.* Boop Jr.

 

Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FAANS, FACS

 

Richard W. Byrne, MD, FAANS

 

Peter W. Carmel, MD

 

Larry Van Carson, MD, MBA, FACS, FAANS

 

John R. Caruso, MD, FAANS, FACS

 

William L. Caton III, MD, FAANS*

 

Michael A. Chabraja, Esq.

 

Ali Chahlavi, MD, FAANS

 

Jefferson W. Chen, MD, PhD, FAANS

 

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

 

Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MS, FAANS

 

Lawrence S. Chin, MD, FAANS

 

Ennio Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD, FAANS

 

Kevin M. Cockroft, MD, FAANS, FACS

 

E. Sander Connolly, Jr., MD, FAANS

 

Mrs. Elise Lapeyre Connolly

 

Dr. and Mrs. William T. Couldwell

 

Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., MD, FAANS

 

John D. Davis, MD, FAANS

 

H. Gordon Deen, Jr., MD, FAANS

 

Jeremy L. Fogelson, MD, FAANS

 

Drs. Kevin T. and Lynn M. Foley

 

Allan H. Friedman, MD, FAANS

 

Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FAANS

 

John G. Golfinos, MD, FAANS

 

M. Sean Grady, MD, FAANS

 

Andrew W. Grande, MD, FAANS

 

Dr.* and Mrs. Robert G. Grossman

 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Grubb Jr.

 

Mary K. Gumerlock, MD, FAANS

 

Stephen J. Haines, MD, FAANS(L)

 

Carl B. Heilman, MD, FAANS

 

Martin M. Henegar, MD, FAANS

 

Roberto C. Heros, MD, FAANS(L)

 

Matthew A. Howard III, MD, FAANS

 

Michael Edward Ivan, MD, FAANS

 

N. Ross Jenkins, MD, FAANS

 

Michael G. Kaiser, MD, FAANS, FACS

 

Adam S. Kanter, MD, FAANS

 

Louis & Aylin Kim

 

A. Bernhard Kliefoth III, MD, FAANS(L)

 

John Joseph Knightly, MD, FAANS

 

Myron B. Kratzer*

 

Mark J. Kubala, MD, FAANS(L)

 

Charles Kuntz, MD, FAANS*

 

Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD, FAANS

 

Michael H. Lavyne, MD, FAANS(L)

 

Adrian W. Laxton, MD, FAANS

 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Levinthal

 

Michael J. Link, MD, FAANS

 

Mark E. Linskey, MD, FAANS

 

James J. Lynch, MD, FAANS

 

Joseph Charles Maroon, MD, FAANS(L)

 

Robert L. Martuza, MD, FAANS(L)

 

Catherine Anne Mazzola, MD, FAANS

 

Paul C. McCormick, MD, FAANS

 

Mark R. McLaughlin, MD, FACS, FAANS

 

Fredric B. Meyer, MD, FAANS

 

L. Madison Michael II, MD, FAANS

 

Jacques J. Morcos, MD, FAANS

 

Karin Muraszko and Scott Van Sweringen

 

Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD, IFAANS

 

Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FAANS, FACS

 

Edjah Kweku-Ebura Nduom, MD, FAANS

 

Chris J. Neal, MD, FAANS

 

Eric W. Nottmeier, MD, FAANS

 

Dr. and Mrs. Herbert* Oestreich

 

D. Ryan Ormond, MD

 

Mr. Joseph and Dr. Susan Pannullo

 

Michael C. Park, MD, PhD, FAANS

 

Ann M. Parr, MD, PhD, FAANS

 

Rob G. Parrish, MD, PhD, FAANS

 

Nettleton S. Payne II, MD, FAANS(L)

 

David Peterson

 

Jeremy Todd Phelps, MD, MBA, FAANS

 

Joseph M. Piepmeier, MD, FAANS(L)

 

Stephen M. Pirris, MD, FAANS

 

Bruce E. Pollock, MD, FAANS

 

A. John Popp and Margaret M. Vosburgh

 

Ashutosh Ashok Pradhan, MD, FAANS

 

Donald O. Quest, MD, FAANS(L)

 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Ratcheson

 

John Kevin Ratliff, MD, FAANS

 

Eric Loren Rhoton, MD, FAANS

 

Angela Richardson, MD, PhD

 

James Thomas Robertson, MD, FAANS(L)*

 

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

 

Gail L. Rosseau, MD, FAANS, FACS

 

Dr. and Mrs. Richard L.* Rovit

 

James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS

 

Timothy and Shonda Ryken

 

Raymond Sawaya, MD, FAANS

 

Dr. and Mrs. John F.* Schuhmacher

 

Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS

 

Jason M. Schwalb, MD, FAANS

 

Edward L. Seljeskog, MD, PhD, FAANS(L)*

 

Dr. and Mrs. Warren R. Selman

 

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS

 

Mark Edwin Shaffrey, MD, FAANS

 

Michael B. Shannon, MD, FAANS

 

J. Marc Simard, MD, PhD, FAANS

 

Konstantin V. Slavin, MD, FAANS

 

Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD, FAANS

 

Robert A. Solomon, MD, FAANS

 

Volker K. H. Sonntag, MD, FAANS(L)

 

Jeffrey M. Sorenson, MD, FAANS

 

Drs. Mark A. Spatola and Mihaela Ionescu

 

Robert F. Spetzler, MD, FAANS(L)

 

Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD, FAANS

 

Troy M. Tippett, MD, FAANS(L), FACS

 

Roland A. Torres, MD, FAANS

 

Luis Manuel Tumialan, MD, FAANS

 

Alex B. Valadka, MD, FAANS, FACS

 

Craig Andrew Van Der Veer, MD, FAANS(L)

 

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

 

Marjorie C. Wang, MD, MPH, FAANS

 

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

 

Martin H. Weiss, MD, FAANS(L), FACS

 

Robert E. Wharen, Jr., MD, FAANS(L)

 

David Whelan

 

John A. Wilson, MD, FAANS, FACS

 

Stacey C. Wolfe, MD, FAANS

 

Ahmet Yildizhan, MD, IFAANS

 

Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, FAANS

 

Mario Zuccarello, MD

 

 

The following institutions have committed to supporting the Cushing Circle of Giving:
PLATINUM: $100,000 and above

American Academy of Neurological Surgery

 

American Brain Tumor Association

 

Columbia University Medical Center

 

Haas Trust

 

Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurosurgery

 

Mayfield Clinic

 

Semmes-Murphey Clinic/University of Tennessee

 

 

GOLD: $75,000-$99,999

American College of Surgeons

 

University of Virginia Department of Neurosurgery

 

UPMC-Department of Neurological Surgery

 

 

SILVER: $50,000-$74,999

American Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery

 

Barrow Neurological Institute and Barrow Brain and Spine

 

Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Neurosurgery

 

CNSA Partners

 

Southern Neurosurgical Society

 

SUNY Syracuse Neurosurgical Residency

 

University of Maryland Neurosurgery

 

 

BRONZE: $25,000-$49,999

Boston Children's Hospital / Boston Pediatric Neurosurgical Foundation

 

California Association of Neurological Surgeons

 

Cleveland Clinic

 

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

 

Henry Ford Hospital

 

Keller Foundation / Mrs. Ruby C. Keller

 

Louisiana Neurosurgical Society

 

Mayo Clinic-Department of Neurologic Surgery

 

Mayo Clinic-Florida Department of Neurosurgery

 

Neurosurgical Society of America

 

New England Neurosurgical Society

 

Pennsylvania State University Department of Neurosurgery

 

Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society

 

Robert Watson Society

 

Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society

 

Rush University Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery

 

Section of Neurosurgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

 

Tennessee Neurosurgical Society

 

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Dept of Neurological Surgery

 

Toronto Western Hospital

 

UCLA Department of Neurosurgery

 

University of Alabama Neurosurgical Residency

 

University of California-San Francisco Neurosurgical Residency

 

University of North Carolina Department of Neurosurgery

 

University of Pennsylvania Department of Neurosurgery

 

University of Utah Department of Neurosurgery

 

Weill Cornell Neurological Surgery Department, Dr. Philip Stieg, Chairman

 

Western Neurosurgical Society

 

NREF is the Philanthropic Arm of the AANS

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