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Honor Your Mentor – Subspecialties and Interests

Honor Your Mentor (HYM)Funds through theNeurosurgery Research & Education Foundation ;(NREF) recognize the incredible people who have advanced neurosurgery. Each fund has a specific area of interest. Donations will be directed to a chosen research or educational endeavor and/or institution in the name of the mentor.



  • Charles G. Drake, MD, FAANS
  • Ralph G. Dacey, MD, FAANS
  • Warren R. Selman, MD, FAANS

Spine and Peripheral Nerves

  • Charles H. Tator, MD, PhD, MA, FAANS(L) 
  • Charles Kuntz IV, MD, FAANS
  • Charles L. Branch, Sr., MD, FAANS(L)
  • Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS
  • David Kline, MD, FAANS(L)
  • Ed Benzel, MD, FAANS
  • Edward S. Connolly, MD, FAANS(L)
  • Joseph S. Cheng, MD, FAANS
  • Kent C. New, MD, PhD, FAANS(L)
  • Regis W. Haid, Jr., MD, FAANS
  • Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD, FAANS
  • Sanford J. Larson, MD, PhD, FAANS(L)
  • Stewart B. Dunsker, MD, FAANS(L)
  • Ulrich Batzdorf, MD, FAANS(L)
  • Volker K. H. Sonntag, MD, FAANS(L)

Neurotrauma & Critical Care

  • Anthony Marmarou, PhD
  • Hoi Sang U, MD, FAANS


  • Kim J. Burchiel, MD, FAANS
  • John C. Oakley, MD, PhD, FAANS

Pediatric Neurological Surgery

  • A. Leland Albright, MD, FAANS(L)
  • Sanjiv Bhatia, MD, FAANS

Stereotactic and Functional Surgery

  • Roy A. E. Bakay, MD, FAANS


  • Andrew T. Parsa, MD, PhD, FAANS
  • Charles B. Wilson, MD, FAANS(L)
  • Hoi Sang U, MD, FAANS
  • James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS


Humanitarian Efforts

  • Global Humanitarian Fund


  • Karin M. Muraszko, MD, FAANS
  • Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FAANS


  • Robert F. Heary, MD, FAANS

Military Neurosurgeons

  • Military Heroes

Neuroanatomical Research

  • Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., MD, FAANS(L)

Research Training

  • Martin H. Weiss, MD, FAANS(L) 
  • Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS

RUNN Course

  • Allan H. Friedman, MD, FAANS

Socio-Economic Education

  • Lyal G. Leibrock, MD


  • Katie O. Orrico, Esq.


Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University

  • Henry G. Schwartz, MD

Boston Children's Hospital

  • R. Michael Scott, MD, FAANS(L)

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

  • Edward R. Laws, MD, FAANS(L)

Columbia University

  • Donald O. Quest, MD, FAANS(L)

Mayo Clinic

  • Thoralf M. Sundt, Jr., MD

University of Arkansas

  • Warren C. Boop, Jr., MD, FAANS(L)

University of Pittsburgh

  • Peter J. Jannetta, MD, DSc, FAANS(L)  

University of Tennessee

  • Jon H. Robertson, MD, FAANS

University of Virginia

  • John A. Jane, Sr., MD, PhD, FAANS(L)

Wake Forest University-

  • David L. Kelly, Jr., MD, FAANS(L)        

Weill Cornell Medical College

  • Philip E. Stieg, MD, PhD, FAANS

University of Rochester

  • Howard J. Silberstein, MD, FAANS

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