Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, is Professor, Nancy A. Keegan and Donald R. Voelte, Jr. Chair and the inaugural Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Co-Director of the Neurosciences Services (Neurology, Neurosurgery, Mental Health, Pain Management). Dr. Abosch received a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MD and PhD at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco followed by fellowship training in Epilepsy Surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University and additional fellowship training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Abosch is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. She serves on many national and international committees and organizations and is the Past-President of the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN). Her research interests include high-field magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and electrophysiological correlates of movement and neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Abosch is an editorial board member of many national journals.
Bachelor of Arts, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Medical and PhD Degrees, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Internship, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Residency, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Epilepsy Surgery Fellowship, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Society for Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Academy of Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation, Neurosurgical Society of American, American Epilepsy Society, Women in Neurosurgery, World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
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Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, is Professor, Nancy A. Keegan and Donald R. Voelte, Jr. Chair and the inaugural Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Co-Director of the Neurosciences Services (Neurology, Neurosurgery, Mental Health, Pain Management). Dr. Abosch received a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MD and PhD at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco followed by fellowship training in Epilepsy Surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University and additional fellowship training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto.
Vascular Neurosurgery Lead and director of cerebrovascular fellowship training program at the Royal Adelaide and Women’s & Children’s Hospitals. After completing Neurosurgery training in Adelaide and Melbourne, she undertook Cerebrovascular and Paediatric Neurosurgery fellowship training at the University of Toronto Hospital Network and Epilepsy Surgery at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne
|Dr. P. David Adelson is the Chief of Neurosurgery at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He is a globally recognized expert in the area of pediatric neural injury, central and peripheral nerves, epilepsy and functional surgery, cerebrovascular and neuro-oncology in children with research in advancing improved outcomes and regenerative and restorative neuroscience.|
|Nejat Akalan is currently the professor and director at the Department of Neurosurgery Medipol University, Istanbul.|
His main interests are pediatric neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery. He has over 140 articles and chapters and publications in peer reviewed journals and text-books.
|Dr. Azmi Alias currently is the Vice President of the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons (AASNS) ,Nominating Committee (AASNS) of the WFNS, Secretary General- International Society for Minimally Invasive Techniques in Neurosurgery (ISMINS), Executive Board Member of Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (ACNS) , Active Members of the World Academy of Neurological Surgery (WANS) and International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN)|
|Dr Rodney Allan is a cerebrovascular and Endovascular surgeon with particular expertise in vascular reconstruction for giant aneurysms and revascularisation for ischaemic disease. He is the current president of the Neurosurgical Society of Australia and New Zealand.|
|Dr. Mohammad Al-Olama, a pediatric and functional neurosurgeon at Dubai Health Authority. President pf Emirates society of neurological Surgeons and Gulf neurosurgical society. General Secretary of Arab pediatric neurosurgical society. Director of the neurosurgical residency program in DHA.|
Professor Ammirati is in private practice in San Diego, CA. • Innovative Neurotherapeutic Program Director at the Sbarro Health Organization, Temple University. • Held tenured Professorships of Neurosurgery at UCI and Ohio State. • Published 170 papers, on Brain Tumors/Skull Base Neurosurgery. • Amongst the first USA neurosurgeons to use computer guided spine surger
Staff Neurosurgeon Cleveland Clinic (2003–present) holding the following positions: The Kerscher Family Chair for Spine Tumor Excellence Director, Cleveland Clinic Gamma Knife Center Head Section of Spine Tumors Program Director, Neurosurgical Oncology and Radiosurgery Fellowships Professor, Dept of Neurological Surgery, CCLCM of CWRU–Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center–Neurological Institute
Denes V. Agoston, M.D., Ph.D. is tenured Professor at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics and Neuroscience, Uniformed Services University (USU), Bethesda, MD. Trained as physician in Hungary, he won a Max-Planck-Fellowship and moved Gottingen, Germany where he worked on synaptic transmission and earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience. As a German Scientific Council Fellow, he moved to the US and worked at the NIMH on the transcriptional regulation of neuropeptide gene expression then he led his own laboratory at the NICHD focusing on the regulatory roles of structural DNA elements and chromatin during brain development. After joining USU, he started to work on various aspects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) including diagnostic and prognostic protein biomarkers. He is Co-PI and PI on preclinical and clinical studies studying the long-term effects of repeated subconcussive head impacts and post-traumatic epilepsy, PTE. He has been collaborating with
research institutions and hospitals worldwide, published over 100 peer reviewed papers, a dozen of book chapters and review articles. His research is supported by grants from the NIH, DoD and DARPA.
|Ortho trained spine surgeon. Residency @ Sheba Tel-Hashomer, Fellowship (Neurosurgery): Kansas University medical center, MD Anderson Cancer center. Current position: Director pediatric spine unit , SZMC. Mazor robotics user since 2014 including R&D and user education.|
Dr. Moshe Attia is a board certified neurosurgeon and the director of skull base surgery service in the department of Neurosurgery at Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer. His specialty focuses on skull base microneurosurgery, operating upon skull base meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, pituitary adenomas using the endoscopic endonasal approach, brain aneurysms, vascular malformations, cavernomas, MVDs etc.
|Graduated medicine in the “Technion”, ISRAEL in 1994 Cum laude Internal medicine residency in “Rabin” medical center ISRAEL finishing 2000 Endocrinology and Diabetes residency in “Sheba Tel Hashomer” ISRAEL finishing 2006. Working at Maccabi health services (second big HMO in ISRAEL) as a senior endocrinologist .in the Israeli army and analyzing bone density tests in ASSUTA medical center.|
Volunteer at “United Hatzalah” – emergency Medicine in my free time
|Dr Mohammed Awad is a UK and Australian-trained Neurosurgeon and a full member of the Royal college of Surgeons of England and The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Having completed 2 neuro-oncology and 2 spinal fellowships, he has is a leader and global educator in navigated ultrasound guided brain tumour resections as well as complex robotic spinal surgery|
Dr. Baird is an associate professor of neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School and holds the Fellow’s Family Chair in Neurosurgery. She is the Director of Neurosurgical Oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital and serves as the Co-Director of the Brain Tumor Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She specializes in the care of children with neurosurgical disorders of the brain and spine with specific expertise in brain and spinal cord tumors, skull base neurosurgery, and neuro-endoscopy.
Brig (Dr) Harjinder Singh Bhatoe graduated from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune in 1978, and served the Armed Forces for 34 years. He did postgraduation in General Surgery in 1986, and specialization in Neurosurgery from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh in 1991. He has nearly three decades of Neurosurgical experience, and has served in top referral hospitals of the Army including Army Hospital (RR) Delhi Cantt. He has been trained in the US in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, and in Germany in Keyhole and Microneurosurgery. He has been trained in Spine surgery (Deformity Correction) in Denmark, and is a receipient of the prestigious Ambrose Pare Award for Combat Surgery from Internal Committee on Military Medicine. He has more than 200 papers published in peer reviewed journals. He is a paratrooper, and has served with the President’s Bodyguard, Rashtrapati Bhavan and the elite Parachute Brigade of the Indian Army.
Mitchel S. Berger M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.N.S. is the Berthold and Belle N. Guggenhime Professor of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He also serves as Director of UCSF’s Brain Tumor Center.
Dr. Berger is a pioneer of intraoperative brain mapping — a technique used to avoid functional areas of the brain during surgical resection of a tumor. His work has enabled surgeons to perform more extensive resection of tumor with less chance of producing sensorimotor or language deficit.
Dr. Berger is a leader of translational research and is the Principal Investigator of the UCSF Brain Tumor Research Center’s Specialized Program of Research Excellence in neuro-oncology, funded by the National Cancer Institute. His specific research interests lie in identifying molecular markers related to the progression and prognosis of glial tumors, as well as the development of small-molecule therapeutic agents that can be administered directly to the brain via convection-enhanced drug delivery.
During his distinguished career, Dr. Berger has served as President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), President of the Society of Neuro-Oncology, and President of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery. He has also been a director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery; a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons; and a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel for the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
Hagai Bergman is investigating the computational physiology of the basal ganglia and their disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease) in non-human primates in the Hebrew university of Jerusalem. He is also performing and improving the physiological navigation in DBS procedures in the Hadassah medical center and other centers.
David Bervini is a neurosurgeon at the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland, in charge of the cerebrovascular neurosurgery program. His research activities focus on cerebrovascular diseases, especially on cerebral revascularization and treatment of AVMs, as well as surgical education. He is board member of EANS.
Dr. Linda Bi is a skull base and brain tumor neurosurgeon at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, USA. Her research focuses on the translational biology of skull base tumors, quantitative imaging analyses of tumors, and refining intraoperative neuromonitoring and mapping techniques.
Mark Bilsky is an Attending Neurosurgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He holds the William E. Sneed Endowed Chair for Neurosurgical Spine Oncology and is Chief of the MSKCC Multi-disciplinary Spine Tumor Service.
Dr. Philip Blumenfeld is a US and Israel board certified radiation oncologist working at Hadassah Medical Center and serves as the head of Thoracic Radiation Oncology service. He has expertise in advanced radiotherapy techniques including SRS, SBRT, adaptive radiotherapy, proton therapy and brachytherapy. His overall vision is to assist in developing state-of-the art ways to improve oncologic outcomes for patients through involvement in novel clinical trials and medical startups.
Dr. Boop graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1983 followed by neurosurgical residency at the University of Texas San Antonio. Following fellowships in epilepsy surgery at the University of Minnesota and pediatric neurosurgery at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, he joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1989 where he served as chief of pediatric neurosurgery for 9 years. He relocated to the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in 1999, serving as Professor and the St Jude endowed Chair of pediatric neurosurgery and the JT Robertson endowed Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery from 2011-2021. He is currently the Emeritus Chair. He served as Co-director of the LeBonheur Neurosciences Institute from 2004-2021.
Dr. Boop has served neurosurgery as the Chair of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS), CNS representative to the AMA relative value update committee (RUC), member of the Washington Committee, president of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons (ASPN), president of the Southern Neurosurgical Society (SNS), and president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).
He just completed his term as the neurosurgical subspecialty governor to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Governors, is a Director and Vice-Chair of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons (ABNS), neurosurgical representative to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), serving on the Continuing Certification Committee (3C) of the ABMS. He is Past-Chair of the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgeons (ABPNS) and President of the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN). He also represents North America as the Second Vice-President of the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons (WFNS). He has over 250 peer-reviewed publications and currently works in the St Jude Global Program. He has been married 35 years to Lee Ann Boop and has two children, Sarah Boop BS, RN, MPH, a Public Health nurse in Johnson City Tennessee, and Scott Boop MD, MPH, a third-year neurosurgery resident in Seattle Washington.
Associate professor of neurosurgery Main interest: Hydrocephalus, Vascular, Functional neurosurgery Position: Deputy Head in Neurosurgery Department , Motol University Hospital, Prague 722 citations, h-index 18
NEUROSURGEON, MASTER IN HEALTH SCIENCES, ABC MEDICAL SCHOOL, SÃO PAULO-SP, BRAZIL.
FULL MEMBER OF THE BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF NEUROSURGERY
SUPERVISOR OF THE NEUROSURGERY RESIDENCE PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF VALE DO SAO FRANCISCO, PETROLINA, PE, BRAZIL.
Henry Brem is the Harvey Cushing Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins. He has developed tools that have changed neurosurgery. He works closely with biotech companies to develop new technologies and continues his practice of complex brain surgery.
Robert Briggs is an Otolaryngologist specialized in Otology and Neurotology. His current appointments are Clinical Professor in the University of Melbourne Departments of Surgery and Otolaryngology and Medical Director of the Cochlear Implant Clinic at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. He has a large experience with acoustic neuroma surgery and cochlear implantation.
Graduated University of Edinburgh in 1966; completed neurosurgery traing at University of Pennsylvania 1974 and went on staff at U Penn and CHOP. Founding member of the ASPN and Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Over 260 papers and chapters in publication; trauma, tumors, skull base, spasticity, epilepsy,craniofacial surgery. Lectured, taught and operated in over 36 Countries.
Head of Neurosurgical Department Niguarda Hospital Milano – Italy
Former president of the Italian Society of Neurosurgery
Board member of the Vascular Commettee of the EANS and of the WFNS
in 2018 – organized the European – Japanese Cerebrovascular Congress in Milano
in 2016 he organized the European Consensus conference on AVM Treatment
Christos Chamilos MD PhD
Paediatric – Adult Neurosurgeon
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon IASO Childrens’ Hospital. Athens, Greece
ESPN Executive Board Member
Hellenic Neurosurgical Society Pediatric Neurosurgery subcommitte Member
Prof. David Chan is an Assistant Professor from Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was awarded the Best Research Award in 2016 and 2017 from the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong with a Distinction in his HST Research Project in 2018 and was awarded the Best Original Paper Award in 2019. He is the Spine Chapter Convenor of the Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society(HKNS) and serves as a Council member of the HKNS.
Professor, the Dept of Neurosurgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
He has operated on over 25000 cases, 2000 epilepsy surgeries, and published 462 papers (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=C_fTZQsAAAAJ&hl=en), was awarded 14 extramural major research grants and 9 patents.
He 16 extra-mural research projects,
His other areas of interest include craniovertebral junction, complex spine, minimally invasive cranial and spine, and vascular and skull base.
Dr. Chiocca is a physician-scientist, whose clinical and scientific expertise revolves around the surgical/medical treatment of human brain tumors. He is the the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Harvey W. Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School.
Alfredo Conti, MD, PhD, FEBNS is associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Bologna, Italy. Member of the EANS Academy, Examination Committee of the EANS, Visiting Researcher of the Charité Berlin. His main fields are neuro-oncology and functional neurosurgery with specific regard to CyberKnife radiosurgery, DBS, brain tumor surgery. He is author of over 150 articles indexed on PubMed/Scopus. website: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/alfredo.conti2
Fellow Vascular Neurosurgery AKH Neurosurgical Clinic, Medical University of Vienna.
Faculty of the European Workshops on Cerebral Revascularization. AKH Neurosurgical Clinic, Medical University of Vienna Austria.
Neuroendoscopy. Neuroanatomy. Restorative Neurosurgery. Department of Neurosurgery Montevideo, Uruguay
Active Member and Faculty of the Walter Dandy Society and St Louis University- Cerebrovascular-Neuroendoscopy Department, Missouri ,USA.
Active Member of the Austrian Society of Neurosurgery, Vienna Austria.
Past President of the Latinamerican Study Group on Neuroendoscopy.
Ex Member of the Editorial Board of the FLANC (Latinamerican Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
Expert Reviewer World Neurosurgery Review
President elect 2019 2021 and Active Member International Board of the IFNE (International Federation on Neuroendoscopy)
Ex Member of the WFNS Committee on Neuroendoscopy
William Couldwell is the Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah. His clinical interests are skull base and vascular neurosurgery. He has published over 500 peer-reviewed publications on these and other topics, and is Past- President of the American Association of Neurological Surgery, American Academy of Neurological Surgery, and World Academy of Neurological Surgery
Fully educated Neurosurgeon since 2012. Worked at University Hospitals Essen, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland. Several international fellowships. Currently Senior Consultant and Assistant Professor at University Hospital Essen, Germany. Research Focus: Cavernous Malformations, Aneurysms. Surgical focus: Vascular, Skull base, (Pediatric)Tumor Surgery.
Dr. Danielpour holds the Vera and Paul Guerin Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is recognized for his expertise in the neurosurgical care of congenital malformations, skeletal dysplasia, brain tumors, and craniosynostosis. His laboratory research focuses on mechanisms regulating the differentiation of neural and glial stem cells into brain tumors using patient-specific mutations introduced into GEMMs using a modeling system created by him and his colleague, Dr. Joshua Breunig.
Professor Gavin Davis is a Melbourne neurosurgeon, with post-fellowship training in neurosurgery in UK and peripheral nerve surgery in USA. He has clinical and research interests in peripheral nerve surgery and is internationally recognised in the research and management of sport related concussion in adults and children. He is section editor of NEUROSURGERY.
Professor of Translational Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne, Director of the Melbourne Brain Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Co-chair of the Australian Stroke Alliance. His research focuses on acute therapy for both ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage, particularly the use of advanced imaging in selection of therapy.
Hans Delye was trained as neurosurgeon at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and followed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship with prof.dr.M.Vinchon at CHRU Lille, France. He is consultant neurosurgeon (pediatric and adult oncology) at Radboudumc, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He is director of the Radboudumc Centre of Expertise on Craniofacial disorders and has a specific interest in minimal invasive craniosynostosis surgery.
Mr Demetriades is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Royal Infirmary of the University of Edinburgh. He has previously served as the Secretary of the EANS, Chairman of its Young Neurosurgeon’s Committee, and of the Individual Membership Committee. His main research interests are outcome studies in clinical neurosurgery, including traumatic brain injury; spinal trauma; polytrauma; Trigeminal neuralgia; training curricula; and history of neuroscience.
He is the President of the EANS.
Nora Dengler is a Senior Physician at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin with special interests in peripheral nerve, skull base, spine, and vascular surgery. She is head of the german section of peripheral nerve surgery in the german national neurosurgical society (DGNC), member of the EANS peripheral nerve section board, and member of the WFNS peripheral nerve surgery comitee.
Dr. Chandrashekhar Eknath Deopujari, MS, MCh, MSc, IFAANS
- Professor and Head of Neurosurgery at the Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai (affiliated to the Maharashtra Health University.)
- Honorary Consultant to the B.J.Wadia Children’s Hospital
- Consultant, Hinduja Gamma Knife Centre, Mumbai
Total Clinical & Academic experience
MBBS, MS form GMCH, Nagpur
Over 35 years of experience in Neurosurgery in Mumbai after MCh, Neurosurgery in Mumbai, and further training in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK & Cerebrovascular fellowship at Detroit, USA, in Minimal Access Surgery at Maine’s university, Germany, Pediatric Neurosurgery at Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, Epilepsy surgery at Miami Children’s Hospital, USA and Gamma knife Radiosurgery Fellowship at Stockholm, Sweden
Honors & Achievements
Director of Neurosurgery, at Centre of excellence in Minimal Access Surgery Training (IMMAST), Mumbai
Awarded International Fellowship – American Association of Neurosurgery
Chairman, WFNS Neuroendoscopy & Neuroendocrine Committee (2012-22)
Founder President of the Neuroendoscopy Society of India (2013)
President, Asian-Australian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery: (2017-19)
President, International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN), 2014-15
President, Neurological Society of India (NSI), 2012-13
Invited Orator at AIIMS and G.B. Pant Hospitals, New Delhi, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Korean and Romanian societies, Faculty at Congress of Neurosurgeons, USA, Asian Australian Society of Neurosurgery, American Association of Neurosurgery, Japanese Neurosurgery society, Society for British Neurosurgeons, Federation for Latin American Societies
Areas of Interest
Pediatric, epilepsy, vascular and Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive skull base neurosurgery
Author of 5 Books, 22 Chapters in Books of Neurosurgery, and over131 publications in peer-reviewed National and International Journals, Guest editor for 3 special issues of Neurology India, 1 annual issue of Child’s Nervous system
Editorial Board:Surgical Neurology International. Journal of Neurosurgery and Imaging, Childs’ Nervous System, Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
MD, PhD Associate Professor Chief of Division of Neurosurgery Neurosurgery Residency Program Director Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro Uberaba, Brazil President-Elect – Brazilian Academy of Neurosurgery (ABNc) Active Member – International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) Fellowship – Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany Visiting Professor – Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Professor Kate Drummond is Director of Neurosurgery at Royal Melbourne Hospital. Her research and clinical interests are in the biology and management of brain tumours. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery. She is Chair of Pangea Global Health Education, a for-impact organisation specialising in health education in low resource settings.
59 Yrs old, from Yamakanmardi village, Belgaum Dist.
- MBBS-JN Medical College Belgaum
- ch Neuro Surgery from NIMHANS. Bangalore 1989.
- Awarded best out going Neurosurgeon NIMHANS 1992.
- Awarded Silver Jubilee Gold Medal in Neuro Surgery – NIMHANS.
- Trained & worked in England. New Castle upon Tyne.REGIONAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTRE
- Trained & worked in England. Western Gen Hospital Edinburgh.
- Trained and worked in Amster dam ROYAL Hospital,Holland
- Trained and worked in Hanover University Hospita Hanover West Germany
- Fellowship in MICRONEUROSURGERY Fujita University Nagoya,Japan
- Attended 52 international conferences. Presented >75 papers & Published 47 papers.
Started dept Neurosurgery KMC/KIMS Hubli-1998-prof HOD till 2004
Started dept Neurosurgery S.D.M.Medical college 2004 -prof HOD -till 2019
Chief Consultant Neurosurgeon International Neurosciences Centre Shivakrupa Hospital
Chief Consultant Neurosurgeon Suchirayu-HCG Hospital
Prof Neurosurgery S.D.M. Medical College Hubli-Dharwar.Karnatak State India
James Ecklund is the President of Inova Neuroscience Service Line and Professor & Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Previously he was Professor and Chairman at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. His primary clinical/research interests include complex spine and neurotrauma, especially blast & penetrating injury.
Dr. Renana Eitan is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, the chair of the psychiatric division at the Tel Aviv Medical Center and the chair of the Israel Society of Biological Psychiatry (2021-2024). Dr Eitan is one of the pioneers of neuropsychiatry in Israel and deep brain stimulation research in psychiatry.
Born in Jerusalem. Served as a fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force.
Professor of Otolaryngology / HNS at the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology / HNS.
Clinical and academic activities mainly include Rhinology, Endoscopic sinus surgery and Endoscopic anterior skull base surgery.
Dr. Aria Fallah is a pediatric neurosurgeon who practices at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His clinical and research interests are devoted to surgery for the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy.
FELLOW IN SKULL BASE SURGERY AT UNIVERSITY OF VERONA – VERONA – ITALY FELLOW IN PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY AT UNIFESP – SÃO PAULO – BRAZIL MEMBER OF THE BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF NEUROSURGERY MEMBER OF THE BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY INTERNATIONAL MEMBER OF AANS CHAIRMAN DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY – IMIP/HPS (RECIFE) – BRAZIL CHAIRMAN DIVISION OF PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY – IMIP/HPS (RECIFE) – BRAZIL ASSISTANT NEUROSURGEON – HOSPITAL DA RESTAURAÇÃO (RECIFE)- BRAZIL
Jonathan A. Forbes, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his neurosurgical training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He then fulfilled a 4-year commitment with the U.S. Air Force and completed a skull base fellowship at New York Presbyterian—WCMC prior to joining the University of Cincinnati.
Robert Friedlander, MD, MA, is the Walter E. Dandy Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery and Co-Director of the UPMC Neurological Institute. Dr. Friedlander was a Professor at Harvard Medical School. He was also Vice-Chairman of Neurosurgery, Associate Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery and Co-Director of the Neuroscience Research Center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Miki Fujimura is the Professor and Chairman at Department of Neurosurgery, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. He graduated from Tohoku University, Sendai. He has been interested in the cerebrovascular diseases, particularly focusing on Moyamoya disease. He is currently the director board member of Japan Neurosurgical Society, Japan Stroke Society etc.
Paul Gardner, MD, is Peter J. Jannetta Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery, Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Neurosurgical Director of the Center for Cranial Base Surgery and Executive Vice Chairman for Surgical Services for the Department of Neurological Surgery at UPMC.
Debora Garozzo is an Italian neurosurgeon subspecialized in peripheral nerve surgery, She relocated 5 years ago in UAE and presently works in Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, Dubai. She served as chairperson of the “Surgery of peripheral nerves” Section of SINCH ( Italian Society of Neurosurgery) and vice president of the WFNS committee for peripheral nerve surgery; she is currently the vice president of the Emirates Society of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Mickey Gideon is the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Soroka University Medical Center. He is a lecturer at Joyce & Irving Goldman Medical school at BGU and Senior lecturer at the department of Biotechnology Engineering. Dr. Gideon serves as a Medical Director for several innovative Israeli Health-Tech startups and MedTech VC’s in Israel. Dr. Gideon is well known for his successful separation of conjoined Craniopagus twins for the first time in Israel on September 2021.
Main research areas: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spina Bifida, Craniosynostosis, Neuroendoscope, Neuro-Oncology Academic career and positions: 2001-2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery (Pediatric team), Jichi Medical University 2008-2022 Professor, Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Jichi Children’s Medical Center Tochigi, Jichi Medical University
Professor of Neuroanatomy and Neurosurgery at the Miguel Hernández University Alicante (Spain). Consultant Neurosurgeon focused on Skull Base and Neurooncology. Specific interest on Neurosurgical Education as the Spanish Delegate for the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies Training Committee and member of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Education Committee. Co-director of the 3DNeuroanatomy project.
Trained in the University Hospital of Valencia (Spain) and in well known centers around the world by Prof. Fukushima in Tokyo, Prof. Michael Lawton in San Francisco, Prof. Evandro de Oliveira in Sao Paulo and Prof. Juha Hernesniemi in Helsinki.
Completed a one year Fellowship under the supervision of Professor Ture and Professor Yasargil in Istanbul, Turkey.
Gerald A. Grant, MD, is a neurosurgeon, scientist, and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Duke University. Grant specializes in treating brain tumors, medically refractory epilepsy, Chiari malformation, and concussion. He treats pediatric patients and young adults. His research focuses on innovative ways to open the blood-brain barrier to improve the delivery of novel drugs and immunotherapy to target brain tumors.
Michael Groff, M.D. is Vice-Chairman and Director of Spinal Neurosurgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He went to the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York for residency training. He completed a spine fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is Chair of the Neurosurgical Research and Education Foundation.
Robert E. Gross, MD, PhD holds the MBNA/Bowman Chair and is Vice-Chair of Neurosurgery at Emory University. He is Director of the Translational Neuroengineering Research Lab, the Emory Neuromodulation and Technology Innovation Center (ENTICe), and the Emory MD/PhD Program, and is Past-President of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. Clinical and research interests are in neuromodulation, ablation, gene and cell therapy, movement disorders, epilepsy and depression.
Prof. Rachel Grossman serves as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Tel Aviv Medical Center in Israel and holds the position of a Professor at Tel Aviv University School of Medicine. After completion of her neurosurgical residency at Sheba Medical Center in Israel, Prof. Grossman had joined the Surgical Neurology department at Johns Hopkins Hospital, MD, USA, where she had led a variety of research projects, including innovative approaches for brain tumor therapy.
Upon her return to Israel, Prof. Grossman had joined the faculty of the neurosurgery department of the Tel-Aviv Medical Center and launched an active clinical and academic career with emphasis on brain tumor therapy, pituitary surgery and extended endoscopic approaches to skull base and technology development projects with various international companies.
Prof. Grossman is a member of the Tumor Section of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) and the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS).
Prof. Grossman serves in Executive Steering Committees and lead PI for several pharmaceuticals companies conducting multicenter international clinical studies, is a Scientific advisor for biothechnology companies, and a member of editorial boards and reviewer for leading scientific journals in her areas of expertise.
Prof. Grossman’s main clinical interests include surgery for complex brain tumors, including Awake Craniotomies with intra-operative cortical mapping and white matter tracking when tumors are within or near functional brain regions, endoscopic surgery for pituitary and skull base tumors and complex operations for benign tumors of the brain. Her main research areas include novel therapeutics for malignant brain tumors, including innovative immunotherapeutic approaches, combination therapies, and advanced translational imaging technologies in surgical planning.
Abuzer Gungor is a neurosurgeon Assoc. and former fellow of Prof. Albert. Rhoton. He is the Coordinator of Yeditepe Microneurosurgery Laboratory under supervision Prof. Gazi Yasargil and Prof. Ugur Türe. He is specialized in skulbase, vascular ,neurooncology and epilepsy surgery. He has focused in White matter anatomy of the brain and brain stem in his researhes. He is the author of over 50 national and foreign research publications.
Dr Aditya Gupta currently heads the Neurosurgery and CNS Radiosurgery services at Artemis Hospitals, in the Delhi National Capital Region. He served as Faculty more than 8 years at AIIMS, New Delhi, India’s premier medical institution. He has a keen interest in Neuro-oncology, Functional Neurosurgery, Radiosurgery and Vascular Neurosurgery. He is the incoming President of the Indian Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.
Dr. Regis W. Haid, Jr. received his undergraduate degree in 1978 from the University of Notre Dame with majors in philosophy and theology, and a minor in classical literature. He was honored with awards as a member of the Notre Dame Rugby team. In Rugby, he was selected “All Midwest,” “All American Rugby Football Union,” and played on the United States Pan American Rugby team.
He received his MD at West Virginia University in 1982 with membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, serving as President of his class.
He completed his neurosurgical residency in 1988 at West Virginia University. A Fellowship with Dr. Joseph Maroon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was performed in 1986. In 1988-89 he was Clinical Instructor at the University of Florida, where he also completed a one-year Orthopaedic Fellowship in Spine Surgery. He served in the United States Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas from 1989-93. He joined the faculty at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia in 1993 as Associate Professor, and was promoted to Professor in 2001. During that time, he was Director of the Spinal Fellowship Program.
In 2003, he was a founding partner of Atlanta Brain and Spine Care, a Spinal Research Foundation Regional Center of Excellence. He is former Medical Director of the Piedmont Spine Center, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.
A renowned surgeon and educator, Dr. Haid has been visiting professor at 50 universities worldwide. He has been a Course Director more than 370 times, lectured at over 200 Spinal Courses, and presented over 550 papers. As a widely published author, Dr. Haid has contributed over 165 scientific articles to peer-reviewed journals, has written or edited 13 textbooks, and has written more than 95 chapters on the treatment of spinal disorders.
A professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, he holds the McMurry-Seebaum Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery. He has practiced at Children’s Hospital Colorado since 1994 and served as the Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery from 2005-2020. His areas of interest include pediatric brain tumors, pediatric epilepsy, and congenital malformations.
I serve as the Director of the Spine Surgery Division and Radiosurgery unit at Sheba Medical Center in Israel. My main interests include minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for the treatment of spine pathologies, spinal cord injury. I serve as the head of the Scientific Committee of the Israeli Spine Society.
Dr. Hawryluk is a neurosurgeon in Winnipeg, Canada. He is the Medical Director of the Brain Trauma Foundation and Co-Director of SIBICC which produced the first algorithms for the management of severe TBI in a generation.
Dr Heppner is a Neurosurgeon based in Auckland New Zealand. He is head of Paediatric Neurosurgery at Starship Children’s Hospital and also has an adult appointment at Auckland City Hospital. Dr Heppner has active research collaborations with the Centre for Brain Research and the Biomedical Engineering Departments at the University of Auckland
Dr. Hodaie is currently a Professor and Senior Scientist, at the University of Toronto. Her clinical expertise and research focus are in trigeminal neuralgia, particularly the understanding of the brain and nerve microstructure, and how these contribute to diagnosis of pain, and prediction of surgical response.
Assistant(instructor), Department of Neurosurgery,
Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan, from 1988
Research Fellow(Visiting scholar), Division of Neurosurgery, Children’s Memorial Hospital,
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA, from Nov. 1988 to Mar. 1992
Visiting scholar, Department of Anatomy and Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA from Mar. 1992 to Mar. 1993,
Assistant, Department of Neurosurgery, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan, from Apr. 1993
Assistant professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan from Jan. 1997
Visiting Scholar, Department of Anatomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, from Mar. 1997 to Sep. 1997
Visiting Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA, Oct. 2005
Associate professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Hirakata Hospital, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan since 2007 to July 2011
Visiting Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan since 2008
International Faculty, University of Cairo, Egypt, since 2009
Professor, St.Thomas University, Japan since Aug. 2011 to Jan. 2012
Visiting Scholar, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah since Jan 2012 to Mar. 2015
Head, Paediatric Neurosurgery, Ibaraki Children’s Hospital. since Apr 2015 to present
Clinical Professor, Neurosurgery, Tsukuba University, since Apr 2016 to present
Head, Pediatrics Cancer and Disease Research Center, Ibaraki Children’s Hospital, since Oct 2016 to present
Vice President, Ibaraki Children’s Hospital, since Apr 2017 to present
Prof. Itshayek is the director of the spine surgery unit in the department of neurosurgery at the Rabin Medical Center. Prof. Itshayek received his medical degree from the Tel Aviv University, completed his residency in neurosurgery at Hadassah and fellowship in spinal surgery at Vancouver General Hospital under the University of British Columbia.
Xiaofeng Jia, M.D., M.S., Ph.D., FCCM is the Professor with Tenure in the Department of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Anatomy Neurobiology, the Director of the Neurosurgical Stem cell Research, and the director of Translational Neuroengineering and Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He has been a faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD since 2007. His current research interests include brain monitoring and therapeutic hypothermia; peripheral nerve injury and regeneration, and stem cell therapy. Dr. Jia has been a PI on multiple grants from NIH (three RO1s), U.S. defense advance research project agency (DARPA), American Association of Hand Surgery, American Heart Association (AHA), and Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF). He has published 149 peer-review journal papers with 83 of them as the first or corresponding author, and 200+ national /international conference publication/abstracts, with 132 platform presentations and invited presentations. He is a recipient of the Annual Research Awards from AAHS in 2008 (total 3 awarded nationally), the 2009 Top 20 Scientific Exhibits and the 2008 Finalist of Best Overall Poster Award of AAOS, the CPCC Junior Investigator Travel Award from AHA, the Finalist of Research Citation Award from SCCM.
Resident and Chief Resident at Ricardo Gutierrez Children’s Hospital,Buenos Aires and Resident at the Hospital for Sick Children,Toronto,Canada. Chief of the Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at FLENI Institute from 2000 to 2014 when became Chief of Neurosurgery at Hospital de Pediatría Prof Dr JP Garrahan where he continues as Honorary Consultant. Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine
Board Member: Argentinean Society for Pediatric Neurosurgeons
Board Member: Abdulrauf Institute of Neurosurgery
Member: Argentinean Society-College of Neurosurgeons
Member: International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Member: International Federation of Neuroendoscopy
Director of the Neuroendoscopy Training Courses with simulations
Consultant Pediatric Neurosurgeon:
-Hospital de Pediatría GARRAHAN
-Sanatorio De Los Arcos
Professor Rakesh Jalali is the Medical Director of India’s and South Asia’s first proton therapy facility the Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC). His work over the years has been focused on high-precision techniques of radiotherapy, proton therapy, molecular prediction and several patient reported outcome measures and quality of life issues in neuro-oncology practice in the region along with novel insights in long-term cancer survivorship.
George Jallo started the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in September 2015. This comprehensive team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, and physiatrists care for pediatric neurological disorders. In addition to leading a nationally ranked neuroscience team. He is the Physician in Chief and Vice Dean. He has published 280 scientific articles, 100 chapters and 5 textbooks.
Chairman, Japanese Leksell Gamma Knife Society
Chairman, Asian Leksell Gamma Knife Society
Director, Jiro Suzuki Memorial Gamma House, Furukawa Seiryo Hospital, Osaki, Japan
Clinical Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
Clinical Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Sendai, Japan
My primary interests are traumatic brain injury and neurocritical care. I am the current President of the Neurotrauma Society of India and the Vice Chancellor of the College of Neurocritical Care (India).
Professor of Neurosurgeon at Siloam Hospitals, Indonesia.
Assistant to Dean of Clinical Education Faculty of Medicine Pelita Harapan, Indonesia.
I Teach Critical Thinking Bioethics, Neuroscience, Introduction to Clinical Medicine I & II, Endocrine and Genitourinary systems, and Hemato Oncology courses. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Universitas Sumatera Utara, Neurosurgery Specialist and Master’s Degree from Universitas Padjajaran, and Doctor’s Degree from Universitas Hasanuddin.
President, skull Base Surgery Society of india
President, Neurosociety of Indore
Director, neurosciences, Medanta super speciality Hospital indore
30 years experience in neurosurgery. Did fellowships under Prof Chandranath Sen, Prof LN Sekhar, Prof T Kawase.
Area of interest: skull base and vascular neurosurgery, brain tumours, CP Angle tumours, pituitary adenomas, neuro endoscopy and epilepsy surgery
Full professor and head of dept. of neurosurgery. Director and founder of postgraduate program in neurosurgery. Former second vice president of WFNS.Honorary president of CAANS. Member of WFNS Faculty.Member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine.Member of editorial boards of 11 Neurosurgical Journals.
Dr. Peter Kan is Professor and Moody Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and Jennie Sealy Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. Research interests: clinical trials for neuroendovascular devices; intravascular imaging; neuroprotection for acute ischemic stroke; intra-arterial cell-based therapy for malignant brain tumors.
Born and trained in South Africa, I worked as consultant at Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital before moving to Melbourne. I commenced my consultant role at the Royal Melbourne Hospital after completing the Australian fellowship in 1998. My original training provided my with the skills to manage tumour, neurovascualr and neurotrauma . I progressively developed my skills in spinal surgery and lead the neuro-spine service.
Robert Keating, MD is currently Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Keating graduated from Georgetown University Medical School in 1983 and subsequently went to New York where he did his training in Neurosurgery at the Albert Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. A fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery as well as Craniofacial Surgery followed at Einstein / Montefiore in 1990.. As a member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery and International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, he has published and presented extensively in the field. His publications include the previous texts, “An Atlas of Orbitocranial Surgery” and “Tumors of the Pediatric Nervous System” (2nd edition published in 2013 ) with current work on Neurosurgical Operative Atlas, (2nd ed. Kobets, A, Goodrich JT, and Keating RF, Thieme) due for publication in 2022. He is a reviewer for numerous journals, including Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Journal of Neuro-Oncology and is on the Editorial Board of Childs Nervous System. In addition, he is also Chair, Medical Advisory Committee on the Board of the American Syringomyelia Alliance Project as well as a founding member of the Posterior Fossa Society and maintains long-standing membership in the CNS , AANS , ASPN and ISPN.
Additional Professor in Neurosurgery at AIIMS, New Delhi with interest in Neuro-oncology and Radiosurgery. She has extra -mural projects ongoing in the field of molecular diagnosis of gliomas. Recipient of Lars Leksell Radiosurgery Fellowship in 2018. Also on the reviewer board of international journals, and at present Assistant editor of Indian Journal of Neurosurgery. Working for the global Neurosurgery as an executive member of WFNS -WHO Alliance committee.
Dr. Amir Kershenovich is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosrugery at Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel. He is a graduate of the National Autonomous University of Mexico School of Medicine and completed his Neurosurgery Residency at Rabin Medical Center, affiliated to Tel Aviv University, in Israel. Between 2007 and 2009 he subspecialized in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Dallas Children’s Medical Center, affiliated to the University of Texas Southwestern, and in Functional and Epilepsy surgery, at the University of Washington Medical Center in, Seattle, Washington, USA. In 2016 he completed a Masters degree in Health Administration from the Ohio University. Prior to his return to Israel in 2017, he was the Director of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Unit at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville, Pennsylvania, USA.
Dr. Kershenovich has participated in over 30 International Scientific Meetings, presenting more than 20 oral and printed papers. He has 19 peer review scientific publications on leading medical journals, and has written 4 book chapters. He is also a reviewer for eight different peer reviewed neurosurgical journals.
In 2012 he was given the Service Hero Award by the Geisinger Medical Center, in recognition of outstanding efforts and service contributions, and in 2014 was awarded a Grant by the Geisinger Health System Scientific Committee Board for the development of a medical device.
On August 2018, Dr. Kershenovich, co-founded with his wife the project KIBS, Kids International Brain and Spine Surgery, that provides free neurological surgery in Israel for international children without resources or access to specialized pediatric neurosurgery.
In June 2022, he was given the Shimon Peres Award for innovation in Healthcare and Science by the ILAN (Israel-Latin America Network) Foundation
Dr. Kershenovich has created different academic programs for neurosurgical residents and medical students from Mexico and the USA who have clerkshiped with him both in the USA as well as in Israel, and has taught surgical techniques in 6 different countries from America, Europe and Asia.
Dr. Kershenovich is the co-founder and president of ORCRA, a Mexican based company that imports cranial orthosis from the USA, and in 2022, became a member of the board of advisors for the Israeli medical device start-up company NERVIO, an artificial intelligence neuromonitoring solution.
Currently heading surgical division of comprehensive center for movement disorders at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute , Trivandrum, India with more than 15 years of experience in deep brain stimulation for various movement disorders. Actively involved in training post doctoral fellows , residents and research students ; has various research projects pertaining to movement disorders and publications in international neurosurgery journals.
Clinical Assistant professor
Department of Neurosurgery, SNUH
Division of pediatric neurosurgery, SNUCH
2005-2009 Jeju National University College of Medicine
2017-2019 Seoul National University Graduate school of Medicine, Translational medicine.
2018.9 ~2019.9 fellowship, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, SNUCH
2019.10 ~ Clinical assistant professor, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, SNUCH
Dr. Kinoshita is a surgical neuro-oncologist, sincerely believing that non-invasive imaging techniques are valuable information to enhance surgical precision enabling tailor-made treatment for glioma patients. His research interest includes advanced MR imaging of the brain such as diffusion, perfusion and quantitative MR acquisition, PET imaging, and molecular imaging using radiomics.
Israeli trained Neurosurgeon Fellow, Faculty and chief of Neurotrauma in Shock trauma center, Baltimore, Maryland. Senior neurosurgeon, Chief of Spine Surgery (2001-2017) & Chairman (2017-2022), Department of Neurosurgery, Sheba Madical Center ,Israel. Main interest: Neurotrauma, Spine
He is a Professor & Chairman of Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo, Japan. And he is a skull base surgeon who has surgical experience of 2200 cerebellopontine angle tumors including 1600 vestibular schwannomas, using an intraoperative real-time continuous facial nerve monitoring.
Dr.Raja.K.Kutty is an Associate Professor at the premiere tertiary reference center, Government Medical College Trivandrum, Kerala, India. He was a previous cerebrovascular fellow at the Fujita Health University, Japan. He is the Chairman of the education committee of the Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He was the recipient of the Young Neurosurgeon award presented by the ACNS at the ICCVS 2017. He has been an invited faculty to various national and international conferences.
Abhaya Kulkarni is a pediatric neurosurgeon and Professor of Surgery at Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Dr. Kulkarni’s research focuses on clinical trials, health outcome, and quality of life in pediatric neurosurgery, with special emphasis on hydrocephalus. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed manus, including in New Engl J Med, JAMA, and The Lancet.
from 1999 – till now
Staff neurosurgeon, professor of clinical neurosurgery in the Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute, Moscow
Special interests: pediatric neurosurgery, neurooncology, minimally invasive neurosurgery, neuroendoscopy.
Membership: Russian Society of Neurosurgery from 1998 (active), American Association of Neurological Surgeons from September, 2002 (International Fellow)
Institute of Clinical medicine, National Taiwan University PH.D. graduated 2007
Neurosurgical Division Chief, Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital 2018~
President, Taiwan Neurosurgical Society 2021~
Vice President, Asian Australasian-Society of Neurological Surgeons 2020~
Professor, Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University 2020~
Cerebrovascular and skull base surgery
Assoc. Professor Leon Lai, MBBS PhD FRACS, serves as the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and Director of Cerebrovascular Training at Monash Medical Centre, Australia. He specializes in the surgical treatment of cerebrovascular diseases, and skull base tumours. Dr Lai holds an Academic Professorship at the Department of Surgery, Monash University. His research has resulted in numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and editorials.
John Laidlaw trained in medicine & neurosurgery in Melbourne, Australia, and had post-fellowship neurosurgical training in the USA. He practices neurosurgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, has a sub-specialty practice in cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and a strong interest in neurosurgical training and clinical trials. He is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne.
Eric Dennis Legaspi is a consultant and professor of neurosurgery at the Philippine General Hospital, and the Chief of Neurosurgery at the Capitol Medical Center. His special fields of interest are pediatric and spine neurosurgery, and he served several terms as the Vice-president of the Academy of Filipino Neurosurgeons, Inc., and head of its Scientific Committee.
Prof. Ronen Leker is the director of the Stroke unit at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem Israel. He is the author of over 170 peer reviewed papers and is involved in cutting edge clinical and basic stroke research. Prof. Leker is also heavily involved in stroke training and has mentored stroke fellows and residents from Israel and other countries.
Peter Le Roux MB, ChB, MD FACS, FNCS received his medical degree and doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and trained in Neurosurgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA. This included training at Atkinson Morley Hospital in London, England and doctoral research at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France. He has been in clinical practice for more than 25 years and is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a fellow of the Neurocritical Care Society and a Dana Foundation Fellow. Dr. Le Roux has a longstanding record in translational research in brain resuscitation and recovery and is an internationally known expert in subarachnoid hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury management and in neurocritical care. He is the editor of several textbooks including: “Management of Cerebral Aneurysms” (Elsevier, 2004) and “Monitoring in Neurocritical Care (Elsevier 2013), and a Section Editor (Basic Science) for Youman’s Neurological Surgery (2010) and Section Editor (Cerebrovascular) for Youman’s Neurological Surgery (2022). Dr. Le Roux has given more than 350 invited lectures in 15 countries and published more than 250 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Le Roux’s research crosses several disciplines. He was a recent member of the Board of Directors and Executive for the Neurocritical Care Society, was co-chair of the Neurocritical Care Research Network that includes 150 Neurocritical Care Units around the world, a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Committee for the Enhancement of Neurosurgical Research, and was co-chair of the International Consensus on Multimodality Monitoring sponsored by the ESICM, the NCS and the SCCM. Dr. Le Roux has been recognized with the Young Neurosurgeon Award from the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, the Charles A. Elsberg Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and in 2015 he received the Presidential Service Award from the Neurocritical Care Society.
Completed training in Neurosurgery in RMC, 1989 and Neurointensive fellowship in Shock Trauma Baltimore, 1990-91. Main topics are neurotrauma and clinical research. Retired from last position as assisstant general hospital director 06-2021.
Main Publications: 1. Comparison of the effectiveness of using the optic strut and tuberculum sellae as radiological landmarks in diagnosing paraclinoid aneurysms with CT angiography. J Neurosurg. 2016 2. Pretemporal trans-Meckel’s cave transtentorial approach for large petroclival meningiomas. Neurosurg Focus. 2018.
Dr. Michael Link is the Charles B. and Ann L. Johnson Professor of Neurosurgery, with a joint appointment in Otolaryngology, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Link is recognized internationally as an expert in the diagnosis and microsurgical and radiosurgical management of Skull Base tumors and other disorders.
• 1983-95 Stereotactic/Microsurgical training Homburg/Aachen, Germany • 1987-88 Duke University, Durham, USA. • 1995-2014 Karolinska Gamma Knife Centre, Stockholm • 2007-11 President European Leksell Gamma Knife Society • 2008-18 Bupa Cromwell Gamma Knife Centre, London • 2015-21 Chairman Section Radiosurgery EANS • 2014- Interdisciplinary Centre of Neuro-Radiosurgery (ICERA) Hamburg. Clinical priorities: Radiosurgery of benign and malignant brain tumours, onco- immunology.
Vice- President, Academy of Filipino Neurosurgeons,
President, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital Faculty and Alumni of the Neuroscience
Chair, Neurosurgery Section, Bicol Regional Teaching and Training Hospital
Visiting International Surgeon Awardee, 2016 AANS
Women in Neurosurgery member/ Chair Philippines
Treasurer, Asian Congress of Neurosurgery- WINS
Author: Paper on Traumatic Brain Injury and cerebrolysin : Clinical Neurology and Neurosurge
Igor Maldonado, MD, PhD Neurosurgeon and professor of Neuroanatomy, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil Currently in mobility at: Tours University Hospital & iBrain Laboratory, Tours, France Founding Member of the International Academy of Neurosurgery Anatomy (IANA)
Name: Taketoshi Maehara Date of birth: April 2,1960 Age:62 year old
Education and Training
1979-1985 M.D. Tokyo Medical and Dental University(TMDU)
1994-2000: Medical Staff: Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital
Principal Positions Hold
2012-present: Professor: Department of Neurosurgery, TMDU
Martijn Malessy is Professor of Nerve Surgery and founder of the Nerve Center at the Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands. He has a vast experience in the nerve surgical treatment of complex nerve lesions, nerve tumours, complex nerve entrapment syndromes and neuropathic pain due to a nerve lesion. He is the founder of the PainLess foundation which mission is to diminish untreatable pain through the development and implementation of new treatments. He is a member of the skull-base team and operated numerous cerebello-pontine-angle tumours.
He was the 2013-2014 President of the Sunderland Society and was the 2016-2017 President of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve. He is member of the Narakas Club Committee as well as the Peripheral Nerve Surgery Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. In addition, he is Associate Editor of “Neurosurgery” for the Peripheral Nerve section. He received the H. Verbiest prize of the Dutch Society of Neurosurgeons for scientific work on the brachial plexus. In 2013 he was the Visiting Interdisciplinary Professor in Peripheral Nerve Surgery at Mayo Clinic. In 2014 he was the awarded Kline Lecturer at the meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in San Fransisco. In 2022 he is the 8th Annual Peripheral Nerve Surgery Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He authored 125 peer reviewed publications and 20 book chapters.
Conor mallucci is a paediatric neurosurgeon in the UK. His major research interest is in hydrocephalus and paediatric brain tumours.
He has published extensively with over 160 publications and was chief investigator for the Basics Study which was a major RCT demonstrating significant reduction in infection using antibiotic impregnated VP shunt catheters in patients with hydrocephalus .
Professor of Neurosurgery, Head of the Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. Member of the Polish Society of Neurosurgeons (Executive Board – Treasurer), European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (Executive Board Member, Chair of the By-Laws Committee), International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. Main medical interests: pediatric brain tumors, hydrocephalus, head trauma and epilepsy surgery.
Dr. Francesco Mangano is Tritsch Chair and Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics. As the Janszen Scholar in Neurosurgery his current research endeavors focus on advancing epilepsy surgery in pediatrics.
Head of the Neurosurgery dept that was founded JAN 2017 at Shaare Zedek Jerusalem.
Skull base surgery – tumors, reconstruction, Endoscopic endonasal, MVD.
Mathiesen is professor and academic chair at Rigshospitalet and U of Copenhagen and EIC for Acta Neurochirurgica. He trained at Karolinska Hospital and subspecialized in cranial base surgery, vascular, meningiomas and third ventricle tumors. His does research on meningiomas, subarachnoid hemorrhage, ethics and inflammation. He has 200 publications, the h-index is 52 and citations 7500.
Torstein R. Meling is President-Elect of the EANS and Professor of Neurosurgery. Clinical interests include cerebrovascular and skull base surgery. He receives funding for clinical research and has published close to 300 peer reviewed scientific articles and book chapters. He is currently editor of Neurosurgical Review and editorial member of Brain & Spine, Acta Neurochirurgica, and Neurochirurgie.
Dr. Ehud Mendel is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Executive Vice Chair at Yale School of Medicine-Yale New Haven Hospital. He is the Director of the Spine Program and Disease Center Director-Spine Oncology Program at Yale Cancer Hospital/Smilow Cancer Hospital. He is an Adjunct Professor in Integrated Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University.
Thomas E. Merchant is Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee where he has practiced for more than 25 years. the subject of his research is the application of advanced radiotherapy methods in the treatment of children with brain tumors.
neurosurgical training at the Düsseldorf University Hospital
since 2007 head of Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Asklepios Children´s Hospital
associated professor at University of Düsseldorf Medical School
Executive board of DGNC (German Neurosurgical Society)
German Academy of Neurosurgery (GANS, president elect 2022/2023)
BDNC (German Neurosurgical Professional Board)
ESPN (president 2016-2018)
ISPN (chair liaison committee)
Dr. Michael is Director of Cranial Base Surgery and Program Director for the neurosurgical residency program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His research interests are focused on resident education and skull base neurosurgery. Service within the field of neurosurgery is very important to him, and he is active in multiple national and international organizations at the leadership level.
Rajiv Midha is Professor and Head, Dept of Clinical Neurosciences at University of Calgary. He has published over 175 peer-reviewed articles, with over 300 total publications, related to peripheral nerve neurobiology and surgery. Dr Midha is internationally recognized as an authority on peripheral nerve surgery, having given over 300 lectures world-wide.
Director of the NeuroIntervention Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital since 1993. Trained in Australia and the USA, Principal investigator on multiple endovascular stroke and aneurysm trials, with over 240 publications in journals including the Lancet, NEJM, Lancet Neurology, JAMA, JAMA Neurology. PI on one of the 5 pivotal international RCT’s into endovascular stroke thrombectomy, and head of the statewide stroke thrombectomy service at RMH.
Dr. Cezar J. Mizrahi is a neurosurgeon spine specialist. Firstly completing neurosurgical training at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem and further being granted as a complex spine neurosurgeon and minimally-invasive spine surgeon by The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Dr. Mogilner is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the Director of the Center for Neuromodulation at NYU Langone Health. He received his MD and PhD in neuroscience at NYU School of Medicine, and completed his residency in Neurosurgery and Fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery at NYU Medical Center. He is past president of the Joint Pain Section of the AANS/CNS, and served as a board member of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery for 8 years. He specializes in the use of neuromodulation and lesioning techniques including DBS and focused ultrasound.
Completed training at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India 1986-91, fellowship at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, AZ 1997- 99. Currently Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX. Clinical and reach interests include: Endoscopic neurosurgery, Craniosynostosis, Isolated 4th Ventricle, Endoscopic resection of intraventricular tumors.
I am a neurosurgeon with fellowships in Spine Surgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery. My key areas of interest are Spine Surgery, Nerve surgery, and Pediatric Neurosurgery. Academic appointments – 1. Education Officer, AOSpine India 2.Executive Committee member, WFNS (Peripheral Nerve Subsection) Current designation – Consultant Neurosurgeon, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, India & Hon.Consultant Neurosurgeon, BJ Wadia Childrens Hospital, Mumbai, India
Heads, at Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai, India. His areas of interest include novel strategies for improving visualization and resection of gliomas particularly navigated ultrasound and optical imaging (which he has pioneered in the country), intraoperative brain mapping including awake surgeries, surgery for eloquent tumors and insular gliomas, minimally invasive neurosurgery, skull base surgery and biology of malignant brain tumors.
Associate Professor Morokoff is an academic neurosurgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne, Australia. He completed a brain tumour fellowship in 2008 at Harvard University, USA. His clinical interests are skull base surgery, neuro-oncology and epilepsy. He directs an active brain tumour and epilepsy research program.
1954: Born in Tokyo
1983: Department of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University
1991: Divison of Pediatric Neurosurgery, New York University Medical Center
2002: Director, Division of Neurosurgery, National Center for Child Health and Development
2014: Director, Tokyo Metropolitan Children’s Medical Center
2018: Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine
Pietro Mortini – Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan and Clinical Professor at The George Washington University – performed more than 7000 among surgical and Gamma Knife procedures for skull base, brain and spine tumours and cerebrovascular disorders, publishing some 200 papers on these topics.
Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, MBA is the Joan O’Reilly Endowed Professor, co-director of the UCSF Spine Center, and vice chair of the UCSF Neurosurgery department. He is the lead surgeon of all surgical specialties at UCSF Parnassus. He completed his residency at UCSF and a spine fellowship at Emory.
Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon
Speciality trained in Functional Neurosurgery and Complex Spine Surgery
Director of Functional Neurosurgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
Head of Neurosurgery at Western Health
Current research interests include evaluating the role of stem cells in treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Evaluation of outcomes in patients undergoing asleep frameless deep brain stimulation and in patients undergoing deep brain stimulation for OCD.
MBBS, MS, Dip.NB,MCh, Dip.NB, FRCSEd,FRCS(S/N)
Consultant Skull base and Neurovascular Neurosurgeon
Head of Skull base and Neurovascular surgery
Charing Cross Hospital and St Marys Hospital
Imperial College Health Care NHS Trust London
Research projects and publications-17
Invited contributions and chapters- 6
Prizes and Grants-13
Invited guest faculty for national and international meetings
Dr. Lakshmi Nayak serves as Director of the Center for Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphoma at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Her research includes development of novel therapies through preclinical and clinical studies for management of brain tumors including primary CNS lymphoma and high-grade gliomas.
Dr Vincent Ng is a specialist Neurosurgeon with sub-specialisation in Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery. He is the Chairman for the Chapter of Neurosurgeons, Vice President of the Clinical Neuroscience Society and Society of Neurovascular Intervention and Surgery, Singapore. He is the Regional Head (North) and Co-Director of Neurovascular Service.
Current position: Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Niigata Medical Center, Japan Secretary of IFNE, Committee of WFNS, neuroendoscopy section Section editor of ‘World Neurosurgery’ (Section of Hydrocephalus and CSF disorders) Scientific interest: Neuroendoscopic surgery, Pediatric neurosurgery, Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders
David Okonkwo, MD, PhD is Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of the Neurotrauma Clinical Trials Center at the University of Pittsburgh. He is Past Chair of the AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care. Dr. Okonkwo leads one of the premier clinical and research programs for neurotrauma in the U.S.
Associate Professor Sarah Olson
MBChB (Otago) FRACS, MPhil,
Is a neurosurgeon in Brisbane Australia and the immediate past president of the Neurosurgery Society of Australasia.
She was the past supervisor of neurosurgical training at Princess Alexandra Hospital for 10 years.
She is a Surgical Education and Training board member for Australasia and member of several subcommittees.
She is a functional and oncological neurosurgeon and a member of the gamma knife clinical delivery team.
Her interests are Functional neurosurgery, trigeminal neuralgia, awake craniotomy, pituitary disorders and Gamma knife treatment of neurosurgical conditions
Dr. Oyesiku is Professor & Chair, Dept of Neurosurgery at UNC Chapel Hill. He obtained his neurosurgical training at Emory. He was Chairman of the ABNS and is a Fellow of the ACS. Dr. Oyesiku was President of the CNS. He is President of the WFNS and Editor-in-Chief of NEUROSURGERY.
Dr. Roger J. Packer is Senior Vice-President, Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine, the Gilbert Distinguished Professor of Neurofibromatosis, and Director of both the Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Institute and the Brain Tumor Institute of Children’s National Hospital (CNH), Washington, DC.
Llewellyn Padayachy is full clinical Professor and Head: Neurosurgery Department, University of Pretoria, Chief Specialist, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Steve Biko Academic Hospital, South Africa.
He is an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive surgery in pediatric brain tumor and hydrocephalus surgery and serves in executive roles in various international neurosurgery societies.
I am Professor of Neurosurgery at St. George’s, University of London. My clinical interest is spinal surgery and my research interest is the early management of spinal cord injury. With Dr. Samira Saadoun, we set up a randomised trial (DISCUS) to investigate whether duroplasty improves outcome after spinal cord injury.
Dr. Patel is the Residency Program Director and Director of Brain Tumor Surgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He specializes in skull base oncology, particularly the treatment of meningiomas and schwannomas. He has an NIH-funded laboratory studying the molecular underpinnings of meningioma.
Phillip Pearl is Director of Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology, William Lennox Chair, and Professor of Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Past-President of the Professors of Child Neurology and Child Neurology Society. He has authored over 220 manus, 150+ chapters/reviews, five books including Chinese and Japanese translations, and two music CDs.
I qualified in Italy in 2002. Advanced Paediatric Neurosurgical training was completed in United Kingdom. I started as Consultant in Liverpool in 2011.
Particular interest are hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation, spinal dysraphisms, spinal tumors, spasticity treatment, neurosurgery in prematurity.
I am the author of several papers and book chapters and I have been granted a honorary professorship in 2021.
Wilco Peul is professor at the Leiden University since 2008 and chairs University Neurosurgical Center Holland, a cooperation of 3 departments in LUMC, HMC and HAGA.
Besides his particular interest in reconstructive spine surgery and NeuroTraumatology, he is a certified PhD (cum laude) Epidemiologist.
He is senior member of the EANS NeuroTraumatology committee and served for 8 years for the Spine Committee responsible for the European training in cooperation with Eurospine until 2017. Currently he is president of the UEMS Neurosurgery section (EU, Bruxelles) on behalf of EANS. Since 2020 Wilco is Board member of ZonMW ( The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development ) and since summer of 2021 the proud neurosurgical Editor-in-Chief of our new EANS-Eurospine journal “Brain & Spine”.
Prof. Ram is the chairman of the department of neurosurgery at the Tel Aviv Medical Center. Areas of specialty includes treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors and endoscopic procedures for pituitary and complex skull base tumors. Prof. Ram had been involved for many years in cutting edge research for brain tumors and had served on advisory boards and steering committees of many bio-tech and pharma companies, as well as leading multiple multicenter clinical studies.
Harry Rappaport was trained in neurosurgery at NYU MC. After moving to Israel in 1980 he became chairman of neurosurgery of the Rabin MC (1989-2016). He is past president of the Israeli Neurosurgical Society and the Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica. He is presently chairman of the board of directors of the Israeli Alzheimer MC.
Prof. Dr. Lukas Rasulic, Neurosurgeon, Professor at Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, and Head of the Department of peripheral nerve surgery, functional neurosurgery and pain management surgery, Clinic for Neurosurgery, University Clinical Centre of Serbia. The main clinical and scientific area of interest is peripheral nerve surgery.
Head Department of Neurosurgery Royal Adelaide Hospital to 2004.
Past President of the International Neurotrauma Society.
Past Chairman of the Neurotrauma Committee of the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgery
Member of the WFNS Mass Casualty Committee.
Chairman Expert Review Committee Connectivity TBI Australia
Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2002.
Published particularly in field of brain injury: co-editor and co-author of several neurotrauma texts.
PD Dr. Reinacher has been working since 2013 as deputy head of department in the Department of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery in Freiburg. Since 2019, he has been additionally working as a group leader at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology and he is appointed Member of the Ethics Committee of the University of Freiburg.
Dr. Ali Rezai is the Executive Chairman of the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and Associate Dean of Neuroscience at West Virginia University. Dr. Rezai’s expertise is functional neurosurgery for Parkinson’s disease, tremor, chronic pain, and neuropsychiatric disorders. His research has focused on new applications of deep brain stimulation and focused ultrasound technology. He was the past president of the Congress of neurological surgeons (CNS), American Association of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN), and the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS).
Professor Rohde was trained in Tübingen, Duisburg and Aachen, Germany. In 2005 he became Director of the Neurosurgical department of the University Göttingen. He declined appointments at three further universities. He covers the whole spectrum of neurosurgical operations with special interest in vascular and skull base surgery.
Florian Ringel is full professor of neurosurgery and chairman at the Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Mainz
His main clinical and research focus is spinal neurosurgery and neurooncology.
Since 2021 he is chairman of the Spine Section of the EANS.
Jeffrey Rosenfeld is Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Monash University; Senior Neurosurgeon, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne; Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. He is an international expert on traumatic brain injury and is the clinical lead for the Monash Bionic Vision Group. He has had a distinguished career in the Australian Defence Force and is a Major General and a former Surgeon-General.
Chief of the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi; Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Tübingen/Germany and at Case-Western University, Cleveland/Ohio/US. He is Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery/Elsevier. He is a graduate of University Mainz/Germany and completed his residency in the prestigious Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Hannover.
Karl Roessler is currently head of the Neurosurgical Department of the Medical University in Vienna, Austria. He is an expert in epilepsy surgery techniques and introduced intraoperative MR imaging and LITT for the surgical treatment of epilepsy in Vienna.
Robert H. Rosenwasser, MD, MBA, FACS, FAHA serves as Jewell L. Osterholm Professor and Chair of Neurological Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and is the President/CEO of the Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience in Philadelphia, PA, and in Rome, Italy.
An attending at the department of pediatric neurosurgery.
My main interest topics are pediatric brain tumors, epilepsy surgery, moyamoya, endoscopic procedures, and many more.
I find a personal challenge in surgery, neurosurgical education, and applying surgery for patient satisfaction.
Professor James Rutka is the RS McLaughlin Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, a neurosurgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children, and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Neurosurgery.
I am Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience at St. George’s, University of London. I developed techniques to monitor spinal cord pressure, microdialysis and tissue oxygen from the injury site in patients with acute spinal cord injury. I am co-chief investigator in the DISCUS randomized trial of duroplasty for spinal cord injury.
Francesco Sala is Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Verona. He trained in New York and Toronto respectively in Intraoperative Neurophysiology and Pediatric Neurosurgery. His main fields of clinical and research interest are Neuro-Oncology, Pediatric Neurosurgery and Intraoperative Neurophysiology. He’s currently Board Member of the ESPN and EANS and Vice-President of the Italian Neurosurgical Society.
Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery Clinic University Hospital San Carlos Madrid, Spain
Coordinator, Neuro-Oncology -Radiosurgery, Cyber Knife Centre, Grupo IMO Madrid Spain
Asoc. Prof. University Complutense of Madrid, Department of Surgery
Director of Master in the Radisurgery of CNS Complutense University of Madrid
Medical Director of ¨Instituto de Radiociugia Avanzada¨Madrid
Chief of Neurosurgery Unit Hospital Virgen de la Paloma Madrid
Profesor Extraordinario Visitante de la Universidad FASTA, Mar de Plata Argentina, resolución del Rectorado Nº 312/08, 10 de Agosto 2018
Prof. Dr. med. Amir Samii was born in 1970 in Mainz, Germany.
He has graduated from Hannover Medical School in 1995 and received his neurosurgical and neuroscience training at the Department of Neurosurgery at Charité – Humboldt University at Berlin, at the Brain Research Institute and Division of Neurosurgery at the University of California Los Angeles and at the Department of Neurosurgery at Nordstadt Hospital Hannover.
After his full board certification as neurosurgeon he joined the International Neuroscience Institute – Hannover as an attending neurosurgeon under the chairmanship of Prof. Madjid Samii, in 2003. He was nominated as Vice President and Deputy Medical Director of the International Neuroscience Institute-Hannover in 2008. Presently he serves also as Vice President of the China International Neuroscience Institute in Beijing, Head of the “Intraoperative Mapping and Visualization of the Human Brain”
Program of the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology-Magdeburg and as Professor of Neurosurgery at Hannover Medical School where he received the venia legendi for experimental neurosurgery and became Privatdozent (Associate Professor) already at the age of 31.
Prof. Samii has published more than 180 peer reviewed scientific papers, numerous book chapters and he has editorial functions in several important neurosurgical journals. He is a Fellow of the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg, received the Honorary Membership from several international neurosurgical societies and is Honorary Professor of the renowned Burdenko Institute in Moscow. He has served as invited speaker in scientific conferences and educational courses all over the world and made more than 250 presentations in the last 15 years. Prof. Samii has been Visiting Professor at distinguished international universities. He has served from 2013-2021 as member of the Administrative Council of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.
Prof. Samii dedicated his early scientific work to experimental evaluations of the pathophysiology and neurometabolism of traumatic brain injury. During the last 25 years he has focused increasingly on the surgical integration and scientific evaluation of image-guided surgery and intraoperative visualization. In this context he developed cutting-edge concepts for hybrid operating rooms at INI-Hannover and in China together with industrial partners. In the last two and a half decades with several thousands of surgeries he has specialized in complex skull base surgery, in neuro-oncological surgery and minimal-invasive and complex spine surgery. Prof. Samii’s clinical and scientific contributions extended moreover into the field of hearing restoration with neurobionic implants (auditory midbrain and auditory nerve implants). In an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional effort he has received significant funding with national and international grants including NIH.
Nader Sanai is the J.N. Harber Professor of Neurological Surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute. His neurosurgical practice is devoted to patients with benign and malignant brain tumors, particularly those in high-risk areas. He directs the Ivy Brain Tumor Center, a nonprofit drug development program specializing in tissue-based trialing.
Tom Santarius is a neurosurgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals, UK. Tom’ clinical and research work focuses on brain tumours, both intra- and extra-axial, including pathology affecting the pituitary and pineal. He has a particular interest in neurosurgical anatomy and techniques. In 2005 he co-founded the Cambridge Lectures in Neurosurgical Anatomy.
Dr Sujoy K Sanyal is based as a Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon-Neurointerventionist at the NH Institute of Neurosciences, Rabindranath Tagore Hospital/Armenian Church Trauma Center, Calcutta, India. Dr Sanyal did his MBBS immediately followed by an Integrated 5-year Neurosurgical M.Ch from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, which is the premier medical institution of India. He thereafter did extensive Fellowship Training in the USA/Canada which made him India’s First Fellowship-trained Vascular-cum-Endovascular Neurosurgeon. He was awarded the J Douglas Miller Fellowship in Spine Trauma and Neuro-critical Care by the American Association of Neurosurgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He was also awarded an International Paediatric Epilepsy Surgery Fellowship by the American Association of Neurosurgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons, which he obtained at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. Thereafter, he joined the NH Institute of Neurosciences, Rabindranath Tagore Hospital, Calcutta, India in 2007.
Pioneer in Eastern India of:
1. Deep Brain Stimulation for Advanced Parkinsons Disease
- Endoscopic/Minimal Access Brain and Spine Surgery
- Epilepsy Surgery
- Surgery/Percutaneous Intervention for Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Baclofen pumps for Spasticity
- Combined Endovascular-Vascular Neurosurgical program (AVM Embolisation, Carotid Stenting,
– since 2004 Professor of Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at
Greifswald University Medicine
-2014-2017 Chairman of the Neuroendoscopy committee of the WFNS
– 2019 President International Federation of Neuroendoscopy
Main operative interests:
– Endoscopic Neurosurgery (hydrocephalus, cysts, intraventricular lesions)
– Endoscope-assisted skullbase surgery (meningeomas, vestibular schwannoma, epidermoids)
– Endoscopic endonasal skullbase surgery
Philippe Schucht is Professor of Neurosurgery and deputy chair at the University Hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in charge of the adult and pediatric neurosurgical oncology program and head of the interdisciplinary Neuro-Oncology Center. He founded and runs a medical non-profit organization in Myanmar and is a board member of both EANS and WFNS.
Martin U. Schuhmann trained in Hannover & Detroit and works in Tübingen since 2007 . His clinical research focuses on brain insults, hydrocephalus, neurofibromatosis and pediatric oncology. His clinical work centers on Pediatric Neurosurgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Neurofibromatosis.He has published and contributed to 174 original articles.
Dr. Theodore Schwartz is the Director of Anterior Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery, co-Director of Surgical Neuro-oncology, Director of Epilepsy Surgery and runs a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Brain and Pituitary Surgery. He specializes in the treatment of Brain, Skull Base and Pituitary Tumors and Epilepsy using the latest techniques in minimally invasive endoscopy, microsurgery and brain mapping.
A/Prof Kevin Seex is an Australian Scot, trained in Glasgow in neurosurgery but now works only on the adult spine. He is Head of Spine at Macquarie University Hospital and Treasurer of the Spine Society of Australia. His interests include developing instrumentation and surgical techniques for spinal surgery.
2020 Appointed as Head of the Department of Neurosurgery, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena/Germany 2014 Appointed Professor of Neurosurgery, Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Germany 2012 EANS Clinical Research Prize 2011 AANS International Best Abstract Award 2010 Board certification in Neurosurgery
Graduated in Medicine University of Bologna , 1976 , Cum Laude
Full Training in Neurosurgery 1985
EANS Training Certificate , 1985
Experience of work abroad : Sweden (Stocholm) , UK (Sheffield , Edinburgh)
Staff Neurosurgeon at Bellaria Hospital Bologna (1985-1990) ,
Director of Neurotrauma and Emergency Care , Dept. Bufalini Hospital Cesena (1990-2007) ,
Director of Neurosurgery-Neurotraumatology , University Hospitals of Parma and Reggio Emilia , Italy (2007-2016)
Full Professor of Neurosurgery , Humanitas University , Milano, Italy, 2017-today
Honorary Professor of Neurosurgery Burdenko Institute , Moskow, Russia
Honorary Professor of Neurosurgery , Universita’ Italiana di Buenos Aires , Argentina
Honorary Professor of Neurosurgery , University of Surabaya, Indonesia
Honorary Visiting Professor of neurosurgery, University of Cambridge , UK
Chairman the Neurotrauma Committee of the WFNS (2002-2009)
President Italian Neurosurgical Society 2010-2012
President Elect , WFNS (2015) and President , the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies 2017-2021
Immediate Past president WFNS 2021-today
Invited speaker in the last 10 years to 72 international meetings in all the 5 Continents of the WFNS
Visiting professor in UK, Taiwan, Russia, Argentina, India, Indonesia, USA, Brazil, Vietnam, France, Bolivia
Chairman of 5 international training course for young Neurosurgeons, teacher in other 17 Courses
Organizer of 5 International World Meetings
H Index 46 , 266 documents , 9141 citations from 6667 documents as per 15 december 2021
5 book chapter , 3 journals issues as Chief Editor
In last 5 years : 20 papers on head injuries, 13 papers on brain tumors , 9 papers on spine and other topics , 10 papers on Global Neurosurgery
Dr. Shaffrey is Board-certified in the fields of neurological surgery and orthopaedic surgery. In July 2018, Dr. Shaffrey was named the chief of the Duke Spine Division for the departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurological Surgery and is a tenured professor of Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery. He is the past president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the president of the Scoliosis Research Society.
43 y.o. Ethnically Kazakh, born in Almaty-city, Kazakhstan. Main interest is functional neurosurgery. Graduated Aqmola State Medical Academy, internship on neurosurgery. Former Vice-President of the Kazakh Association of neurosurgeons. Published 3 books, 40 articles. Founder of the Shashkin Clinic located in Almaty-city. Chairman of the neurosurgery and neurology department of the International research institute of postgraduate education. Chairman of the Movement disorders Society- Eurasia.
Sameer Sheth, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair, and McNair Scholar in the Baylor College of Medicine. Clinically, Dr. Sheth specializes in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, including the surgical treatment of movement disorders, epilepsy, and psychiatric disorders. His research focuses on cognitive neurophysiology and psychiatric neuromodulation.
Prof Shimon is Chairman of the Endocrinology & Diabetes Institute at Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Petach Tikva, Israel. He is a full Professor of Medicine at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, and Associate Dean. Currently, he is President of the European NeuroEndocrine Association (2020-2022). Prof. Shimon has published more than 220 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, many of them in the field of pituitary disease and neuroendocrinology.
Nir Shimony, M.D., is the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Geisinger Health System. He completed his residency at Tel-Aviv Medical center and 2 years of pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins All Children’s hospital. He is an assistant professor for neurosurgery at Geisinger, and at Johns Hopkins University as well.
I graduated from the Tel-Aviv University School of Medicine, in parallel to completing a Ph.D. in systems neuroscience at the Israeli Institute of technology. I have completed residency at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center, and am now a clinical fellow in functional neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine.
Esther Shohami, a Professor Emerita at the Hebrew University Institute for Drug Research whose research is focused on experimental closed head injury in a rodent model developed in her lab. She has published more than 240 articles, reviews and chapters. She served as president of the Israel Society for Neuroscience.
Dr. Shukla’s clinical and surgical practice comprises mainly of endoscopic neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery, and vascular neurosurgery. His area of research interest is traumatic brain injury (TBI). He has more than 225 publications including book chapters. He is secretary of Neurotrauma Society of India.
Dr. Silberstein is Professor of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Neurology and Orthopedics at URMC and the Golisano Children’s Hospital. His neurosurgical practice specializes in pediatric neurosurgery as well as adults with tumors of the brain and spine. He received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and interned in General Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers Medical School at Camden New Jersey Campus. He completed his Neurosurgery training at the University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital training program. This included a 6-month clinical research fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Silberstein completed a fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2000-2001. Dr. Silberstein is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons as well as the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has professional hospital and administrative appointments at Strong Memorial Hospita (URMC), Golisano Children’s Hospital, Rochester General Hospital and Highland Hospita,l all located in Rochester, NY. He has membership in the American Medical Association, New York State Medical Society, Monroe County Medical Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Silberstein has been the program director for the University of Rochester neurosurgical residency training program since 2009.
Department of Neurosurgery
S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur (INDIA)
–Ex Chairman -WFNS Neurorehabilitation & Reconstruction Neurosurgery Committee
–Chairman – AASNS Neurotrauma Committee
– Member – WFNS Neurotrauma Committee
– Executive Member -ACNS
– Corresponding Member of EMN
– Ex-President – National Skull Base Society Of India
– Ex-President – Neurotrauma Society of India
Dr. Smith is a professor of neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School, the R. Michael Scott Chair in Neurosurgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Co-Director of the Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center. He currently heads a translational research laboratory with a focus on pediatric brain tumors and stroke.
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon, Birmingham Children’s Hospital & University of Birmingham, UK. Director Neurosurgery Regional Training Programme Chair of the Speciality Training Committee for Neurosurgery Chair British Paediatric Neurosurgery Group, SBNS Main interests include Neuro-oncology, Craniofacial surgery, Complex Spine Surgery including cranio-vertebral junction, Hydrocephalus, Moya-Moya, Metabolic and Congenital conditions including Dysraphism
Neurosurgeon/scientist. He discovered predictive biomarkers for immunotherapy in glioblastoma. He described the use of stem cells for delivery of virotherapy for gliomas, and systems for chronic intra-cerebral drug delivery, concepts currently undergoing clinical testing. He is implementing the use ultrasounds to deliver drugs across the BBB in investigator-initiated trials.
Head and founder of the department of neurosurgery at Galilee Medical Center affiliated to the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine where he serves as Dean for Academic Promotions, Jean Francois Soustiel has been dedicated for years to both clinical and basic research in the field of neurotrauma and emerged as a leading scientist in neuroprotection.
In neurosurgery since 1981. Trained in Russia and Israel. Skull base/neurovascular surgery fellowship in OHSU Portland OR. Currently senior neurosurgeon in Assuta and associate professor in Ben Gurion University of Negev. Author of more than 100 papers, Israeli representative in EANS TC (2016-21), Member of Editorial Board of Acta Neurocirurgica (2011-2021). Special interests: skull base neurosurgery, endoscopic surgery, neurovascular surgery
Founder and Emeritus Head, Radiosurgery Unit, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer Emeritus Head, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Service, Sheba Medical Center Past President, International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS) Past Member, Board of Directors, World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN)
Dr Krish Sridhar is the Hon Secretary of the Neurological Society of India.
With several journal publications and Textbooks to his credit, he conducts and is faculty in Hands-on Microsurgery Workshops and has been a post-graduate teacher.
Passionate about “Integrated Neuro care” and public awareness regarding neurological problems.
I am the director of the Functional Neurosurgery Unit at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. I specialize in neurosurgical procedures to modulate or disconnect neural pathways in our central nervous system to treat neuro-psychiatric disorders and neurosurgical procedures for intractable cancer pain.
Dr Stupp has been the lead investigator for establishing temozolomide and TTFields as standard of care for glioblastoma. Ongoing research is focusing on overcoming the protective blood-brain barrier using innovative technologies, and integrating immunotherapy and other novel therapies in the management of glioma. He is leading numerous innovative trials.
1999-2001 Department of anatomy and neurobiology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, U.S.A
2003-2020 Department of Neurosurgery, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine – assistant professor
2016-2020 Advanced Medical Emergency and critical care center, Yamaguchi University Hospital – clinical associate professor
2020-present Department of Neurosurgery, International University of Health and Welfare, School of Medicine – Professor
Graduated from Nippon Medical School in 1992, Ichiro was engaged in pituitary adenoma research at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles (Dr. Shlomo Melmed). He is currently responsible for 60 epilepsy and stereotactic surgery cases per year. He is also an expert on CJD secondary infection prevention and cannabis-derived medicines in Japan.
Head of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Charité since 2014. Medical School in Tübingen, Wien and Berlin. Certified Neurosurgeon since 2004. Co-chair of German Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery and the Neurosurgery Brain Tumor Group of eSIOP. EB member of ESPN, ISPN and IFNE. Editorial board member of Childs Nervous System and Pediatric Neurosurgery.
Dominic is Senior pediatric Neurosurgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London. His specialist interest include disorders of the pediatric spine, including CVJ, dysraphism and spinal tumours. Dominic is past Chairman of the British Paediatric Neurosurgery Group and President Elect of the ESPN.
Mr Ivan Timofeev MD, PhD, FRCS(SN), FEBNS I am a consultant neurosurgeon in Cambridge, UK. My clinical interests include Neurotrauma and complex spine. I am involved in translational research and multicentre randomised trials. Having worked as a neurosurgeon in Russia, UK and Australia, I value international collaboration for advancement of science and best clinical practice.
Dr Hiroki Toda is a program director at Tazuke Kofukai Medical Research Institute and Kitano Hospital, Osaka, Japan. His specialty is stereotactic and functional neurosurgery for Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders and microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm, trigeminal neuralgia, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia.
Joerg Christian Tonn is Professor of Neurosurgery at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. His primary research and clinical interests are surgical neurooncology with focus on translational aspects of molecular neurooncology, techniques of local tumor treatment, conceptual combinations of different treatment modalities in brain and skull-base tumors and integration of molecular imaging such as PET into surgical and neuro-oncological decision making.
Faculty, Neurosurgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh
Former faculty, NIMHANS Bangalore
219 research papers, several awards
Fellow functional neurosurgery, Oxford UK & Skills Training, AIIMS, New Delhi
Areas of interest:
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Skull Base Neurosurgery
Art and Science
Dr. Tu was the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the National Taiwan University. He was recruited by Taipei Medical University to be the President of Taipei Neuroscience Institute after he retired from the National University
His major clinical interests are cerebrovascular surgery and skull base surgery. Dr. Tu has been the President of the Asian-Australasian Society of Neurological Surgery and the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.
Dr. Keki Turel was formerly Prof. of Neurosurgery at Government run J J Hospital, and later a Professor of Neurosurgery at Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and headed the Dept from 1993 to 2011; now Professor Emeritus.
The earliest pioneer of microneurosurgery in India (late seventies).
Awarded Hon. FRCS from Edinburgh without examination.
Credited with successful removal of two of world’s largest Brain Tumors, in 1982 and 1996, both meningiomas, each weighing over half a kilo.
The first Indian surgeon to operate on the first two AIDS patients in late eighties.
Has described some original X-ray signs, has innovated surgical techniques, and also designed and patented a few surgical instruments.
Has travelled to lecture (over 700) and conduct microsurgical courses and workshops to 67 countries of the world.
Helped set up Neurosurgical facilities/ Departments in several countries. Founder Neurosurgery in Oman and Sharjah.
Earned numerous awards and accolades in India and abroad.
Member of over thirty national and International organizations. Past President: Asian Oceanian Society of Skull Base Surgery, Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica,
Neurological Society of India (NSI), Bombay Neurosciences Association (BNA), Mid West Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Organised landmark International and National Conferences in Mumbai.
Member of several subcommittees of WFNS over the years, and one of the longest serving members of Education & Training Committees. Chairman of the specially and newly formed WFNS Committee on ‘Complications in Neurosurgery’.
In September 2021 WFNS Foundation bestowed upon him the honour of “Master of Neurosurgery”.
Dr. Turel is also an acclaimed photographer, film maker, stage actor, sportsman, linguist, musician and priest of the Zoroastrian faith.
He is a Professor in the Division of Paediatric Neurosurgery and Craniofacial Surgery at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, India. An alumnus of King Edward Memorial Hospital, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Tel Aviv University, he has authored more than 70 international publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Laura Grazia Valentini is a Neurosurgeon at Fondazione IRCCS Neurological Institute of Milan, referral for elective Neurosurgery and Research Center in Italy. Responsible for the Pediatric Unit, she treated as the first operator 300 craniosynostosis, 400 Chiari, 350 dysraphisms, endoscopies, cerebral and spinal tumor. As member of ISPN, ESPN and SINCH, head of the Pediatric Session, organized International Chiari Consensus Conferences 2009-2019 and is Author of 60 peer-reviewed articles.
Full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. His interests are Vascular Neurosurgery, Neurooncology, and Spine Surgery. He has published and co-authored a total of 631 Pubmed-listed papers. He is a member of the German Neurosurgical Society, EANS, WFNS, the Germany Academy of Neurosurgery, the German Spine Society, AO Spine and the European Spine Society.
Dr. Andres Vargas. Medical School: UNT. Residency in Argentina (CCREM) and Israel (Hadassah Medical Center). Fellowship: Hadassah Medical Center. Current position: Head of spinal surgery in the Neurosurgery department at Hadassah Medical Center. Special interests: spinal tumors including spinal cord and column tumors and degenerative disease. Dr. Vargas is currently focusing on medical innovations for the treatment of spinal diseases.
Attending pediatric neurosurgeon at Republican Research and Clinical Center of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Belarus.
Active member of the Eurasian Association of Pediatric Neurosurgery.
ISPN member of international society for pediatric neurosurgery.
1989-1996: neurosurgical training in Belgium (B)
1996-1999: staff Dep. of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Ghent, B
1999-2012: senior consultant Dep. of Neurosurgery, Maastricht University Hospital, Netherlands
2004: PhD, Maastricht University
2007: extraordinary professorship functional neurosurgery, Maastricht University
2012- : head of the Dep. of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, University Hospital Cologne, Germany
Daniel Walsh is a cerebrovascular neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital and senior lecturer at King’s College London with clinical and research interests in vascular malformations. A former President of the British Neurovascular Group he now serves on the EANS vascular section and as an advisor to the National Health Service.
Dr. Wang attended Stanford University for his BS and MD degrees, completed his residency at USC. He went on to become the Spine Director at USC. In 2007 he moved to South Florida and currently serves as a Professor of Neurological Surgery and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami. He is the Director of Neurosurgery at University of Miami Hospital and the Spine Fellowship Director.
Wei-Hsin Wang, MD, has been the faculty at the Department of Neurosurgery, Taiepi Veterans General Hospital since 2013. Dr. Wang completed a two-year research fellowship in surgical neuroanatomy at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery. Dr.Wang is the assistant professor of School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan and the secretary-general of Taiwan Skull Base Surgery Society.
Mr Wang is a minimally invasive neurosurgeon with special interests in complex spinal reconstruction and endoscopic skull base surgery. He is an innovator in modern techniques addressing these conditions and is well published in these areas. Mr Wang is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and the Chair of the Australian Pituitary Foundation.
Howard L. Weiner, MD is Chief of Neurosurgery and the George A. Peterkin Jr. Endowed Chair at Texas Children’s Hospital, where he leads a team of seven pediatric neurosurgeons and is Professor and Vice Chair of Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Prior to this, he was Professor of Neurosurgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, where he worked for 27 years. He received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and MD from Cornell University Medical College, graduating from both with highest academic standing in his class. He completed neurosurgery residency and pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at NYU, and was the AANS Van Wagenen Fellow in the lab of Nicole Le Douarin, PhD, in Paris. He conducted brain tumor research in the laboratory of HHMI Investigator and Professor Ed Ziff at NYU, and was awarded an NIH grant. Howard has developed an interest in pediatric epilepsy and brain tumor surgery and is considered an expert in the treatment of tuberous sclerosis complex. He has served on the Editorial Board of JNS:Pediatrics, Childs Nervous System, Journal of Neuro-Oncology, and Pediatric Neurosurgery, chairs the Mentoring Committee of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, serves as an Examiner for the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and is a member of the Society of Neurological Surgeons and American Academy of Neurological Surgery.
Currently department chair for neurosurgery in Hamburg with long-standing interest in neuro-oncology. Member of EANS, WANS, AANS and SNO. as of recently member of the Board of Directors of the European Brain Foundation.
Dr. Winfree is an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at Columbia University and specializes in pain and peripheral nerve surgery. He is also the Neurosurgery Residency Associate Program Director and Medical Student Clerkship Director.
During the past 30 years I have made major innovative contributions to the surgical treatment of neurological disorders in children and congenital problems in adults, in particular to the treatment of brain tumors, Chiari malformations, hydrocephalus and craniosynostosis. I have served as Chair of the section of Pediatric Neurosurgery for AANS/ CNS, Co-Chairman of Neurosurgery for Children’s Oncology Group and Institution PI for the Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
Dr Yuen works at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as a neurosurgeon and is a senior lecturer in the Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne. Her interests are in complex spinal surgery and neurooncology and she has a PhD in the molecular biology of tumour associated epilepsy. She is very active in mentoring and teaching junior staff and medical students.
Dr Zach is the head of the Neuro-radiotherapy unit in Tel Aviv Medical center. He was trained as a medical and radiation oncologist in Sheba Medical center and after a fellowship in the NIH/NCI was the head of the Neuro-oncology unit in Sheba. He is treating patients with primary and metastatic brain tumors (including medical treatments, radiotherapy and radiosurgery) and he was recently appointed as the Israeli National Proton Beam Therapy Center clinical project Manager.
Dr. Gelareh Zadeh, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FAANS, is Dan Family Chair and Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital and Co-Director for the Krembil Brain Institute at University Health Network. She is also a Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Institute and Director of MacFeeters-Hamilton Neuro-oncology Program