The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Announces New Medical Advisory Board Members

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The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has announced a restructuring and expansion of The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Medical Advisory Board, designed to offer greater regional coverage across the country.

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“The work of the board is critical as we continue our mission of providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding in an effort to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures,” said Christine Buckley, executive director.

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has announced a restructuring and expansion of The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Medical Advisory Board, designed to offer greater regional coverage across the country.

Robert Rosenwasser, MD, FACS, Professor of Radiology and Neurosurgery, in the department of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA has been named president of the Medical Advisory Board. Robert D. Brown, MD, Chair of the Neurology Department at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN has been named vice president. Both will serve a three-year term.

Also serving a three-year term will be eight co-directors for each region. These newly created positions are designed to ensure greater awareness of the foundation across the country. The new regional directors are:

Northeast:

  •     David J. Chalif, MD, FACS, Chief Neurovascular Neurosurgery, Brain Anerysm Center, Department of Neurosurgery, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
  •     Carlos David, MD, Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

Southeast

  •     Daniel Barrow, MD, MBNA-Bowman Professor & Chairman of Neurosurgery, Chief of Neurosurgery Service, Emory University Hospital, Director Emory MBNA Stroke Center, The Emory Clinic. Atlanta, GA
  •     Robert J. Singer, MD, Neurovascular Therapeutics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Midwest

  •     Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor & Program Director, Co-Director, Neurovascular Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  •     Paul J. Camarata, MD, FACS, Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

West

  •     Bob S. Carter, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Division of Neurosurgery, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA
  •     David Newell, MD, Executive Director, Seattle Neuroscience Institute – Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Medical Advisory Board is composed primarily of neurologists, neurosurgeons, and interventional neuroradiologists from around the country working at the most prestigious medical facilities. These doctors provide continued expertise and support to the foundation throughout the year.

Eleven new board members have also been appointed to the Medical Advisory Board. They include:

  •     Jacques Morcos, MD, University of Miami Health System
  •     Gary Steinberg, MD, PhD – Stanford School of Medicine
  •     Mike Lawton, MD, UCSF Medical Center
  •     Josh Seinfeld, MD, University of Colorado Hospital
  •     Rafael Tamargo, MD, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  •     John Wilson, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  •     Andrew Ringer, MD, University Hospital, Cincinnati
  •     Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, University of Buffalo Neurosurgery
  •     Brian Hoh, MD, University of FloridaGainesville
  •     Gavin W. Britz, MB BCh, MPH, Duke University
  •     Sander Connolly, MD New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University

“We are thrilled with the positive and influential growth of our Medical Advisory Board,” said Christine Buckley, executive director of The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. “The work of the board is critical as we continue our mission of providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding in an effort to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures.”

About the Brain Aneurysm Foundation
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in Boston, MA on August 19, 1994 as a public charity. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the nation’s only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures. The organization also provides education materials and awareness information to health care professionals and the general population, as well as providing support for patients and their loved ones.

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation relies on fundraising support from individuals and organizations to continue to fund education and research to promote early detection of brain aneurysms, which ultimately saves lives. For more information, visit: http://www.bafound.org.

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