Medical Advisory Board

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is fortunate to have a Medical Advisory Board composed 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 in a variety of ways.

Executive Director – Founder

Christopher Ogilvy, MD
Director, Endovascular and Operative Neurovascular Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Brain Aneurysm Institute
110 Francis Street, Suite 3B
Boston, MA 02215
Tel:  (617) 632-9940
Fax: (617) 632-0949


Robert Rosenwasser, MD, FACS
Professor of Radiology and Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
909 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Vice President

Robert D. Brown, MD, MPH
Chair, Division of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease
John T. and Lillian Mathews Professor of Neuroscience
Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Department of Neurology
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street S.W.
Rochester, MN 55905

Regional Directors


David J. Chalif, MD, FACS
Chief Neurovascular Neurosurgery
Brain Aneurysm Center, Department of Neurosurgery
North Shore University Hospital
9th Floor, Tower Pavilion
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030

Carlos David, MD
Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery
Lahey Clinic
41 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01805


Daniel Barrow, MD
Pamela R. Rollins Professor and Chairman
Chief of Neurosurgery Service, Emory University Hospital
Director, Emory MBNA Stroke Center
The Emory Clinic
1365-B Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30322

Jacques J. Morcos, MD, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed)
Co-Director, Microsurgery Training Center, University of Miami
Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery Director of Skull Base and Endoscopic Surgery
Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology
University Of Miami Health System
1095 NW 14th Terrace – D4 – 6
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 243-4000


Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FACS
Professor & Program Director
Co-Director, Neurovascular Surgery
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Illinois at Chicago
Neuropsychiatric Institute, Rm 451N
912 South Wood Street (MC 799)
Chicago, IL 60612

Paul J. Camarata, MD, FACS
Professor and Chairman Department of Neurosurgery
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, MS 3021
Kansas City, KS 66160

Medical Advisory Board of Directors

Bernard R. Bendok, MD
Mayo Clinic
Chair, Neurosurgery
5777 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85054
(480) 342-4889

Stanley Berman, PhD
Vice President for Academic Affairs and
Associate Professor
William James College in Newton, MA
(617) 564-9332

Gavin W. Britz, MB BCh, MPH
Houston Methodist
6560 Fannin, Suite 900
Scurlock Tower
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 441-3800
Professor of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Co-director, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute
Co-director, Cerebrovascular Center
Co-director, Skull Base Program

Bob S. Carter, MD, PhD
Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery
Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 726-8581

Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, MD, MSc
Methodist Hospital
Indiana University
Department of Neurosurgery
355 W 16th Street
Suite 5100
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 362-8760 

E. Sander Connolly Jr., MD, FACS
Bennett M Stein Professor of Neurological Surgery
Vice Chairman of Neurosurgery Director, Cerebrovascular Research Laboratory
Surgical Director, Neuro-Intensive Care Unit
Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Department of Neurological Surgery
The Neurological Institute
710 West 168 Street
New York, New York 10032
(212) 305-4118

Aaron S. Dumont, MD
Director of The Tulane Center for Clinical Neurosciences
Charles B. Wilson Professor
Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at
Tulane University School of Medicine
Tulane Neuroscience Center
1415 Tulane Ave 5th Fl
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 988-5561

Robert M. Friedlander, MD
Chairman Department of Neurological Surgery
Walter E. Dandy Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Co-Director UPMC Neurological Institute
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
Department of Neurological Surgery
200 Lothrop Street
Fourth Floor, Suite 449
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone (Administrative): 412-647-6358
(Clinical): 412-647-2827
Fax: 412-864-3284

Steven L. Giannotta, MD
Chair, Neurological Surgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St Ste 3800, Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 442-5720

L. Fernando Gonzalez, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Co-Director Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Box 3807 Neurosurgery
Durham, NC 27710
(919) 686-0650

David M. Greer, MD, MA, FCCM, FAHA
Boston Medical Center
Chair of Neurology
725 Albany St
7th Floor, Suite 7B
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 638-8456

James and Brigitte Marino Family Professor and Associate Chair of Neurosurgery
Chief, Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery
University of Florida
McKnight Brain Institute
Room L2-100
1149 South Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 273-9000

Brian T. Jankowitz, MD
Assistant Professor
Co-Director, Endovascular Therapy
Director, Neuroendovascular Fellowship Program
Department of Neurological Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street, Suite B-400
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone (412) 471-4772
Pager (412) 958-4870

Sucheta A. Kamath, MA, MA, BC-NCD, CCC
Cerebral Matters
6100 Lake Forrest Dr NW Suite 108
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 493-0962

Stephen Lewis, MD, FRACS
Perth, Australia

R. Loch Macdonald, MD, PhD
Keenan Endowed Chair in Surgery
Head, Division of Neurosurgery
Professor of Surgery
St. Michael’s Hospital
University of Toronto
30 Bond Street
Toronto, On M5B 1W8
(416) 864-5452

Neil A. Martin, MD
Director, Neuroscience Institute
Chief Quality Officer
Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA

Eric Nussbaum, MD, FACS
National Brain Aneurysm & Tumor Center
Medical Director, Neurovascular Neurosurgery Program at United Hospital
Minnesota Neurovascular and Skull Base Surgery, PA
3033 Excelsior Blvd., Suite 495
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Christopher Putman, MD
Interventional Neuroradiology Specialist
Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 776-3030

Andrew J. Ringer, MD
Neurosurgeon, Mayfield Brain & Spine
Director of Neurosurgery, Good Samaritan Hospital
Chief of Neurosciences, TriHealth Hospital System
3825 Edwards Road, Suite 300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
(513) 221-1100

Joshua Seinfeld, MD 
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Radiology-Neuroradiology
University of Colorado Hospital
12605 E. 16th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045
(720) 848-0000

Avi Setton, MD
North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, NY

Adnan H. Siddiqui, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Radiology
Director of Neuroendovascular Research and Stroke Service
University at Buffalo Neurosurgery
State University of New York
100 High Street, Suite B4
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 218-1000

Robert J. Singer, MD,FACS
Director, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Eastern Maine Medical Center
Bangor, Maine

Edward R. Smith M.D.
Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School
R. Michael Scott Chair in Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center
Director, Pediatric Cerebrovascular Surgery
Department of Neurosurgery / Vascular Biology Program
Hunnewell 2
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 355-8414

Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurosurgery
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Dr
R301A MC 5325
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-5575

Rafael Jesus Tamargo, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Walter E. Dandy Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Neurosurgical Co-Director, Neurosciences Critical Care Unit
Professor of Neurosurgery
Vice-Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans Street
Zayed Tower
Suite 6115G
Baltimore, MD 21287
(410) 614-1533

Ajith J. Thomas, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Co- Director, BIDMC Brain Aneurysm Institute
Program Director, Cerebrovascular Fellowship

John A. Wilson, MD
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 716-4081

Gregory J. Zipfel, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
Center for Advanced Medicine, Washington University
4921 Parkview Place, C, 6
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-3570

Mario Zuccarello, MD
Frank H. Mayfield Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Cincinnati
260 Stetson Street
Suite 2200
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 558-3556