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: 617-632-9795
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
Chair, Neurology Department
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
MBNA-Bowman Professor & Chairman of Neurosurgery
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
Assistant 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
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, MS 3021
Kansas City, KS 66160


Bob S. Carter, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Division of Neurosurgery
UCSD Medical Center
200 W. Arbor Drive #8893
San Diego, CA 92103

David W. Newell, MD
Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
The Seattle Neuroscience Institute
Suite 240 550 17th Avenue
Seattle, WA  98122
(206) 661-6100

Medical Advisory Board of Directors

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

Gavin W. Britz, MB BCh, MPH
Houston Methodist
6560 Fannin, Suite 900
Scurlock Tower
Houston, TX 77030
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

Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, MD, MSc
Methodist Hospital
Indiana University
Department of Neurosurgery
1801 North Senate Blvd., Suite 610
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
Associate Professor
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
909 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-7004

Robert M. Friedlander, MD
Pittsburgh, PA

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

David M. Greer, MD, MA, FCCM, FAHA
Professor and Vice Chairman
Department of Neurology
Yale University School of Medicine
LLCI 912, 15 York Street
New Haven, CT 06520

Murat Gunel, MD, FACS
Associate Professor and Director of Neurovascular Surgery
Department of Neurosurgery
Yale University Med School
333 Cedar St.TMP4/P.O. Box 208082
New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 737-2096

William Merz Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Joint Associate Professor of Radiology and a Joint Associate Professor of Neuroscience Program
Director of Neurological Surgery
Director of the ACGME-accredited Fellowship in Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology
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

Robert Kooken, PhD
Neuropsychological Services

Michael Lawton, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director of the Cerebrovascular Disorders Program
Co-director of Skull Base Surgery
UCSF Medical Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
(415) 353-7500

Stephen Lewis, MD, FRACS
James and Newton Eblen Eminent Scholar
Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Florida
P.O. Box 100265 Health Center
Gainesville, FL 32610
(352) 273-9000

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
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Box 956901
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6901
(310) 267-9449

Thomas Masaryk, MD
Head. Section of Neuroradiology
The Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue, L10
Cleveland, OH 44195
(216) 444-6653

Eric Nussbaum, MD, FACS
Chair, National Brain Aneurysm Center
St. Joseph’s Hospital
45 West 10th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 326-3415

Aman Patel
Endovascular and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
15 Parkman Street
Wang Building Suite 745
Boston, MA 02114

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 Clinic for Brain & Spine
University Medical Arts Building
222 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 3100
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
(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

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
600 N. Wolfe Street
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