SBMT Scientific Committee Members

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Scientific Committee Chairpersons

Babak Kateb

Babak Kateb

Chairman/CEO SBMT & President of Brain Mapping Foundation
Research Scientist, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute

Michael J. Roy

Michael J. Roy

9th President SBMT (2011 - 2012), Director of Internal Medicine, Arlington, Virginia, Uniform Services University Health Sciences

Rafat Ansari

Rafat Ansari

Human Research Program NASA/GRC

Yu Chen

Yu Chen

Assistant Professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland

James M. Ecklund

James M. Ecklund

Chairman, Department of Neurosciences, Inova Health System

Rao P. Gullapalli

Rao P. Gullapalli

Associate Professor, Director, Magnetic Resonance Research Center Department of Radiology, University of Maryland Baltimore

John W McDonald

John W McDonald

International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Scientific Committee

Babak Kateb

Babak Kateb

Chairman/CEO SBMT & President of Brain Mapping Foundation
Research Scientist, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute

Michael J. Roy

Michael J. Roy

9th President SBMT (2011 - 2012), Director of Internal Medicine, Arlington, Virginia, Uniform Services University Health Sciences

Bharat Guthikonda

Bharat Guthikonda

Treasurer of the Board, SBMT
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Sciences Center

Maheen Mausoof Adamson

Maheen Mausoof Adamson

Senior Scientific Research Director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC); Clinical Associate Professor Neurosurgery/Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine - VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Alice Aiken

Alice Aiken

Director, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, and Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University, Canada

Michele R. Aizenberg

Michele R. Aizenberg

Assistant Professor, Brain and Spine Cancer Center University of Nebraska Medical Center

Jean Paul Allain

Jean Paul Allain

Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Associate Professor of Materials Engineering, Affiliate Faculty of the Birck Nanotechnology Center, Director, Radiation and Surface Science and Engineering Lab, Purdue University

Rafat Ansari

Rafat Ansari

Human Research Program NASA/GRC

Rocco Armonda

Rocco Armonda

Neurosurgery Consortium at National Naval MEDCEN and Walter Reed Army MEDCEN

J. Wesson Ashford

J. Wesson Ashford

Director of the WRIISC
VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Peter Basser

Peter Basser

Senior Investigator Director, Program on Pediatric Imaging and Tissue Sciences (PPITS) Chief, NIH

Mitchel S. Berger

Mitchel S. Berger

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Christopher T. Bever

Christopher T. Bever

Professor, Department of Neurology, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Univerisity of Maryland School of Medicine and Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development and Director, MS Center of Excellence - East, VA Maryland Health Care System

Keith L. Black

Keith L. Black

Chairman and Professor, Department of Neurosurgery; Director, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute

Benjamin Oliver Burt

Benjamin Oliver Burt

Assistant professor of Oculoplastic and Orbitofacial Surgery, Texas Tech University

G. Rasul Chaudhry

G. Rasul Chaudhry

Professor of Biological Sciences, Oakland University, MI

Mike Y. Chen

Mike Y. Chen

Associate Professor of Department of Neurosurgery, City of Hope Cancer Center

Yu Chen

Yu Chen

Assistant Professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland

Glenn Cross

Glenn Cross

Chief Operating Officer, Ausbiotech, Australia

Bruce A. Doll

Bruce A. Doll

RDML, USN

Kirsty Duncan

Kirsty Duncan

Minister of Science, Canada Etobicoke, Canada

James M. Ecklund

James M. Ecklund

Chairman, Department of Neurosciences, Inova Health System

Howard M. Eisenberg

Howard M. Eisenberg

Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Michael Fehlings

Michael Fehlings

Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Ellen Feigal

Ellen Feigal

Senior Vice President, Research and Development, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

Massimo S. Fiandaca

Massimo S. Fiandaca

Associate Professor, Research Track, Department of Neurology Georgetown University Medical Center

Ken Green

Ken Green

Commander (DC) USN, Associate Director for Research Operations Integration, Naval Medical Research and Development Center-Frederick, Ft. Detrick

Jamie B. Grimes

Jamie B. Grimes

National Director, DVBIC

Warren Grundfest

Warren Grundfest

3rd President of SBMT (2005 - 2006) Professor of Surgery, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine

Rao P. Gullapalli

Rao P. Gullapalli

Associate Professor, Director, Magnetic Resonance Research Center Department of Radiology, University of Maryland Baltimore

Stuart Hoffman

Stuart Hoffman

Scientific Program Manager for Brain Injury, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Kian Kaviani

Kian Kaviani

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Dept., Viterbi School of Engineering

Chenzhong Li

Chenzhong Li

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Michael Lim

Michael Lim

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Geoffrey Ling

Geoffrey Ling

Department of Neurology, DARPA

John C. Liu

John C. Liu

Vice Chair of Neurosurgery for Spine Services, Co-Medical Director of the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center, Director of the Neurological Surgery Residency Program

Alfredo Martinez-Coll

Alfredo Martinez-Coll

Senior Business Development Manager at NewSouth Innovations (UNSW)

John W McDonald

John W McDonald

International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Robert Nickells

Robert Nickells

Vice Chairman of Research, UW Comprehensive Cancer Center, Institute on Aging and the Eye Research Institute

Shouleh Nikzad

Shouleh Nikzad

12th President of SBMT (2014 - 2015) Senior Research Scientist, NASA/JPL

Vivek Patel

Vivek Patel

Associate Professor of Neuro-ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, University of Ottawa, Canada

George Paxinos

George Paxinos

Professor of Neuroscience, UNSW, Australia

Sujit S. Prabhu

Sujit S. Prabhu

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Cheryl Rogers

Cheryl Rogers

Trade Commissioner, Life Sciences & Medical Devices, Consulate of Canada

Pantaleo Romanelli

Pantaleo Romanelli

Chief Medical Officer, AB Medica, Milan, IT; Scientific Director, Brain Radiosurgery, CDI, Milan, IT; Visiting Scientist, ESRF, Grenoble, FR

Allyson C. Rosen

Allyson C. Rosen

Assistant Professor of Psychology, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford University

Jennifer Rusiecki

Jennifer Rusiecki

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Reinhard Schulte

Reinhard Schulte

Associate Professor, Basic Sciences Division of Physiology School of Medicine, Loma Linda University

Kuldip Sidhu

Kuldip Sidhu

11th President, SBMT (2013 - 2014)
Associate Professor, Stem Cell Research, University of New South Walese

Eliot L. Siegel

Eliot L. Siegel

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center Director, Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center Radiology Associate Vice Chairman for Informatics

Gary K. Steinberg

Gary K. Steinberg

Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford Hospitals & Clinics

Aria A. Tzika

Aria A. Tzika

Associate Professor of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital & Shriner's Burns Institute, Harvard Medical School

Christopher Wheeler

Christopher Wheeler

Principal Investigator, Immunology Program, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Vicky Yamamoto

Vicky Yamamoto

Fellow, Department of Head and Neck, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California

John S. Yu

John S. Yu

Vice Chairman and Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center