Golden Axon Award

Golden Axon Award

The Golden Axon Award is presented to individuals outside of the medical community who inspire with good will and an enthusiastic interest in science, technology and medicine. Named for the neuron cell fiber that carries outgoing messages to other target cells, the founding principle of the Axon Award is to recognize a highly regarded individual in the public sector who helps raise awareness and funding of SBMT and its mission in the community via fundraising event(s) and activities.

Sean Stone

2019 Award Recipient

Sean Stone

Actor, Director and Producer

Nevzat Tarhan

2019 Award Recipient

Nevzat Tarhan

Professor of Psychiatry and President of Uskudar University

Harry Kloor

2019 Award Recipient

Harry Kloor

Member of the Board of Brain Mapping Foundation

Jeff Wang

2019 Award Recipient

Jeff Wang

Professor and Co-Director of Spine Institute, Department of Orthopedics Surgery, USC, Keck School of Medicine

Warren Boling

2018 Award Recipient

Warren Boling

15th President of SBMT (2017-2018); Professor of Neurosurgery and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center

Michael Roy

2017 Award Recipient

Michael Roy

Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Military Internal Medicine at Uniformed Services University

Wes Ashford

2017 Award Recipient

Wes Ashford

President of SBMT (2016-2017), Director of the WRIISC, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Vicky Yamamoto

2016 Award Recipient

Vicky Yamamoto

Member of the Executive Board of the Brain Mapping Foundation

Ken Green

2016 Award Recipient

Ken Green

Senior VP of Brain Mapping Foundation

Tim Kring

2015 Award Recipient

Tim Kring

Screenwriter, Television Producer

Michael Chen

2012 Award Recipient

Michael Chen

8th President, SBMT, Associate Professor of Department of Neurosurgery, City of Hope Cancer Center

Michael Fehlings

2012 Award Recipient

Michael Fehlings

Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Cheryl Rogers

2012 Award Recipient

Cheryl Rogers

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

Ross Joel

2010 Award Recipient

Ross Joel

(CEO/Co-founder) ORLive

Peter Gailey

2010 Award Recipient

Peter Gailey

(President/Co-founder) ORLive