Pioneer in Medicine Award

Pioneer in Medicine Award

The Pioneer in Medicine Award is presented to individuals who have significantly contributed to the scientific advancement in the fields of medicine and image guided therapy through a multidisciplinary approach. Their groundbreaking contributions have made development of state-of-the-art technology and scientific discovery a reality.

George Ojemann

2017 Award Recipient

George Ojemann

Professor Emeritus, Neurologic Surgery, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine

John Adler

2017 Award Recipient

John Adler

The Dorothy and Thye King Chan Professor in Neurosurgery, Emeritus, Stanford University

Bennet Omalu

2016 Award Recipient

Bennet Omalu

Chief Medical Examiner of San Joaquin County, California; Professor in the UC Davis Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Ted Berger

2016 Award Recipient

Ted Berger

Professor, Biomedical Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Aaron G. Filler

2016 Award Recipient

Aaron G. Filler

Medical Director Institute for Nerve Medicine & Neurography Institute

Babak Kateb

2015 Award Recipient

Babak Kateb

Founding Chairman of the Board & Scientific Director of SBMT and Brain Mapping Foundation, Director of National Center for Nano-Bio-Electronics, Scientific Director, California Neurosurgical Insitute

Skip Rizzo

2015 Award Recipient

Skip Rizzo

Director for Medical Virtual Reality Institute for Creative Technologies

Pantaleo Romanelli

2015 Award Recipient

Pantaleo Romanelli

Neurological Surgery, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)

Prof. Kuldip Sidhu

2014 Award Recipient

Prof. Kuldip Sidhu

Associate Professor, Stem Cell Research, University of New South Walese

Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui

2013 Award Recipient

Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Yosef Koronyo

2008 Award Recipient

Yosef Koronyo

Research associate, Surgery and Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Robert H. Kraus, Jr.

2013 Award Recipient

Robert H. Kraus, Jr.

Chief Scientist, Director of Operations, Samitaur Medical Technologies

Margie L. Homer

2013 Award Recipient

Margie L. Homer

Senior Engineer at NASA/JPL

Shouleh Nikzad

2013 Award Recipient

Shouleh Nikzad

Senior Research Scientist, NASA/JPL

Rafat Ansari

2013 Award Recipient

Rafat Ansari

Human Research Program NASA/ GRC

Wieslaw L. Nowinski

2013 Award Recipient

Wieslaw L. Nowinski

Principal Scientist, Lab Director, Biomedical Imaging Lab Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore

Andres Lozano

2012 Award Recipient

Andres Lozano

Senior Scientist, Division of Brain Imaging & Behaviour Systems - Neuroscience Toronto Western Research Institute (TWRI)

Antonio DeSalles

2012 Award Recipient

Antonio DeSalles

Professor of Neurosurgery, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine

George Paxinos

2012 Award Recipient

George Paxinos

Professor of Neuroscience, UNSW, Australia

Patrick Soon Shiong

2011 Award Recipient

Patrick Soon Shiong

Chairman and CEO of Healthcare Transformation Institute

Jonathan Wolpaw

2010 Award Recipient

Jonathan Wolpaw

NY State Department of Health and State University of NY

Andrew Schwartz

2010 Award Recipient

Andrew Schwartz

University of Pittsburgh

John Donoghue

2010 Award Recipient

John Donoghue

Brown Institute for Brain Science

Keith Black

2009 Award Recipient

Keith Black

Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Peter M. Black

2009 Award Recipient

Peter M. Black

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Ron Kikinis

2008 Award Recipient

Ron Kikinis

Founding Director of the Surgical Planning Laboratory at BWH

John Mazziotta

2007 Award Recipient

John Mazziotta

David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Warren Grundfest

2006 Award Recipient

Warren Grundfest

UCLA Geffen School of Medicine

Richard Frackowiak

2007 Award Recipient

Richard Frackowiak

University College London

Arthur W. Toga

2007 Award Recipient

Arthur W. Toga

University of California at Los Angeles

Alim Louis Benabid

2006 Award Recipient

Alim Louis Benabid

Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble, France

Ferenc Jolesz

2005 Award Recipient

Ferenc Jolesz

B. Leonard Holman Professor of Radiology - Harvard Medical School

Ken Curley

2005 Award Recipient

Ken Curley

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Peter Gruen

2004 Award Recipient

Peter Gruen

LA County & University Southern California