Faculty

2013 Keynote Speakers

Blumenauer Kateb Federoff
Earl Blumenauer
U.S. Representative for Oregon's 3rd Congressional District
Babak Kateb
Chairman/CEO SBMT & President of Brain Mapping Foundation
Howard J. Federoff
Executive Vice President for Health Sciences,
Executive Dean of the School of Medicine,
Georgetown University
 
Gala Keynote
Hammer Nathan Nathan
CAPT Paul S. Hammer
Director, Defense Centers of Excellence for
Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE)
VADM Matthew L. Nathan
Surgeon General, US Navy;
Chief, US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Beth Nielsen Chapman
Brain Tumor Survivor
Singer/Songwriter

2013 Speakers

Bizhan Aarabi, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Maryland
Director of Neurotrauma, R. Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center

Frank Acosta, Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Maheen Mausoof Adamson, Clinical Assistant Professor (affiliated)
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford CA
Acting Director of Research, Director, PhD Fellowship Program
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC), Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, CA

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

Laith Altaweel, Associate Professor of Neuroscience,
Director Neurocritical Care,
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Neel Anand, Director of Spine Trauma, Cedars-Sinai Spine Center, Los Angeles, CA

Jane Tavyev Asher, Child Neurology/ Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Cedars-Sinai – Depts of Pediatrics, Neurology
Assistant Professor – UCLA – Depts of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

J. Wesson Ashford, Stanford University
VA Alzheimer's Center

Hyun Bae, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon,
Co-Director of the Spine Fellowship Program,
Cedars-Sinai Spine Center, Los Angeles, CA

Dan Barouch, Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Vaccine Research
Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

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

Visar Belegu, Research Scientist, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Mitch Berger, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF

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

Mike Boninger, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Medical Director, Human Engineering Research Laboratories
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Nick Boulis Founder of the Boulis Laboratory, Emory University School of Medicine

Alberto Bravin Chief of the Biomedical Beamline, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility(ESRF), Grenoble, FR

Jacob Buchowski, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery,
Director, Center for Spinal Tumors,
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Daniel E. Callan, Brain Networks and Communication Laboratory
Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet)
National Institute of Information and Communication Sciences
Osaka University, Japan

Eugene Carragee, Chief, Spinal Surgery Division,
Medical Director, Service Quality,
Director, Orthopaedic Spine Center,
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Alison Cernich, Acting Co-Director of Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE)
Veteran's Affairs Central Office, Washington DC

Julie Chapman, Director of Neuroscience
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)
Veterans Affairs, Washington DC

David Chen, Vice Chief of Staff,
George M. Eisenberg Chair,
Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program,
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Shuo Chen, Assistant Professor, Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatiscts, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Yu Chen, Assistant Professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland at College Park, MD

Jacob W. Chodakiewitz, Director, Neurocenter for Pain and Tremor
Stereotactic /Functional Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
Functional Neurosurgery, UCLA,Ronald Reagan Medical Center

Jeffrey Chung, Interim Director, Epilepsy Program,
Interim Director, Neurophysiology,
Department of Neurology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

David Cifu, Richmond Polytrauma and National Director,
PM&R Program Office,
Department of Veterans Affairs

David Clever, NIH Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Paola Coan, Associate Professor Of Physics, University Ludwig Maxilimians, Munich, DE

Susan S. Conroy, Adjunct Instructor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Oliver Cooper, Director, Stem Cell Facility, Neuroregeneration Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA

Glenn Cross, Chief Operating Officer, Ausbiotech, Australia

Kevin Crutchfield, Director, Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program
Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute, LifeBridge Health, Baltimore, MD

Joseph Culver, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Washington University at St. Louis

Manuel B. Datiles III, Medical Officer and Senior Investigator
Senior Attending Ophthalmologist
National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Andrew Degnan, Research Associate, University of Cambridge
Radiology Resident, UPMC

Jaydev Desai, Associate Professor & Director - Robotics, Automation, and Medical Systems (RAMS) Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Ramon Diaz-Arristia, Clinical Director, Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
Professor of Neurology
Uniformed Services University

Congwu Du, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University
2Brookhaven National Lab

Andrew Dunn, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Texas at Austin

Jeff Duyn, Investigator, NINDS, NIH

V. Reggie Edgerton, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Howard Eisenberg, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Jeff Elias, Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

Dawn S. Eliashiv, Professor of Neurology, David Geffen SOM UCLA

Gregory Farber, Director, Office of Technology Development and Coordination, NIMH

Michael Fehlings, Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, ON

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

Douglas Feinstein, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Illinois, College of Medicine,
Research Scientist, Jess Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago IL

Rohan Fernandes, Principal Investigator, Children's National Medical Center

Juan Fernadez Maranda, Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Richard G. Fessler, Professor of Neurological Surgery,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Kevin Foley, Professor of neurosurgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Director of complex spine surgery at Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute
Medical Director, Medical Education & Research Institute and the Image-Guided Surgery Research Center, Memphis, TN

Larry W Forrester, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Maria Angela Franceschini, Assistant Professor, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard Medical School

Louis French, Chief, TBI Services
Department of Orthopeadics and Rehabilitation, Walter Reed National Medical Military Center (WRNMMC)
Site Director, DVBIC WRNMMC

Raisa Freidlin, CIT (Center for Information Technology), NIH

Amir H. Gandjbakhche, Senior Investigator, Section on Analytical and Functional Biophotonics
National Institutes of Health

Ali Ganjei, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist, Inova Mount Vernon Rehab Specialists
Medical Director, Inova Rehabilitation Services
Medical Director, Inova Spine Services

Yuan Gao, Associate Professor, Methylomics, transcriptomics and bioinformatics big data analytics and visualization
Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Whitaker Institute at Johns Hopkins

Gerard Gioia, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics
Director, Neuropsychology, Center for Neuroscience Research
Children’s National Medical Center

Ronald N. Goodman, Fellow, VA Maryland Exercise and Robotics Center of Excellence (MERCE)

Diane Griffin, Professor,
Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Jamie Grimes, COL, MC
National Director, DVBIC
OTSG Neurology Consultant

Bharat Guthikonda, Associate Professor, Director of Skull Base Research, Department of Neurosurgery, LSU HSC Shreveport

E. Mark Haacke, Director, MR Research Facility of Wayne State University at Harper Hospital, Detroit, MI

Edward Herskovits, Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Hoby Hetherington, Professor, Radiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Elizabeth M. C. Hillman, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, Columbia University

Stuart W. Hoffman, Scientific Program Manager for Brain Injury,
Rehabilitation Research and Development Service
TBI Point of Contact and Subject Matter Expert,
Office of Research and Development

Jennifer L. Hopp, Associate Professor, Neurology
Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Song Hu, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Virginia

Waguih W. IsHak, Director of the Psychiatry Residency Training Program and Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Andrew Jaffe, Investigator, Genome Informatics, Lieber Institute, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

Kewal K. Jain, CEO, Jain PharmaBiotech

Shailesh S Kantak, Academic Fellow, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Amin Kassam, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Ottawa

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

James Kehler, Application Development Scientist, Stemgent

John A. Kessler, Ken and Ruth Davee Professor of Stem Cell Biology
Professor in Departments of Neurology and Molecular Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry
Feinberg School of Medicine

Peter Kochunov, Associate Professor, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland Baltimore, MD

Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Biomedical Sciences, Neuroimmunology and Retinal Imaging laboratory, Maxine-Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Nicholas A. Kotov, Professor, Deptartment of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Meng Law, Professor of Radiology and Neurological Surgery
Director of Neuroradiology and Neuroradiology Fellowship Program
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Daniel C. Lee, Assistant Professor, USF College of Pharmacy, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute

Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology McGill University Professor of Ophthalmology University of Wisconsin Adjunct Professor University of Montreal

Leonard A. Levin, Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology, McGill University
Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin
Adjunct Professor, University of Montreal

Chenzhong Li, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Ling Li, Assistant Medical Examiner, OCME, State of Maryland

Ming Li, Chief, Bioengineering Section, Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Program, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD

Xingde Li, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

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

Geoff Ling, Professor of Neurology, USUHS
Program Manager, DARPA

Robert Lipsky, Director of Neuroscience Translational Research, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
Professor of Neurosciences, Virginia Commonwealth University-Inova Campus

Roger Little, Senior Advisor, Science Coordination, Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications, NIMH

Chunlei Liu, Assistant Professor, Radiology, Medical Physics, Brain Image and Analysis Center, Duke UNC

Guoying Liu, Program Director, Division of Applied Science and Technology, NIBIB

Hanli Liu, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Texas, Arlington

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

Russel Lonser, Senior Investigator Chief, Surgical Neurology Branch in NINDS

Jeffrey Lotz, Director of the Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory
University of California, San Francisco

Codrin Ion Lungu, Chief, National Institutes of Health Parkinson Clinic, NIH
Assistant Clinical Director, NINDS
Staff Clinician, NINDS, NIH
Clinic Director, Botulinum Toxin Clinic, NINDS, NIH

Tao Lu Lowe, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Qingming Luo, Cheung Kong Professor
Director, Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics
Executive Deputy Director, Wuhan National Lab for Optoelectronics
Vice President, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Geoffrey Lynn, National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center, Bethesda, MD

Margaret MacDonald, Clinical Researcher, DVBIC Fort Carson

Keith Main, Director of Neuroscience
Postdoctoral Fellow
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford CA,
Postdoctoral Fellow
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)
Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA

Meenakshi Malhotra, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University, Canada

Zoltan Mari, Assistant Professor of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Neurology, Baltimore, MD

Lee Martin, Professor, Departments of Pathology, Division of Neuropathology, and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Alfredo-Martinez-Coll, Commercialisation Manager, Faculty of Medicine at NewSouth Innovations (UNSW)

Thom A. Mayer, Medical Director, NFL Players Association

Joshua Meadow, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director of Neurocritical Care
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Andrei Medvedev, Assistant Professor, Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging, Georgetown University

Shattnath Merbs, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Oncology
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Carol A. Miller, Professor, Departments of Pathology and Neurology
Co-Director of Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Director of Neuropathology Core Chief, Neuropathology, Los Angeles County USC Medical Center

Pedro Cavaleiro Miranda, Faculty of Sciences, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, University of Lisbon

Rajendra Morey, Assistant Professor,
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, BIAC - Duke University
Neuroimaging Core Director,
Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, Durham VA Medical Center

Dwain Morris-Irvin, Research Scientist, Neural Stem Cell Program, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Stewart H. Mostofsky, Director, Laboratory for Neurocognitive and Imaging Research (LNIR), Kennedy Krieger Institute

James Mountz, Professor, Radiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Zurab Nadareishvili, Clinical Director, NIH Stroke Program at Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bethesda, MD

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

Evren Ozarslan, Department of Radiology, Harvard University

Yingtian Pan, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University

Carlos Pardo, Associate Professor of Neurology and Pathology, Johns Hopkins

Paul F. Pasquina, M.D., Colonel, U.S. Army Medical Corps (Retired)
Chair, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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

Paul Patterson, Principal Investigator, California Institute of Technology

George Paxinos, Professor of Neuroscience, UNSW, Australia

James Pekar, Associate Professor & Manager, F.M. Kirby Research Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Martin Pera, Professor of Stem cell science, University of Melbourne, Australia

Daniel Perl, Director, Neuropathology, Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
Uniformed Services University

Jerome Pischella, Trade Commissioner -S&T, The Embassy of Canada to the United States of America, Washington D.C.

Alexander Potapov, Professor of Neurosurgery, Burdenko Neurological Institute, Moscow

Kambiz Pourrezaei, Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University

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

Satya Prakash, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Artificial Cells and Organs Research Center, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Professor, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Johns Hopkins University

P.B. Raksin M.D., Director, Neurosurgery ICU
Cook County Hospital
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Rush University Medical Center

K. T. Ramesh, Alonzo G. Decker Jr. Professor of Science & Engineering
Director, Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI)
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering"

Gerard Riedy, Director, Imaging Center, National Intrepid Center of Excellence
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Cynthia Roberts, Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering
Martha G. and Milton Staub Chair for Research in Ophthalmology
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Cheryl Rogers, Trade Commissioner,br /> Life Sciences & Medical Devices,
Consulate of Canada

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

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

Anindo Roy, Assistant Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine

Michael J. Roy, Director, Division of Military Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Uniformed Services University

Jennifer Rusiecki, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University

Eric J. Russell, Chair, Department of Radiology,
Professor in Radiology, Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Malisa Sarntinoranont, Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida

Walter Schneider, Professor, Psychology, Neurosurgery & Radiology, University of Pittsburgh & University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Elisabeth Schültke, Department of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Freiburg University, DE

David Seminowicz, Assistant Professor, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, MD

Dongju Seo, Associate Research Scientist, Yale Stress Center, Yale University School of Medicine

Jorge M. Serrador, Associate Director of Research
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)
Veterans Affairs, New Jersey

Ejaz A. Shamim, Chief of Service Neurology DCSM, Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
Special Volunteer, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda

Elaine Shen, Scientific Program Manager, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Kuldip Sidhu, Associate Professor, Stem Cell Research, University of New South Wales

Eliot Siegel, Chief of Imaging Services, Maryland Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System at Baltimore, MD

Panayiotis Sioutos, Neurosurgery Fellow, Department of Neurosciences, Inova Fairfax Hospital

James G. Smirniotopoulos, President, USUHS Faculty Assembly, 2012-2013
Chief Editor, MedPix®
Program Leader, Diagnostics and Imaging, Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Biomedical Informatics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Carson Smith, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Salil Soman, Palo Alto VA, CA WRIISC Fellow
Stanford Radiological Sciences Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellow
Palo Alto VA Neuroradiology Attending

Hongjun Song, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director of the Stem Cell Program, Institute for Cell Engineering

Chandler Sour, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Glyn Stacey, Head of Division of Cell Biology and Imaging and Director for the UK Stem Cell Bank, NIBSC

Robert A. Stern, Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy
Director, Clinical Core, BU Alzheimer's Disease Center
Boston University School of Medicine

Martina Stippler, Director of Neurotrauma, Department of Neurosurgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Patrick Stroman, Associate Professor, Diagnostic Radiology & Physics Departments, Queen’s University

Prem Sagar Subramanian, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Neuro-Ophthalmology Division, The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Clive Svendsen, Director, Regenerative Medicine Institute,
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Cha-Min Tang, Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Maryland at Baltimore, MD

David F. Tate, Co-Director, Center for Neurological Imaging, Boston, MA

Jeff Tiegler, Graduate Student, Harvard Medical School, Division of Vaccine Research
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Evgeny I. Tsimerinov, Associate Director, Neurophysiology Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Vassiliy Tsytsarev, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland at Baltimore, MD

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

Peter van Zijl, Director, F. M. Kirby Research Center, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Research Scientist, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Professor, Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Amitabh Varshney, Director, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies,
Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Mohan Vemuri, Director, Stem Cells, Life Technologies,Inc

Gilbert Vezina, Faculty, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology Principal Investigator, Children's Research Institute (CRI), Center

Nora Volkow, National Institute of Drug Addiction, NIH

Beverly C. Walters, Professor of Neurosurgery, VCU School of Medicine - Inova Campus
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Neurosciences, Inova Health Systems

Ruikang K Wang, Professor, Bioengineering & Ophthalmology, University of Washington

Xuemei Wang, State Key Lab of Bioelectronics, Chien Shiung WU Laboratory, Southeast University, Nanjing, People's Republic of China

Katherine Warren, Head, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Section Investigator, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute

Michael Weinrich, Director, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)

Christopher J. Wheeler, Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery
Immunology Program Head, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Inst. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

David Woodland, Chief Scientific Officer, Keystone Symposia, Silverthorne, CO

Graeme Woodworth, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore

Michael Wright, Senior Scientist, Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA

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

Yihong Yang, Senior Investigator & Chief, Functional MRI Section, National Institute of Drug Abuse – Intramural Research Program, Baltimore, MD

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

Kareem A. Zaghloul, Staff Clinician, Surgical Neurology Branch, National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

H. Ronald Zielke, Professor, Division of Pediatric Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Miqin Zhang, Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle