SOCIETY FOR BRAIN MAPPING AND THERAPEUTICS

SOCIETY FOR BRAIN MAPPING AND THERAPEUTICS

BREAKING BOUNDARIES OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MEDICINE, ART & HEALTHCARE POLICY

Board Of Directors

We are grateful to have a multispecialty inspiring leadership team dedicated to fast-tracking diagnostics, therapeutics, technologies, and policies.

Board Of Directors

Babak Kateb

Chairman and CEO of SBMT 1st President SBMT, WBMF Pioneer in Medicine Award, 2015 | NanoneuroSurgery and NeuroPhotonics Subcommittee SBMT 2023-2024, BCI, Neurotechnology, Neuroengineering Subcommitee 2023-2024, Military Medicine Subcommittee 2023 - 2024 | Neuroscience20 Global Chairman
Founding Chairman of the Board of SBMT and President of World Brain Mapping Foundation, Scientific Director of SBMT and Brain Mapping Foundation, Director of National Center for Nano-Bio-Electronics, Director of Brain Technology and Innovation Park (BTIP), and Chairman of science advisory board of Infinity Arc (cancer/radiosurgery tech).

Aaron G. Filler

13th President of SBMT (2015-2016), WBMF Pioneer in Medicine, 2016
Medical Director, Institute for Nerve Medicine & Neurography, Professor of Neurosurgery Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, EVP & Chair of Legal-Counsel & Ethics Committee of SBMT, CA USA

Wes Ashford

14th President of SBMT (2016-2017), WBMF Golden Axon Award, 2017 | Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Subcommittee SBMT 2023- 2024
Dr. Ashford is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (affiliated) at Stanford University and the Director of the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Dr. Ashford also serves as a Senior Research Scientist at the Stanford / VA Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Research Centers. He is Chair of the Memory Screening Advisory Board of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and a Senior Editor of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Warren Wilson Boling Jr

15th president of SBMT, WBMF Golden Axon Award Recipient, 2018
Warren Wilson Boling Jr., MD, FAAN, FRCSC, FRACS has been appointed chair, department of neurosurgery at Loma Linda University.

Robert Hariri

18th President of SBMT (2020-2021), WBMF Pioneer in Medicine Award, 2020 | WBMF Golden Axon Award, 2021
Dr. Hariri pioneered the use of stem cells to treat a range of life-threatening human diseases and continues today to make transformative contributions in the fields of immuno-oncology and cell therapeutics along with tissue engineering and functional regeneration. He is widely acknowledged for his discovery of pluripotent stem cells derived from the human placenta, and as a member of the team that discovered the physiological activities of tumor necrosis factor (TNF).

Jason Cormier

19th President of SBMT (2021-2022), WBMF Golden Axon Award, 2022
Dr. Cormier is a native of South Louisiana, where he graduated from St Thomas More High School in Lafayette, La. A former LSU basketball player and graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, he went on to receive his medical degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He became eligible for the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor society and served on several committees, including the LSU School of Medicine Admissions Committee, the LSU School of Medicine Dean’s Selection Committee and was the medical school’s representative to the Louisiana Board of Supervisors in 2004. He received a number of scholarships and was a member of many different societies. Dr. Cormier also dedicated his time on a monthly basis to the Student Run Homeless clinic in New Orleans, La.

Vicky Yamamoto

20th President of SBMT (2022-2023), WBMF Golden Axon Award, 2016 | WBMF Young Investigator Award, 2009 | NeuroOncology Subcommittee SBMT 2023-2024 | Neuroscience20 Organizing Committee
Cancer Scientist, USC-Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, USC-Keck School of Medicine, CA, USA | Executive Director of SBMT | Member of the Executive Board of the World Brain Mapping Foundation
Deborah Zelinsky, OD

Deborah Zelinsky

21st President of SBMT (2023-2024), WBMF Golden Axon Award, 2022 | Visual Processing and Retinal Modulation Subcommittee SBMT 2023-2024
Deborah Zelinsky, O.D. is an optometrist noted worldwide for her work in neuro-optometric rehabilitation. Currently, she serves as founder and executive research director of The Mind-Eye Institute, based in Northbrook, Illinois.
Deborah Zelinsky, OD

Meet the SBMT President

Deborah Zelinsky
Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics elects Deborah Zelinsky, to serve as president for the 2023-2024 cycle.
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