We are grateful to have leadership team filled with inspiring and dedicated members with a broad range of experience.
Meet the SBMT President
Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics elects Deborah Zelisnky, to serve as president for the 2023-2024 cycle.
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.
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
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.
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).
17th president SBMT, WBMF Golden Axon Award Recipient, 2020
American physician specializing in neurosurgery in St. Louis, Missouri, who has helped develop high-flow brain bypass surgery, a less invasive procedure for treating intracranial aneurysm than methods used previously. He is the Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at the Abdulrauf Institute of Neurosurgery. He is the Founding Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Jeffrey C. Wang
16th president of SBMT, WBMF Golden Axon Award Recipient, 2019
Dr. Wang’s reputation for consistently providing excellent patient care, outstanding qualifications and experience has earned him immense respect from patients and physicians alike.
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.