2020 Speakers

Calum MacRae, MD PhD
Director, One Brave Idea
Vice Chair for Scientific Innovation, Dept of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Menachem Fromer, PhD
Data Science Group Leader for Mental Health, Verily (Google Life Sciences)
Associate Prof of Genetics/Genomics and Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Neil Martin, MD
Regional Medical Director of Neuroscience, Providence Southern California
Director of Innovation and Quality, Pacific Neuroscience Institute

Anthony Asher, MD, FACS

President, Neuroscience Institute, Atrium Health

Founder and Director, National Quality and Outcomes Database

Founder and Co-Chairman, American Spine Registry

Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Carolinas Medical Center


Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD

Director, Cleveland Center for Health Outcomes Research Dept. of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

Professor, Dept. of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Case School of Medicine

Director, Research Health Analytics and Informatics, University Hospitals of Cleveland


Jason Sheehan, MD PhD

Co-Director, Lars Leksell Gamma Knife Center, University of Virginia

Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neuroscience, University of Virginia

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Neuro-Oncology


Laura Germine, PhD

Director, Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology, McLean Hospital

Technical Director, McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Michael Fox, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Brain Circuit Therapeutics, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Raymond D. Adams Distinguished Chair in Neurology, Harvard Medical School


Mohamad Bydon, MD

Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Neurosurgical Registry

Principal investigator, Mayo Clinic Neuro-Informatics Laboratory


Carmen Vleggeert-Lankamp, MD, MSc, PhD

Head, Spine Research, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Leiden University Medical Centre


Ciprian Crainiceanu, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University


Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, PhD

Director, QTIM lab and the Center for Machine Learning, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

Scientific Director, MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science

Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School


Ayal Aizer, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School


Daniel Orringer, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pathology, NYU


Kun-Hsing Yu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School


Clemens Schirmer, MD PhD

Professor and Vice Chair, Dept. of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience Institute, Geisinger

Director Geisinger Stroke Centers


Munmun De Choudhury, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech

Director, Social Dynamics and Well-Being


Paul Bleicher, MD, PhD
Principal, ‎Evident Health Strategies
Former CEO, OptumLabs
Francesco Sala, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Verona
Faith Robertson, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Jason Chen, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Ben Johnston, MD, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Amin Zand Vakili, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Attending Psychiatrist, PVAMC
Sandi Lam, MD, MBA
Division Head of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital
Professor and Vice Chair of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Sebastian Schneeweiss, MD, ScD
Chief, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Dept. of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor in Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Daniel Kelly, MD
Director, Pacific Neuroscience Institute
Director, Pacific Brain Tumor Center, Providence Saint John’s Health Center
Professor of Neurosurgery, John Wayne Cancer Institute
Elizabeth Claus, MD, PhD
Professor and Director of Medical Research, Yale University School of Public Health
Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
John Ratliff, MD, FACS
Professor and Vice Chair of Neurosurgery, Stanford
Principle Investigator, Stanford Spine Outcomes Lab Research
Farrah Mateen, MD, PhD
Director, Global Health, Dept. of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Director, Multiple Sclerosis & Neuromyelitis Optica Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Keith Ligon, MD, PhD
Chief of Neuropathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Anand Veeragagu, MD
Director of Minimally Invasive NeuroSpine Surgery, Stanford
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford
Lola Chambless, MD, FAANS

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Amar Dhand, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Visiting Associate Professor, Network Science Institute, Northeastern University


Rifaquat M. Rahman, MD

Radiation Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Rose Du, MD, PhD

Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School


Ian Barnett, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Marieke Broekman, MD, PhD, JD

Neurosurgeon, Haaglanden Medical Center and Leiden University Medical Center


Geoffrey Young, MD

Assistant Professor, Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Associate Neuroradiologist, Radiology, Brigham And Women's Hospital


Michael Ivan, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Miami

Co-Director of University of Miami Brain Tumor Initiative


Alberto Feletti, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Verona