National Advisory Committee

Members of the NRCDP National Advisory Committee (NAC) are carefully selected to represent a diverse group of successful scientists from different geographical locations, different educational backgrounds, different sub-specialties, different races and genders, and different degrees of seniority.

By design, most committee members are neurosurgeons; however, the committee also includes other scientists to ensure well-balanced reviews.

Emad Eskandar, MD – Director of NRCDP

Emad Eskandar, MD – Director of NRCDP
Professor and Chair, Neurosurgery
Montefiore / Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jeff Ojemann, MD – Associate Director of NRCDP

Jeff Ojemann, MD – Associate Director of NRCDP
Professor and Vice-Chair, Neurosurgery
University Of Washington

Greg Zipfel, MD – Associate Director of NRCDP

Greg Zipfel, MD – Associate Director of NRCDP
Professor and Vice-Chair, Neurosurgery
Washington University in St. Louis

Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD

Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurosurgery
University of Colorado

Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD

Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD
Professor, Neurosurgery
University of Illinois

Clark Chen, MD, PhD

Clark Chen, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Neurosurgery
University of Minnesota

Bob Carter, MD, PhD

Bob Carter, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Neurosurgery
Massachusetts General Hospital

Ennio A. Chiocca, MD, PhD

Ennio A. Chiocca, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Neurosurgery
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Melanie Hayden Gephart, MD

Melanie Hayden Gephart, MD
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Stanford

Mary Heinricher, PhD

Mary Heinricher, PhD
Professor and Vice-Chair, Neurosurgery
Oregon Health & Science University

Langston Holly, MD

Langston Holly, MD
Professor and Vice-Chair, Neurosurgery
David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA

Matthew Howard, MD

Matthew Howard, MD
Professor and Chair, Neurosurgery
University of Iowa

Linda Liau, MD, PhD

Linda Liau, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Neurosurgery
David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA

Russell Lonser, MD

Russell Lonser, MD
Professor and Chair, Neurosurgery
Ohio State University

William Mack, MD

William Mack, MD
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Alfredo Quinones, MD

Alfredo Quinones, MD
Professor and Chair, Neurosurgery
Mayo Clinic, Florida

Dody Robinson, MD

Dody Robinson, MD
Professor, Neurosurgery
Johns Hopkins

Kareem Zaghloul, MD, PhD

Kareem Zaghloul, MD, PhD
Investigator, Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Unit
National Institutes of Health