• Neurosurgeons Speak

    We asked our members… “Why do you give to the organizations you support?” 

    “As a recipient of a research opportunity early in my career, I believe supporting the CNS Foundation’s collaboration with the NIH and the FNIH to fund the K12 Getch Scholar Award is one of the best ways for me to contribute to the advancement of neurosurgery.”
    – John A. Lopez, MD
    Spine Care Specialists of Alaska, LLC


    I give because giving increases what you have. I give to Project Downtown (free meals for homeless), St. Francis House (homeless shelter), Radiant hands (support for women), Pen of Mercy (support for women in Pakistan), Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, RAHMA Mercy Clinic (safety net clinic in town), CNS, AANS and Honor Your Mentor Funds.
    – Maryam Rahman MD, MS
    University of Florida


    The CNS, through the Foundation, has been the main driving force for the Education and enculturation of young Neurosurgeons worldwide and thereby structuring the future of Neurosurgery. Supporting this effort is the least any of us can do, and I am proud to be part of it!
    – Charles B Agbi, MB, BS, FRCSEd(SN), FRCSC, FACS
    University of Ottawa


    I give to three different types of organizations: My first goal is to reduce the incidence of brain and spinal cord injury. I donate to ThinkFirst for this reason. My second goal is to help the environment and protect the earth for our future. I donate to both local and national environmental groups. Finally, I donate to schools, because I want to make education more accessible to everyone.
    – Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD
    University of Minnesota


    I am always inspired by my patients, so have long given to patient advocacy groups including the Epilepsy Foundation and Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, which support research and empower patients to live their best lives.
    – Ellen Air, MD, PhD
    Henry Ford Health System


    “A large reason I support the CNS Foundation is because of its New CNS Guidelines initiative. The upcoming “Guidelines for Perioperative Spine Care” was supported by a generous grant from the AANS-CNS Spine Section as well as individual donations to the CNS Foundation. The CNS Foundation supports groundbreaking guidelines work on dilemmas such as “the osteoporotic spine” which affect our everyday practice.
    – Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD
    University of California, San Francisco


    From Social Media

    One of my favorites is @GoodmanCampbell’s very own @BrainBolt5K. I donate my time and $ to benefit our #TBI programs. Our community helped raise over $100k last year! Mark your calendar 10/5/19! brainbolt5k.com
    – Richard B. Rodgers, MD
    Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine


    “I give to be a part of something that evolves into something greater than myself and to be able to watch it grow. I give to NeoRestoration Foundation because I support the advancement of neuroscience, technology and cross collaboration to take us to the next great scientific era. #cns#nrf #nsgy #clinpsych #mdphd#philanthropy”
    – Ellizzette Duvall McDonald
    NeoRestoration Foundation


    I donated to ‘Rex Marco Family Recovery Fund’ - gf.me/u/uks2vt via @gofundme. Dr. Marco is a #spine surgeon and educator active with @AOSpineNA who suffered a cervical spinal cord injury 2 weeks ago. #sci
    – Suzanne Therin, MD, PhD
    Stanford University

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