Leadership

Board Of Directors Information

The American Board of Neurological Surgery consists of 15 Directors/Officers selected from practicing neurosurgeons certified by the Board. Directors are elected after nominations are received from the following societies:

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (4)
  • Society of Neurological Surgeons (4)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (4)
  • American Academy of Neurological Surgery (1)
  • Neurosurgical Society of America (1)

Each director serves for a single six-year term. Appointments are staggered, and 2-3 new directors join the Board each year.

Executive Director

Fredric B. Meyer, MD

Officers

(As of July 2018)

Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD
Seattle, Washington
Chair

E. Sander Connolly, Jr., MD
New York, New York 
Vice Chair

Carl B. Heilman, MD 
Boston, Massachusetts 
Secretary

Linda M. Liau, MD, PhD 
Los Angeles, California 
Treasurer

Directors

(As of July 2018)

Frederick Boop, MD
Memphis, Tennessee

Kevin M. Cockroft, MD, MSc
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Steven N. Kalkanis, MD
Detroit, Michigan

John J. Knightly, MD
Morristown, New Jersey

Douglas S. Kondziolka, MD
New York, New York

Elad I. Levy, MD, MBA
Buffalo, New York

Anil Nanda, MD, MPH
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Daniel K. Resnick, MD, MS
Madison, Wisconsin

Alex B. Valadka, MD
Richmond, Virginia

Marjorie C. Wang, MD 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

John A. Wilson, MD 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The main office for the American Board of Neurological Surgery is located in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Staff are available during regular business hours

  • 8am- 5pm EST
  • Monday through Friday

Emeritus Officers Of The Board:

Director at Large

Name And Term

Bennett M. Stein, M.D. | 1993-1994
Edward R. Laws, Jr., M.D. | 1994-1995
M. Peter Heilbrun, M.D.* | 1999-2000
Donald P. Becker, M.D. | 2000-2001

*Deceased

Chair

Name & Term

Howard C. Naffzinger, M.D.* | 1940-1948

Max Minor Peet, M.D.* | 1948-1949

Winchell McK. Craig, M.D.* | 1949-1950

Alfred W. Adson, M.D.* | 1950-1951

Francis C. Grant, M.D.* | 1952-1956

Eldridge H. Campbell, M.D.* | 1956

A. Earl Walker, M.D.* | 1956-1958

Edgar F. Fincher, M.D.* | 1958-1959

Leonard T. Furlow, M.D.* | 1959-1960

E. Jefferson Browder, M.D.* | 1960-1961

William T. Peyton, M.D.* | 1961-1962

Frank H. Mayfield, M.D.* | 1962-1964

Francis C. Murphey, M.D.* | 1964-1965

Donald Matson, M.D.* | 1965-1966

C. Hunter Sheldon, M.D.* | 1966-1968

Henry G. Schwartz, M.D.* | 1968-1970

Guy L. Odom, M.D.* | 1970-1972

J. Garber. Galbraith, M.D.* | 1972-1974

Sidney Goldring, M.D.* | 1974-1976

W. Kemp Clark, M.D.* | 1976-1978

Robert B. King, M.D.* | 1978-1980

William F. Collins, Jr., M.D.* | 1980-1982

Robert G. Ojemann, M.D.* | 1982-1983

David G. Kline, M.D. | 1983-1984

Griff R. Harsh, III, M.D. | 1984-1985

Thomas W. Langfitt, M.D.* | 1985-1986

Henry D. Garretson, M.D.* | 1986-1987

M. Stephen Mahaley, Jr., M.D.* | 1987-1988

Martin H. Weiss, M.D. | 1988-1989

Robert G. Grossman, M.D.| 1989-1990

Nicholas T. Zervas, M.D. | 1990-1991

Julian T. Hoff, M.D.* | 1991-1992

George A. Ojemann, M.D. | 1992-1993

William Shucart, M.D. | 1993-1994

Edward S. Connolly, M.D. | 1994-1995

Howard M. Eisenberg, M.D. | 1995-1996

Robert H. Wilkins, M.D. | 1996-1997

John A. VanGilder, M.D.* | 1997-1998

Robert L. Grubb, Jr., M.D. | 1998-1999

Donald O. Quest, M.D. | 1999-2000

Steven L. Giannotta, M.D. | 2000-2001

Dennis D. Spencer, M.D. | 2001-2002

David G. Piepgras, M.D. | 2002-2003

Arthur L. Day, M.D. | 2003-2004

Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., M.D. | 2004-2005

William F. Chandler, M.D. | 2005-2006

Robert A. Solomon, M.D. | 2006-2007

H. Hunt Batjer, M.D. | 2007-2008

M. Sean Grady, M.D. | 2008-2009

Warren R. Selman, M.D. | 2009-2010

Charles L. Branch, M.D. | 2010-2011

Daniel L. Barrow, M.D. | 2011-2012

Nelson M. Oyesiku, M.D. | 2012-2013

David W. Roberts, M.D. | 2013-2014

Fredric Meyer, M.D. | 2014-2015

Jeff Bruce, M.D. | 2015-2016

Christopher Shaffrey, M.D. | 2016-2017

B. Gregory Thompson| 2017-2018

*Deceased

Vice-Chair

Name & Term

Alfred W. Adson, M.D.* | 1940-1942
Max Minor Peet, M.D.* | 1942-1948
Winchell McK. Craig, M.D.* | 1948-1949
Joseph P. Evans, M.D.* | 1949-1950
R. Glen Spurling, M.D.* | 1950-1951
Francis C. Grant, M.D.* | 1951-1952
R. Glen Spurling, M.D.* | 1952-1955
James C. White, M.D.* | 1955-1956
A. Earl Walker, M.D.* | 1956
Edgar F. Fincher, M.D.* | 1956-1958
E. Jefferson Browder, M.D.* | 1958-1960
William T. Peyton, M.D.* | 1960-1961
Frank H. Mayfield, M.D.* | 1961-1962
Francis C. Murphey, M.D.* | 1962-1964
Donald D. Matson, M.D.* | 1964-1965
C. Hunter Sheldon, M.D.*1965-1966
E. S. Gurdjian, M.D.* | 1966-1968
Benjamin Whitcomb, M.D.* | 1968-1970
Richard C. Schneider, M.D.* | 1970-1972
Robert G. Fisher, M.D.* | 1972-1974
Hugo V. Rizzoli, M.D. | 1974-1976
W. Eugene Stern, M.D. | 1976-1980
Charles E. Brackett, M.D. | 1980-1981
Russel H. Patterson, Jr., M.D. | 1981-1982
James T. Robertson, M.D. | 1982-1983
Griff R. Harsh, III, M.D. | 1983-1984
Thomas W. Langfitt, M.D.* | 1984-1985
Henry D. Garretson, M.D.* | 1985-1986
J. Charles Rich, Jr., M.D. | 1986-1987
Martin H. Weiss, M.D. | 1987-1988
Robert G. Grossman, M.D. | 1988-1989
Thoralf M. Sundt, Jr., M.D.* | 1989-1990
Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., M.D. | 1990-1991
Richard L. Rovit, M.D. | 1991-1992
Sidney Tolchin, M.D.1992-1993
Robert A. Ratcheson, M.D. | 1993-1994
John A. Jane, Sr., M.D. | 1994-1995
Burton M. Onofrio, M.D. | 1995-1997
Fremont P. Wirth, M.D. | 1997-1998
Stewart B. Dunsker, M.D. | 1998-1999
Eugene S. Flamm, M.D. | 1999-2000
H. Richard Winn, M.D. | 2000-2001
Charles J. Hodge, Jr., M.D. | 2001-2002
R. Michael Scott, M.D. | 2002-2003
Volker K. H. Sonntag, M.D. | 2003-2004
Hal L. Hankinson, MD | 2004-2005
A. John Popp, MD | 2005-2006
Jon H. Robertson, M.D. | 2005-2006
Richard B. Morawetz, M.D. | 2006-2007
Kim J. Burchiel, M.D. | 2007-2008
Robert L. Martuza, M.D. | 2008-2009
Paul C. McCormick, M.D. | 2009-2010
Tae Sung Park, M.D. | 2010-2011
William T Couldwell, MD | 2011-2012
Craig A. Van Der Veer, MD | 2011-2012
Mitchel S. Berger, MD | 2012-2013
Karin M. Muraszko, MD | 2013-2014

*Deceased

Treasurer

Name & Term

Stewart B. Dunsker, MD | 1996-1998

Donald P. Becker, MD | 1998-2000

Arthur L. Day, MD | 2000-2003

Marc R. Mayberg, MD | 2003-2007

Paul C. McCormick, MD | 2007-2009

Matthew A. Howard, III, MD | 2009-2013

Robert E. Harbaugh, MD | 2013-2014

B. Gregory Thompson, MD | 2014-2017

Linda Liau, MD | 2017-present

*Deceased

Secretary-Treasurer

Name & Term

R. Glenn Spurling, M.D.* | 1940-1943
Paul C. Bucy, M.D.* | 1943-1947
William J. German, M.D.* | 1947-1952
Leonard T. Furlow, M.D.* | 1952-1959
Donald T. Matson, M.D.* | 1959-1964
Guy L. Odom, M.D.* | 1964-1970
Richard L. DeSaussure, Jr., M.D.* | 1970-1973
W. Kemp Clark, MD.* | 1973-1976
Robert B. King, M.D.* | 1976-1978
David G. Kline, M.D. | 1978-1983
M. Stephen Mahaley, Jr., M.D.* | 1983-1987
Julian T. Hoff, M.D.* | 1987-1991
Edward L. Seljeskog, M.D. | 1991-1993
Howard M. Eisenberg, M.D. | 1993-1995
Edward L. Seljeskog, M.D. | 1995-1996

*Deceased

Secretary

Name & Term

Donald Quest, MD | 1996-1998

Steven Gianotta, MD | 1998-2000

Ralph Dacey, MD | 2000-2004

Sean Grady, MD | 2004-2008

Dan Barrow, MD | 2008-2011

Fredric Meyer, MD | 2011-2014

Jeff Bruce, MD | 2014-2015

Richard Ellenbogen, MD| 2015-2018

 

*Deceased

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