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Directors and Advisors

We feel very fortunate and grateful to have the following impressive individuals serve on our Board of Directors. VABC is proud that all Board and Committee members are volunteers and not compensated for their service.

Board of Directors

Sheldon Blittner

Geno Chaviano

Devorah Cohen

Maurice Egozi

J.J. Hanson

Stephen Horwitz

Michael Klipper, Chairman

Adam Lichtenstein, Co-Founder

Dora Lichtenstein, Co-Founder

Eric Lichtenstein, Co-Founder

Mario Lichtenstein, Co-Founder

Greg Link

David Weiner

Corporate Advisory Board

Denis Butkovic, AIG

Cole Feinberg, Goldman Sachs

Eric Lichtenstein, Cantor Fitzgerald

Adam Miller, The Carlyle Group

Omar Minaya, Major League Baseball

Joe Sacchetti, Wolverine Trading

Advisory Board

Al Musella, DPB

We feel very fortunate and grateful to have some of the country’s top brain cancer doctors and researchers on our Medical Advisory Board. These great minds are at the forefront of cutting-edge innovations in brain cancer and are dedicated to improving the lives of patients, their families, and their caregivers. VABC is proud that all Board and Committee members are volunteers and not compensated for their service.

Medical Advisory Board

Robert Aiken, MD
Rutgers University Medical Center

James Angelastro , PhD
University of California , Davis

Rolf Barth, MD
Ohio State University Medical Center

Tracy Batchelor, MD, MPH
Massachusettes General Hospital / Harvard

Joshua Bederson , MD
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Mitchel Berger, MD
University of California, San Francisco

Rameen Beroukhim , MD , PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Center

John Boockvar, MD
Lenox Hill / Feinstein Institude / Northwell Health

Henry Brem, MD
Johns Hopkins Medical Center

Steven Brem, MD
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Yoon Jae Cho, MD
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital / Stanford University

Anders Cohen, DO
The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Howard Colman , MD , PhD
University of Utah Medical Center

Lisa DeAngelis, MD
Memorial Sloan/Kettering Cancer Center

Avraham Dilmanian, PhD
Stony Brook University Medical Center

Bradley Elder , MD
Ohio State University Medical Center

Xing Fan , MD, PhD
University of Michigan Medical Center

Jason Fangusaro, MD
Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago / Northwestern University

Howard Fine, MD
Weill Cornell Medical Center

Arno Fried, MD, FACS
Advanced Neurosurgery Associates

Henry Friedman, MD
Duke University Medical Center

David Frim , MD , PhD
University of Chicago Medical center

Amar Gajjar, MD
St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Mark Gilbert, MD
National Cancer Institute

Barry Goldin, MS, PhD
Tufts University Medical Center

Murat Günel, MD
Yale Medical Center

Manuel Guzman PhD
Complutense University Madrid Spain

Costas Hadjipanayis , MD, PhD
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Health System

Simon Hanft, MD
Rutgers University Medical Center

Eli Heldman
Ben Gurion University

Alfredo Quinones Hinojosa , MD
Mayo Clinic/Jacksonville Florida

Steve Kalkanis, MD
Henry Ford Hospital

Rotem Karni, PhD
Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Hadassah Medical Center

Santosh Kesari , MD , PhD
John Wayne Institute / Saint John’s Health

Ziad Khatib , MD
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital / Miami Children’s Health System

Albert Kim , MD , PhD
Washington University St. Louis

Ricardo Komotar , MD , FAANS , FACS
University of Miami Medical Center

Joseph Landofi, DO
JFK Neuroscience Institute

Andrew Lassman, MD
Columbia University Medical Center

Justin Lathia , PhD
Cleveland Clinic

Glenn Lesser, MD
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Linda Liau, MD, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

Raphael Mechoulam , PhD
Hebrew University Jerusalem

Ingo Mellinghoff , MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Michelle Monje, MD, PhD
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital / Stanford University

Kelly Nicholas, MD, PhD
University of Illinois

Hideho Okada, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Jeffrey Olson , MD
Emory University Medical Center

Roger Packer , MD
Children’s National Health

Susan Pannullo, MD
Weill Cornell Medical Center

Luiz Penalva , PhD
University Texas San Antonio / Greehey Children’s Institute

Claudia Petritsch, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Joseph Piepmeier, MD
Yale Medical Center

Zvi Ram, MD
Tel Aviv University / Sourasky Medical Center

Samuel Rapoport, MD, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical Center

Adam Resnick, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Jeremy Rich, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Howard Riina, MD
New York University Medical Center

Steven Rosenfeld, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic

Michael Scheurer , PhD
Baylor Medical Center / Texas Children’s Hospital / MD Anderson

Edward Smith, MD
Dallas, Texas

Simone Sredni , MD , PhD
Lurie Children’s Hospital / Northwestern University

Nephi Stella , PhD
University of Washington Medical Center

Mario Sznol, MD
Yale Medical Center

Viviane Tabar , MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Lee Eric Tessler, MD
Brain Tumor Center at NSPC LI NY

Virginia Stark-Vance, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard

Katherine Warren, MD
National Cancer Institute

Brad Zacharia , MD , MS
Penn State University Medical Center

David Zagzag , MD , PhD
New York University Medical Center

Paul Zeltzer, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Yi Hong Zhou , PhD
University of California , Irvine

Zhiyi Zuo
University of Virginia Medical Center

Medical Advisory Board

We are excited to announce the development of our Complimentary Alternative Medicine Advisory Board! All Advisory Board members are volunteers and are not compensated for their service.

Complimentary Alternative Medicine Advisory Board

Dr. Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc
Vice President, New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians
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