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Professor Dr Ahmed Ammar

Professor and consultant Neurosurgeon. Educator and researcher, special interest in Hydrocephalus research, medical ethics and reconstruction of modern postgraduate training curriculums and programs

Professor Dr Aliasgar Moiyadi

Professor and Chief, Neurosurgery, Officer in charge, Surgical oncology, ACTREC. Tata Memorial Centre He completed his neurosurgical training from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, a premier neuroscience training institute in India. He is Professor and presently heads the neurosurgery services at Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai, India.

Professor Dr Anthony Graham Fieggen

Graham Fieggen MSc MD FCS(SA) is the Helen and Morris Mauerberger Professor and Head of the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of Cape Town, where he is Chair of the Department of Surgery and Founding Director of the UCT Neuroscience Institute. He practises as a paediatric neurosurgeon at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and is honoured to serve as 46th President of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN), as well as WFNS Second Vice President for Africa.

Prof Emeritus Dr Armando Basso

Professor Dr Armando Basso is the President of the Argentine Neurosurgical Association, President of the Latin American Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (1993-1997), and now Honorary President of the WFNS.

Professor Dr Ari George Chacko

Dr Ari Chacko is Professor of Neurosurgery at the Christian Medical College Vellore, India. His interests are endoscopic anterior skull base surgery including pituitary and craniopharyngioma surgery, vestibular schwannomas and intramedullary spinal cord tumors.

Professor Dr Basant K. Misra

President- Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons 2nd Vice President, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, President, International Conference of Cerebrovascular Surgery. President, World Federation of Skull Base Societies, Head, Dept. of Neurosurgery and Gammaknife Radiosurgery P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and MRC, Mumbai, India

Professor Dr Christian Raftopoulos

Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery in University Hospital St-Luc of Université Catholique de Louvain in Brussels Belgium

Associate Professor Dr Duong Dai Ha

Associate Professor in Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam. His specific interest is TBI ( trauma brain injury ) and spine cord injury. He has about 15 years experiences in this specific field. His neurosurgery unit have 15 neurosurgeons and is one of the big neurosurgical centers in Northern Vietnam.

Professor Dr Edgardo Spagnuolo

Prof and Chairman of Neurosurgical Department Maciel Hospital Montevideo, Uruguay 2 Vice President of WFNS Active member of WANS Past President of FLANC Past President of Uruguayan Society of Neurosurgery Past President of Vascular Chapter of FLANC

Professor Dr Franco Servadei

President, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) 2017 - 2021 Neurosurgeon at Humanitas University Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Padua and Parma, Italy Honorary Professor of Neurosurgery Burdenko Institute, Moskow Honorary Professor of Neurosurgery, Universita’ Italiana di Buenos Aires

Dr Gail Rosseau

Dr. Gail Rosseau attended medical school and residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She completed clerkships in London, Glasgow, Paris, and Sydney, as well as a cranial base surgery fellowship in Pittsburgh. She has held multiple leadership positions in national and international organized neurosurgery.

Associate Professor Dr Gelareh Zadeh

Dr Gelareh Zadeh is The Head of Surgical Oncology at University Health Network, Head of the Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program at Cancer Care Ontario, and also the Program Medical Director for the Krembil Neuroscience Centre at Toronto Western Hospital. She is a neurosurgeon-scientist at the Toronto Western Hospital and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She has a dedicated clinical and research program in neuro-oncology and neurosurgery. In addition, she is the Wilkins Family Chair for Brain Tumor Research, the co-Director of the Elizabeth Raab Neurofibromatosis Program, and the Director of the UHN Brain Tumor Biobank.

Professor Dr Haroon Choudhri

Dr. Choudhri is a Board-Certified, Fellowship trained Neurosurgeon who received his medical training in NYC. He has been in practice for 16 years as a Professor of Neurosurgery at Augusta University. He was also Chief of the Section of Adult Neurosurgery and Director of the Neurosurgery Spine Service & Fellowship in Complex Spinal Surgery at Augusta University.

Professor Dr Henry W. S. Schroeder

Henry W. S. Schroeder, M. D., Ph.D. is professor and chairman at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Medicine in Greifswald, Germany. He was the Chairman of the Neuroendoscopy committee of the WFNS from 2014 -2017. He is also current President Elect for Executive Board of the International Federation of Neuroendoscopy.

Professor Dr Hiroyuki Kinouchi

Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Yamanashi, Chairman, WFNS Education and Training Committee President Elect, International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.

Dr Iype Cherian

Director, Nobel Institute of Neurosciences, Nobel Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar. Counselor General ACNS and In charge, ACNS educational courses. Member, WFNS anatomy committee. Started Cisternostomy. Interests - Vascular and Skull base.

Associate Professor Dr Jie Tang

Jie Tang, MD, is associate professor and Consultant of neurosurgery of Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, China. His great interests focused on minimal invasive surgical management of brain lesions, particularly in skull base and brain stem lesions. He is co-authors of tens of peer reviewed papers and the Member of Youth Committee of Chinese Neurosurgical Society and Vice Chair of English Education and Training Committee of Chinese Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is Council Member of Asian-Oceanian Congress of Skull Base Societies and international member of Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons (United States).

Professor Dr Kentaro Mori

Professor Dr Kentaro Mori's specialty fields are skull base surgery and keyhole surgery to treat cerebral aneurysms and skull base tumors.

Professor Dr Ling Feng

Chief Professor of neurosurgery in Xuanwu Hospital CMU. President of 4th WFNS Symposium Lijiang, China 2012. President of WFNS Congress Beijing 2019.

Professor Dr Lukas Rasulic

Prof. Dr Lukas Rasulic, Neurosurgeon, Professor of School of Medicine, University of Belgrade and Head of the Department of peripheral nerve surgery, functional neurosurgery and pain management surgery, Clinic for Neurosurgery, Clinical Centre of Serbia.

Professor Dr Ioan Stefan Florian

Prof. Ioan Stefan Florian, MD, PhD is head of department of Neurosurgery at the “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania, senior neurosurgeon and head of department of Neurosurgery at the Cluj County Emergency Hospital, Cluj-Napoca. He is also President of the Romanian Society of Neurosurgery and Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences. Internationally, he is President of EMN (Euroacademia Multidisciplinaria Neurotraumatologica) and Second Vice President at large – East Europe of WFNS. As a senior neurosurgeon, up to now, he performed over 15,000 surgeries, with no less than 750 surgeries per year in the last decade. His main areas of interest are aimed at the cerebrovascular pathology, neuro-oncology and paediatric neurosurgery.

Professor Dr Michihiro Kohno

Professor Dr Michihiro Kohno has been performing surgery for cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumors about 150 cases including 100 vestibular scwannomas (VS) per year, and his surgical experience is 1600 CPA tumors including 1200 VS.

Professor Dr Michiyasu Suzuki

Chair, Mass Casualties Committee WFNS, President, 75th Japan Neurosurgical Meeting, President, 43rd Japan Stroke Meeting, President, The Japan Society of Neurotraumatology, Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Yamaguchi University

Assistant Professor Dr Mikhail Chernov

Dr. Mikhail Chernov is assistant professor of the Faculty of Advanced Techno-Surgery of the Tokyo Women’s Medical University. He is authors of more than 140 scientific publications. He is a Board member of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS), co-chair of its Education Committee, and member of WFNS Radiosurgery Committee.

Dr Mubashir Mahmood Qureshi

Dr Mubashir Mahmood Qureshi, is a Consultant Neurosurgeon, working in Nairobi Kenya. He is the Section Head of Neurosurgery at the Aga Khan University hospital, Nairobi, and President of CAANS since July 2018

Professor Dr Mehmet Zileli

Dr Mehmet Zileli is the Professor of Neurosurgery in Izmir, Turkey. His main interest is spine surgery and currently Chairman of the Spine Committee of the WFNS.

Professor Madjid Samii

President of the International Neuroscience Institute (INI) in Germany, China and Iran.

Professor Dr Nobuhiro Mikuni

Neurosurgeon who is interested in brain function

Professor Dr Naoyuki Nakao

Chairman of Department of Neurological Surgery, Wakayama Medical University. President of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Congress for Brain Tumor Surgery in 2018, and the 27th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Neuroendoscopy in 2020.

Professor Dr P. R. Rajkumar

Head of the Department of Neurosurgery and Medical
Director of PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research And Hospitals, Coimbatore, India.

Professor Dr P. S. Ramani

Prof. P. S. Ramani has been 'Father of Neurospinal Surgery in India. At 80 years he is still very active and practices as Senior Consultant Neurospinal Surgeon at Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, in Mumbai, India.

Dr Rully Hanafi Dahlan

Neurosurgeon - Spine Surgeon, Head of Neurospine, Peripheral and Pain Division. Department of Neurosurgery, Lecturer - Medical Faculty of Padjadjaran University, Head of "Spine Research Laboratory”, Head Director of “RFS Spine Care”, Chief of the Clinic of “Klinik Utama An-Nur”, CEO of Sarana Annur Group Company, Bandung. West Java. Indonesia

Dr Suresh Jayabalan

Dr Suresh Jayabalan is Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon and Clinical Audit Lead at Kovai Medical centre Hospital, Coimbatore. He has completed his Neurosurgical training at Madras Medical College and Neuro vascular training at Salford Royal NHS Hospital, Manchester. He has Fellowship in Neurosurgery from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His special interest in Micro neurosurgical Management of Aneurysms, AVMs and Trigeminal Neurolgia. Pioneered in Minimally invasive surgery for Brain tumours using Yellow Fluorescence 560 and Neuronavigation.

Associate Professor Dr Sith Sathornsumetee

Associate Professor and Director, Neuro-Oncology Program, Department of Medicine (Neurology), Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. Chair of the Thai Brain Tumor Society.

Professor Dr Suresh Nair

Professor Suresh Nair is the current President of the Neurological Society of India (NSI). He is also the Secretary of the World Federation of Skull Base Surgery . He was the past Dean and Chairman of Neurosurgery of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology (SCTIMST), in Trivadrum, India which is one of the few autonomous National University Hospitals under Goverment of India. He is an accomplished Surgeon in Posterior Fossa Surgery and has operated upon more than 1000 CP angle surgeries which includes 835 Vestibular Schwannomas. His areas of interest are Cerebellopontine Angle Tumors, Petro-clival Meningiomas, Trigeminal Schwannomas, Clival Chordomas and Spinal Intramedullary Tumors.

Professor Dr Syed Ather Enam

Dr. Enam is a US Board certified Neurosurgeon and is Professor of Neurosurgery and Chair, Department of Surgery at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. He has been awarded several accolades and honors for his work both in USA and in Pakistan, including Sitara-e-Imtiaz, one of the highest honor given to a civilian in Pakistan. Dr. Enam has a strong background in basic science research with a PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern University, USA. He is a life member of Sigma Xi, a scientific research honor society, as well as founding president of Pakistan Society of Basic and Applied Neuroscience. He is actively involved in many clinical and basic science research projects and has authored more than 100 manuscripts and articles.

Dr Takashi Shuto

Neurosurgeon performing both direct surgery and stereotactic radiotherapy with experience of over 10,000 cases using gamma knife and Novalis STX. Chief of neurosurgical service of Yokohama Rosai Hospital.

Professor Dr Toshiyuki Takahashi

Dr. Toshiyuki Takahashi served as the council member and is certified as an instructor of Neurospinal Society of Japan. His special interests in this field are surgical treatment of aging and osteoporotic spine including instrumented surgery.

Prof Dr Takaomi Taira

Dr Taira perform more than 150 stereotactic and functional operations per year, with great interest in various types of dystonia and other movement disorders. His new insights in this field have opened many facets in this field.

Professor Dr Yoshitaka Narita

I do all activities including surgery, chemotherapy and basic research for glioma patients and conduct many clinical trials for gliomas in Japan as a surgical neuro-oncologist.

Dr Yasser Saber Khalaf Znad

Dr Yasser Saber Khalaf is a Neurosurgeon from Mosul City, Iraq. He has the Iraqi Board (Ph.D.) degree in the specialization of neurosurgery since 2012, the {F.I.B.M.S.(NS)} Now he is a refugee in Baghdad working in AL- Kadhimiya general hospital, Baghdad, Iraq.

Professor Dr Yoko Kato

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Head of Fujita Banbuntane Stroke Center
Executive Board Member of WFNS Foundation
Chair, WFNS International Initiative Coordinate committee
President, Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Executive board member of The Japan Neurosurgical Society.

Professor Dr Zamzuri Idris

Prof Dr Zamzuri Idris had graduated from University of Wales College of Medicine Cardiff UK (1994), then pursued his postgraduate career in Neurosurgery locally at USM (2005). In 2007, he completed his fellowship programme in Gent Belgium under Prof J. Caemert for Neuroendoscopy and Prof D. Van Roost for Functional Neurosurgery. He is the Head of Neuroscience Department. His major interests are in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery (Neuroendoscopy), Precision Radiation Therapy, Brain Trauma, Epilepsy, Brain Mapping and Brain Stimulation. He published papers locally and internationally and wrote 8 chapters in the international books.

Professor Dr Zhang Hongqi

Born on Jan 29th, 1970. Graduated from Beijing Medical University and Pekin Union Medical College. Professor and Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department, Xuanwu Hospital. The clinical and basic research focuses on the interventional and surgical therapy for brain and spinal cord vascular diseases. Chairman of Chinese Federation of Interventional clinical Neurosciences (CFITN). Member-at–Large in World Federation of Interventional Neuroradiology (WFITN). Executive member of the Asian-Australian Society of Interventional Neuroradiology (AAFITN).