Medical Advisory Board

Scientific Leadership And Results

The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation Scientific and Medical Advisory Board (SMAB) is composed of leading neurosurgeons and healthcare professionals from institutions across the United States who specialize in Brain Aneurysms. The SMAB provides scientific and clinical expertise to guide us in planning and implementing our research initiatives and our information and education services for patients, their families and caregivers, and healthcare professionals.

All SMAB members contribute their expertise on a voluntary basis with no conflict of interest between their professional work and the volunteer work they do for The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation.

Howard Riina
Professor, Vice Chair of Neurosurgery NYU Langone
Director, The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation Medical Advisory Board


Allan Brook


Douglas Kondziolka
NYU Langone

Michael Lawton
President and CEO
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Robert F. Spetzler Neuroscience Chair

Peter Kim Nelson
NYU Langone

Matthew Potts
Northwestern University School of Medicine


Greg Thompson
John E. McGillicuddy Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of Michigan

Jared Knopman, MD
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Hospital as Chief Resident
Mount Sinai School of Medicine