Scientific & Medical Advisory Board
Central to American Radiosurgery, Inc.’s strategic direction is the identification and development of proprietary products and platform technologies to better meet identified clinical demand. The Scientific Advisory Group plays a key role in meeting this objective. The charter for this Group is to guide American Radiosurgery, Inc. to manufacture and produce new proprietary devices and consider technologies with broad clinical applications
Dr. Aizik Wolf
Dr. Wolf is a world-renowned radiosurgery neurosurgeon who has performed more private practice brain cancer treatments with gamma knife radiosurgery than any other neurosurgeon in the world. A member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Association of Neurological surgeons, and the International Brain Research Organization, Dr. Wolf is also a founding member of the International Radiosurgery Support Association. Dr. Wolf has been the recipient of numerous grants and research awards. He has acted as principal investigator for two clinical trials involving treatment for severe head injury, both of which were funded by the National Institutes of Health. Also, the American College of Surgeons presented Dr. Wolf and his investigative team with a Research Award for an abstract detailing a lobectomy procedure. Widely published, Dr. Wolf has authored and co-authored numerous book chapters and journal articles on neurological surgery, including work published in Advances in Neurology and the Journal of Neurosurgery. He has presented his research as an honored speaker and invited lecturer at many medical meeting and conferences around the world, such as the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Society for Neuroscience and the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society. Dr. Wolf graduated summa cum laude from Yale Medical School and trained at the University of Minnesota Hospitals. Earlier in his career, Dr. Wolf served as chief of epilepsy and skull-base surgery at the University of Maryland and assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery. He received his Gamma Knife training at Brown University. Dr. Wolf founded the Miami Neuroscience Center in 1993. Over the past two decades, he and his team have performed nearly 7,000 Gamma Knife surgeries, acquiring a level of expertise unmatched in the field.
Professor Dr. László Bognár
Professor Bognar graduated from Semmelweis University in 1982 and then obtained a specialist qualification in neurology and neurosurgery in 1986 and 1989, respectively. As of 2005, he has been director of the Clinic of Neurosurgery at the Centre of Medical and Health Sciences of Debrecen University, associate professor, as of 2006, professor. Apart from leading the Clinic, he is an external consultant in child neurosurgery at the Institute. His key area of specialization is the research and treatment of brain tumors. He is greatly experienced in the surgical treatment of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation disorders, in epileptic surgery and in the operative treatment of cranial deformities.
Dr. Maheep Gaur
In 1996 he joined fellowship program in Stereotactic Functional Neurosurgery and Radiosurgery at Stereotaxis and Gamma Knife centre, Fujieda Heisei Memorial Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan, under Dr. Tatsuo Hirai and Dr. Takaaki Takizawa. During this fellowship he participated in about 500 Gamma Knife Surgeries and Micro-recording assisted functional neurosurgery procedures for movement disorders. He learnt various aspects of stereotactic frame based and frameless neuro navigation. On return to India in 1997 he joined Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences [Vimhans] at New Delhi India as Consultant Neurosurgeon. In 1998 he established first Gamma Knife centre in a dedicated neuroscience centre in SAARC region. He was designated head of Gamma knife Surgery at Vimhans. He has experience of more than 2000 Gamma Knife Treatments collectively. He is the founder of the Asian Radiosurgery Conference and conducted first Asian Gamma Knife Training Program at Saitama Japan.
- Fujieda Heisei Memorial Hospital, Gamma Unit Center,
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery & Functional Neurosurgery, Fellowship 1996-97
- M.B.B.S, M.S. [Surgery], M.Ch [Neurosurgery]
- Fellowship, Stereotactic Radiosurgery & Stereotactic Functional Neurosurgery
- Fujieda Heisei Memorial Hospital, Japan
- Adviser, International Radiosurgery Support Association
- Member, International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
- Life Member, Neurological Society of India
- Director, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Dr. Ted Dubinsky
Dr. Dubinsky is a Lawrence A. Mack endowed Prof. of Radiology, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Washington Seattle, Washington. He also is the Director of Body Imaging at the University of Washington and also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington. Dr. Dubinsky finished his internship in Internal Medicine at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center 1984. He completed his residency at the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington in 1987 and finalize his fellowship at the Department of Ultrasound at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Washington in 1992.
Dr. Dubinsky holds 13 visiting professorships, authored 113 peer-reviewed publications, published two books and contributed 14 various book chapters.
Dr. Dubinsky has a particular interest in High Intensity Focus Ultrasound and is assisting the company in the development of a HIFU medical device.
Clif Burdette, PhD
President and CEO of Acoustic MedSystems, Inc
Everette C. Burdette, PhD, is President and CEO of Acoustic MedSystems, Inc., a company developing image-guided interventions for brachytherapy and localized therapies using high intensity ultrasound. He serves on the corporate boards of Provena Health System Central IL Region, Oncology Systems, Inc. and Acoustic MedSystems, Inc. previously; he was Vice President of Research and Clinical Design at Computerized Medical Systems (CMS) and President of the Image Guidance Division of CMS. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Burdette Medical Systems from its inception in 1997 until its acquisition by CMS in 2002. Dr. Burdette holds a PhD and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Physics, and BS in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was Director of Advanced Technology Development for Dornier Medical Systems, Inc., a Daimler-Benz company, 1992-97. He was President of Labthermics Technologies, Inc., a medical therapeutic equipment company, from 1986 to 1992. He was a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Emory University School of Medicine, and Georgia Tech. He has worked in the radiation oncology, hyperthermic oncology, ultrasound imaging, and urological fields for 27 years and prior to that worked in the development of radar systems and microwave devices for military applications for 7 years. He has managed the development of ultrasound and electromagnetic medical devices for therapeutic and diagnostic applications for 25 years. He has authored more than 170 technical reports and scientific publications and 7 book chapters, and holds 34 patents.
Scientific and Advisory Board
- Dr. Aizik Wolf
- Prof. Laszlo Bognar
- Dr. Maheep Gaur
- Clif Burdette, PhD
- Endre Takacs, PhD
- Dr. Ted Dubinsky