Mentor Matrix

Discover an inspiring learning environment with expert mentors guiding your educational journey

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Engage in enlightening discussions and set up mentorship programs through our dynamic space fostering intellectual connections.

Knowledge Nucleus

Tap into a vast reservoir of educational resources, opportunities, and research in the Knowledge Nucleus of colleagues around the world wanting to increase their research output.


Dr. Barbara Buccilli, MD

1) Sapienza University of Rome

2) Mount Sinai - Neurocritical Care Pre-Residency Fellow
Research Interests: Neurovascular, Brain Tumors, Neurocritical Care.

Felix Toussaint

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Research Interests: Global Neurosurgery

Akmal Shahzad

The Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Research Interests: Basic Neuroscience, Neurosurgery. 

Umme H Faisal, MBBS

Global Outreach Coordinator

AIIMS Kalyani Junior Resident | All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalyani

Muhammad Awais Khan

Khyber Medical College Peshawar, Pakistan

Research Interests: Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology and Basic Neuroscience.

Ataollah Shahbandi

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Research Interests: Every aspect of Neurosurgery

Onam Verma

Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh

Research Interests: Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Gamma Knife Neurosurgery, Functional

Kehinde Alare

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, College of Health Sciences, Nigeria

Research Interests: Vascular Neurosurgery, Frailty Research, Epilepsy

Rabeet Tariq

Research Associate, Neurosurgery, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

Research interests: Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain mapping, Neuro-Oncology, Neurocognitive and Surgical Outcomes.

Yasser Fadhel Almealawy

University of Kufa: Home - Faculty of Medicine

Research Interests: Functional, Microvascular Neurosurgery

Lalain Masood

Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Pakistan

Research Interest: Epilepsy Surgery, Cyber Knife System and other aspects of Neurosurgery

Michelle Ennabe

Current Vice President

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix

Research Interest: Neuroscience


Welcome to the Global Neurosurgical Alliance! My name is Albert Alan, the founder of this platform. My inspiration to create this hub sprang from the rich diversity and wealth of knowledge I encountered at the 4th International Neurosurgery Residency Course in Penn State. It was a revelatory experience, one where I recognized the immense potential that could be harnessed by fostering a global community of neurosurgeons.

As an aspiring academic neurosurgeon, I envisioned a platform where both budding and established neurosurgeons from every corner of the globe could enhance their research productivity. More than that, I dreamed of creating a guiding beacon for those intending to practice here in the United States.

Our mission at GNA is to unite, to inspire, and to push the boundaries of our field by asking the difficult research questions. In doing so, our ultimate goal is to ensure the highest quality of care for our patients, who stand to benefit most from our collaborative efforts.

Together, we can bring about change and make significant strides in the field of neurosurgery. Welcome to the GNA family – let's journey this path together, and shape the future of neurosurgery.


[1] NREF Success Story

[2] Arizona 40 under 40