2019 Regis Haid, MD
Atlanta Brain and Spine Care
Lecture: Spinal Alignment: Keys to the Kingdom
2018 Michael Edwards, MD
Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford Medical Schooly
Lecture: 40 years of Pediatric Neurosurgery: The Impact of Moore's Law
2017 Lucy Kalanithi, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Stanford University
Lecture: When Breath Becomes Air - A Conversation with Lucy Kalanithi
2016 Larry R. Squire, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego
Lecture: The Legacy of Patient H.M. – Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory
2015 David Piepgras, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic
Lecture: Frontier Surgery: Lessons for Today from Beaumont and St. Martin
2014 Jon H. Robertson, MD
Past chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee
Lecture: The Challenge of Future Neurosurgical Education
2013 Samuel E. Wilson, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine
Lecture: Between Scylla and Charybdis: Can Academic Surgery Survice?
2012 Robert W. Schrier, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Lecture: Illnesses in the US Presidents: Potential Impact on History
2011 Volker Sonntag, MD
Vice-chairman, Barrow Neurological Institute
Lecture: Cervical Instrumentation: Past, Present & Future.
2010 Chris Wood, PhD
Vice-President, Santa Fe Institute
Lecture: What Kind of Computer is the Brain?
2009 Michael A. DeGeorgia, MD
Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University
Lecture: Struck Down: The Collision of Stroke and World History
2008 Michael Bliss, PhD
University Professor, University of Toronto; Author
Lecture: Working Too Hard and Achieving Too Much? The Cost of Being Harvey Cushing
2007 Donald Trunkey, MD
Emeritus Professor, Department of Surgery, OHSU
Lecture: The Crisis in Surgery with Particular Emphasis on Trauma
2006 August Turak
Spiritual and Business Consultant
Lecture: Spirituality and the Neurosurgeon
2005 Rocco Armonda, MD
Neurological Surgeon, Lt.Col., U.S. Army
Lecture: The Modern Management of Combat Neurotrauma Injuries: Battlefield to the Medical Center
2004 Gerald Kooyman, PhD
Research Professor, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Lecture: Emperor Penguins: Life at the Limits
2003 Frederic H. Chaffee, PhD
Director, W. M. Keck Observatory, Hawaii
Lecture: The Keck Observatory at the Dawn of the New Millennium
2002 Tom Campbell, JD, PhD
Professor of Law, Stanford; Former Congressman
Lecture: Is Freedom Possible in Medicine?
2000 Arthur L. Day, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Florida
Lecture: Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms and Sports Medicine in Neurosurgery