2023 Private Sponsors

We would like to gratefully acknowledge all those who have supported the Dr. Walter Grand Neurosurgical Forum, Inc. non-profit organization in the past year. 

Jaime Calzada, MD
Andrew Fabiano, MD
W. David Freeman MD
Todd Fuger
Laura Grand MD
Bonnie and Nick Hopkins, MD
Nathan Ranalli, MD
Steve Padar, MD
Justin Thomas, MD
Dr. Justin Thomas
Junichi Yammamoto, MD

2023 Corporate Sponsors

We would also like to thank the following companies who support the Dr. Walter Grand Neurosurgical Forum as an exhibitor.

CERENOVUS, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, is a global leader in neurovascular care committed to changing the trajectory of stroke and dedicated to helping physicians protect people from a lifetime of hardship by offering a broad portfolio of devices used in the endovascular treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke.

Cerapedics is a global leader in commercial-stage ortho-biologics and aspires to transform the standard of care for bone repair, healing bones faster and at higher rates, without compromising safety, so that patients can live their healthiest lives. Bone grafts, including Cerapedics’ products, are used in over four million annual spine, orthopedics, trauma and interventional procedures world-wide.

GammaTile is a Surgically Targeted Radiation Therapy (STaRT) for operable brain tumors that provides immediate radiation treatment after tumor removal. Each GammaTile has radiation sources embedded in a collagen tile that deliver a precise dose of radiation focused right where it is needed and away from healthy brain tissue. In a clinical study, this resulted in nearly twice as many tumor-free months compared to the patients’ most recent prior same-site treatment.[1] Watch this animation to learn how GammaTile targets brain tumors.

Integra LifeSciences (Integra) was founded to expand access to promising technology that enables the body to regenerate damaged or diseased tissue and has revolutionized the field of regenerative medicine becoming a leading global provider of neurosurgical solutions, regenerative technologies, and surgical instrumentation.

Medronic strives to contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.

The Imperative Care stroke business was co-founded in 2016 by Dr. Nick Hopkins, founder and one of the pioneers of neuroendovascular surgery, and Fred Khosravi, serial entrepreneur and managing partner at medical incubator Incept, with a singular focus on developing the next generation of stroke care across the entire patient journey.

Orthofix offers innovative and minimally invasive extremity solutions to help surgeons improve their patient’s quality of life. Designed to address the lifelong bone and joint health needs of patients of all ages, our orthopedics products help patients achieve a more active and mobile lifestyle when compared to other surgical solutions. Our well-rounded product lines offer comprehensive solutions for pediatrics, limb reconstruction, trauma/fracture management, and foot and ankle specialties.

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.

SurgicalOne Inc

SurgicalOne Inc., serves every segment of the surgical instrumentation, implant, capital equipment markets and microsurgical specialties with specialties in surgical microscopy and visualization. Founded in 2000 to serve the Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky markets for Elekta, NMT Neurosciences and Adtech Medical, SurgicalOne has since expanded to call points in hospitals, surgery centers and surgical clinics, serving the surgeon, nurse manager, surgical clinicians, biomedical engineering, supply chain and C-Suite in facilities in nearly a dozen states.


Zimmer Biomet focuses on alleviating pain and improving the quality of life for people around the world. Our commitment to patients shapes all day-to-day decisions at Zimmer Biomet. Relentless customer focus, innovative solutions, disciplined execution and our dedicated people enable us to deliver products and procedures to treat a broad range of musculoskeletal health conditions.

Without the continued support of our sponsors, we could not continue this annual tradition.

2020 Partners

The Walter Grand Neurosurgery Forum is greatful to our partner AHN for offering CME credit to this years attendees.

Accreditation and Designation Information:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of Allegheny General Hospital and the Dr. Walter Grand Neurosurgical Forum. Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Allegheny General Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.