Our Medical Advisory Board

Comprised of several influential academic professionals from the top universities in the Southeast and beyond, our Medical Advisory Board members review the grant requests we receive.  Our Advisory Board identifies which research grant proposals contain the most promising research poised to deliver effective treatments for results.  The Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation has no obligatory financial affiliation with a research institution.  We don’t care who finds the cure, just that a cure is found.


Roger Abounader, M.D., Ph.D.

Arthur and Margaret Ebbert Professor of Medical Science
Professor, Departments of Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology and Neurology University of Virginia 

 Peter E. Fecci, MD, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program
Associate Residency Program Director
Duke University Medical Center

David James, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Neurological Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine
Member, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Balveen Kaur, Ph.D.

Professor, and John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern endowed chair.
Vice Chair Research
The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
University of Texas
Health Science Center at Houston

L. Burt Nabors, M.D.

Clinical Science Program Leader, Neuro-Oncology Program
Director PCIR, CCTS
University of Alabama Hospital @ Birmingham

Erwin G. Van Meir, Ph.D. 

Professor of Neurosurgery and Hematology & Medical Oncology
Leader, Cancer Cell Biology Program, Winship Cancer Institute
Director, Emory Graduate Program in Cancer Biology
Director, Laboratory for Molecular Neuro-Oncology
Co-Director, Emory University Brain Tumor Group
Emory School of Medicine and Winship Cancer Institute