A Message from Costas Hadjipanayis
President, SBTF Board of Directors

On behalf of the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation (SBTF), I would like to welcome you to our 501c3, not-for-profit charitable foundation. 


We are proud of our unique foundation devoted to funding a cure for brain tumors and providing support and outreach to brain tumor patients and their families throughout the Southeast.


For over a decade, the SBTF has become a well-known fundraising entity supporting critical, cutting edge brain tumor research at major medical centers in the Southeast. Our annual Race for Research held in Atlanta, Georgia each summer, is our main fundraising event popular throughout Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area and has funded over $1.2 million dollars in research grants to leading researchers at major medical centers throughout the Southeast over the past decade.


We are proud of our dedicated, all volunteer Board of Directors who meet monthly. Our Board is a diverse group comprised of individuals who've been touched by brain tumors in many different ways. Ranging from patients and family members to healthcare professionals; we are all committed to promoting the awareness of brain tumors in the community, communicating with patients and families and raising critical funds for research grants furthering advancements in the treatment of brain tumors.


Our monthly support groups, lead by nurse practitioners, welcome patients and their families to sit side by side with each other, share their experiences, communicate and receive support.


As a neurosurgeon-scientist focused on the treatment of patients with brain tumors, I am committed to advancing the mission of SBTF forward in the fight against brain tumors. Our ability to serve the brain tumor community is dependent on each of you. Whether you support us with a financial donation in our fundraising efforts or with your time as a volunteer, each of you are a vital and integral part of our success and we thank you. 


To learn more about the SBTF, speak to a member of our Board, or to request information, please contact us at 404.843.3700 or




Costas G. Hadjipanayis, M.D., Ph.D.

President, SBTF

Chief of Neurosurgery Service, Emory University Hospital Midtown

Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar