Editorial Team


The JGNS publishes scientific articles related to the area of global ​​neurosurgery. Papers sent to JGNS must follow the instructions for authors, available on the journal's website. The journal reserves the right to make formal modifications during the editing process to the original manuscripts received and accepted. Papers that meet the minimum requirements according to the type of article will be submitted for peer review by the journal's bank of expert reviewers. The lists of reviewers consulted will be published once a year, in a special acknowledgment section of the journal. The reviewers will receive an annual certification for their support in the evaluation process. The editorial advisory committee is made up of national and international members of the review team, who are consulted for specific or major editorial decisions.

Editor in Chief

Kee B. Park, MD, MPH
Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Email:  keebpark@gmail.com

Director of Scientific Publication

Andres M. Rubiano
Email: rubianoam@outlook.com 

Deputy Editor in Chief

Ignatius Esene, MD, M.Sc, Ph.D., MPH
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bamenda (Bambili, Cameroon)
Email: ignatiusesene@yahoo.co.uk

Managing Editor

Daniela Perez Chadid, MD

Universidad CES - Medellin, Colombia


Megan Still, MD

University of Florida, USA


Associate Editors


Abdessamad El Ouahabi, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Hôpital des Spécialités ONO, Mohammed V University, CHU Ibn Sina, (Rabat, Morocco)


Yoko Kato, MD, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery, Fujita Health University (Toyoake, Aichi. Japan)


Miguel Arraez, MD, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery, Carlos Haya University Hospital (Malaga, Spain)

#LATAM & Caribbean

Andrés Rubiano, MD
Global Neuro Foundation (Davos, Switzerland) / Universidad El Bosque (Bogota, Colombia)

#North America

Gail Rosseau, MD
George Washington University, United States

Michael Dewan, MD
Vanderbilt University Department of Neurosurgery (Nashville - Tennessee, USA)


Section Editors


Michael Dewan, MD
International Neurosurgery Program, Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tennessee, USA) 

Asdrubal Falavigna, MD, PhD
Coordinator of Health Science Post-graduation in Medicine, Universidade de Caxias do Sul (Caxias do Sul, Brazil) 


Isabelle  Germano  MD, MBA
Department of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine (New York, New York, USA) 

Hildo Azevedo-Filho, MD
Department of Neurological Surgery, Hospital da Restauração, University of Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil)

Service delivery

Mubashir Mahmood  Qureshi  MBChB, M.Med
Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital (Nairobi, Kenya)

Tariq  Khan  MBBS, MPhil
Professor and Head of Neurosurgery, Dean Northwest School of Medicine (Peshawar, Pakistan)


Anthony  Fuller  MD, MScGH
Department of Neurosurgery, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke Global Neurosurgery and Neurology (Durham, North Caroline, USA)

Ather Enam, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Surgical Department Aga Khan University Medical College (Karachi, Pakistan)


Miguel Arraez, MD, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga (Málaga, Spain)

Japhet Ngerageza, MD
Neurological Surgeon, Tanzanite Brain and Spine Center, The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

Governance, Policy, and advocacy

Walter Johnson, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, Center for Global Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center (Loma Linda, California, USA)

Hagos Biluts, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Surgery Department, Neurosurgery Unit, College of Health Science, Addis Ababa University & Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

Health and Human disparities/Social determinants of health

Michael Cusimano, MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor of Neurosurgery at University of Toronto

Lynne Lucena, MD, FPCS, FAFNI
Bicol Regional Teaching and Training Hospital, Bicol Medical Center (Philippines)

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Anthony Figaji, MBChB, MMed, FCS (Neurosurgery), PhD
School of Child and Adolescent Health, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Cape Town (Cape Town, South Africa)

David Adelson, MD
Director, Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, USA


Angelos  Kolias  MD, MSc, PhD
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Addenbrooke's Hospital, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK)

Guoyi Gao MS, PhD
Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine (Shanghai, China)

Neurosurgical Oncology

Brian Nahed, MD, MSc
Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
bnahed@partners.org or BNAHED@mgh.harvard.edu

Hari Chandran Thambinayagam, MBBS, FRCS
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Malay University (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Vascular Neurosurgery

Yoko Kato, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, Fujita Health University (Toyoake, Aichi. Japan)

Mbaye Thioub, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Fann (Dakar, Senegal)   

Functional Neurosurgery

Mojgan  Hodaie  MD, M.Sc
Department of Surgery, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto/Institute of Medical Sciences (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
Professor of Neurosurgery at FMUSP (Sao Paulo, Brazil) 

Spine surgery

Mehmet Zileli, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, Ege University (Izmir, Turkey)

Salman  Sharif
Liaquat National Hospital

Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Lukas Rasulic MD, PhD
Clinic for Neurosurgery, Clinical Centre of Serbia, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade (Belgrade, Serbia)

Prabin Shrestha

Skull base Surgery

Sebastien Froelich, MD, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery, Lariboisière University Hospital (Paris, France)

Claire Karekezi, MD
Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Rwanda Military Hospital


Editorial Assistance Team

Ulrick Sidney Kanmounye 
Research Department, Association of Future African Neurosurgeons (Cameroon)

Jacob Lepard, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)

Daniela Perez-Chadid MD Candidate
CES University, Faculty of Medicine (Medellin - Colombia)

Eddie Ham MD, MPH Candidate
Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School (USA)

Nathan A. Shlobin, MD/MBA Candidate
Department of Neurological Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (USA)

John L. Kilgallon
Computational Neuroscience Outcomes Center
Department of Neurosurgery Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA (USA)


Medical Illustrator and Graphics Designer

Chidiebere Sunday Ibe
Association of Future African Neurosurgeons / Young African Neurosurgeons Forum (Nigeria)


Alumni Editorial Staff

Adam Ammar MD
Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School (Boston - Massachusettes, USA)

Myron Rolle MD
Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School (Boston - Massachusettes, USA)

Deen L. Garba BSPH, MD candidate
Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Jean Wilguens Lartigue
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, State University of Haiti (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)


Infrastructure Administrator

Luis Fernando Gomez Ortega, Eng, MSc.
Meditech C&T, Cali (Colombia)