Marc R. Mayberg

1997, New Orleans

Marc Mayberg grew up in Edina, Minnesota. He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1974, where he played varsity football. During medical school at Mayo, he worked in the laboratory of Thoralf Sundt. Dr. Mayberg completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also did a research fellowship with Michael Moskowitz. In 1985, he was the Van Wagenen Fellow at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London, England, and worked in the laboratory of Professor Lindsay Symon. He joined the faculty at the University of Washington Medical Center. He maintains a busy general neurosurgical practice, with a special interest in acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors, and carotid endarterectomy.

Prior to his election as President, Dr. Mayberg served the CNS as Vice-President, Executive Committee member, Annual Meeting and Scientific Program Chairman, and Chairman of the Education Committee. Joint AANS/CNS responsibilities have included Joint Officers, Washington Committee, Executive Committee of the Cerebrovascular Section, Co-Chairman of the Carotid Endarerectomy Task Force, and Chairman of Devices and Drugs. Dr. Mayberg has been active in several national organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, the Veterans Administration Research Council, the National Stroke Association, the American Heart Association, and the Brain Attack Coalition. He is a member of the Neurological Society of America, American Academy of Neurosurgeons, American College of Surgeons, and American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Mayberg has maintained a research program in cerebral vessel wall biology since his arrival in Seattle, including research in cerebral vasospasm, mechanisms of smooth muscle proliferation, and the response of arteries to radiation. His research awards have included the Resident Award from the Academy of Neurological Surgery, the Young Clinician-Investor Award from the AANS, the Neufeld Award, the Clinical Investigator Development Award and R01 funding from NIH, and Merit Review funding from the VA. He has authored over 85 scientific journal articles and over 50 book chapters. Dr. Mayberg is co-editor of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, and serves on the editorial boards of Stroke, Neurosurgery, Strokes Clinical Updates, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, and Perspectives in Neurological Surgery.

Teresa Mayberg, MD, is a neuroanesthesiologist and Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesia and Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. Her research concerns the effect of anesthetic agents on cerebral blood flow. Marc and Terry have a son, Matthew, who is two years old.