The Scientific Advisory Committee is an exclusive insight community of science and medical experts. Our members review all of our grant proposals and make recommendations.

Dr. Amy Akers


Angioma Alliance

The search for a cure of cavernous angioma is a large part of Angioma Alliance’s organizational mission and is the driving force behind the creation of the Chief Scientific Officer position, which Amy is the first to fill.

Dr. Edward Smith


Boston Children’s Hospital

Director, Pediatric Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery; Co-Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center; Co-Director, Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery Program; Associate in Neurosurgery; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Joseph Zabramski


Barrow Neurological Institute

Neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. He joined Barrow as a faculty neurosurgeon in 1988, and has remained active in clinical research and teaching since that time. A nationally recognized leader in the field of cerebrovascular surgery.