Dandy Global Chapters

The Dandy Chapters are established in collaboration with the national neurosurgical organizations in the respective countries. The Chapters will organize educational forums for the training of the residents in each country. Click on each country to view more information about each chapter.

We are honored to have these chapters as a part of the Dandy family.

Mexico

Chapter Established February 18, 2017 Chapter Chairman: Víctor García Navarro MD Director School of Medicine Tec de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara President, Graduates association of the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery Professor of Neurosurgery Nuevo Hospital Civil de Guadalajara J.I.M. Guadalajara Jalisco México Chapter Ambassadors: Amancio Guerrero Maldonado MD Chief Neurosurgery Department Centro de Especialidades …

Poland

Chapter Established October 29, 2014 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Dariusz Latka (Professor and Chairman Department of Neurological Surgery, Opole, Poland) Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Prof. Leszek Sagan (Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery Pomeranian Medical Univesity, Szczecin, Poland) Prof. Marek Mandera (Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatric Neurological Surgery Silesian Medical University, Katowice, Poland) Secretary: Prof. …

United Arab Emirates

Chapter Established September 08, 2014 Chapter Chairman: Dr. Khaled Fares Alali (Consultant, Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi) Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Dr. Adel Almurawi (Consultant and Head of Department of Neurosurgery, Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi) Dr. Mohamed Al-Olama (Consultant, Rashid Hospital, Dubai) Secretary: Dr. Abdulla Qassium (Consultant and Head of Department of Neurosurgery, …

Bulgaria

Chapter Established June 06, 2014 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Yavor Enchev (Head of the Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital “St. Marina”, Medical University of Varna) Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Prof. Christo Tzekov (Tokuda Hospital, Sofia) Prof. Rumen Popov (Head of the Clinic of Neurosurgery, University Hospital “Tzaritza Ioanna”, Sofia) Secretary: Prof. Christo Geliazkov (Head of …

Saudi Arabia

Chapter Established January 4th, 2014 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Abdulrahman Al Anazi (Chairman Department of Neurosurgery, Dammam University, King Fahd University Hospital, Al Khobar) Saudi Arabia’s Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Dr. Amro Al Habib (President, Saudi Association for Neurological Surgeons, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, King Saud University, King Khaled University Hospital, Riyadh) Dr. Saleh Baeesa …

Romania

Chapter Established January 29th, 2013 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Mircea R. Gorgan (President of the Romanian Society of Neurosurgery) Romanian Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Prof. A. Vlad Ciurea (Past President of the Romanian Society of Neurosurgery) Prof. I. Stefan Florian (Past President of the Romanian Society of Neurosurgery) Secretary and Treasurer: Dr. Andrei Giovani

Brazil

Chapter Established February 25th, 2013 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Paulo Henrique Pires de Aguiar (President of Brazilian Academy of Neurosurgery 2013-2015) Brazilian Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Prof. Apio Claudio Martins Antunes (Past President of Brazilian Academy of Neurosurgery) Prof. José Marcus Rotta (Past president of Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery) Secretary: Prof. Jean de Oliveira Treasurer: …

Jordan

Chapter Established December 5th, 2013 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Walid Maani (Professor & Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Jordan) Jordan’s Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Dr. Amer Al-Shurbaji (Chief of Neurosurgery at King Hussein Medical Center) Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Shudifat (Faculty, Department of Neurosurgery , University of Jordan) Secretary: Dr. Awni Musharbash (Consultant Neurosurgeon, King …

Croatia

Chapter Established November 1st, 2013 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Dinko Štimac, MD, PhD Croatia’s Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Prof. Dinko Štimac, MD, PhD Prof. Darko Ledić, MD, PhD Secretary: Prof. Darko Ledić, MD, PhD Treasurer: Dean Girotto, MD

Argentina

Chapter Established August 9th, 2013 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Rafael Torino (Vice-President Argentine Association of Neurological Surgeons [Asociacion Argentina de Neurocirugia]; Chairman of Hospital Britanico de Buenos Aires) Argentina’s Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Prof. Pablo Rubino (Coordinator of the Vascular Chapter of Argentine Association of Neurological Surgeons [Asociacion Argentina de Neurocirugia]; Vice-chairman Hospital de Alta …

Honduras

Chapter Established July 11th, 2013 Chapter Chairman: Dr. Pedro Antonio Reyes Paz (President of the Honduran Association of Neurological Surgery) Honduran Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Dr. Tulio Murillo (Senior Delegate of the Neurosurgical Society of Honduras) Dr. Ena I Miller (Treasurer of the Honduran Association of Neurological Surgery; Past President and Delegate of the …

Peru

Chapter Established June 14th, 2013 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Marco Gonzáles-Portillo (President of Peruvian Society of Neurosurgery) Peru’s Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Prof. Luis Alvarez Simonetti (Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department of Hospital Edgardo Rebagliati) Prof. Carlos Suárez Málaga (Neurosurgeon in Hospital Edgardo Rebagliati) Secretary: Prof. Jesús Félix Ramírez (Vice-President of Peruvian Society of Neurosurgery) …

Kuwait

Chapter Established May 23rd, 2013 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Yousef Al-Awadi (President of the Kuwait Neurosurgical Society) Kuwait’s Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Prof. Ali Abo Alhassan Prof. Tarek Al sheikh Secretary: Prof. Mamdough Abdel-Razek Treasurer: Prof. Nabil Abdelrahman

Nicaragua

Chapter Established May 16th, 2013 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Marvin F. Salgado Perez (President of Asociacion Nicaragüense de Neurocirugia) Nicaragua’s Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Prof. Harry Torres Solis Prof. Juan Gonzalez Torres Secretary: Prof. Harvy Soza Castro (Vice-president of Nicaraguan Association of Neurosurgery) Treasurer: Prof. Cecil Guillen Vega (Secretary of Nicaraguan Association of Neurosurgery)

Egypt

Chapter Established April 24th, 2013 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Hossam El Huseiny (President of the Egyptian Society of Neurological Surgeons (ESNS) Egypt’s Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Prof. Mostafa Kotb (General Secretary of the ESNS) Prof. Ezzat Abdel Khalik Secretary: Prof. Khaled El Bahy Treasurer: Prof. Ahmed Salah

China

Chapter Established April 12th, 2013 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Jizong Zhao (Chairman of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University) China’s Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Prof. Dingbiao Zhou (Chinese people Liberation Army General Hospital, Chairman of Chinese Neurosurgical Society) Prof. Renzhi Wang (Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department of Peking Union Medical College Hospital) Secretary: Prof. …

Chile

Chapter Established April 10th, 2013 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Rene Corvalan (President of Chilean Society of Neurosurgery) Chile’s Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Prof. Joge Mura (Director of the Chilean Society of Neurosurgery) Prof. Pablo Villanueva (Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Chile) Secretary: Prof. Andre Fassler (Chief of Neurosurgery Department, Davila Clinic) Treasurer: Prof. …

Moldova

Chapter Established March 26th, 2013 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Grigore Zapuhlih Moldova’s Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Prof. Iulian Glavan Prof. Viorel Gaina Secretary: Prof. Severin Sohotschi Treasurer: Prof. Sergiu Borodin

India

Chapter Established March 19th, 2013 Chapter Chairman: Prof. Siddhartha Ghosh (Director of Neurosciences at the SRM Institutes of Health Sciences, Chennai) Indian Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Prof. Sanjay Bihari (SGPGI Lucknow) Prof. AK Singh (Deharadun) Secretary: Prof. Atul Goel (Head of KEM Hospital Parel, Mumbai) Treasurer: Prof. Sandip Chatterjee (Park Clinic, Kolkata)

Costa Rica

Chapter Established March 24, 2017 Chapter Chairman: Dr. Yeh Hsieh Tze Uu Current Secretary of the Asociación Costarricense de Neurocirugía Chapter Ambassadors: Professor Manuel Gadea Nieto Current Attorney of the Asociación Costarricense de Neurocirugía Dr. Massiel Alvarado Morales Consultant Neurosurgeon – Hospital México Chapter Secretary: Dr. Fabian Carballo Madrigal Current Member of the Board of …

Ecuador

Chapter Established September 2016 Chapter Chairman: Dr. Edgar Mazón Martillo Ecuador’s Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Dr. Danilo Pasternak Dr. Enrique Guzmán Secretary: Dr. Iván Rubio  Treasurer: Dr. Francisco Lasso

Malaysia

Chapter Established September 2016 Chapter Chairman: Dato Assoc Prof Abdul Rahman Izaini Ghani Hospital Universiti of Sains Malaysia, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia Malaysia’s Ambassadors to the Dandy Assembly: Assoc Prof  Mohamed Saufi Awang International Islamic University Malaysia, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia Dr Liew Boon Seng Hospital Sungai Buloh, Ministry of Health Malaysia Secretary: Dr …