Fact Sheet
Leslie's Story
The AVM & Neurological Research Fund is proud to introduce
the Medical Board Co-Directors, David Newell, M.D. and
Jonathan Brisman, M.D.

Dr. David Newell currently serves as Executive
Director/Medical Director for the Seattle Neuroscience
Institute. He previously held the post of Acting Chief of
Neurosurgery at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and
Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of
Washington – Seattle. Dr. Newell was honored with the “Best
Doctors In America Award” and “Seattle’s Best Physicians
Chosen By Their Peers Award (Vascular Neurosurgery).” Dr.
Newell earned his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University
(1982), courses in graduate research at Harvard University,
and received his undergraduate degree from Boston University
(1976). Dr. Newell’s leadership in neurosurgery has earned
him a reputation as among the best in the field.

Newell’s Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Jonathan Brisman currently serves as Director of
Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Services for the New Jersey
Neuroscience Institute at the JFK Medical Center and
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Seton Hall
University. Dr. Brisman was Chief Neurosurgical Resident at
Massachusetts General Hospital, receiving the American
Association of Neurological Surgeons Resident Award, before
taking fellowships in Microvascular Neurosurgery (David
Newell, M.D. and Marc Mayberg, M.D., Swedish Medical Center,
Seattle)and Interventional Neuroradiology (Alex Berenstein,
M.D., Roosevelt Hosptial, NY). He earned his M.D. from the
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (1995) and his
undergraduate degree from Harvard University (1990). Dr.
Brisman is a rising star in neurosurgery.

Brisman’s Curriculum Vitae

Leslie on Lake George
Summer 2004