American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring
The American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM) was founded in 1990 to serve the emerging field of intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM). We are a non-profit professional organization that promotes education, quality, and standards for the IONM Profession.
The Richard Brown Award
In honor of Dr. Richard Brown’s outstanding contributions to the American Society of
Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM) and the field of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM), this faward is the highest honor ASNM can bestow. Consideration for this award requires the nominee to have, throughout their career, exceptionally supported and substantially advanced the field and the
society through education, research and service.
1) The nominee has at least 15-20 years of a well-documented career in IONM and is 5 years from
retirement of full time IONM duties.
2) Demonstratable advancement of the ASNM through each of the following domains:
a. Continuous membership (10 year minimum),
b. Committee/subcommittee contributions,
c. Distinguishment within the society.
3) Demonstratable advancement of the field of IONM in each of the following domains:
a. Education and teaching,
1) Nominations for the Richard Brown Award are made exclusively by the ASNM Board of Directors.
a. If you are not a Board member but have a potential nominee for consideration, please
email ASNM@affinitystratgies.com, or any current Board member.
2) Select nominees will be required to submit:
a. Their current curriculum vitae,
b. The names of at least two (2) people to provide letters of recommendation concerning
the nomination criteria listed above.
3) The ASNM Board will confirm the nominee’s membership and distinguishment within the
society (i.e., fellowship status, service to the Board, prior awards given, etc.).
4) Nominations can be submitted to the Awards Subcommittee at any time; however,
consideration is on an annual basis and closes the December prior to the Awards cycle (i.e.
December 1999 for a year 2000 award) unless stated otherwise.
5) The ASNM Board will submit all nominations to the Board Executive Committee, who will judge
each nominee based on the nomination criteria set forth above.
6) Only one (1) nominee, deemed eligible by the ASNM Executive Committee based on award
criteria, will be the recipient of this award (multiple winners are not possible).
a. Should there be no nominees, or if any of the nominees do not meet the applicable
criteria for a given year, the award is not required to be given.
b. Past award winners are not eligible for repeat awards.
7) The award will be present at the ASNM Annual Meeting.
- 2023 – Bryan Wilent, PhD, DABNM, FASNM
- 2022 – Laura Hemmer, MD, FASA
- 2021 – Faisal Jahangiri, MD, CNIM, DABNM, FASNM, FASET
- 2020 – Rich Vogel, PhD, DABNM, FASNM
- 2019 – Jeffrey Gertsch, MD
- 2018 – Joseph J. Moreira, MD
- 2017 – Jay Shils, PhD, DABNM, FASNM, FACNS
- 2016 – George R. “Trey” Lee, III, MD, MS
- 2015 – John McAuliffe, III, MD, MBA, DABNM, FAAP
- 2014 – Jack Hastings, MD
- 2013 – Antoun Koht, MD
- 2012 – Bernard Cohen, PhD
- 2011 – Michael McCaffrey, PhD
- 2010 – Richard Toleikis, PhD
- 2009 – Leo Towle, PhD
- 2008 – Robert Minahan, MD
- 2007 – Mark Stecker, MD, PhD
- 2006 – David Morledge, PhD
- 2005 – Michael Isley, PhD
- 2004 – Bernard Cohen, PhD
- 2003 – Jeffrey Balzer, PhD
- 2002 – Marc Bloom, MD
- 2001 – Michael McCaffrey, PhD
- 2000 – HB Calder, PhD
- 1999 – Richard Brown, PhD
- 1998 – Charles Yingling, PhD
- 1997 – Tod Sloan, MD, PhD
- 1996 – Gary Jacobson, PhD
- 1995 – Jeffrey Owen, PhD
- 1994 – Jeffrey Owen, PhD
- 1993 – Don York, PhD
- 1992 – Aage Moller, PhD
- 1991 – Jack Kartush, MD
- 1990 – Jack Kartush, MD (Founder)
Let us know if you have any questions or need assistance. We’d be happy to help.
Phone: (331) 248.1699