The Cushing Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation in Neurosurgery was established to honor an AANS member for technical prowess and skill and/or innovation in the development of new procedures which have become part of the arsenal neurosurgeons use to treat disease or trauma. The award is one of the highest recognitions bestowed upon a neurosurgeon.

Dr. Charbel’s technical mastery and his operative skills place him clearly at the pinnacle of our specialty. His thoughtful approach and innovative mindset have also resulted in the creation of the aforementioned new technologies that are seminal to the provision of quality and data-driven management of patients with cerebrovascular disease and have had a clear and positive impact on the care of such patients.