Mind Your Brain Foundation

In Nov of 2005 I was painting at my easel and practically dropped to my knees with head pain. Over the next few weeks and several doctor visits including an MRI, I was diagnosed with a non-functioning pituitary adenoma. For a novice , this is a very serious brain tumor. Our pituitary gland is at the base of our brain, and controls all of our hormones and proteins in our body.

A few days later I met Dr. Sean Gray, cheif of Neurosurgery at The University of Pennasylvania Hospital. On March 23, Dr. Grady spent 10 hours in surgery and saving my life. I will always be indebted to him and his team.

Mind Your Brain Foundation works to fill the gap in TBI post-acute/rehabilitation care by conducting dynamic, regional, patient-centric conferences that include presentations, interactive discussions, cognitive workshops and resource sharing by a variety of clinical experts, research authorities and TBI survivors.

Dr. Grady was appointed the Charles Harrison Frazier Professor & Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania in March 1999.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained in Neurological Surgery at the University of Virginia from 1981-1987 and was a faculty member at the University of Washington from 1987-1999. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Grady served as the Secretary for American Board of Neurological Surgery from 2004-2008, and was appointed Chairman of the ABNS from 2008-2009. Dr. Grady served as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Neurosurgery from 2000-2010