Richard William Byrne, MD, has been Professor of Neurosurgery at Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ill., since 2008 and in 2013 was appointed The Roger C. Bone, MD, Presidential Professor of Rush University. He is Medical Director of Rush University Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Rush Medical College. Dr. Byrne is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He has served as an officer in various medical societies and on national committees and is a member of the Board of Directors of the CNS Foundation. Since 2012 he has been Treasurer and Executive Committee member of the Neurosurgical Society of America. In 2014 he received the Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award from Voices Against Brain Cancer. Dr. Byrne has conducted extensive research on diverse topics and is the author of more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as over 20 book chapters. He is a member of the editorial board for Surgical Neurology International and until 2013 was a member of the editorial board of AANS Neurosurgeon. In 2014 he was a guest editor for Seminars in Oncology, and he is also a reviewer for many other journals.