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OurBrainBank is a community of people affected by GBM supporting each other through our Facebook page, our Facebook Group, or on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. We exchange ideas, talk about symptoms and treatments, and give — and get — support. Our YouTube channel has helpful and informative videos. We’re growing all the time, please join us.

Patient Advisors
People living with GBM work closely with us, keeping us patient-centered. To respect privacy, names are not listed, but if you’re interested in joining, please write us.

Medical and technical advisors

Fabio Iwamoto, MD, Deputy Head of Neuro-Oncology at Columbia University, Chair of OurBrainBank Medical Advisors

Marina Benaur, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University-New York Presbyterian

E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD, Harvey Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School; Neurosurgeon-in-Chief and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Alexis Demopoulos, MD, Neuro-oncologist, Northwell Hospital

Bruce Hellman, CEO, uMotif, developer of the OurBrainBank App

Mario Lacouture, MD, Dermatologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Lakshmi Nayak, MD, Neuro-Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Daniel Orringer, MD, Neuro-surgeon, NYU Langone

David A. Reardon, MD, Clinical Director, Center for Neuro-Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Joshua Silverman, MD, Radiotherapist, NYU Langone


Jessica Morris, Founder (1963-2021)

Ed Pilkington, Chair, Chief reporter, The Guardian US

Kelli Duprey, Vice Chair, Senior Pharmaceutical Executive

Andi Phillips, Treasurer, CEO, Maycomb Capital

Michael J. Zaccagnino, Secretary, Founder & President, Lucania Partner

Gail Fosler, President of The GailFosler Group LLC

Theresa Schaub, Commercial Operations Executive. Living with GBM

UK Board

From participants in our pilot study:
“This is amazing!! As a caregiver for my husband — I can tell you this is much needed!!”

“I’m all for this app. Not only helpful to you, but helpful for me.”


Martha Wilkie, Outreach & Social Media