Behnam Badie, M.D., director of the Brain Tumor Program, recently received the IBMISPS Courage and Dedication Crystal Award from the International Brain Mapping and Intra-operative Surgical Planning Society (IBMISPS), at the group’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Badie, associate professor and chief in the Division of Neurosurgery, joined City of Hope in 2005.
The IBMISPS board recognized Badie at a gala dinner for his fight against his own father’s brain tumor, as well as the dedication Badie has shown in leading cancer research and developing new strategies and clinical therapeutics for brain tumor patients.
Badie’s father was diagnosed with a brain tumor several years ago. Unfortunately, like many others with glioma, he succumbed to the disease. Badie recently dedicated a neurosurgical textbook, which he edited, to his father.
The IBMISPS award is presented to highly dedicated and motivated patients and their families who sacrificed to fight a devastating disease and in the process demonstrated incredible and unprecedented courage.