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Barrow Captures Charity Softball Tournament Crown

Forty teams of neurosurgeons from top medical institutions competed in New York City’s Central Park on June 9 as part of the 15th Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament. The event, hosted by Columbia University, raised $125,000 to support neuro-oncology research fellowships via the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF). Barrow Neurological Institute claimed their sixth championship in nine years by beating the University of Miami in the finals.

"The event was a success again this year, securing much-needed support for brain tumor research," according to tournament founder and co-director Ricardo Komotar, MD, FAANS, of the University of Miami. Planning has begun for the 16th annual tournament to be held in New York City on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

For more information about the tournament, visit or contact Dr. Komotar at or Jeffrey Bruce, MD, FAANS, at

June 2018