GBS|CIDP Foundation Announces New Chairman of GMAB

Peter Donofrio, M.D. Neurology Vanderbilt University Medical Center photo: Anne Rayner; VU
Peter Donofrio, M.D. Neurology Vanderbilt University Medical Center photo: Anne Rayner; VU

On June 1, 2020, Dr. Ken Gorson officially passed the leadership to Dr. Peter Donofrio as Chairman of our esteemed Global Medical Advisory Board (GMAB). We thank Dr. Gorson for his leadership and many contributions in the past three years including the leadership of the US International Guillain-Barre Syndrome Outcome (IGOS) program, the Zika Virus Outbreak and its effect on the GBS|CIDP community, and now our COVID19 response. Dr. Gorson has led the current reconfiguration of the GMAB, and recently participated in the three-year strategic plan for the Foundation which included a new vision for our research funding. Dr. Gorson was the first recipient of the Benson volunteer award for our pillar of education and always inspires our patients with presentations at Foundation events. We are honored by Dr. Gorson’s commitment and vision and are thankful that he will still hold a seat on our GMAB.

We are also honored to announce the new leadership of Dr. Peter Donofrio, Professor of Neurology
at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who has graciously accepted this new role with intent and enthusiasm. Dr. Donofrio has been an active and influential member of the GMAB for the past four years. He is a frequent presenter at Foundation conferences and symposia, as well as a featured guest in our virtual educational series.

Please join us in thanking Dr. Gorson for his leadership and commitment for the past three years, and welcoming Dr. Donofrio to the role of Chairman of the GBS|CIDP Foundation Global Medical Advisory Board (GMAB).

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