Robert Bonocore is a neurosurgeon at the Cleveland Clinic.


Harper Avery AwardEdit

Due to his work regarding an epilepsy neurostimulator, Robert received a nomination for the 2014 Harper Avery Award.

At the party before the award ceremony, Robert met Cristina Yang. After introducing himself, he told her he was a huge fan and that he read all her work on her conduit research. He found it fascinating. They were joined by another doctor who was also fond of Cristina's work. Robert and the doctor kept asking questions to a distracted Cristina. Robert was primarly fascinated that she was nominated for a Harper Avery Award so early in her career, as she was still only a fellow. Their conversation was interrupted by the buzzer that informed them that they could all go to their table in the room where the award would be handed out.

Unfortunately, Robert did not win the Award.



He was a huge fan of Cristina Yang, who was nominated for a Harper Avery in the same year as he was, and was fascinated by her work regarding conduits. He read all about it and he told her about this.


Dr. Robert Bonocore is a neurosurgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. In 2014, he was nominated for an Harper Avery Award for his work with an epilepsy neurostimulator.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • Due to his brain mapping project, Derek referred three patients in one week to the Cleveland Clinic. It's possible they came under the Robert's care.