Current Residents and Program Alumni

Current Residents 2013 - 2014

PGY-7 Chief Resident

Amir Ahmadian, M.D.

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Undergraduate: Emory University, B.S., Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
Interests: Complex Spine, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Oncology

Angela Downes, M.D.

Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park; B.S. Physiology and Neurobiology with minor in Spanish Translations
Interests: Functional Neurosurgery, Neuroendoscopy, Minimally Invasive Spine

Jotham Manwaring, M.D.

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Medical School: University of Utah
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, B.S., Neuroscience
Interests: Epilepsy surgery, Traumatic Brain Injury Management, Neuroendoscopy, Complex Spine, Pediatric neurosurgery

PGY-6

Puya Alikhani, M.D.

Hometown: Yazd, Iran
Medical School: Texas A & M University
Undergraduate: University of Texas – Austin, B.A., Biology
Interests: Complex Spine, Vascular Neurosurgery

Michael Seijoon Park, M.D.

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Medical School: State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Graduate School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania, B.A. Biochemistry with minor in Mathematics
Interests: Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine, Vascular and Endovascular, Functional, Epilepsy and Stereotaxy

PGY-5

Joshua Beckman, M.D.

Hometown: Mobile, AL
Medical School: University of Alabama
Undergraduate: Spring Hill College, B.S., Biology

Yusef Mosley, M.D.

Hometown: Columbia, SC
Medical School: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Undergraduate: Emory University, B.S., Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology

PGY-4

Scott Raffa, M.D.

Hometown: Port St. Lucie, FL
Medical School: University of South Florida
Graduate: Boston University SOM, M.A.
Undergraduate: University of Miami, B.S., Neurosciences
Interests: Undecided

Stephen Reintjes, M.D.

Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Medical School: University of Missouri, Kansas City
Undergraduate: Wake Forest University, B.A., History
Interests: Undecided

PGY-3

Jason Michael Paluzzi, M.D.

Hometown: Ewing, NJ
Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Interests: Undecided

Andrew Carlos Vivas, M.D.

Hometown: Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico
Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Interests: Reconstructive Spine and Neurosurgical Oncology

PGY-2

Alexander Haas, M.D.

Hometown: Rockford, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Interests: Undecided

Meleine Martinez Sosa, M.D.

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Medical School: University of Michigan
Undergraduate: Columbia University
Interests: Undecided

PGY-1 Interns

Sara Hartnett, M.D.

Hometown:
Medical School: University of Texas San Antonio
Undergraduate: Rice University
Interests: Undecided

Brooks Osburn, M.D.

Hometown: Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Medical School: University of Missouri Kansas City
Undergraduate: University of Missouri Kansas City
Interests: Undecided

Program Alumni

2014

Armen Deukmedjian, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair
University of South Florida

Rohit Vasan, MD

2013

Tsz Lau, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair
University of South Florida

Tien Le, M.D.
Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Fellowship
University of Tennessee-Memphis
Kevin T. Foley, M.D. (Mentor)

2012

Elias Dakwar, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair
University of South Florida

Glen Pollock, M.D., DVM
Assistant Professor
Director of Vascular Neurosurgery
Medical College of Wisconsin

2011

Ali Baaj, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Spine Surgery Program
Division of Neurosurgery
University of Arizona

2010

Clinton Burkett, M.D.
Neurological Surgical Associates
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Edwin Ramos, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director of Spinal Oncology
Section of Neurosurgery
University of Chicago

2009

Nicolas Arredondo, M.D.
Whitman Institute-Neuroscience
Walla Walla, WA

Magdalena Banasiak, M.D.
Salem Brain & Spine
Salem, OR

2008

Tann Nichols, M.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Cincinnati

A. Samy Youssef, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of South Florida

2007

Donald Sachs, M.D.
General Practice
Lakeland, FL

Juan S. Uribe, M.D.
Assistant Professor
University of South Florida

2006

Edward Duckworth, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

2005

D. Mark Melton, M.D.
Piedmont Spine & Neurosurgical Group, PA
Greenville, SC

Evan Packer, M.D.
Neurosurgery Consults of South Florida
Boca Raton, FL

2004

Donna Saatman, M.D.
Bay Area Neurosurgery
Brandon, FL

2003

Michael Hajjar, M.D.
Northwest Spine Care Institute
Boise, ID

2002

John Sarzier, M.D.
SW Florida Neurosurgical Associates
Cape Coral, FL

2001

Shahram Makoui, M.D.
Institute of Neurological Surgery
Lancaster, CA

2000

Paul Montalbano, M.D.
Northwest Spine Care Institute
Boise, ID

Mark David Oliver, M.D.
Ocala Neurosurgical Center
Ocala, FL