Current Residents and Program Alumni

2017-2018 Residents


Chief Residents

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: Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine
Future Plans: Post residency 1 year complex spine fellowship training. Currently completing MBA degree. 

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

PGY-6

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

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
Future Plans: Undecided  

PGY-5

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

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

PGY-4

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

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

PGY-3

Hometown: De Land, Florida  
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Undergraduate: Wake Forrest University
Interests: Undecided
Future Plans: Undecided

Hometown: Clearwater, Florida
Medical School: USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Central Florida
Interests: Undecided
Future Plans: Undecided

Hometown: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Medical School: J.W. Goethe-University School of Medicine, Germany
Baccalaureate (Abitur): Gymnasium Gernsheim, Germany
Interests: General Neurosurgery, Neuroscience 
Future Plans: Undecided

PGY-2

Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine  
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Interests: Functional, spine, skull base, neuro- engineering, neuro-prosthetics
Future Plans: Undecided

Hometown: Albany, New York  
Medical School: University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences 
Undergraduate: Boston College
Interests: Undecided
Future Plans: Undecided

PGY-1

Medical School: FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

More information to come


Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

More information to come

Program Alumni

2017

Joshua Beckman, M.D.
Yusef Mosley, M.D.
Michael S. Park, M.D.

2016

Puya Alikhani, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair
University of South Florida

2015

Amir Ahmadian, M.D.
Neurosurgery of West Florida
Hudson, Florida

Angela Downes, M.D.
Critical Care Fellowship
University of Colorado Medical Center
Aurora, Colorado

Jotham Manwaring, M.D.
Southern Utah Neurosurgical Institute
St. George, Utah

2014

Armen Deukmedjian, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair
University of South Florida

Rohit Vasan, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair
University of South Florida 

2013

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

Tien V. Le, M.D.
Tampa Bay Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists
Brandon, FL

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.
Hope Orthopedics of Oregon
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