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: Minimally invasive spine, Neuro-oncology, Epilepsy, Socioeconomics

PGY-6

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

Hometown: Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico
Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Interests: Pediatric spinal deformity and spinal biomechanics

PGY-5

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

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

PGY-4

Hometown: Texas
Medical School: University of Texas San Antonio
Undergraduate: Rice University
Interests: Pediatrics, Cranial, Epilepsy surgery

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

PGY-3

Hometown: De Land, Florida  
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Undergraduate: Wake Forrest University

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

Hometown: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Undergraduate: J.W. Goethe-University, Germany
Medical School: J.W. Goethe-University, Germany
Interests: General Neurosurgery, Neuroscience 

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

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

PGY-1

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Medical School: FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Hometown: Springboro, Ohio
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Miami University (Ohio)


Program Alumni

2017

Dr. Josh Beckman
Joshua Beckman, M.D.
Maj., U.S. Air Force
San Antonio, Texas

Dr. Yusef Mosley
Yusef Mosley, M.D.
Complex Spine Fellow
Department of Neurological Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Michael Park

Michael S. Park, M.D.
Pinnacle Medical Group
Neurosurgery
Bradenton, FL

2016

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

2015

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

Dr. Angela Downes
Angela Downes, M.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, Colorado

Dr. Jotham Manwaring
Jotham Manwaring, M.D.
Director of Neurosurgery
Intermountain Health Care
Dixie Regional Medical Center
St. George, UT