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AHN Neurosurgery Residency Program 

Alexander Yu, MD
Donald Whiting, MD, MS, FACS 

Chairman                                                                                                                          Chief Medical Officer and President, Allegheny Clinic                                        System Chair, AHN Neuroscience Institute

Alexander Yu, MD
Jody Leonardo, MD, FACS

Program Director                                                                                                            Director of AHN Adult Hydrocephalus Center                                                        Director of AHN Pituitary Center                                                                                Associate Director of Endoscopic Neurosurgery


Alexander Yu, MD
Alexander Yu, MD MSBE, MS 

Associate Program Director                                                                                          Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery                                                                        Director, Surgical Neuro-Oncology, Skull Base Surgery                                                  Director, Minimally Invasive Spine Neurosurgery                                                      Assistant Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery                                                      Assistant Director, Adult Deformity Surgery                                                                    Surgical Director Neurologic Intensive Care Unit



Core Faculty Neurosurgical Attendings 

Parviz Baghai, MD

Site Director, Forbes Rotation
Forbes Regional Hospital



Parviz Baghai, MD

Vice Chairman, AHN Department of Neurosurgery



Jusin Davanzo, MD

Forbes Regional Hospital 



David Jho, MD

Director, Neurosurgical Trauma

Associate Director of Endoscopic Neurosurgery



Lara Massie, MD

Forbes Regional Hospital



Jonathan Pace, MD

Allegheny General Hospital



E. Richard Prostko, MD

Chairman, AHN Credentials Committee

Vice-Chair, AHN Department of Neurosurgery



Nestor Tomycz, MD

Matthew Shepard, MD




Nestor Tomycz, MD

Director, Division of Functional Neurosurgery



Kevin Walsh, MD

Director, Adult Deformity Surgery

Director, Forbes Neurosurgical Trauma



Richard Williamson, MD

Alexander Whiting, MD




Richard Williamson, MD

Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

Director, Endovascular Services

Director, Stroke Program

Assistant Director, Skull Base Surgery






Richard Williamson, MD

Chen Xu, MD

Neurosurgical Attendings

Pedro Aguilar, MD

Jefferson Hospital



Eric Altschuler, MD

Jefferson Hospital 



Arturo Camacho, MD

Saint Vincent Hospital



Hae-Dong Jho, MD, PhD

Chairman, AHN Department of Neuroendoscopy

Director, Jho Institute for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery



Andrew Ku, MD

Andrew Ku, MD

Allegheny General Hospital



Daniel J Muccio, MD

Chief Medical
Officer, Saint Vincent Hospital



David Oliver-Smith, MD

Allegheny General Hospital



Neuroscience Research 

Boyle Cheng, PhD

Boyle Cheng, PhD




Saadyah Averick

Saadyah Averick, PhD




Neurosurgical Subspecialty Teams 

UPMC Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • Ian Pollack, MD
  • Taylor Abel, MD
  • Stephanie Greene, MD  

Extradepartmental Key Clinical Faculty

Clinical Pharmacology

  • Sarah Young, Pharm. D


Neurosurgical Administration

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Deborah Musico

Neurosurgery Residency Program Coordinator