AHN Neurosurgery Residency Program 

Donald Whiting, MD, MS, FACS


Chief Medical Officer and President, Allegheny Clinic

System Chair, AHN Neuroscience Institute 

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, 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

Parviz Baghai, MD, MBA

Vice Chairman, AHN Department of Neurosurgery



Jusin Davanzo, MD

Forbes Regional Hospital

Director of Neuro Critical Care- Allegheny General 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



Matthew Shepard, MD

Director Brain Tumor Research



Nestor Tomycz, MD

Director, Division of Functional Neurosurgery



Kevin Walsh, MD

Director, Adult Deformity Surgery

Director, Forbes Neurosurgical Trauma



Alexander Whiting, MD

Director of Epilepsy Surgery



Richard Williamson, MD

Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

Director, Endovascular Services

Director, Stroke Program

Assistant Director, Skull Base Surgery



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

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 

Movement Disorders / Deep Brain Stimulation

  • Philip Lee, MD, PhD

UPMC Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • Ian Pollack, MD
  • Taylor Abel, MD
  • Stephanie Greene, MD
  • Robert Kellogg, MD
  • Michael McDowell, Clinical Instructor

Peripheral Nerve 

  • Philip Lee, MD, PhD
  • Parviz Baghai, MD

Extradepartmental Key Clinical Faculty

Clinical Pharmacology

  • Sarah Young, Pharm. D


  • Tulika Ranjan, MD



  • Kymberly Gyure, MD
  • Jancie Ahn, MD


  • Warren Chang, MD
  • Michael Goldberg, MD
  • Charles Li, MD
  • Albert Sohn, MD
  • Michael Spearman, MD
  • Marc Wallace, DO
  • Christian Wanamaker, MD 

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)

  • Erik Interval, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Gary Schmidt, MD

Neurosurgical Administration

Deborah Musico

Deborah Musico

Neurosurgery Residency Program Coordinator