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PGY 7

Christopher Payne, MD

Christopher Payne, MD
Chief Resident

Undergrad Institution: University of Western Ontario, BSc Biology
Medical School: Trinity College Dublin
Hometown: Barbados
Clinical Interests: General neurosurgery and pain
Research Interests: Pain
Hobbies: Rock climbing, snowboarding, mountain biking and road biking
 

Chen Xu, MD

Chen Xu, MD
Chief Resident

Undergrad Institution: Washington University in St. Louis, BA
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Hometown: Fargo, ND
Clinical Interests: Complex spine, trauma
Research Interests: Biomechanics
Hobbies: Working out, running, movies, horology, family
 

PGY 6

Brandon Kujawski, MD

Brandon Kujawski, MD

Undergrad Institution: University of Scranton, B.S. Neuroscience
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Hometown: Scranton, PA
Clinical Interests: Neuroendoscopy, spine
Research Interests: Normal pressure hydrocephalus
Hobbies: Cycling, running
 

Kristen Stabingas, MD

Kristen C. Stabingas, MD

Undergrad Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington, B.S. Biology
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Hometown: Schuylkill Haven, PA
Clinical Interests: Pediatric neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, neurocritical care
Research Interests: Neurotrauma, hydrocephalus, functional neurosurgery
Hobbies: Indoor cycling/peloton, crossfit, traveling, shopping, spending time with my nephews
 

PGY 5

Rocco Dabecco, DO

Rocco Dabecco, DO

Undergrad Institution: University of Massachusetts - Boston, B.S. Biology
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Clinical Interests: Skull base, neuro-oncology
Research Interests: Morphometric and analytical cadaveric approaches to the skull base
Hobbies: Ice hockey, crossfit, running, spending time with my wife and kids
 

Dan Meyers, MD

Dan Myers, MD

Undergrad Institution: Johns Hopkins, BA Natural Sciences
Medical School: University of South Florida
Hometown: Austin, TX
Clinical Interests: Spinal deformity, cerebrovascular disease, general neurosurgery
Research Interests: Spine biomechanics, spine clinical outcomes data
Hobbies: Tennis, guitar, cooking, spending time with friends and family
 

PGY 4

Dorian Kusyk, MD

Dorian Kusyk, MD

Undergrad Institution: University of Chicago, BA History, Philosophy and Social Sciences of Science and Medicine, MA Bioethics from Case Western Reserve University
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Hometown: New York City, NY
Clinical Interests: Functional neurosurgery
Research Interests: Socioeconomics of neurosurgery, deep brain stimulation
Hobbies: Salsa dancing, cooking, traveling
 

PGY 3

Shahed Elhamdani, MD

Shahed Elhamdani, MD

Undergrad Institution: Marshall University, BS Chemistry, BA Political Science
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Hometown: Barboursville, WV
Clinical Interests: Skull base, vascular, spine
Research Interests: Neuro-oncology, vascular, deformity
Hobbies: Weight lifting, tae kwon do, cooking, time with family, ice cream, watching NBA basketball, rap/R&B music, video games
 

Nathan Esplin, MD

Nathan Esplin, MD

Undergrad Institution: Southern Utah University, BS History and English
Medical School: UCF College of Medicine
Hometown: Orderville, UT
Clinical Interests: Spine
Research Interests: Archaeology of medicine, reversal of anticoagulation
Hobbies: Family, mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, violin making, music, cooking
 

Seung (Paul) Jeong, MD

Seung Won Jeong (Paul), MD

Undergrad Institution: Johns Hopkins University, BA Neuroscience
Medical School: New York Medical College
Hometown: Farmington Hills, Michigan
Clinical Interests: Skull base, vascular, spine
Research Interests: GBM/neuro-oncology, vascular
Hobbies: Muay thai, tennis, violin, piano, cooking, netflix, games, watches, knives, headphones
 

PGY 2

Andrea Alonso

Andrea Alonso, MD

Undergrad Institution: Duke University, Evolutionary Anthropology and Chemistry
Medical School: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Hometown: Lima, Peru and Tulsa, OK
Clinical Interests: Vascular, spine, neuro-oncology
Research Interests: Immunotherapy
Hobbies: Weightlifting, running, eating
 

Kevin J Sexton, MD

Kevin J Sexton, MD

Undergrad Institution: University of Pittsburgh, BS Neuroscience
Medical school: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Hometown: Orchard Park, NY
Clinical Interests: Skull base, neuro-oncology, neuro-endoscopy
Research Interests: Clinical outcomes measures, surgical training improvement 
Hobbies: Reading, spending time with family, attending concerts, weightlifting, tennis

 

PGY 1

Clementina Aiydu

Clementina Aiyudu, MD

Undergrad Institution: George Mason University, B.Sc. Biology
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Clinical Interests: Neuro-oncology, trauma, neuro-critical care
Research Interests: Clinical outcomes, neurocritical care
Hobbies: Cooking, reading, dancing
 

Cody Woodhouse

Cody Woodhouse, MD

Undergrad Institution: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA
Clinical Interests: Spine, vascular
Research Interests: Quality improvement, outcomes based
Hobbies: Soccer, hanging out with my german shepherd, and traveling

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