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Our Faculty

Photo Name & Title Special Interests
Dr. William Friedman William A. Friedman, MD
Professor & Chairman
Neurosurgeon.
Clinical Interests:

Neuro-oncologyBrain Tumor Surgery,
Trigeminal NeuralgiaRadiosurgery
Dr. J. Richard Lister J. Richard Lister, MD, MBA
Professor & Associate Chairman
Neurosurgeon.
Clinical Interests:

Neuro-oncologyNeurovascular Surgery,
General adult neurosurgery

 Perry Dhaliwal MD Perry Dhaliwal, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Neurosurgeon.
Clinical Interests:

Complex Spine Surgery
General Adult Neurosurgery
Child Health Education
Jacques Farkas MD Jacques N. Farkas, MD.
Clinical Associate Professor
Neurosurgeon
Clinical Interests:
Neurosurgery
Radiosurgery
Kelly Foote MD Kelly D. Foote, MD
Professor
Neurosurgeon.
Clinical Interests:
Movement Disorders,Deep Brain Stimulation,
Brain Tumor Surgery,
Radiosurgery
Ghiaseddin-thumbnail Ashley P. Ghiaseddin, MD
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgeon.
Clinical Interests:
Glioblastoma
Lymphoma
Quality Assurance
Brian L Hoh MD Brian L. Hoh, MD, FACS, FAHA, FAANS
Professor and Associate Chairman
Neurosurgeon, Associate Chairman
Clinical Interests:
Aneurysms
,AVMs,

Cerebrovascular Disease,
Stroke,
Moyamoya Disease
Daniel Hoh MD Daniel Hoh, MD
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgeon.
Clinical Intersts:
Minimally Invasive
 and Complex Spine Surgery

Spinal Cord Regeneration
Neurologic Rehabilitation
Patrich Jacob MD R. Patrick Jacob, MD 
Professor
Neurosurgeon.
Clinical Interests:
Complex Spine Surgery – including all types of spinal instrumentation,
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
German Montoya MD German Montoya, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Neurosurgeon
Clinical Interests:
Neurotrauma, Hydrocephalus

Brain & Spinal Trauma Surgery
Spine Surgery
Brain Tumors
Gregory Murad MD Gregory J.A. Murad, MD
Associate Professor
Neurosurgeon, Associate Residency Program Director
Clinical Interests:
General Adult Neurosurgery,

Brain Tumor Surgery,

David Pincus MD David W. Pincus, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor
Neurosurgeon
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric Neurosurgery including:
Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors,  Epilepsy
Complex Spine Surgery,  Vascular Malformations

Adam Polifka, MD Adam Polifka, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Neurosurgeon
Clinical Interests:
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Endovascular Management
AVM
Stroke
Maryam Rahman MD Maryam Rahman, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgeon.
Clinical Interests:
Gliomas
Brain and Skull Base Tumors
Brain Tumor Surgery
Albeert Rhoton MD Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., MD
Professor & Chairman Emeritus
Clinical Interests:
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Hemifacial Spasm,

Pituitary Tumors,  Acoustic Neuromas,
Microsurgical Anatomy
Steven Roper MD Steven N. Roper, MD
Professor
Neurosurgeon.
Clinical Interests:
Epilepsy Surgery
,

Surgery for Pituitary Tumors,
Epilepsy Research
David Tran MD David Tran, MD
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgeon.
Clinical Interests:
Neuro-Oncology
Brain metastasis
Cancer genomics

 Samuel Tsappidi MD Samuel K. Tsappidi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Interventional Neurologist.
Clinical Interests:
Stroke
Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)

 

Research Faculty

Photo Name & Title Special Interests
Frank J Bova PhD Frank J. Bova, PhD
Professor
Stereotactic Radiosurgery,
Computer Guided Neurosurgery
Hassan Azari PhD Hassan Azari, PhD
Assistant Scientist
Neural Stem Cell & Regenerative Neuroscience
Developing Neural Stem Cell Related Assays
Gliomas
Brain Tumor Immunotherapy
Loic Deleyrolle PhD Loic P. Deleyrolle, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Glioma Tumor initiating Cells
Innovative Technologies
Neural Stem Cell Functions and Dysfunctions
Catherine Flores PhD Catherine T. Flores, PhD
Assistant Professor
Intracranial Tumors
Imunotherapy
Koji Hosaka PhD Koji Hosaka, PhD
Assistant Scientist
Intracranial Aneurysms
Aneurysm and Vascular Repair
Jianping Huang PhD Jianping Huang, PhD
Associate Research Professor
Immunotherapy
Immunology
Duane Mitchell MD PhD Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Program Director
Immunopathology
Immunotherapy
Neuro-oncology
Didier Rajon PhD Didier A. Rajon, PhD
Associate Scientist
Customized Positioning Fixtures for
Neurological Guided Surgery,
Rapid Prototyping Technology
Brent Reynolds PhD Brent Reynolds, PhD
Associate Professor
Neural Stem Cells, New Technologies,
Cancer Stem Cells,
Cell Replacement Strategies
Elias Sayor MD Elias Sayour MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Brain Tumors
Immunotherapeutics for Pediatric Tumors
Dennis Steindler PhD Dennis Steindler, PhD
Professor
Neural Stem Cell Therapies,
Debilitating Neurological Diseases,
Brain Repair, Brain Tumors
Oleg Suslov PhD Oleg Suslov, PhD
Research Scientist
Gene Expression Profiling,
RNA Amplification from a Single Cell
Vinata Vedam-Mai PhD Vinata Vedam-Mai, MSc, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Neural Stem Cells
Deep Brain Stimulation
Parkinson’s disease
Shanshan Wang PhD Shanshan Wang, MD, PhD
Biological Scientist
Neural Stem Cells, Neurogenesis,
Parkinson’s Disease
Mu Yang MS Mu Yang, MS
Assistant-In Computer Guided Surgery
Computer Guided Surgery
Tong Zheng PhD Tong Zheng, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Neural Stem Cell Therapies, Brain Repair
Fuwen Zhou PhD Fuwen Zhou, MD, PhD.
Research Assistant Scientist
Cellular and molecular basis of
epilepsy and co-morbidity

Joint Faculty

Photo Name & Title Department
Michael Okun PhD Michael S. Okun, MD Department of Neurology