Department of Neurosurgery

Neurological Surgery Residency Alumni

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Dr. George L. Ehni, nationally recognized leader in neurosurgery, began the Neurosurgery Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine in 1958. Since then, the program has grown into one of the most notably respected neurosurgery training programs in the country. Following completion of training, many physicians have found positions within an academic setting, while many have entered into private practice. Additionally, a few of the alumni have furthered their career at Baylor College of Medicine and have been hired as full-time faculty within the department. Below is a list of the alumni and their respected graduation date, spanning over 15 years. Take a look at where our alumni are practicing since graduation:

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Alumni Listing by Graduation Year

Name

Graduation Year

Current Practice

Sungho Lee, M.D. June 2022 Academic — Shreveport, LA
Melissa LoPresti, M.D. June 2022 Fellowship — Chicago, IL
Terence Verla, M.D., M.P.H. June 2022 Private — Orlando, FL
Nisha Gadgil, M.D. June 2021 Attending — Houston, TX
Patrick Karas, M.D. June 2021 Attending — Galveston, TX
Kate Wagner, M.D. June 2021 Private Practice — OR

Robert North, M.D.

June 2020 Attending — Houston, TX
Visish Srinivasan, M.D. June 2020 Fellowship — Phoenix, AZ
Aditya Vedantam, M.D. June 2020 Academic — Milwaukee, WI

Pascal Zinn, M.D.

June 2019 Academic — Pittsburgh, PA
Eric Momin, M.D. June 2019 Private — Grand Junction, CO
Rory Mayer, M.D. June 2019 Private — Dallas, TX
Venita Simpson, M.D. June 2019 U.S. Navy — Portsmouth, VA

Jacob Cherian, M.D.

June 2018

Academic — Baltimore, MD

Anish Sen, M.D.

June 2018

Private — Loma Linda, CA

Sabih Effendi, M.D.

June 2017

Attending — Houston, TX

Loyola Gressot, M.D.

June 2017

Private — Houston, TX

Jonathan Sellin, M.D.

June 2017

Private — Houston, TX

Jared Fridley, M.D.

June 2016

Academic — Providence, RI

Ali Jalali, M.D., Ph.D.

June 2016

Academic — Houston, TX

G. Duemani Reddy, M.D., Ph.D.

June 2016

Academic — Syracuse, NY

Bartley Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.

June 2015

Private — Dallas, TX

Vikas Rao, M.D.

June 2015

Private — Mission Viejo, CA

Jonathan Thomas, M.D.

June 2015

Private — Houston, TX

George Al Shamy, M.D.

June 2014

Academic — Houston, TX

Akash Patel, M.D.*

June 2014

Academic — Houston, TX

Deshdeepak Sahni, M.D.

June 2014

Private — Austin, TX

Baraa Al-Hafez, M.D.

June 2013

Attending — Lufkin, TX

Tarek Abuelem, M.D.

June 2012

Academic — Little Rock, AR

William Humphries, M.D., M.P.H.

June 2012

Affiliate — Marietta, GA

Ryan Kitagawa, M.D.

June 2012

Academic — Houston, TX

Benjamin Fox, M.D.

June 2011

Affiliate — Clearwater, FL

Daniel Fahim, M.D.

June 2011

Academic — Royal Oak, MI

Roukoz Chamoun, M.D.

June 2011

Academic — Kansas City, KS

Gareth Adams, M.D., Ph.D.*

June 2010

Academic — Houston, TX

Joshua Chern, M.D., Ph.D.

June 2010

Academic — Atlanta, GA

Krishna B. Satyan, M.D.

June 2010

Private — Plano, TX

Joseph L. Martinez, M.D.

June 2009

Academic — Houston, TX

Vikram V. Nayar, M.D.

June 2009

Academic — Washington, DC

Ashwin Viswanathan, M.D.*

June 2009

Academic — Houston, TX

Mark J. Dannenbaum, M.D.

June 2008

Academic — Houston, TX

Andrew C. Roeser, M.D.

June 2008

Private — Houston, TX

Sheila Smitherman, M.D.

June 2008

Private — Olympia, WA

Justin M. Brown, M.D.

June 2007

Attending — Boston, MA

Richard B. Meyrat, M.D.

June 2007

Private — Dallas, TX

Brad A. Thomas, M.D.

June 2007

Private — Little Rock, AR

Daniel J. Boedeker, M.D.

June 2006

Private — Tulsa, OK

Bharat Guthikonda, M.D.

June 2006

Academic — Shreveport, LA

Vikram A. Kumar, M.D.

June 2006

Private — Phoenix, AZ

Jeremy Denning, M.D.

June 2005

Private — Dallas, TX

Naina Gross, M.D.

June 2005

Academic — Oklahoma City, OK

E. Lee Nelson, M.D.

June 2004

Private — Boulder, CO

Abdolreza Siadati, M.D.

June 2004

Private — Fort Worth, TX

Jean-Paul Wolinsky, M.D.

June 2004

Academic — Chicago, IL

John Dickerson, M.D.

June 2003

Private — Wichita, KS

Shankar Gopinath, M.D.*

June 2003

Private — Richmond, VA

Paul Holman, M.D.

June 2003

Academic — Houston, TX

Peter Alexander, M.D.

June 2002

Richmond, VA

Jonathan B. Gentry, M.D.

June 2002

Private — Amarillo, TX

Christopher Kalhorn, M.D.

June 2002

Academic — Washington, DC

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