Current Residents

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Eyiyemisi Damisah, MD

PGY-7

College: Biola University

Graduate: Yale University

Medical School: Yale School of Medicine

Clinical interest: Functional 

Research interest: Mechanisms of apoptotic cell death and corpse clearance 

Awards: NREF Fellow 2014, Swebilius award 2015, Resident research award 2016

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Joaquin Camara-Quintana, MD

PGY-6

College: Johns Hopkins University 

Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine 

Clinical interest: Spine, Spine-Oncology, and Complex Spine & Deformity; enfolded spine fellowship (2015-2016) 

Research interest: spine outcomes research 

Awards: Howard Hughes Research Award

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Branden Cord, MD, PhD

PGY-6

College: Johns Hopkins University 

Graduate: Stanford University (PhD in Neuroscience) 

Medical School: Stanford University 

Clinical interest: Vascular neurosurgery; enfolded endovascular fellowship (2015-2017) 

Research interest: High-resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Ruptured Cerebrovascular Structures 

Awards: Eagle Scout, Nu Rho Psi (Neuroscience Honor Society), Golden Key International Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Emily and Thomas Maren Scholar Award (Johns Hopkins University),...

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Gregory Kuzmik, MD

PGY-5

College: Cornell University

Medical School: Yale School of Medicine

Clinical interest: Spine neurosurgery; infolded spine fellowship (2016-2017) 

Research interest: Treatment of spinal metastases

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Jacky Yeung, MD

PGY-5

College: University of British Columbia 

Graduate: Certificate in Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine 

Clinical interest: brain/spine tumors, pediatric neurosurgery 

Research interest: tumor immunology 

Awards: 2015 Departmental Research Award, Yale University, New Haven, CT 2013 Trump Scholarship, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 2011 Research Enhancement Award, Michigan State University, East...

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Elena Fomchenko, MD, PhD

PGY-4

College: University of Bridgeport, BS in biology/mathematics 

Graduate School: Weill Cornell Medical College, Graduate School of Medical Sciences/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, PhD under the guidance of Dr Eric Holland 

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles 

Clinical Interests: general neurosurgery, neuro-oncology (cranial/spine), pediatric neurosurgery 

Research Interests: glioma biology, tumor immunology, cell signaling 

Awards: valedictorian, summa cum laude, Reed Award...

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Ramana Gorrepati, MD

PGY-4

College: Washington University in St. Louis 

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College Clinical Interest: minimally invasive surgery of the brain and spine, complex spine, neuro-oncology 

Research Interest: global neurosurgery and policy, entrepreneurship, outcomes research 

Awards: College Honors, Washington University in St. Louis; Gephardt Institute for Public Service Stipend; Hoopes Undergraduate Research Award, AANS Medical Student Research Fellow, Weill Cornell Medical College Research...

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Stephanie Cheok, MD

PGY-3

College: University of California Berkeley 

Medical School: University of California - Los Angeles 

Clinical interest: Neuro-oncology 

Research Interest: Metastatic tumors 

Awards: UC Berkeley Molecular and Cell Biology Honors, Lazareff Scholarship at UCLA

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Abhijeet Gummadavelli, MD

PGY-3

College: Johns Hopkins

Medical School: Yale School of Medicine

Clinical Interest: Functional and Epilepsy Neurosurgery

Research Interest: Epilepsy, DBS, Neuromodulation

Awards: American Epilepsy Society Young Investigator Award, Lidz Prize in Psychiatry and Neuroscience, HHMI-CURE Medical Research Fellowship, Goldwater Scholarship, Phi Beta Kappa

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Christopher Hong, MD

PGY-2

College: Harvard University

Medical School: Ohio State University

Clinical interest: Tumor, Pediatrics 

Research interest: Tumor Genomics 

Awards: NIH Intramural Research Training Award, Salvino Family-Accenture Award for Neurosurgical Oncology Research, Landacre Research Honor Society, Dean's Research Achievement Award, Advanced Competency in Research Honors

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Adam Kundishora, MD

PGY-2

College: Harvard University

Medical School: Yale School of Medicine 

Clinical interest: Functional Neurosurgery, Epilepsy, Spine Research interest: Neuromodulation for level of arousal, consciousness 

Awards: - The Parker Prize: awarded to the graduating MD student who has shown the best qualifications for a successful physician (2016) - The Ferris Prize: awarded for an outstanding MD thesis (2016) - Graduated Yale School of Medicine Cum Laude (2016) - Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Citizens...

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Stephanie Robert, MD

PGY-1

College: Louisiana State University

Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine

Awards: Cancer Research Experience for Students (CaRES) Spotlight, 2015; APSA 10th Annual Meeting Abstract Spotlight Award, 2014; Graduate Biomedical Sciences Travel Grant, 2014; John R. Durant Award for Excellence in Cancer Research, First Place 2013; James A. Pittman Award, Commitment to Scholarship, 2013; Civitan Trainee Travel Award, 2013; Scholars Abstract Award, Translational Science Meeting, 2012;...

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Nanthiya Sujijantarat, MD

PGY-1

College: Tulsa Community College and University of Tulsa 

Medical School: Saint Luis University School of Medicine

Awards: Delta Gamma Foundation: Carol Herd Greenisen Women in Science Memorial Fellowship