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INFORMATION FOR

Current Residents


PGY-7

  • Hospital Resident

    Education
    MD, The Ohio State University, 2016; BA, Harvard University, 2010
    Dr. Hong is a resident in neurological surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 2010 and his MD from The Ohio State University School of Medicine in 2016, during which he performed additional neuro-oncology research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. His current interests include neurosurgical oncology, particularly within the skull base.
  • Hospital Resident; Co-Chair of Education Committee, Neurosurgery; Committee Member, Yale Neurosurgery Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Neurosurgery

    Education
    MD, Yale School of Medicine, 2016; BA, Harvard University, 2008
    Research Interests
    • Arnold-Chiari Malformation
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Neurosurgery
    • Scoliosis
    Dr. Kundishora is a resident in neurological surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 2008. He was a Michael C. Rockefeller fellow and the co-founder of Vecna Cares Charitable trust (Nairobi, Kenya) which focused on leveraging cellular phone and mobile computing technology to enhance health delivery infrastructure. Dr. Kundishora received his MD (cum laude) from Yale School of medicine where he was awarded the Parker Prize (awarded to the MD candidate who best demonstrates the qualifications of a successful physician) and the Ferris Prize (awarded for an outstanding MD thesis). He has also completed an enfolded pediatric spine deformity fellowship at Shriner's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia under Dr. Amer Samdani. His current interests include pediatric neurosurgery, defining the genetic basis of congenital neurosurgical diseases, and pediatric/adult spinal deformity.

PGY-6

  • Hospital Resident; Research Committee, Neurosurgery

    Education
    MD/PhD, University of Alabama Birmingham, 2017; MSc, University of Alabama Birmingham, 2012; BSc (Hon), Louisiana State University, 2008
    Research Interests
    • Astrocytes
    • Brain Neoplasms
    • Spinal Cord Neoplasms
    Dr. Robert is a resident in neurological surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 2008, with a focus in chemistry. Dr. Robert received her MD (2017) and PhD (2015) from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine with a concentration on neuroscience. For her graduate degree, she studied the role of glutamate in the peritumoral environment. Her current interests include cranial and spine oncology, defining the underlying mechanisms of tumor development and growth.
  • Staff Affiliate - YNHH

    Education
    MD, Saint Luis University School of Medicine
    Dr. Sujijantarat is a neurosurgery resident at Yale-New Haven hospital. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa where she graduated Summa Cum Laude as a Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior. Dr. Sujijantarat received her MD from Saint Louis University where she received Alpha Omega Alpha and American Medical Women's Association Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation. She is the founder and president of Sujijantarat Animal Sanctuary (SAS) in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Her current interests include vascular neurosurgery, cost effectiveness research, and business in medicine.

PGY-5

  • Hospital Resident

    Education
    MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 2018; BE, Vanderbilt University, 2013
    Dr. Elsamadicy is a resident in neurological surgery at Yale-New Haven hospital. He received is undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2013. Through his work focused on underserved populations and mentorship, Dr. Elsamadicy was awarded Vanderbilt's "Top 10 Outstanding Seniors". Dr. Elsamadicy received his MD from Duke University School of Medicine where he was awarded the Julian Abele Student of the Year for Duke School of Medicine Award and was a Feagin Leadership Scholar. Along with his leadership, Dr. Elsamadicy spent 2 researching in the Duke Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program and currently continues performing Clinical-Outcomes research, resulting in numerous peer-reviewed publications.

PGY-4

  • Hospital Resident

    Education
    MD/PhD, University of California, Los Angeles; BS (Hon), University of California, Los Angeles
    Joseph is currently a neurosurgical resident at Yale New Haven Hospital. He completed his graduate and medical training through the UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program. Over the course of his thesis studies, Joseph successfully published in PNAS, Neuro-Oncology, and Journal of Clinical Investigation, describing the role of adaptive immune resistance in the GBM tumor was microenvironment and developing immunotherapeutic strategies for GBM treatment. Most recently, he was the recipient of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology Award at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons for his studies on vaccine therapy.
  • Hospital Resident

    Education
    MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2019; BS, Stanford University, 2014
    Research Interests
    • Epilepsy
    • Neurosurgery
    • Observational Study
    Layton is a resident in the Department of Neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at Stanford University. While there, he developed skills in statistical programming and learned methods for causal inference on observational data, which he applied in his publications on neurosurgical outcomes. He also has experience in the analysis of scRNA-Seq data for human brain tumors. Layton is currently pursuing research interests in epilepsy and functional neurosurgery.

PGY-3

  • Hospital Resident

    Education
    MD, Yale University, 2020; BS (Hon), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
    Dr. Koo is a resident in neurological surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree in Public Health and Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015. He was a Colonel Robinson Scholar, and worked for the Health subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. He received his MD from the Yale School of Medicine, where he was awarded the NIH T35 Research grant, the Taylor Opportunity Research award, and the Heinrich Quincke Research Scholarship. His interest in health policy parallels his academic research where he examines healthcare utilization and cost and risk factors in neurosurgical care to improve clinical decision-making.
  • Hospital Resident

    Education
    MD, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, 2020; BS (Hon), University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2016
    Research Interests
    • Neurosciences
    • Neurosurgery
    Dr. Templeton is a resident in neurological surgery at Yale-New Haven hospital. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with a focus in chemistry. She obtained her medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama. During her time in medical school, she developed and implemented an intraoperative robotics training program, and worked closely with the surrounding community to establish a secondary student-led free clinic for local homeless and under-served populations. Thus far, she has performed research contributing to the areas of trauma, spine, and functional neurosurgery.
  • Hospital Resident

    Education
    MD, New York Medical College, 2020; PhD, University of Maryland-Baltimore, 2016
    Dr. Theriault is a resident in neurological surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree from Fordham University in 2011. After graduating, she worked for a year at Columbia University in a behavioral neuroscience lab before pursuing her PhD at University of Maryland-Baltimore under the guidance of Dr. Marc Simard, MD/PhD. For her graduate degree, she studied hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy of prematurity, molecular mechanisms underlying ischemia-induced hemorrhage, and how to prevent cerebral microhemorrhages in newborns. After completing her PhD, she received her MD at New York Medical College. Her current interests include pediatric neurosurgery, disorders of neurodevelopment, and congenital malformations.