Residency Program

College

  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned

  • Residency

Program Length

7 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

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Leadership

Name: Ashwini Sharan, MD
Position: Residency Program Director

Leadership

Name: Christopher Farrell, MD
Position: Associate Residency Program Director

CONTACT US

Department: Department of Neurological Surgery

909 Walnut Street
Clinical Office Building 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Residency Alumni

2020

Nohra Chalouhi, MD
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Endovascular (enfolded)
Current position: Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Florida 

Christian Hoelscher, MD
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Complex spine surgery (enfolded)
Current position: Neurosurgeon, Jefferson Washington Township Hospital

Richard F Schmidt, MD
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Endovascular (enfolded)
Current position: Neurosurgeon, Jefferson Washington Township Hospital

2019

Geoffrey Stricsek, MD
Fellowship: Emory University, Complex spine surgery
Current position: Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University 

Courtney Pendleton, MD
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic (Rochester), Peripheral Nerve Neurosurgery
Current position: Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Stony Brook University 

2018

Michael J Lang, MD
Fellowship: Barrow Neurological Institute, Vascular and skull base surgery
Current position: Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 

Ameet V Chitale, MD
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Endovascular Neurosurgery
Current position: Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Inova Fairfax Medical Center 

Christine Hammer, MD
Fellowship: Emory University, Complex spine surgery
Current position: Neurosurgeon, Franciscan Neurosurgery Associates at St. Joseph

 

2017

Karl Balsara, MD
Fellowship, Pediatric Neurosurgery: University of Indiana

Ravi Madineni, MD
Current Position: Clinical Instructor of Neurological Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University

Shannon Clark, MD
Private practice
 

2016

Richard Dalyai, MD
Private practice - Greensville, North Carolina

John Styliaras, MD, MS
Private practice - Duluth, Minnesota

George Ghobrial, MD
Fellowship, Spine Surgery: University of Miami

2015

Sussan Salas, MD
Fellowship: Neuro-Oncology at North Shore/LIJ
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Wayne State University

Sonia Geschwindt, MD
Fellowship: Skull Base at Thomas Jefferson University
Current Position: Attending Neurosurgeon and Clinical Director of the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center at Northern Michigan University

Chengyuan Wu, MD, MSBmE
Fellowship: Functional at Thomas Jefferson University
Current Position: Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University

Kim Williams, MD
Fellowship: Spine at Thomas Jefferson University
Current Position: Attending Neurosurgeon at Adventist Health Partners (Chicago, IL)

David Krieger, MD
Current Position: Attending Neurosurgeon at Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute (South Florida)

2014

Rohan Chitale, MD
Fellowship: Endovascular Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University
 

2013

Peter Amenta, MD
Fellowship: Skull Base at University of Miami
Current Position: Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Cerebrovascular, Endovascular & Skull Base Surgery at Tulane University
 

2012

Peter G. Campbell, MD
Current Position: Attending at Parkway Neuroscience and Spine Institute (Maryland)  

Sanjay Yadla, MD
Current Position: Attending at Alexian Brothers Neurosciences (Illinois)
 

2010

Steven M. Falowski, MD
Fellowship: Functional at Rush University
Current Position: Attending at St. Luke's Neurosurgical Associates (Pennsylvania)

Harminder Singh, MD
Current Position: Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University
 

2009

Ciro Randazzo, MD, MPH
Fellowship: Endovascular at Thomas Jefferson University
Current Position: Attending at IGEA Brain and Spine (New Jersey)

Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, MD

Fellowship: Endovascular at Thomas Jefferson University
Current Position: Associate Professor and Associate Program Director of the Neurosurgery Residency Program at Thomas Jefferson University
 

2008

Amgad Hanna, MD
Fellowships: Spine & Peripheral Nerve at Mayo Clinic, Spine at Washington University of St. Louis
Current Position: Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin

Pascal Jabbour, MD
Fellowship: Endovascular at Thomas Jefferson University
Current Position: Associate Professor and Division Director at Thomas Jefferson University

Hugh Moulding, MD, PhD
Fellowship: Tumor at Memorial Sloan Kettering
Current Position: Attending at St. Luke's Neurosurgical Associates (Pennsylvania)
 

2007

John Birknes, MD
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Shriner's Hospital for Children
Current Position: Attending at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (Virginia)

Jack Klem, MD (Board Certified – 2010)
Current Position: Attending at Baptist Hospital of Miami

Aditya Pandey, MD
Fellowship: Endovascular at Thomas Jefferson University
Current Position: Associate Professor at University of Michigan
 

2006

Christopher Knobbe, MD
Fellowship: Endovascular at Thomas Jefferson University
Current Position: Attending at UT Medicine San Antonio
 

2005

John D. Lipani, MD, PhD
Fellowship: Spine at New York University
Current Position: Private Practice (Princeton Neurological Surgery - New Jersey)

Fellowship Alumni

2017

  • Kimon Bekelis, MD (Endovascular)
  • Nabeel Herial, MD, MPH (Endovascular)
  • Matthew Renyolds, MD (Endovascular)
  • Jonathan Riley, MD (Functional)
  • Alan Siu, MD (Skull Base)
  • George Rymarczuk, MD (Spine)

2016

  • Ryan Hebert, MD (Endovascular)
  • Varun Kshettry, MD (Skull Base)
  • Edison Valle-Giler, MD (Endovascular)
  • Kim A. Williams, , MD (Spine)
  • Jefferson Wilson, MD (Spine)

2015

  • Adam Polifka, MD (Endovascular)
  • Sonia Geschwindt, MD (Skull Base)
  • Chengyuan Wu, MD, MSBmE (Functional)

2014

  • Rohan V. Chitale, MD (Endovascular)
  • Richard T. Dalyai, MD (Endovascular)
  • David Kung, MD (Endovascular)
  • Farid Hamzei-Sichani, MD (Functional)
  • Christopher Maulucci, MD (Spine)
  • Mark Oppenlander, MD (Spine)
  • Marc Otten, MD (Skull Base)

2013

  • Michael Koltz, MD (Endovascular)
  • Stephen Monteith, MD (Endovascular)
  • Asterios Tsimpas, MD (Endovascular)

2012

  • Ethan A. Benardete, MD, PhD (Endovascular)
  • David S. Gordon, MD (Endovascular)
  • Grahame C. Gould, MD (Endovascular)

2011

  • Michael Lynn, MD (Skull Base)
  • Anil K. Nair, MD (Endovascular)

2010

  • Sid Chandela , MD (Endovascular)
  • Ciro G. Randazzo, MD (Endovascular)
  • Stavropoula I. Tjoumakaris, MD (Endovascular)
  • N. Nelson Saldua (Spinal Disorders)

2009

  • Pascal M. Jabbour, MD (Endovascular)

2008

  • Aditya S. Pandey, MD (Endovascular)
  • Meryl A. Severson, MD  (Endovascular)

2007

  • Christopher J. Koebbe, MD (Endovascular)
  • Daniel R.  Fassett, MD (Spinal Disorders)

2006

  • P. Roc Chen, MD (Endovascular)
  • Adnan H. Siddiqui, MD (Endovascular)

2005

  • Kenneth M. Liebman, MD (Endovascular)
  • B. Gregory Thompson, MD (Endovascular)

2004

  • Kevin M. Cockroft, MD (Endovascular)

2003

  • Erol Veznedaroglu, MD (Endovascular)

2002

  • George B. Shanno, MD (Endovascular)

2001

  • Ronald P. Benitez, MD (Endovascular)
  • Neil A. Troffkin, MD (Endovascular)

2000

  • Thomas R. Forget, MD (Endovascular)

1999

  • Rocco A. Armonda, MD (Endovascular)