Clinical Fellows - Past and Present

Clinical Fellows

Ravi Srinivas
Ravi Srinivas, MD
Atlanta Medical Center
Atlanta, GA


Future Clinical Fellows

Amrit Khalsa, MD
Amrit Khalsa, MD
Hahnemann University Hospital
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Justin B. Ledesma, MD
Justin B. Ledesma, MD
Stanford University,
Stanford, CA


Past Clinical Fellows

Rajiv Saiga
Rajiv Saigal, MD, PhD
University of California
San Francisco, CA

Edmund Choi, M.D.
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York

Ardalan Nourian, M.D.
State University of New York
Brooklyn, New York

Jay Turner
Jay D. Turner, M.D., PhD
Barrow Neurological Institute
Division of Neurosurgery
Phoenix, Arizona

Ali Bagheri, M.D.
Akron General Medical Center
Akron, Ohio

Drew J. Brown, IV, M.D.
Univ of Hawaii Residency Program
Honolulu, HI

Daniel Barba, M.D.
University of Buffalo Orthopaedic Residency Program
Buffalo, NY

Matthew J.Goldstein, M.D.
North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System
New Hyde Park, NY

Edward K. Nomoto, M.D.
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

Paul Stanton, M.D.
Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine

Michael Ware Hennessy, M.D.
Georgetown School of Medicine

Payam Moazzaz, M.D.
University of California Davis School of Medicine

Samuel Ray Schroerlucke, M.D.
Medical College of Georgia

Dr. Jason Billinghurst
Jason E. Billinghurst, M.D.
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
New Jersey

Dr. Greg Mundis
Gregory M. Mundis, Jr., M.D.
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma CIty, OK

Dr. Vikas Varma
Vikas V. Varma, M.D.
University of Connecticut
Hartford, Connecticut

Dr. Eric Wayne Hooley - 2006-2007 fellow at the San Diego Center for Spinal Diso
Eric Wayne Hooley, M.D.
Scott & White / TAMU SHSC
Temple , TX

Dr. Victor Hsu - fellow at the San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders - 2006-2007
Victor Hsu, M.D.
Temple University
Philadelphia , PA

Dr. Michael A. Flippin - 2005-2006 fellow at the San Diego Center for Spinal Dis
Michael A. Flippin, M.D.
Howard University Hospital
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Hoan Nguyen
Hoan Nguyen, M.D.
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey , PA

Dr. Michael Rohmiller
Michael Rohmiller, M.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville , TN

Dr. Leonel Hunt
Leonel Hunt, M.D.
St. Mary’s Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Ramin Bagheri
Ramin Bagheri, M.D.
George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

Dr, Richard Rooney
Rick Rooney, M.D.
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu , Hawaii

Dr. Kevin Deitel
Kevin Deitel, M.D.
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Mark Sylvain
Mark Sylvain, M.D.
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan




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