Residents

Daniel Aghion, M.D. PGY-7

  • Education:
    • Undergraduate: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
    • Medical School: Tel Aviv University, Sackler SOM
  • Clinical Interests: Complex spine and advanced spinal instrumentation, benign and malignant tumors of the brain, Chiari Malformation
  • Research Interests: Brain computer interfaces, models for neurosurgery, behavior, learning and memory
  • Publications:
    • Oyelese A, Choppra P, Aghion D. Failed Low Back Surgery Syndrome: Etiology, A Focused Review. Med Health RI. 2012 Dec;95(12): 391-3.
    • Jasper GP, Francisco GM, Aghion D, Telfeian AE. Technical considerations in transforaminal endoscopic discectomy with foraminoplasty for the treatment of spondylolisthesis: Case report. Clin Neurol. Neurosurg. 2014 Apr;119: 84-7.

John Morrison , M.D. PGY-5

  • Education:
    • Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • Graduate School: Creighton University
    • Medical School: Creighton University
    Publications:
    • Morrison JF, Sung KE, Bergman AM, Rosenblatt MS, Arle JE. A novel solution to reduce the complications of distal shunt catheter displacement associated with obesity. J Neurosurg. 2010 Dec; 113(6): 1314-6.
    • Narotam PK, Morrison JF, Nathoo N. Brain tissue oxygen monitoring in traumatic brain injury and major trauma: outcome analysis of a brain tissue oxygen-directed therapy. J Neurosurg. 2009 Oct; 111(4): 672-82.
    • Morrison JF, Shils JL, Deletis V, Arle JE. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in acute paralysis from spinal cord epidural abscess. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2012 May 31.

David Choi, M.D. PGY-5

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Radmehr Torabi, M.D. PGY-4

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Rhode Island
  • Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Francesco Pucci, M.D. PGY-3

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Brown University
  • Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Publications:

  • Dumitrescu ON, Pucci FG, Wong KY, Berson DM. Ectopic retinal ON bipolar cell synapses in the OFF innter plexiform layer: Contacts with dopaminergic amacrine cells and melanopsin ganglion cells. J Comparative Neurology. 2009 Nov;517(2): 226-244.
  • Chirila AM, Brown TE, Bishop RA, Bellono NW, Pucci FG, Kauer JA. Long-term potentiation of glycinergic synapses triggered by interleukin 1β. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2014 Jun; 111(22): 8263-8.

Krisztina Moldovan, M.D. PGY-2

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Publications:

  • Durst C, Monteith S, Sheehan J, Moldovan K, Snell J, Eames M, Huerta T, Walker W, Viola F, Kassell N, Wintermark M. Optimal imaging of in vitro clot sonothrombolysis by MR-guided focused ultrasound. J Neuroimaging. 2013 Apr;23(2): 187-91.
  • Monteith SJ, Harnof S, Medel R, Popp B, Wintermark M, Lopes MB, Kassell NF, Elias WJ, Snell J, Eames M, Zadicario E, Moldovan K, Sheehan J. Minimally invasive treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage with magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound. J Neurosurg. 2013 May;118(5):1035-45.
  • Xu Z, Schlesinger D, Moldovan K, Przybylowski C, Sun X, Lee CC, Yen CP, Sheehan J. Impact of targer location on the response of trigeminal neuralgia to stereotactic radiosurgery. J Neurosurg. 2014 Mar;120(3): 716-24.

Amanda Baker, M.D. PGY-1

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Publications:

  • Gottumukkala V, Heinrich TK, Baker A, Dunning P, Fahey FH, Treves ST, Packard AB. Biodistribution and Stability Studies of [18F]Fluoroethylthodamine B, a Potential PET Myocardial Perfusion Agent. Nucl Med Biol. 2010 Apr;37(3): 365-70.
  • Treves ST, Baker A, Fahey FH, Cao X, Davis RT, Drubach LA, Grant FD, Zukotynski K. Nuclear medicine in the first year of life. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2011 Jun;52(6):905-25.
  • Wu LJ, Wu G, Akhavan SMR, Baker A, Jia Y, Fahey FH, Luo HR, Feener EP, Clapham DE. The voltage-gated proton channel Hv1 enhances brain damage from ischemic stroke. Nature Neuroscience. 2012 Mar;(15)4: 565-73.

 

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