Department of Neurosurgery


Brown Neurosurgery Featured on NPR

Dr Rohaid Ali, PGY-6, from Brown Neurosurgery recently appeared on National Public Radio (NPR) to discuss the department’s pioneering efforts in making Artificial Intelligence (AI) more equitable and effective for patient care.

This significant research has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and is slated for publication in The New England Journal of Medicine.

For further insight into the research discussed, refer to the Boston Globe’s coverage from August on how Brown Neurosurgery is utilizing AI to refine the surgical consent process. Additionally, their November article delves into the department’s investigation of racial and gender biases in AI tools used in medicine.

Read the Full Interview Here.


Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD

Julius Stoll, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital
Clinical Director, Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute
President, Neurosurgery Foundation

Curtis E. Doberstein, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Executive Vice-Chair, Clinical Operations
Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull-base Surgery Division
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Training Program

Hael Abdulrazeq, MD


Konstantina A. Svokos, DO, MS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Director, Fetal Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Neuroplastics
Co-Director, Center for Surgical Treatment of the Developing Brain and Spine

Rohaid Ali, MD


Wael F. Asaad, MD, PhD

Sidney A. Fox and Dorothea Doctors Fox Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience
Vice-Chair, Research
Director, Functional and Epilepsy Neurosurgery Program
Director, Laboratory for Neurophysiology and Neuromodulation
Associate Director, Neurosurgery Residency Training Program
Director, Fellowship in Functional & Epilepsy Neurosurgery

Albert E. Telfeian, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Vice-Chair, Quality Improvement
Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spine Surgery
Vice President, Neurosurgery & Neurosurgical Innovation