Our Team

Chairman

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

Neurosurgery Clinical Faculty

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

Joaquin Q. Camara, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Director of Neurosurgery, Newport Hospital

Clark C. Chen, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Tumor Program
Co-Director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program

Deus J. Cielo, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Vice-Chair for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
Director, Peripheral Nerve Surgery Division
Co-Director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program
Director, Miriam Hospital Neurosurgery Program

Curtis E. Doberstein, MD

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

Jared S. Fridley, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Spinal Outcomes Laboratory
Director, Center for Innovative Neurotechnology for Neural Repair (CINNR Lab)

Maria A. Guglielmo, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Neurosurgery at Kent Hospital
Director, Neurosurgery Pain Program

Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Division
Director, Center for Surgical Treatment of the Developing Brain and Spine

Christine K. Lee, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Center for Endoscopic Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery
Co-Director, Skull Base Surgery
Director, Translational Skull Base Laboratory

Athar Malik, MD, PhD

Samuel I. Kennison, M.D. and Bertha S. Kennison Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuroscience
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Injury & Restorative Neurosurgery

Director, Restorative Neuroscience Laboratory

Krisztina Moldovan, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Co-Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery Program
Co-Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery Outcomes Laboratory

Tianyi (Tim) Niu, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Spinal Deformity Surgery

Adetokunbo A. Oyelese, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Vice-Chair, Strategy and Business Development
Director, Norman Prince Spine Institute
Director, Spinal Surgery Division

Prakash Sampath, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Robotic Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Immunotherapy Program
Director, Neurosurgery at Roger Williams Medical Center

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

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

Radmehr Torabi, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Director, Endovascular Neurosurgery Program
Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery Outcomes Laboratory
Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center

Patricia Leigh Zadnik Sullivan, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Center for Spine Tumor & Chordoma Research
Member, Legoretta Cancer Center

Oluwaseun Akinduro, MD

Junior Faculty, Complex Spinal Surgery

Rafael De La Garza Ramos, MD

Junior Faculty, Complex Spinal Surgery

Pain Management and Physical Rehabilitation Clinical Faculty

Keith-Austin Scarfo, DO, MS

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Chair, Pain and Opioid Stewardship Committee
Medical Director, Norman Prince Spine Institute
Director, Intrathecal Pump Program
Vice President, Rhode Island Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Inc.

Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH

Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology
Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Director, Outpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
President, American Academy of Osteopathic Examiners
President, Rhode Island Society of Pain Physicians

Justin Y. Li, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Laert Rusha, MD

Attending Physician

Ross Barker, DO

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Neurointerventional Clinical Faculty

Mahesh V. Jayaraman, MD

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, Neurology, and Neurosurgery
Director, Neurovascular Center

Richard A. Haas, MD

Associate Professor, Clinician Educator
of Diagnostic Imaging, Neurosurgery, and Neurology

Radmehr Torabi, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Director, Endovascular Neurosurgery Program
Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery Outcomes Laboratory
Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center

Krisztina Moldovan, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Co-Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery Program
Co-Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery Outcomes Laboratory

Neurocritical Care Clinical Faculty

Ali Mahta, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery and Neurocritical Care
Academic Neurointensivist
Neurologist

Michael Reznik, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Neurologist, Division of Neurocritical Care

N. Stevenson Potter, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Neurologist, Division of Neurocritical Care

Neuro-Oncology Clinical Faculty

Heinrich Elinzano, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and Medicine, Clinician Educator
Co-Director, Brain Cancer Committee
Co-Director, Brown University Oncology Research Group
Neuro-Oncology Medical Lead, Lifespan Cancer Institute

Eric T. Wong, MD

Professor of Neurology, Medicine, Neurosurgery & Radiation Oncology
Director of Medical Neuro-Oncology

Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Clinical Faculty

Rishi Lulla, MD, MS

Division Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology,
Hasbro Children's Hospital
Attending Physician,
Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Alan G. Hassenfeld Endowed Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Neuropathology Clinical Faculty

John E. Donahue, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Ivana Delalle, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Neuroradiology Clinical Faculty

Jerrold L. Boxerman, MD,PhD, FACR

Professor of Diagnostic Imaging
Section Director, Neuroradiology
Medical Director, Brain Science Program MRI Research Facility

Jeffrey M. Rogg, MD

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging
Director, Neuroradiology
Medical Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Rhode Island Hospital

Glenn A. Tung, MD, FACR

Professor of Diagnostic Imaging

Radiation Oncology Clinical Faculty

Jaroslaw T. Hepel, MD

Associate Professor in the departments of Radiation Oncology and Neurosurgery
Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital

Kara L. Leonard, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Radiation Oncology Residency, Tufts University School of Medicine

Plastic Surgery Clinical Faculty

Reena A. Bhatt, MD

Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery

Loree K. Kalliainen, MD, MA

Associate Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon, Lifespan Physician Group Plastic Surgery

Daniel Kwan, MD

Assistant Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief of Reconstructive Surgery, Lifespan Physician Group

Paul Y. Liu, MD

Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief of Plastic Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital

Amy Marie Maselli, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Albert Woo, MD

Associate Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief, Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Director, Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Surgical Oncology Clinical Faculty

Thomas J. Miner, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Surgical Oncology

Research Faculty

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

Jared S. Fridley, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Spinal Outcomes Laboratory
Director, Center for Innovative Neurotechnology for Neural Repair (CINNR Lab)

Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Division
Director, Center for Surgical Treatment of the Developing Brain and Spine

Athar Malik, MD, PhD

Samuel I. Kennison, M.D. and Bertha S. Kennison Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuroscience
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Injury & Restorative Neurosurgery

Director, Restorative Neuroscience Laboratory

Krisztina Moldovan, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Co-Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery Program
Co-Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery Outcomes Laboratory

Nikos Tapinos, MD, PhD

Sidney A. Fox and Dorothea Doctors Fox Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Molecular Neuroscience and Neuro-Oncology Laboratory

Radmehr Torabi, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Director, Endovascular Neurosurgery Program
Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery Outcomes Laboratory
Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center

Patricia Leigh Zadnik Sullivan, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Center for Spine Tumor & Chordoma Research
Member, Legoretta Cancer Center

Shane Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Computational Neuromodulation Laboratory
Director, Technical Design & Quantitative Applications

Margot Martinez Moreno, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Research Scientist, Neurosurgery Department
Director, Spinal Tumor Epigenetics Laboratory
Co-director, Center for Spine Tumor and Chordoma Research

Residents

Elias A. Shaaya, MD

PGY-7

Rahul Sastry, MD

PGY-6

Rohaid Ali, MD

PGY-6

Belinda Shao, MD, MPH

PGY-5

Hael Abdulrazeq, MD

PGY-5

Felicia Sun, MD, Mphil

PGY-4

Josh Feler, MD, MS

PGY-4

Santos E. Santos Fontánez, MD

PGY-4

Natalie Amaral Nieves, MD

PGY-3

Cody Doberstein, MD

PGY-3

Elaina Wang, MD

PGY-2

Tori Riccelli, MD

PGY-2

Carlin Chuck, MD

PGY-1

Clinical Staff

Sara Armstrong

PA - Outpatient

Kristi Botelho

NP-Inpatient

Julia Britto

NP - Inpatient

David Coletta

PA - Outpatient

Stephanie Costa

PA-Outpatient

Emma Hazen

NP - Outpatient

Chloe Hu

PA - Inpatient

Kenneth Paulhus

PA - Inpatient

Jennifer Portelli Gupta

PA - Outpatient

Paula Reisler

PA - Outpatient

Sarah Richardson

NP-Outpatient

Brittany Rowles

PA - Inpatient
Kevin

Kevin Santilli

PA - Outpatient

Monica Souza

PA - Inpatient

Anthony Spallino

PA - Outpatient
Jeremy Steinberg

Jeremy Steinberg

PA - Inpatient

Natalie Stiles

PA - Outpatient
TAFT

James M. Taft

PA - Inpatient

Allison Tisch

NP-Inpatient

Christine Uy

NP-Outpatient
Kerri Ameral

Kerri Amaral

Manager, Advanced Practice Providers, Inpatient

Sharonda Keith

Manager, Advanced Practice Providers, Outpatient
Manager, Neurosurgical Operations

Martina Schulz

PA - East Greenwich

Stefanie Dias

PA - Norman Prince Spine Institute

Allison Malo

PA-Norman Prince Spine Institue

Rose Moriarty

NP - Norman Prince Spine Institute

Dylan Godyn

PA - Norman Pince Spine Institute

Erica Spano

NP - Norman Prince Spine Institute

Kelly Rosenbeck

NP - Newport Hospital

Administrative Staff

Mustafa F. Mazlumoglu, MSc, MBA

Vice President, Neurosurgery & Neurosurgical Innovation
Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute
Norman Prince Spine Institute
Kerri Ameral

Kerri Amaral

Manager, Advanced Practice Providers, Inpatient

Sharon Banks, RN, MS

Patient Navigator

Tara Bautista

Clinical Manager

Lynnette Berube

Project Manager

Jim Conway, RN, MS, NE-BC

Director of Clinical Operations

Raymond Geremia, MBA

Director of Business Operations

Sharonda Keith

Manager, Advanced Practice Providers, Outpatient
Manager, Neurosurgical Operations

Kerri Kern, RN, BSN, NE-BC

Program Clinical Manager for The Division of Spine Surgery

Sergio Lourenco

Financial Analyst

Cara Madonna, BSN, RN

Clinical Nurse Manager, Inpatient
Krystyna Marsella

Krystyna Maxwell

Academic Coordinator

Andrew O’Brien

Business Manager
Roselee Rego

Roselee Rego

Program Manager, Administrative and Academic Affairs

Kimberly Starks-Mello, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Clinical Manager - Norman Prince Spine Institute

Cynthia Rico

Practice Manager - Norman Prince Spine Institute

Scott Martin, RN, MHA NE-BC

Clinical Manager - Norman Prince Spine Institute at Newport Hospital

Cindy-Lee Andreason

Office Manager

Kaitlin Bennett, MS

Research Program Manager

Neva Morales-Grajales, MSc, MBA

Research Program Manager

Owen P. Leary, ScB

Research Program Administrator – Clinical Trials & Laboratory Operations

Kendall Rivera Lane

Medical Illustrator