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
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience
Director, Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy Program
Director, Cognitive Neuro-physiology and Neuro-modulation Laboratory

Deus J. Cielo, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
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

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Spinal Outcomes Laboratory

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 CSF Disorders of the Brain and Spine

Adetokunbo A. Oyelese, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Spinal Surgery Division
Surgical Director, Comprehensive Spine Center

Prakash Sampath, MD

Associate Professor of 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

Albert E. Telfeian, MD, PhD

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

Steven A. Toms, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology
Vice-Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Tumor and Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program

Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical Director, Comprehensive Spine Center

Keith-Austin Scarfo, DO, MS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Comprehensive Spine Center,
Medical Arm

Kyle Silva, DO

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Comprehensive Spine Center,
Medical Arm

Justin Y. Li, MD

Attending Physician
Comprehensive Spine Center,
Medical Arm

Tianyi (Tim) Niu, MD

Junior Attending - Spine

Joaquin Q. Camara, MD

Junior Attending - Spine

Neurointerventional Radiology Clinical Faculty

Richard A. Haas, MD

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

Mahesh V. Jayaraman, MD

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

Ryan A. McTaggart, MD

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, Neurology, and Neurosurgery
Director, Interventional Neuroradiology

Neurocritical Care Clinical Faculty

Ali Mahta, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neurosurgery and Neurocritical Care
Academic Neurointensivist
Neurologist

Shyam Rao, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Neurologist, Division of Neurocritical Care
Director, Quality Control, Neurocritical Care Unit, Rhode Island Hospital

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

Bradford B. Thompson, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Director, Division of Neurocritical Care
Medical Director, Neurocritical Care Unit
Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center for Neurocritical Care Services

Linda C. Wendell, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Medical Education
Vice-Chair of Education for Neurology
Director, Clinical Neurosciences Clerkship (Neurology)
Director, Sub-Internship in Neurology, Advanced Elective in Neurology

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

Alexander Mohler, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Medicine
Attending Neurologist, Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Newport Hospital
Co-Director of the Neuro-Oncology Clinic, Lifespan Cancer Institute

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

Douglas C. Anthony, MD, PHD

Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Neurology
Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Medical Director, Lifespan Laboratories, Lifespan Academic Medical Center
Associate Director for Translational Research
Lifespan Cancer Institute

John E. Donahue, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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

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
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience
Director, Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy Program
Director, Cognitive Neuro-physiology and Neuro-modulation Laboratory

Jared S. Fridley, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Spinal Outcomes Laboratory

Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Division
Director, Center for CSF Disorders of the Brain and Spine

Carl Y. Saab, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Pain and Neuro-Circuitry Laboratory

Nikos Tapinos, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Molecular Neuroscience and Neuro-Oncology Laboratory

Residents

Krisztina Moldovan, MD

PGY-7

Xun Li, MD

PGY-6

Sohail Syed, MD

PGY-5

Matthew N. Anderson, MD

PGY-4

Jonathan Poggi, MD

PGY-4

Elias A. Shaaya, MD

PGY-3

Rahul Sastry, MD

PGY-2

Rohaid Ali, MD

PGY-2

Belinda Shao, MD, MPH

PGY-1

Clinical Staff

Kerri Ameral

Kerri Amaral

Lead Inpatient APP

Sara Armstrong

PA - Outpatient

Kristi Botelho

NP-Inpatient

Stephanie Costa

PA-Outpatient

Joseph Flynn

NP - Outpatient

Anais Grilli

PA - Outpatient
Jenny Healy

Jenny L. Healey

PA - Inpatient
Sheronda Keith

Sharonda Keith

Lead Outpatient APP

Yunika Presson

NP - Inpatient/Outpatient
Laura Ramirez

Laura Snizek Ramirez

PA - Inpatient
Kevin

Kevin Santilli

PA - Outpatient
Stephanie Sloan

Stephanie Slone

PA - Outpatient

Monica Souza

PA - Inpatient
Jeremy Steinberg

Jeremy Steinberg

PA - Inpatient
TAFT

James M. Taft

PA - Inpatient

Martina Schulz

PA - East Greenwich

Allison Tisch

NP-Inpatient

Kristen Wojewudski

NP-East Greenwich

Katherine Bangs

PA-CSC Medical

Allison Malo

PA-CSC Medical

Rose Moriarty

NP - CSC Medical

Kathleen Johnston

PA - CSC Newport

Arieana Carcieri

NP - Neurology

Administrative Staff

Mustafa F. Mazlumoglu, MSc, MBA

Director of Neurosurgery & Neurosurgical Innovation
Karina Bertsch

Karina Bertsch, MSW, CCRP

Clinical Research Program Administrator

Lynnette Berube

Administrative Coordinator

Jim Conway, RN, MS, NE-BC

Spine Surgery Program Manager

Raymond Geremia, MBA

Business Manager
Krystyna Marsella

Krystyna Marsella

Academic Coordinator
Roselee Rego

Roselee Rego

Manager, Academic and Administrative Affairs
Gail

Gail Grande, RN, MHA

Clinical Program Manager - CSC Medical Arm

Shelby Gaudette

Administrative Coordinator - CSC Medical Arm

Scott Martin, RN, MHA NE-BC

Clinical Manager - CSC at Newport Hospital

Cindy-Lee Andreason

Office Manager - East Greenwich

Kendall Rivera-Lane

Medical Illustrator