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Neurosurgery Resident and Fellow Team (7/2020)

PGY-7

Michelle De Witt
Michelle De Witt, MD

MD: Ross University School of Medicine, 2014
Formal Education: The College of New Jersey, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 2009

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Honors, Awards & Academic Achievements:

  • The College of New Jersey Merit Scholarship, 2009

Research Interests:

  • Neuro-oncology, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Hobbies:

  • Hiking, Reading, Sailing, Gardening

Publications:

Haydn Hoffman
Haydn Hoffman, MD

MD: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2016
Formal Education: University of California Irvine, Bachelor of Science, 2012

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Honors, Awards & Academic Achievements:

  • Third Place Trauma and Critical Care Eposter Award – 2018 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • 2011 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research – University of California, Irvine

Research Interests:

  • Use of national datasets to characterize outcomes after ICH, SAH, and TBI.

Hobbies:

  • Playing guitar and collecting vinyl records

Publications:


PGY-6

Alexander Braley
Alexander Braley, MD
Chief, Neurosurgery Residency

MD: FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, 2017
Formal Education: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Master of Science, 2013

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Honors, Awards & Academic Achievements:

  • Herbert Wertheim Scholar
  • Neurology Clerkship Student of the Year

Medical & Professional Interests:

  • functional neurosurgery, and many other areas of neurosurgery.

Hobbies:

  • I enjoy participating and watching football, baseball, soccer, and hockey. I spend time with my loving wife and sons. I enjoy travel, wine, technology, and language learning.

PGY-5

George Koutsouras
George Koutsouras, DO

DO, MS: NY Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY, 2018.
Formal Education: M.P.H., SUNY Downstate School of Public Health, 2012 and B.S., New York Institute of Technology, 2010

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Honors, Awards & Academic Achievements:

  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Academic Scholar Program, 2015-2016
  • Sigma Sigma Phi, American Osteopathic Honor society.
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Research Interests:

  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Quality Improvement, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Hobbies:

  • Spending time with Family, Traveling, Cooking, Exercising, Playing golf, watching and playing sports.
Justin Oh, MD
Justin Oh, MD

MD: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ.
Formal Education: Boston University, MA. & Boston College, BS.

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Honors, Awards & Academic Achievements:

  • 2017 AOA Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship Award Recipient

Research Interests:

  • Undecided; neurosurgery.

Hobbies:

  • Snowboarding, Hiking, Golf

PGY-4

Brandon Wilkinson
Brandon Wilkinson, MD

MD: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 2019
Formal Education: Michigan State University, BS, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Physiology, 2014

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Honors, Awards & Academic Achievements:

  • AOA Member, 2018
  • Mary and George Ritter Endowed Scholarship, 2018
  • Sharon Ruben Scarpone Memorial Scholarship, 2017
  • Samuel D. Indenbaum Endowed Scholarship, 2016
  • Year I-IV Honors 2015-2019, Wayne State University SOM
  • Graduation with high honors, Michigan State University, 2014
  • Dean’s List 2010-2014
  • University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum 1st place award, 2013
  • Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, 2010

Research Interests:

  • Neuro-oncology.

Hobbies:

  • Hiking, kayaking, golfing, hockey, college football and basketball

PGY-3

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Matthew Protas, MD

MD: State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, College of Medicine

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Honors, Awards & Academic Achievements:

  • AOA member, 2020
  • Deans Letter of Commendation, 2019
  • Most Student Publications, 2016–2018

Research Interests:

  • Neurosurgery, Neuroanatomy, Peripheral Nerve Regeneration, Spine Research, Neurovascular Research

Hobbies:

  •  Guitar, Fishing, Hunting, Sports, Snowboarding

Publications:

  • PubMed Central: Matthew Protas, MD

PGY-2

George Bourdages
George Bourdages, MD

MD: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Formal Education: B.S., University of Pittsburgh

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Honors, Awards & Academic Achievements:

  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Dean’s List, University of Pittsburgh
  • American Physiological Society Summer Research Fellow

Research Interests:

  • Neuro-oncology, Vascular Neurosurgery, Spine.

Hobbies:

  • Chess, Hiking, Snowboarding.

Publications:

  • PubMed Central: George Bourdages, MD

Muhammad Jalal
Muhammad Jalal, MD

MD: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2021
Formal Education: Cornell University BA, Biological Sciences and Philosophy, 2017

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Honors, Awards & Academic Achievements:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 

  • Upstate Summer Research Fellowship Grant 

  • Deans commendation for clinical clerkship performance 

Research Interests:

  • Neurotrauma, Spine, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology 

Hobbies:

  • Basketball, Ukulele, Hiking, Cooking

Publications:

  • PubMed Central: Muhammad Jalal, MD


PGY-1

George Bourdages
Joseph Kedra, MD

MD/PhD: Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa 2022
Formal Education: Temple University, BS, Biology, 2013

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Honors, Awards & Academic Achievements:

  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Dean’s List, Temple University 2009-2013
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Temple University 2013

Medical and Professional Interests:

  • Cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgery

Hobbies:

  • Softball, running, hiking, cooking, and baking


Andre Wakim
Andre Wakim, MD

MD:
Creighton University School of Medicine
Formal Education: Wichita State University, KS

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Honors, Awards & Academic Achievements:

  • 2020 - Recipient of Creighton University Travel Award to Present Scholarly Work

  • 2013 - 2017 - Dean's list at Wichita State University

  • 2017 - Sedgwick County Scholar

  • 2015 - Vincent I Benander Learning Scholarship

Research Interests:

  • functional neurosurgery, cerebrovascular surgery, spine

Hobbies:

  • cooking, fishing, camping, boating, scuba diving, spending time with family, traveling.


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