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Neurosurgery Resident and Fellow Team

Neurosurgery Residents & Fellows (7/2020)

 

Congratulations Dr. Beutler!

Timothy Beutler, MD
Timothy Beutler, MD
Director, Critical Care Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Upstate Brain & Spine Center

Congratulations Dr. Hazama!

Ali Hazama, MD
Ali Hazama, MD
Director, Neurosurgery at Community Campus
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Upstate Brain & Spine Center

PGY-7


Stephanie Zyck, MD, Update Medical University, Department of Neurosurgery, 2019
Stephanie Zyck, MD

MD: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
Formal Education: Kent State University, BS, 2010

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Honors, Awards & Academic Achievements:

  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society

Research Interests:

  • Hydrocephalus, neurocritical care, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

Hobbies:

  • Soccer, live music, travel, spending time with family.

Publications:


PGY-6


Carlos Goulart, MD
Carlos Goulart, MD
Chief, Neurosurgery Residency

Fellowship: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, OH, Neurological surgery, 2014
MD: Faculdade Evangelica do Parana, Brazil, 2014

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Honors, Awards & Academic Achievements:

Research Interests:

  • Spine surgery, cranio-cervical traumatic injuries in auto-racing and football, motor vehicle safety.

Hobbies:

  • Soccer, auto-racing, football, traveling, cooking

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Shawn Rai, MD
Shawn Rai, MD
Chief, Neurosurgery Residency

MD: Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Boca Raton, Florida. 2015
Formal Education: University of Florida Gainesville, Florida, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. 2007

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Honors, Awards & Academic Achievements:

  • AOA
  • Florida Opportunity Scholarship 2007-2011
  • University of Florida Honors Program, Cum Laude, 2007
  • University of Florida Dean’s List

Research Interests:

  • Cranial oncology, minimally invasive spine.

Hobbies:

  • Running, biking, basketball and the Florida Gators

Publications:


PGY-5

Michelle De Witt, MD
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, MD
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-4

Alexander Braley, MD
Alexander Braley, MD

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 son. I enjoy travel, wine, technology, and language learning.

PGY-3

George Koutsouras, MD
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-2

Brandon Wilkinson, MD
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-1


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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:

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Research Interests:

  • Neurosurgery

Hobbies:

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Publications:

  • PubMed Central: Matthew Protas, MD

Sui Song, MD
Rui Song, MD

MD: State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine

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Honors, Awards & Academic Achievements:

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Research Interests:

  • Neurosurgery

Hobbies:

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Publications:

  • PubMed Central: Rui Song, MD
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