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Department of Neurological Surgery Faculty

  • Mark D. Johnson

    Mark D. Johnson, MD, PhD

    Maroun Semaan Professor of Neurological Surgery
    Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
    Director, Neurosurgical Oncology
    Co-Director, Chiari and Hydrocephalus Program
    Director, Molecular Brain Tumor Research Laboratory
    Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program

    Clinical Interests: Adult brain tumors, hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation, stereotactic radiosurgery
    Board Certified:
     Neurological Surgery 
    Medical School: Harvard Medical School (Faculty Appt), Boston, MA
    Residency: University of Washington
    Fellowship: Oregon Health and Sciences University

  • John E. Berry-Candelario

    John E. Berry-Candelario, MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
    Director, Spine and Spine Oncology Program

    Clinical interests: Spine tumors, spine deformity, minimally invasive approaches, and stereotactic radiosurgery
    Medical School: Harvard Medical School
    Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, National Institutes of Health

  • Oguz I. Cataltepe

    Oguz I. Cataltepe, MD, FACS

    Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics
    Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery; Director, Surgical Epilepsy Program

    Clinical Interests: Chiari malformation, epilepsy surgery, hydrocephalus, neuroendoscopic and stereotactic surgery
    Medical School: Hacettepe University Medical School
    Residency: Hacettepe University Hospital
    Fellowship: Beth Israel University Hospital (Pediatric Neurosurgery); Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Epilepsy Surgery); Massachusetts General Hospital (Epilepsy/Neurology)

  • Celina Crisman

    Celina Crisman, MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
    Director, Pituitary Surgery Program; Director, Neurological Surgery at Health Alliance

    Clinical Interests: Glioma, cranial metastases, pituitary tumors, degenerative spine
    Medical School:
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Residency:
    Rutgers University
    Fellowship:
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • Farid Hamzei-Sichani

    Farid Hamzei-Sichani, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
    Director, Stereotactic and Functional Neurological Surgery Program

    Clinical Interests: Deep brain stimulation, surgical treatment of epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, spinal cord stimulation, trigeminal neuralgia, spine and general neurosurgery, Chiari malformation 
    Medical School: State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn
    Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York
    Fellowship: Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, University of Toronto. Functional and epilepsy surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, Neuro-endovascular Fellowship at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York

  • Gerald T. McGillicuddy

    Gerald T. McGillicuddy, MD

    Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

    Clinical interests: Adult brain tumors, endoscopic skull-base surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery
    Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
    Residency: Tufts Medical Center

  • Richard P. Moser

    Richard P. Moser, MD

    Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
    Director, Massachusetts Center for Translational Research in Neurosurgical Oncology

    Clinical Interests: Adult brain tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery, endoscopic pituitary surgery, translational research in neuro-degenerative diseases
    Board Certified: Neurological Surgery
    Medical School: Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University
    Residency: University of Minnesota
    Fellowship: Karolinska Institute (Stereotactic Radiosurgery)

  • Sabareesh Natarajan

    Sabareesh Natarajan, MD, MS

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
    Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgeon/Neurointerventionist
    Director, Open Vascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery Program
    Director, Skull Base Surgery Program

    Clinical Interests:
    Vascular- Subarachnoid and Intracerebral hemorrhage, stroke, cerebral aneurysms, vascular malformations, moya moya disease, carotid and vertebral artery disease, spinal vascular lesions and cerebral revascularization
    Skull base Pathology- Craniocervical junction disease, Meningiomas, Acoustic neuroma, Schwannoma, Pituitary disorders, Craniopharyngioma, Chordoma, Chondrosarcoma, Craniofacial tumors, Carotid or vertebral sacrifice or management 
    Spinal disease- Spinal instrumentation and decompression for trauma, tumors and deformity
    Medical School: Madurai Medical College, Madurai, India 
    Residency: State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo NY
    Fellowship: State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery, University of Washington

  • Justin A. Slavin

    Justin A. Slavin, MD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
    Director, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

    Clinical Interests: Degenerative spine disorders, minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal reconstruction

    Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Residency: Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center
    Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

  • Arno S. Sungarian

    Arno S. Sungarian, MD

    Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

    Clinical interests: Adult brain tumors, endoscopic skull-base surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery
    Medical School: Brown University School of Medicine
    Residency: Rhode Island Hospital - Lifespan

  • Hongwei Yang

    Hongwei Yang, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery

    Research Interests:
    Genetics and molecular biology of brain tumors;  Genetics and biology of normal pressure hydrocephalus
    Medical School: China Medical University, Shenyang, China
    Residency: Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, China
    Graduate School: Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tokyo, Japan
    Postdoctoral Fellowship: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

  • Rona Carroll

    Rona Carroll, PhD

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery

    Research Interests:
     Genetic abnormalities of brain tumors and patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus
    Graduate School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Postdoctoral Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School