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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

  • Peter S. Amenta

    Peter S. Amenta, MD, FAANS, FACS

    Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
    Director, Open Vascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery Program
    Director, Skull Base Surgery Program
    Residency Associate Program Director

    Clinical Interests:  Aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, stroke, skull base surgery, tumor surgery

    Medical School: Thomas Jefferson Medical School

    Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    Fellowship: University of Miami (Cerebrovascular and Skull Base), Tulane Medical Center (Endovascular/ Neuro-interventional)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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