2016-2017 Residents

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Olaide Ajayi, MD, PGY-6

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 2011

Undergraduate School: Southern Adventist University 

Special Interests: Spine, Neuro-Oncology, Trauma

Hobbies: Soccer, traveling 

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Rafeek Woods, MD, PGY-6

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 2011

Undergraduate School: Andrews University 

Special Interests: Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery, Neuro-Oncology

Hobbies: Music, table tennis 

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George Hanna, MD, PGY-4

Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine, 2013

Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles 

Special Interests: Skull Base, Cerebrovascular, Endovascular 

Hobbies: Soccer, traveling, music, karoke 

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Nathan Oh, DO, PGY-3

Mecial School: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine – Arizona, 2014

Undergraduate School: University of California, Irvine & University of California, Los Angeles

Special Interests: Neuro-Oncology, Skull Base, Functional Neurosurgery

Hobbies: Photography, traveling, sports, hiking 

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Vikram Chakravarthy, MD, PGY-3

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, 2014

Undergraduate School: University of Missouri-Kansas City

Special Interests: Cerebrovascular, Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery, Epilespy, Trauma, Pediatric Neurosurgery 

Hobbies: Sports, fitness, traveling, hiking


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Paul Krafft, MD, PGY-2

Medical School: Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main Fachbereich Medizin, 2009

Pre-Residency Fellowship: University of New Mexico Medical School 

Special Interests: Microsurgical and Endovascular management of Cerebrovascular disease, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Hemorrhagic Stroke Research (preclinical/clinical)

Hobbies: Spending time with my wife Elena and my son Jason, traveling 


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Yasser Jeelani, MD, PGY-2

Medical School: University of Jammu

Undergraduate School:

Special Interests:



Julie Chan, MD, PhD, PGY-1

Medical School: Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Undergraduate School: University of California, Irvine

Special Interests: Trauma, Spine Neurosurgery 

Hobbies: Long distance running, scuba diving