The Department of Neurosurgery is proud that many of its trainees are in neurosurgical positions across the country, both in academic medicine and in private practice.

Every faculty member had a vested interest in my success and did their absolute best to give me the tools, in the operating room and out, to be a great neurosurgeon.

Amy Lee, MD, FAANS, assistant professor of neurosurgery
University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital.

We are interested in hearing from our alumni. Whenever your career takes a new direction, please contact us so that we can highlight your career path.

Where Are They Now?

2021

Adam Bevan, Private practice, Provo, UT
Dan Hafez,
Open/MIS Spine Fellow, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Peter Sylvester, Neurosurgeon, St. Louis Minimally Invasive Spine Center, St. Louis, MO

2020

Brendan Fong, Skull Base Fellowship at the University of California Irvine
Richard “Rick” Price, Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Fellowship at Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Afshin Salehi, Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis

2019

Syed Hassan Akbari, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Public Health Sciences at Penn State Health
Ashwin Kamath, Private practice, Texas
Ananth Vellimana, Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis

2018

Katie Dlouhy (McCoy)Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa
Jarod Roland, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals
Zohny S. Zohny, Private practice, Oklahoma

2017

Eric Arias, Private practice, Englewood, CO
Thomas Beaumont, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, UC San Diego Health
Bradley Stephens, Army Tripler, Army Medical Center, Hawaii

2016

Ammar Hawasli, Private practice, Kansas City, MO
Rory Murphy, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Barrow Brain and Spine Phoenix, AZ
Chester Yarbrough, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Spine

2015

Katie Bandt, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Epilepsy
Terry Holekamp, Private practice, St. Louis, MO
Matthew Reynolds, Assistant Professor Loyola Medicine Maywood, Illinois Cerebrovascular and Endovascular

2014

Devon Hayden, Private Practice, Clearwater, Florida Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery
Chad Washington, Chair and Associate Professor, University of Mississippi, Cerebrovascular

2013

Manish Shah, William J. Devane Distinguished Professorship, Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery , McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX
Ivan Stoev, Private practice, Nashville, TN

2012

Ian G. Dorward, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, Spine
Eriks Lusis, Private Practice, Kalamazoo, Michigan

2011

Wilson Z. Ray, Professor of Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, and Biomedical Engineering
Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Chief, Division of Spine Surgery, Director, Peripheral Nerve Fellowship Washington University in St. Louis, Spine and Peripheral Nerve
Jon T. Willie, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Biomedical Engineering, Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Neurology, Director of Stereotactic, Functional, and Epilepsy Neurosurgery, Washington University in St. Louis

2010

Spiros Blackburn, Associate Professor University of Texas-Houston Cerebrovascular, Endovascular & Skull Base Surgery
Amy Lee, Associate Professor University of Washington in Seattle, Pediatric

2009

James M. Johnston, Associate Professor, Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship Program University Of Alabama, Birmingham, Pediatric
Daniel Refai, Associate Professor Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Spine

2008

Srinivas Prasad, Associate Professor Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Spine
Nilesh A. Vyas, Chief of Neurosurgery, Inova Neurosciences Institute

2007

William Ashley, Jr., Private practice, Baltimore, MD
David D. Limbrick, Executive Vice-Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, T.S. Park, MD Chair of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics, Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

2006

Sarah Jost Fouke, Private Practice St. Louis, MO, Brain tumors
Jose Menendez, Private practice, Phoenix, AZ, Spine

2005

Douglas “Kit” Fox, Private practice Austin, TX, Cerebrovascular, Skull base surgery, Complex spine
Eric C. Leuthardt, Chief, Division of Neurotechnology, Professor of Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Director, Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology, Director, Brain Laser Center, Washington University in St. Louis

2004

Richard Lytle, Jr., Private practice, Asheville, NC, Spine
David H. Walker, Private practice, Medford, OR, Spine

2003

James Lu, Private practice, Town & Country, MO, Spine
Dennis Rivet, Associate Professor Virginia Commonwealth University, Chesapeake, VA, Endovascular

2002

Jeffrey R. Leonard, Professor and Chief of the Pediatric Division Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Pediatric
Todd J. Stewart, Private practice, St. Louis, MO, Spine

2001

Stuart S. Kaplan, Private practice, Las Vegas, NV, Intracranial and spine disorders
John E. Wanebo, Private practice, Scottsdale, AZ, Cerebrovascular, Skull base surgery

2000

Eric W. Sherburn, Private practice, Tulsa, OK, Spine, Tumor, Peripheral Nerve
Neill M. Wright, Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, Spine

1999

Jeffrey G. Ojemann, Professor & Chief, Pediatric Division University Of Washington, Seattle Pediatric 
Michael A. Vogelbaum, Professor, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio Brain Tumor, Neuro-Oncology

1998

Michael J. Giordano, Private practice, Milford, CT, Neuropathology
Kent D. Yundt, Private practice, Bend, OR, Brain trauma

1997

Michael Chicoine, Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, Skull Base Tumors
Martin Henegar, Private practice, Charlotte, NC, Brain tumors, Stereotactic & functional Neurosurgery

1996

Joshua L. Dowling, Professor, Washington University in St. Louis Pain, Movement Disorders
Daniel L. Kitchens, Private practice, St. Louis, MO, Spine

1995

Marc E. Eichler, Private practice, Minot, ND, Brain, Spine, Vascular and Peripheral Nerve Disorders

1994

Adam Brown, Private practice, Wilmington, NC, Spine

1993

Michael C. Molleston, Private practice, Jackson, MS, Neuroimmunology

1992

Christopher Heffner, Private practice, Belleville, IL, Spine

1991

James P. Hollowell, Private practice, Milwaukee, WI, Spine

1990

Keith R. Kuhlengel, Private practice, Lancaster, PA, Spine

1989

Lewis Harris, Private practice, Knoxville, TN, Spine

1988

Steven P Disch, Private practice, Roswell, GA, Cerebrovascular, Tumor

1987

Mark H. Camel, Private practice, Greenwich, CT, Spine

1986

Kerry L. Bernardo, Private practice, Hattiesburg, MS, Movement Disorders, Spine

1985

Erik M. Gregorie, Private practice, Sayre, PA, Brain Tumor, Spine, Trauma, Stereotaxic

1984

Selwyn Picker, Private practice, St. Louis, MO, Spine

1983

Roy P. Baker, Private practice, Savannah, GA Spine

1982

Keith M. Rich, Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cerebrovascular, Neuro-Oncology (retired)

1981

Richard H. Schwartz, Private practice, Salt Lake City, UT, Tumor, Spine

1980

H. Evan Zeiger, Birmingham, Alabama

1979

J. Alexander Marchosky, Chesterfield, Missouri Spine

1978

Robert Q. Craddock, Birmingham, Alabama, Brain, Spine and Nervous System Diseases

1977

A. Bernhard Kliefoth, Knoxville, Tennessee

1976

Nicholas D. Yamodis, Bend, Oregon

1975

Arthur B. Jenny, Kansas City, Missouri Tumor, Spine
Frank S. Letcher Tulsa, Oklahoma

1974

Morris W. Pulliam, Cortland, Ohio
Fremont P. Wirth, Jr., Savannah, Georgia, Tumor

1973

Robert L. Grubb, Professor Emeritus, Washington University in St. Louis, Spine
P. Robert Schwetschenau, Cincinnati, Ohio

1972

Robert A. Ratcheson, Hamilton, Montana

1971

Michael Murphy

1970

Peter Heilbrun, Sausalito, California

1969

Ralph A. Lehman, Tampa, Florida
John Corley VanGilder, Iowa City, Iowa

1968

Stewart B. Dunsker, Cincinnati, Ohio
Francis M. Fennegan, Harlingen, Texas

1967

Robert S. Bourke Jerry M. Petty

1966

J. Clayton Davie, Birmingham, Alabama
Paul E. Stohr, Saint Louis, Missouri

1965

Wolff M. Kirsch, Loma Linda, California
Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., Gainesville, Florida

1964

Lyndon U. Anthony, St. Louis, Missouri
Kenneth R. Smith, Jr., St. Louis, Missouri

1963

A. Basil Harris, Camano Island, Washington

1961

Thomas G. Holmes

1960

Laverene Erickson

1959

Shi H. Huang John H. Kendig

1958

Herbert Lourie J. Shelby Metcalf

1956

Sidney Goldring Harold D. Paxton

1955

Frederick W.L. Kerr

1954

Griff R. Harsh, III

1953

William F. Collins, Jr.

1952

William E. Hunt J. Louis Schricker, Jr.

1951

Thomas P.R. Hinchey

1950

Edward J. Bishop Robert B. King Jamesville, New York

1949

George L. Hawkins

1948

Nathan Rifkinson

1947

George E. Roulhac