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.

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.

Sophie Church

Neurosurgery Program Coordinator

Contact Sophie to request more information on our residency or fellowship programs or to schedule a visit to our Medical Campus.

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.

Where Are They Now?

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 Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis

2019

Syed Hassan Akbari, Pediatric Fellow, University of Alabama
Ashwin Kamath, Functional Fellow, OHSU
Ananth Vellimana, Cerebrovascular/Skull Base Fellow, University of Washington

2018

Katie Dlouhy (McCoy), Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa
Jarod Roland, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, UCSF Pediatrics
Zohny Zohny, Private Practice in Oklahoma

2017

Eric Arias, Private Practice Englewood, Colorado
Thomas Beaumont, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, UCSD
Bradley Stephens, Army Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii

2016

Ammar Hawasli, Private Practice, Kansas, 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, Assistant Professor University of Texas Medical School, Houston Pediatric
Ivan Stoev, Private Practice Nashville, TN

2012

Ian Dorward, Associate Professor Washington University in St. Louis Spine
Eriks Lusis, Private Practice Kalamazoo, Michigan

2011

Wilson Z. Ray, Associate Professor Washington University in St. Louis Spine and Peripheral Nerve
Jon Willie, Assistant Professor Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Movement Disorders

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

Jim Johnston, Associate Professor 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 Vyas, Private Practice Fairfax, Virginia Spine

2007

William Ashley, Jr., Private Practice Baltimore, Maryland
David Limbrick, Jr., Professor Washington University in St. Louis Pediatric

2006

Sarah Jost, Private Practice St. Louis, Missouri Brain tumors
Jose Menendez, Private Practice Phoenix, Arizona Spine

2005

Douglas “Kit” Fox, Private Practice Austin, Texas Cerebrovascular, Skull Base Surgery, Complex Spine
Eric C. Leuthardt, Professor Washington University in St. Louis Neuro-Oncology, Brain Tumor, Epilepsy

2004

Richard Lytle, Jr., Private Practice Asheville, North Carolina Spine
David H. Walker, Private Practice Medford, Oregon Spine

2003

James Lu, Private Practice Town & Country, Missouri Spine
Dennis Rivet, Associate Professor Virginia Commonwealth University, Chesapeake, Virginia Endovascular

2002

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

2001

Stuart S. Kaplan, Private Practice Las Vegas, Nevada Intracranial and Spine Disorders
John E. Wanebo, Private Practice Scottsdale, Arizona Cerebrovascular, Skull Base Surgery

2000

Eric W. Sherburn, Private Practice Tulsa, Oklahoma 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, Connecticut Neuropathology
Kent D. Yundt, Private Practice Bend, Oregon Brain Trauma

1997

Michael Chicoine, Professor, Washington University in St. Louis Skull Base Tumors
Martin Henegar, Private Practice Charlotte, North Carolina 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, Missouri Spine

1995

Marc E. Eichler, Private Practice Minot, North Dakota Brain, Spine, Vascular and Peripheral Nerve Disorders

1994

Adam Brown, Private Practice Wilmington, North Carolina Spine

1993

Michael C. Molleston, Private Practice Jackson, Mississippi Neuroimmunology

1992

Christopher Heffner, Private Practice Belleville, Illinois Spine

1991

James P. Hollowell, Private Practice Milwaukee, Wisconsin Spine

1990

Keith R. Kuhlengel, Private Practice Lancaster, Pennsylvania Spine

1989

Lewis Harris, Private Practice Knoxville, Tennessee Spine

1988

Steven P Disch, Private Practice Roswell, Georgia Cerebrovascular, Tumor

1987

Mark H. Camel, Private Practice Greenwich, Connecticut Spine

1986

Kerry L. Bernardo, Private Practice Hattiesburg, Mississippi Movement Disorders, Spine

1985

Erik M. Gregorie, Private Practice Sayre, Pennsylvania Brain Tumor, Spine, Trauma, Stereotaxic

1984

Selwyn Picker, Private Practice St. Louis, Missouri Spine

1983

Roy P. Baker, Private Practice Savannah, Georgia Spine

1982

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

1981

Richard H. Schwartz, Private Practice Salt Lake City, Utah 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