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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

  • 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)

  • Ziev B. Moses

    Ziev B. Moses, MD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
    Director, Spine Trauma
    Director, Spinal Cord Injury

    Clinical Interests: Minimally invasive spine surgery, spine tumor surgery, complex spine surgery, spinal cord injury, medical device development, tissue engineering
    Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH
    Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Fellowship: Minimally invasive and complex spine surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

  • Irene Say

    Irene Say, MD

    Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
    Director of Advanced Spine Surgery

    Clinical Interests: Adult Neurosurgery, Degenerative Spine Disorders, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    Medical School: University of California
    Residency: Rutgers University
    Fellowship: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of California at Irvine College of Medicine

  • 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