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Neurosurgical Oncology Current Fellows

The Department of Neurosurgery offers fellowship positions in neurosurgical oncology starting July 1st of each year.

2013 - 2014

 Michael Dirks, M.D.

Medical Degree:
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences School of Medicine
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health Surgical Neurology Branch
Residency: Neurosurgery Residency Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Other Training: General Surgery Internship Brooke Army Medical Center
Awards: Major General A. Lewis Mologne Award 2013, Colonel Ludwig Kempe Award 2009 and 2012
Journal of Neurosurgery and Neurosurgery
Clinical Interests: Brain and spine tumors, military neurosurgery
Yan Michael Li, M.D., Ph.D

Medical Degree:
Peking Union Medical College, P.R. China
Graduate Degree: The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Science
Fellowship: State University of New York; Postdoctoral, Dana Farber Cancer Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency: State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Awards: Department of Defense Cancer Research Program Grant
Publications: Cancer Cell, Nature Medicine, Cancer Research, Neurosurgery, Journal of Neuro-Oncology, World Neurosurgery, and Toxin et al
Clinical Interests: Complex spine and brain tumor surgery, endoscopic pituitary surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, radiosurgery
Research Interests: Targeted brain and spine tumor therapy and local delivery, surgical trials and outcomes

Rohan Ramakrishna, M.D.

Medical Degree: The University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: NIH Training Grant, University of Washington
Residency: University of Washington
Awards: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Consortium Grant (2010)
Publications: Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery, Skull Base, and Aging Cell
Research Interests: Rodent models of glioblastoma, vaccine development for glioma, biopolymer therapy development for glioblastoma, clinical trials

Shaan Raza, M.D.

Medical Degree:
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Neuro-Oncology (NIH T32 Grant), The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Publications: Neurosurgery, Skull Base and World Neurosurgery
Clinical Interests: Management of benign and malignant skull base tumors, open and endoscopic skull base surgery
Research Interests: Clinical trials and device development


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