Resident Alumni


A critical evaluation of any residency program has to take into account the career pattern of former residents in the years following their training. Over 90% of our resident alumni have gone on to faculty positions at academic departments of neurosurgery. It’s our belief that the type of high-quality and intense clinical training provided in our program inspires residents to become academically inquisitive in order to improve their patients' outcomes. By contrast, trainees in more “academic” programs, in which extensive research is emphasized over clinical training, can learn to dissociate clinical work from research, and often go into private practice instead of academics as a result.

Following is a list of former NYU Langone neurosurgical trainees who are currently in academic appointments, along with the years in which they completed their residency and the positions they now hold.

Department of Neurosurgery Resident Alumni (Academic) 1969 – 2013


  • David Yazdan, MD - Emeritus


  • Eugene S. Flamm, MD - Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery, Montefiore Med. Ctr.


  • Paul R. Cooper, MD - Emeritus
  • Kalmon D. Post, MD - Professor of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine


  • Aiden J. Doyle, MD - Emeritus


  • Maxim Koslow, MD - Emeritus


  • Raj Murali, MD - Chairman and Professor of Neurosurgery, New York Medical College


  • Jeffrey H. Wisoff, MD - Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, NYUMC


  • Michael H. Handler, MD FACS - Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • David Chalif, MD FACS - Co-Director, Brain Aneurysm Center
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, North Shore Univ. Hosp


  • Alan R. Cohen, MD FACS - Visiting Professor, Harvard University; Chief of Pediatric Neurological Surgery and Surgeon-in-chief, Children’s Hospital Boston
  • Arthur P. Rosiello, MD FACS - Associate Professor Of Neurosurgery, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine


  • Thomas B. Freeman, MD FACS - Professor, and Dept of Neurosurgery
 Medical Director, Center for Aging and Brain Repair, University of South Florida
  • Duncan Q. McBride, MD - Associate Clinical Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center


  • Ronald E. Warnick, MD - Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Brain Tumor Center, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine


  • Russ P. Nockels, MD - Professor of Neurosurgery, Stritch-Loyola University Medical Center
  • Noel I Perin, MD - Associate Professor NYUMC


  • Jules M. Nazzaro, MD - Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Molecular and Integrative Physiology;
 Director, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Center, KUMC/Dept. of Neurosurgery
  • Werner K. Doyle, MD - Associate Professor NYUMC; Director of NYU Comp Epilepsy Ctr.


  • Caetano P. Coimbra, MD FACS - Co-Director, Baylor Skull Base Center; Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School


  • Mark M. Souweidane, MD - Professor of Neurosurgery, Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Director of Pediatric Neurological Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College


  • Frederick F, Lang Jr. MD - Professor and Director of Clinical Research Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Srinath Samudrala, MD - Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Southern California and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


  • Howard L. Weiner, MD - Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery, New York University Medical Center
  • Paul P. Huang, MD - Director of Bellevue Neurosurgery and Associate Professor, New York University Medical Center


  • Ali Rezai, MD - Professor
Vice Chairman, Clinical Research Ohio State University School of Medicine; Director, OSU Functional Neurosurgery; Program 
Director, OSU Center for Neuromodulation; 
Director, OSU Neurosurgical Innovations
  • Richard Kim, MD - Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Surgical Director of the UCI Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of California at Irvine


  • George Jallo, MD - Professor of Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery;
 Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program Director, Johns Hopkins University Medical Center
  • Bennie Chiles, MD - Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, New York Medical College


  • Anthony Frempong-Boadu, MD - Director of Spinal Surgery, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, New York University School of Medicine


  • Haroon Choudhri, MD - Professor of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia
  • Jeffrey Weinberg, MD - Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Baylor University College of Medicine and M.D. Anderson Hospital


  • Alon Mogilner, MD - Associate Professor; Director of Neuromodulation, NYUMC
  • Michael Leonard, MD - Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, UTHSCSA


  • John K. Houten, MD - Director of Spinal Surgery, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Henry Woo, MD - Associate Professor; Co-Director of Cerebrovascular Center, SUNY Medical Center
  • Ethan Benardete, MD - Instructor, Jefferson University Hospital


  • Brian H. Kopell, MD - Senior Faculty, Mount Sinai Department of Neurosurgery


  • Erik C. Parker, MD - Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, NYUMC
  • Stephen M. Russell, MD - Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, NYUMC


  • Nicholas H. Post, MD - Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, SUNY Downstate


  • Roger Lichtenbaum, MD - Assistant Professor Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois


  • Robert Bollo, MD - Assistant Professor Pediatric Neurosurgery, Baylor University,Texas Children's Clinical Care Center
  • Yaron Moshel, MD - Assistant Professor, Jefferson University Hospitals


  • Robert Elliot, MD - Main Line Healthcare Neurosurgery
  • David Foreshaw, MD - Neurosurgery, Orthpaedics & Spine Specialists


  • Stephen Kalhorn, MD - Assistant Professor, Medical Unversity of South Carolina


  • Donato Pacione, MD - Assistant Professor, NYU Department of Neurosurgery
  • Luigi Bassani, MD - Assistant Professor, Rutgers/UDMNJ

Other Distingushed Faculty

  • Patrick Kelly, M.D. – Former Chairman of NYUMC