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Meet Our Neurosurgery Residents


Postgraduate Year 7

  • Jennifer Kim, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University (2010)
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins (2016)

    Research Areas:
    • Enfolded endovascular fellowship under the mentorships of Dr. Mcdougall and Dr. Caplan (2020-2021)
    • Basic science interests: to define the immune characteristics of neuroinflammatory cerebrovascular disorders including subarachnoid hemorrhage and ischemic stroke, and to identify molecular targets for intervention on pathologic immune cells under the mentorships of Dr. Jackson and Dr. Lim
    Jennifer Kim
  • Ann Liu, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (2011)
    Medical School: Wake Forest (2016)
    Awards and Grants: 2020-2021 NEUROSURGERY Publications Resident Fellowship
    Ann Liu
  • Jordina Rincon-Torroella, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: INS Serrallarga, Blanes, Spain (2006)
    Medical School: University of Barcelona (2013)

    Research Areas:
    • Post-doctoral fellow at The Ludwig Center with the mentorship of Dr. Vogelstein, Dr. Bettegowda, Dr. Kinzler, Dr. Papadopoulos, Dr. Zhou and Dr. Sur. Study of cancer genomics, development of novel therapeutics, and targeted therapies for cancer. Project: MCT1 mediated transport to target glycolytic tumors with encapsulated 3-bromopyruvate.
    • Clinical research projects: Clinical outcomes in molecularly defined gliomas (e.g. 1p19q codeletion, CDKN2A/B deletion, IDH1-mutation, H3K27M, TERT promoter mutation) - with Dr. Bettegowda's mentorship; Long-term outcomes after surgical treatment of skull base tumors - with Dr. Gallia's mentorship. 
    • Educational research projects: Impact of the Physician Scientist Training Program in academic productivity and career advancement. The role of international research fellows in academic neurosurgery.

    Quality Improvement Programs: House Staff Council Neurosurgery Representative (2020-2022), Neurosurgery Program Evaluation Committee (Class of '23 Representative)

    Books coedited:
    • The Neurosurgical Consult book, ELSEVIER (in production), co-editors: Risheng Xu, MD/PhD; Ann Liu, MD.
    • Video Atlas of Neurosurgery, Contemporary Tumor and Skull Base Surgery, ELSEVIER (2016), Editor-in-chief: Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD.

    Awards and Grants:
    • NINDS Research Education Grant (R25)
    • Physician Scientist Training Program Scholar, Johns Hopkins Hospital (2020)
    • Chairman's Award for Patient Safety (2021)
    • Human and Mammalian Genetics and Genomics: The 61st McKusick Short Course Scholarship (2020)
    • Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery Earl Walker Outstanding International Fellow Award (2015).
    Jordina Rincon-Torroella
  • Amanda Sacino, M.D., Ph.D.

    Undergraduate Education: Boston University (2009)
    Medical School: University of Florida (2016)
    Amanda Sacino

Postgraduate Year 6

  • Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, M.D., M.P.H.

    Undergraduate Education: Mt. Saint Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD (2012)
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University (2017)
    Graduate Education: MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2022)
    Clinical Interests: General neurosurgery, neurotrauma. Interested in neurosurgical capacity building in Ghana and similar LMICs
    Profiles: LinkedIn | PubMed | Twitter

    Awards and Grants:
    • AAS/AASF Global Surgery Research Fellowship Award (2022-2023)
    • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Practice Awards – Excellence in International Public Health Practice (2022 Finalist)
    • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Irving J. Sherman Traveling Fellowship Award (2021)
    • NREF Directed Residency Scholarship (2021)
    • Delta Omega Alpha honor society for Public Health Programs
    Nancy Abu-Bonsrah
  • Brendan Judy, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: University of Richmond, Richmond, VA (2010)
    Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (2017)
    Brendan Judy
  • Ryan Lee, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN (2012)
    Medical School: University of Tennessee (2017)
    Clinical Track: Open and endovascular enfolded fellow
    Profiles: ResearchGate
    Research Areas: Vascular Neurosurgery; CSF Disorders

    Awards:
    • Walter Dandy Award for Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University (2022)
    • Chairman’s Award for Improving Patient Safety (2020)
    • Irving Sherman Award for Resident Achievement (2019)
    Ryan Lee
  • Ryan Planchard, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: Vanderbilt, Nashville TN (2013)
    Medical School: Mayo Medical School (2017)
    Ryan Planchard
  • Wuyang Yang, M.D., M.S.

    Undergraduate Education: Capital Medical University (combined 7-year undergraduate and medical school program)
    Medical School: Capital Medical University, China (2017)

    Research Areas:
    • Enfolded vascular fellowship under Dr. Tamargo, Dr. Huang, Dr. Caplan and Dr. C. Jackson
    • Characterizing clinical features of brain AVMs, created the first Hopkins AVM database under mentorship of Dr. Huang
    • Clinical research on aneurysms, moyamoya disease and cavernous malformations
    • Use of clinical informatics, case-based-reasoning, on neurosurgery clinical decision making
    Wuyang Yang

Postgraduate Year 5

  • Alice Hung, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins (2013)
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins (2018)
    Alice Hung
  • Kurt Lehner, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: Kansas University (2011)
    Medical School: Hofstra University (2018)
    Kurt Lehner
  • Andrew Luksik, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: Vanderbilt (2011)
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins (2018)
    Andrew Luksik
  • Jose "Tito" Porras, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: University of Texas (2012)
    Medical School: Dartmouth (2018)
    Jose

Postgraduate Year 4

  • Tej Azad, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: Washington University, St. Louis (2012)
    Medical School: Stanford (2019)
    Research Areas: Molecular diagnostics; health policy; cranial and spinal trauma
    Profiles: ResearchGate | PubMed | Google Scholar | Twitter

    Awards and Grants:
    • Chairman’s Award for Improving Patient Safety, Johns Hopkins University (2022)
    • Physician Scientist Training Program Scholar, Johns Hopkins Hospital (2020)
    • CNS Julius Goodman Resident Award, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2019)
    • Socioeconomic Research Fellow, Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (2017)
    • Clinical Research Fellow, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (2016)
    • NIH TL1 Clinical Training Scholar, Stanford University (2015)
    Tej Azad
  • Lydia Bernhardt, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University (2014)
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University (2019)
    Lydia Bernhardt
  • Landon Hansen, M.D., Ph.D.

    Undergraduate Education: Brigham Young University (2011)
    Medical School: Duke University (2019)
    Landon Hansen
  • Yuanxuan Xia, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: Washington University, St. Louis (2014)
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University (2019)
    Yuanxuan Xia

Postgraduate Year 3

  • Karim Ahmed, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: University of Notre Dame (2014)
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University (2020)
    Karim Ahmed
  • Wataru Ishida, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: University of Tokyo (2008)
    Medical School: University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine (2012)
    Wataru Ishida
  • Jawad Khalifeh, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: American University of Beirut (2015)
    Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (2020)
    Jawad Khalifeh

Postgraduate Year 2

  • Cory Chang, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: Dartmouth College (2013)
    Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (2021)
    Cory Chang
  • Joe Dardick, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: University of Virginia (2015)
    Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2021)
    Joe Dardick
  • James Feghali, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: American University of Beirut (2014)
    Medical School: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (2018)
    Profiles: LinkedIn | Twitter
    James Feghali
  • Connor Liu, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: Washington University in St. Louis (2013)
    Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis (2021)
    Connor Liu

Postgraduate Year 1

  • Timour Al-Khindi, M.D., Ph.D.

    Undergraduate Education: University of Toronto (2011)
    Graduate Education: Johns Hopkins University (2022)
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University (2022)
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  • Liam Hughes, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: Cornell University (2018)
    Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University - Sidney Kimmel Medical College (2022)
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  • Emily Johnson, M.D., M.S.

    Undergraduate Education: Yale University (2016)
    Graduate Education: Tufts University (2017)
    Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis (2022)
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  • Ethan Srinivasan, M.D.

    Undergraduate Education: University of Michigan (2013)
    Medical School: Duke University (2022)
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