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Neurosurgical Residency Program Team and Residents

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Faculty

John Hamilton, MD

John F. Hamilton, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Neurological Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Injury, Spinal Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 26
James Leiphart, MD

James Warren Leiphart, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Neurological Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Injury, Epileptic Conditions/Treatments, Spinal Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 23
Nilesh Vyas, MD

Nilesh A Vyas, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Neurological Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Brain Injury, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neck Problems/Surgery & Treatments, Stroke
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 20

Andrew A. Fanous, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Clinical Interests: Back Pain, Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Injury, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Spinal Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 9

Subhashini Ramesh, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Neurology
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 16

Anje Kim, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Neurological Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 24
Mateo Ziu, MD

Mateo Ziu, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Neurological Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Problems and Treatment, Pituitary tumors, Spine disease/tumor
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 19

Mahesh Bhaskar Shenai, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Neurological Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Injury, Spinal Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 15

Residents

Danielle Dang, MD, MA

Danielle Dang, MD, MA

Class of 2025

Undergraduate: The College of William and Mary, BS Neuroscience, Biochemistry

Graduate: Case Western Reserve University, MA Medical Ethics

Medical School: Texas A&M University College of Medicine

Clinical/Research Interests: Neuro-Oncology, Neurotrauma, Neuroethics, and Neurocritical Care

Awards: CNS Resident Committee, Gold Humanism Honors Society, AANS Top Gun Top Medical Student, Co-Founder AANS Texas A&M Medical Student Chapter, Lemke Scholarship, Brain Matters 3 Early Career Scholar Award, NCAA Division 1 Academic All-American (Women’s Gymnastics)

Luke A. Mugge, MD

Luke A. Mugge, MD

Class of 2026

Undergraduate: Hillsdale College, BS Biochemistry

Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine

Clinical/Research Interests: Skull Base Neurosurgery, Vascular Bypass Surgery, Immune Therapies for Glioblastoma, Deformity Spine Surgery

Awards: AANS NREF Medical Student Research Fellowship, AANS Top Gun Top Medical Student, Founder AANS University of Toledo Medical Student Chapter

Omar Awan, MD

Omar Awan, MD

Class of 2027

Undergraduate: Florida State University, BS Biochemistry

Medical School: University of Florida

Clinical/Research Interests: Neuotrauma, Neurocritical Care, Neuroprosthetics, Ethics, Healthcare Policy and Economics

Awards/Honors: AANS NREF Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship, Lawrence M. Goodman Scholarship, Phi Beta Kappa