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: Skull Base Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology, Neurotrauma, Neuroethics and Neurocritical Care, Surgical Anatomy Research

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: Deformity and Complex Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Skull Base Neurosurgery

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: Neurotrauma, Neurocritical Care, Neuroprosthetics, Ethics, Healthcare Policy and Economics

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

Andrew Gong, MD

Andrew Gong, MD

Class of 2028

Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine – BS Exercise Sciences, Magna Cum Laude

Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Summa Cum Laude

Clinical/Research Interests: Skull Base Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Neuro-Oncology and Neurosurgical Pediatrics

Awards: Alpha Omega Alpha, Jacobs School of Medicine Honors in Research, Phi Beta Kappa, Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division I Scholar Athlete

Sebastian Salas-Vega, MD, PhD

Sebastian Salas-Vega, MD, PhD

Class of 2029

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins, BA/MS Neuroscience, Economics

Graduate: London School of Economics, PhD Health Policy & Economics

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University

Clinical/Research Interests: Spine, Neuro-Oncology, Skull Base Neurosurgery, Healthcare Policy and Economics, Value in Neurosurgery

Awards: CWR - The Sam Packer MD Memorial Award, Honors in Research, Professional Development Grant, The Journal of Neurosurgery Spine Vol. 34 Issue 6 Cover Article, Neurosurgical Research & Education Foundation Sanford J. Larson Research Award, Academy of Medicine Education Foundation Research Award, Dean’s Scholarship; LSE - Health Scholarship; JH - Highest University & Departmental Honors, Emily and Thomas Meren Award, David S. Olton Research Award, William D. MD and Eileen M. Ertag Research Award, Dean's List Scholar