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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Inova Neurosurgery Team

Board Certified and Fellowship-Trained Subspecialist with Expertise in Spine, Vascular, Functional, Tumor, Skull Base And/Or Neurotrama.
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Neurosurgeons

Our neurosurgeons are each fellowship-trained subspecialist with expertise in spine, vascular, functional, tumor, skull base and/or neurotrauma.

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
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, Spine 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, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 23
Sidhartha Chandela, MD

Sidhartha Chandela, 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, Brain Problems and Treatment, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Stroke
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 18

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, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 9

Ameet V. Chitale, 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: Brain Problems and Treatment, Carotid Artery Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Stroke
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 9
James Ecklund, MD

James M. Ecklund, 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, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Neck Problems/Surgery & Treatments, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 33

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
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

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, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 15

Meet our Staff

Our highly specialized nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and physician access associates contribute to your care from diagnosis to treatment to recovery.

    Nurse Practitioners

    Jessica Balko, FNP

    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: Family Nurse Practitioner
    Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

    Cristie May N. Brewer, NP

    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: Nurse Practitioner
    Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

    Jessica Patel, NP

    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: Nurse Practitioner
    Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

    Stacia A. Singh, NP

    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: Nurse Practitioner
    Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

    Zahra Mohseni, DNP, NP

    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: Nurse Practitioner
    Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

    Physician Assistants

    Madeline E. Burie, PA

    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: Physician Assistant
    Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

    Erika L Canouse, PA

    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: Physician Assistant
    Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

    Emily T Gunnells, PA

    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: Physician Assistant
    Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

    Megan A. Vaughan, PA

    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: Physician Assistant
    Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

    Registered Nurses

    • Bailey Bentz
    • Ellen DiRico
    • Naomi Gibson

    Licensed Practical Nurses

    • Juan Jaldin
    • Serene Lapid
    • Rebecca Lehmann
    • Erin Strope
    • Natalie Teran
    • Jodie Young

    Medical Assistant

    Marsha Murafsky

    Physician Access Associates

    • Rossmery Ayala, Financial Coordinator
    • Andrea Cox, Financial Coordinator

    Surgical Scheduling

    • Sirleaner Pearson
    • Eric Zegada

    Office Staff

    • Patrick (Pat) Hinton, Office Director
    • Leah Williams, Practice Manager

    Scheduling Coordinators

    • Rick Lunasin, Team Lead
    • Lashanta McDonald-Chambers, Team Lead
    • Bernice Brown
    • Tynaea Brown
    • Camisha Champ
    • Cassandra Fultz
    • Rosario Goode
    • Regina Johnson
    • Brittany Mitchell
    • Kimberley Murphy
    • Mary Reynolds
    • Mark Lee-Tanedo
    • Julie Zhang