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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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Integrated Neurosurgical Care Team and Patient-Centered Approach

Alongside our talented neurosurgeons, our highly specialized nurse practitioners and physician assistants assist with your care throughout diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Our patient-centered approach means we turn no case away, no matter how complex. The team at Inova Neurosurgery works together to deliver superior outcomes and experiences

Neurosurgeons

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

Andrew Fanous, MD

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.
Specialty: Neurological Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
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: 11
Raqeeb Haque, MD

Raqeeb Haque, 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: Back Pain, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Neck Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Robotic Surgery, Scoliosis
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 17
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: 21

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, Functional Neurosurgery (Brain Stimulation), Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 17
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: 20
Ameet Chitale, MD

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.
Specialty: Neurological Surgery (Eligible)
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
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: 11
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: 25
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 Cancer/Tumors, Carotid Artery Disease, Pituitary tumors, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 22
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 and Treatments, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 35
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, Peripheral Nerve, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 28

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.
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    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.
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    Stacia A Grove, 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.
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    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.
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    Marianne B Vyas, 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.
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    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.
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    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.

    Danyelle M Fraser, 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.

    Jamie C Tran, 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

    • Marco Dossantos
    • Naomi Gibson

    Licensed Practical Nurses

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

    Medical Assistants

    • Marsha Murafsky
    • Catherine Park
    • Rhina Reyes-Granados

    Physician Access Associates

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

    Office Staff

    Leah Williams, Practice Manager, Inova Neurosurgery

    Andy Staples, Office Director, Inova Neurosurgery and Senior Director, Ambulatory, Inova Neurosciences

    Andy Staples

    Surgical Schedulers

    • Teriah Crabtree, Team Lead
    • Paulo Gallo Pacheco

    Scheduling Coordinators

    • Rick Lunasin, Team Lead
    • Tynaea Brown, Team Lead
    • Bahar Bigdeil
    • Van Anh Bui
    • Camisha Champ
    • Ronna Eltoum
    • Cassandra Fultz
    • Rosario Goode
    • Aleah Gray
    • Sean Grady
    • Dieon Gresham
    • Natasha Hill
    • Regina Johnson
    • Kimberley Murphy
    • Mehran Shiri
    • Mark Lee-Tanedo
    • Julie Zhang