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.

Ameet Chitale, MD
Ameet V Chitale, MD
Specialty
Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
Brain Problems and Treatment, Carotid Artery Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Stroke
Years of Experience
13
Mahesh Shenai, MD
Mahesh B Shenai, MD
Specialty
Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Injury, Functional Neurosurgery (Brain Stimulation), Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Years of Experience
19
James Ecklund, MD
James M Ecklund, MD
Specialty
Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Injury, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Neck Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Years of Experience
37
John Hamilton, MD
John F Hamilton, MD
Specialty
Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Injury, Peripheral Nerve, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Years of Experience
30
Andrew Fanous, MD
Andrew A Fanous, MD
Specialty
Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
Back Pain, Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Injury, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Years of Experience
13
Nilesh Vyas, MD
Nilesh A Vyas, MD
Specialty
Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
Brain Cancer/Tumors, Carotid Artery Disease, Pituitary tumors, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Years of Experience
24
James Leiphart, MD
James W Leiphart, MD
Specialty
Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Injury, Epileptic Conditions/Treatments, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments
Years of Experience
27
Raqeeb Haque, MD
Raqeeb Haque, MD
Specialty
Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
Back Pain, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Neck Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Robotic Surgery, Scoliosis
Years of Experience
19
Gillian Harrison, MD
Gillian Harrison, MD
Specialty
Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
Brain Cancer/Tumors, Pituitary tumors
Years of Experience
11
Sidhartha Chandela, MD
Sidhartha Chandela, MD
Specialty
Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
Brain Injury, Brain Problems and Treatment, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Stroke
Years of Experience
22
Kristopher Hooten, MD
Kristopher G Hooten, MD
Specialty
Neurological Surgery
Years of Experience
15
Leon Moores, MD
Leon E Moores, MD
Specialty
Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
Children's Brain Cancer/Tumors, Children's Brain Problems and Treatment, Children's Craniofacial Deformities, Craniofacial Deformities, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Years of Experience
34
Mateo Ziu, MD
Mateo Ziu, MD
Specialty
Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Problems and Treatment, Pituitary tumors, Spine disease/tumor
Years of Experience
23

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
    Jessica Balko, FNP
    Specialty
    Family Nurse Practitioner
    Cristie May Brewer, NP
    Cristie M Brewer, NP
    Specialty
    Nurse Practitioner
    Hyun Jeong Cho, NP
    Hyun Jeong Cho, NP
    Specialty
    Nurse Practitioner
    Clinical Interests
    Back Pain, Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Injury, Brain Problems and Treatment
    Stacia Grove, NP
    Stacia A Grove, NP
    Specialty
    Nurse Practitioner
    Zahra Mohseni, DNP, NP
    Zahra Mohseni, DNP, NP
    Specialty
    Nurse Practitioner
    Jessica Patel, NP
    Jessica Patel, NP
    Specialty
    Nurse Practitioner
    Marianne Vyas, NP
    Marianne B Vyas, NP
    Specialty
    Nurse Practitioner

    Physician Assistants

    Madeline Burie, PA
    Madeline E Burie, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant
    Erika Canouse, PA
    Erika L Canouse, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant
    Danyelle Fraser, PA
    Danyelle M Pereira, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant
    Zoe Textoris, PA
    Zoe A Textoris, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant
    Jamie Tran, PA
    Jamie C Tran, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant

    Physician Assistants (PAs) – Inpatient

    Inova Alexandria Hospital

    Mitchell Maser, PA
    Mitchell L Maser, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant
    Weeda Nejrabi, PA
    Weeda Nejrabi, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant
    Joy Rostron, PA
    Joy A Rostron, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant

    Inova Fairfax Hospital

    Emily Gunnells, PA
    Emily T Gunnells, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant
    Elena Jacobson, PA
    Elena J Jacobson, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant
    Jeffrey Johnson, FNP
    Jeffrey W Johnson, FNP
    Specialty
    Family Nurse Practitioner
    Chan Hee Kim, PA
    Chan Hee Kim, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant
    Xavier Lennon, PA
    Xavier D Lennon, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant
    Wenli Mui, PA
    Wenli Mui, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant
    Megan Vaughan, PA
    Megan A Vaughan, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant

    Inova Loudoun Hospital

    April Cournoyer, PA
    April M Cournoyer, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant
    Lauren Ickowski, PA
    Lauren B Ickowski, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant
    Lauren Yourish, PA
    Lauren N Yourish, PA
    Specialty
    Physician Assistant

    Office Staff

    Kathy Lazo, Senior Manager, Inova Neurosurgery

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

    Andy Staples

    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