2004-2005 Fellows

CNS Domestic Fellows

Carlos Bagley, MD

CNS Synthes Fellowship in Spinal Surgery

A graduate of Duke University’s Medical School and Undergraduate School, Dr. Carlos Bagley will pursue a clinical spinal fellowship at Johns Hopkins under the direction of Dr. Ziya Gokaslan. In addition to participating in an extremely busy complex spine service, Dr. Bagley will be involved in several research projects involving spinal metastases and spinal cord injury.

David Hasan, MD

CNS Dandy Clinical Fellowship

After completing medical school at Texas Tech University, Dr. David Hasan is currently in residency at the University of Iowa. He will be using his fellowship time to study skull base surgery at the University of Arkansas with Drs. Ossama Al-Mefty and Ali Krisht. His work will also incorporate clinical research efforts in the study of the hormone sensitivity of chordoma and chondrosarcoma.

J. Mocco, MD

CNS Wilder Penfield Clinical Investigation Fellowship

Dr. J. Mocco is a graduate of the University of Miami and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and he is currently in residency at the Neurological Institute. He will use his scholarship to pursue a Masters of Science in Biostatistics and Clinical Research Methods at the Mailman School of Public Health, under the guidance of his primary mentors, Dr. Steven Albert, and neurosurgeons Dr. E. Sander Connolly and Dr. Stephan Mayer. He will also design and implement a randomized clinical trial regarding the treatment of vasospasm in subarachnoid hemorrhage patients.

John F. Hamilton, MD

CNS DePuy Spine Fellowship

Dr. John F. Hamilton completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, after completing his MD and PhD at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. Dr. Hamilton will spend a year at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, under the tutelage of Dr. J. Patrick Johnson. Apart from the clinical effort, he will participate in basic research involving the study of mesenchymal stem cells as a treatment of intervertebral disc disease.

Karim Mukhida, MD

CNS Margot Anderson Foundation Fellowship in Brain Restoration Research

A resident at the University of Toronto, Dr. Karim Mukhida completed his Bachelors and Medical Degrees at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He will pursue graduate studies in the Neural Transplantation Laboratory under the mentorship of renowned scientist Dr. Ivar Mendez. He will use the skills he learns in a career in functional neurosurgery, and will establish his own laboratory-based investigations of stem cells.

Richard Benjamin Rodgers, MD

CNS Cushing Clinical Fellowship

Dr. Richard Benjamin Rodgers completed his neurosurgical residency at Indiana University, after obtaining his MD at IU as well. Dr. Rodgers plans to return there to begin a career in academic neurosurgery with special focus on neurotrauma and neurocritical care. He will spend his time as the CNS Cushing Fellow at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital participating in care of critically ill neurosurgical patients, with special emphasis on traumatic brain and spinal cord injured patients.

CNS International Fellows

Ali Haider, MD

The George Ablin International Fellowship

Dr. Ali Haider is from Pakistan, India, where he completed his neurosurgery training at the A.L. Polenov Russian Neurosurgical Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1993. He is on the staff at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan in the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Haider has several publications and is interested in microsurgery and intracranial hemorrhage. He will be training with Dr. Hunt Batjer in Chicago, Illinois.

Duysenbi Serick, MD

The Kenichiro Sugita International Fellowship

Dr. Duysenbi Serick is from Xin Jiang, China, where he completed his neurosurgery training at the Xin Jiang Medical University in 2001. He is on staff at the First Affiliated Hospital of Xin Jiang Medical University in the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Serick has several publications and is interested in cerebrovascular surgery. He will be training with Dr. Roberto Heros at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.

Edward Komolafe, MD

The George Ablin International Fellowship

Dr. Komolafe is from Osun State, Nigeria, where he completed his neurosurgery training at the University College Hospital in 1989. His current position is at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria in the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Komolafe is interested in cranial base and pituitary surgery and will be training with Dr. Nelson Oyesiku at the Emory Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hugo Mora, MD

The Elekta/Lars Leksell International Fellowship

Dr. Hugo Mora is from San Salvador, El Salvador, where he completed his neurosurgery training at the Hospital Nacional Rosales in 2001. He is currently on staff at the Hospital Nacional Rosales in San Salvador, El Salvador in the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Mora’s interests include transsphenoidal surgery, neurotrauma and critical care. He will be training with Dr. Daniel Kelly at the University of California in Los Angeles, California.

Youssoupha Sakho, MD

The Elekta/Lars Leksell International Fellowship

Dr. Youssoupha Sakho completed his neurosurgery training at the Dakar University in 1982. He is currently on staff at the Centre Hospitalo-Universitair de Fann in Dakar, Senegal in the department of neurosurgery. Dr. Sakho has over 30 publications and presentations and is interested in microsurgery and transsphenoidal surgery. He will be training with Dr. Fady Charbel at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.