2005-2006 Fellows

CNS Domestic Fellows

Alexander M.L. Mason, MD

The CNS Charles Plante Public Policy Fellowship

Dr. Mason has been selected to receive the CNS Charles Plante Public Policy Fellowship. Dr. Mason completed medical school at The Ohio State University. He began his neurosurgical training at Case Western Reserve Department of Neurosurgery, moving to the Cleveland Clinic residency program in 2002. Dr. Mason plans to use the CNS Plante Public Policy Fellowship to become involved with neurosurgical public policy issues on a national level. He will work in Washington, DC under the supervision of Katie Orrico, AANS/CNS Washington Office.

Henry E. Aryan, MD

The CNS/DePuy Spine Fellowship

Dr. Aryan has been selected to receive the CNS/DePuy Spine Fellowship. Dr. Aryan completed medical school at the University of California-Irvine. He then moved to the University of California- San Diego where he has received his neurosurgical training. Dr. Aryan has published over thirty articles and five book chapters. Dr. Aryan plans to study Spinal Oncology and Complex Spinal Reconstruction with the assistance of the CNS/DePuy Fellowship. He will train with Dr. Christopher Ames and Dr. Philip Weinstein at the University of California- San Francisco.

James K. Liu, MD

The CNS Dandy Clinical Fellowship

Dr Liu has been selected to receive the CNS Dandy Clinical Fellowship. He completed medical school at New York Medical College. He then began his neurosurgical training at Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, moving to the University of Utah residency program in 2001. Dr. Liu has published extensively, more than forty articles, ten book chapters, and numerous abstracts. Dr. Liu plans to train with Dr. Johnny Delashaw in Portland, Oregon. He will use the CNS Dandy Fellowship to focus on skull based neurosurgery.

Jeffrey J. Laurent, MD

The CNS/Synthes Spine Fellowship

Dr. Laurent has been selected to receive the CNS/Synthes Spine Fellowship. Dr. Laurent completed medical school at the University of Virginia. He remained at the University of Virginia for his neurosurgical training. Dr. Laurent has investigated the use of gene therapy in spinal fusion. He plans to use the CNS/Synthes Spine Fellowship to continue his education and training in the field of complex spine surgery.

Jorge A. Gonzalez-Martinez, MD

The CNS Cushing Clinical Fellowship

Dr. Gonzalez-Martinez has been selected to receive the CNS Cushing Clinical Fellowship. He completed medical school in Sao Paulo, Brazil and went on to complete neurosurgical training at Sao Paulo and subsequently receive a Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the University of Sao Paulo Medical School. He then did a Fellowship in Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Neuro-Oncology at Wayne State University. Next he moved to Cleveland, where he is currently a neurosurgical resident. During his training at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr Gonzalez-Martinez has completed fellowships in both Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy Surgery. Dr. Gonzalez-Martinez has published over twenty articles in neurosurgery peer reviewed journals, as well as authored four book chapters. He plans to continue his study in the field of epilepsy with the Cushing Fellowship. Dr. Gonzalez-Martinez will train with Dr Alim-Louis Benabid in Grenoble, France, and Dr Giorgio LoRusso in Milan, Italy to learn the method of invasive seizure monitoring with stereo-electroencephalogram.

Joshua Robert Dusick, MD

The CNS Penfield Clinical Investigation Fellowship

Dr. Dusick has been selected to receive the CNS Penfield Clinical Investigation Fellowship. Dr. Dusick completed medical school at the University of California-San Francisco. His neurosurgical training has been at the University of California – Los Angeles including working as a Resident Research Fellow at UCLA. Dr. Dusick has focused on research in traumatic brain injury over the last year. He plans to continue this study under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Glenn, specifically investigating the pentose phosphate cycle in traumatic brain injury.

Richard Reid, MD

Syringomyelia and Chiari Malformation Fellowship

Dr. Reid has been selected to receive the American Syringomyelia Alliance Project Fellowship in Syringomyelia and Chiari Malformations. Dr. Reid completed medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He then worked as a General Practioner in Newfoundland before joining the neurosurgical training program at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Reid has completed a Spinal Surgery Fellowship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He plans to use the CNS Syringomyelia and Chiari Fellowship to design and implement a longitudinal study on the treatment of asymptomatic patients with Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia.

Sanjay Mongia, MD

Elekta/Lars Leksell Fellowship in Radiosurgery

Dr. Sanjay Mongia from Mumbai, India was awarded the Elekta/Lars Leksell fellowship to study stereotactic and functional neurosurgery with Dr. Douglas Kondziolka at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Mongia completed his medical studies at the Institute of Medical Sciences at Banaras Hindu University, and neurosurgical training at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Bangalore. He will return to India to practice functional and stereotactic neurosurgery.

CNS International Fellows

Andri Anugerah, Capt., MD

A George Ablin International Fellowship

Dr. Andri Anugerah, a Captain in the Indonesian Military completed medical school and neurosurgical residency training at Padjadjaran State University in Bandung, Indonesia, where he interacted with neurosurgeons from the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery (FIENS). During his CNS fellowship he will work under the supervision of Dr. David Fairholm at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia. After Dr. Anugerah expands his knowledge and skills during his fellowship, he will return to Indonesia to practice and train neurosurgery residents.

Neermali Dasi, MD

A George Ablin International Fellowship

Dr. Neermali Dasi from Durban, South Africa will study pediatric neurosurgery with Dr. James Drake and his colleagues at the Hospital for Sick Children in at the University of Toronto. She attended medical school at the University of Witwatersrand, and completed her neurosurgical residency training at Wentworth Hospital in Durban, South Africa. She will return to South Africa to practice at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, where she became the Acting Head of the Department of Neurosurgery in 2003.

Trinh Dinh Loi, MD

Kenichiro Sugita International Fellowship

Dr. Trinh Dinh Loi will study with Dr. Frank LaMarca at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Loi completed medical school at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy and neurosurgical training at Cho Ray University Hospital, both in Ho Chi Minh City. Under Dr. LaMarca’s supervision he will study complex spine problems with a focus on economical spine instrumentation. When he returns to Vietnam he will practice spinal neurosurgery and train residents in the only neurosurgical residency program in Vietnam.

Yerbol Makhambetov, MD

Elekta Lars Leksell International Fellowship

Dr. Yerbol Makhambetov from the Republic of Kazakhstan will study with Dr. Robert F. Spetzler at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Dr. Makhambetov completed his medical studies at the National Medical University, and his neurosurgical residency at the Almaty Institute of Advanced Medical Studies. He plans to concentrate on learning vascular neurosurgery while working with Dr. Spetzler and his colleagues, and then to develop vascular neurosurgery in Kazakhstan.