Chief of Neurosurgery at House Institute, and Director of Neurosurgery Research at House Institute Foundation

Faculty/ Clinical Faculty (Adjunct) appointments

  • Fellowship Director, Neurosurgery Clinical Fellowship in Skull Base Surgery, House Institute, Los Angeles CA
  • 2009- Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery Resident Teaching Faculty, Beverly Hills CA
  • 2015- present Voluntary Clinical Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA
  • 2015-2017, UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery and Multi-Disciplinary Stroke Team, Los Angeles CA

Medical Directorship

  • 2010-2015 Medical Co-Director of the GammaKnife Radiosurgery Program, Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2009-2015 Director of Spine Surgery and Spine Trauma, California Hospital and Medical Center, Los Angeles CA

Since my arrival in Los Angeles in 2008 from the Barrow Neurological Institute, I have been warmly welcomed by my neurosurgical colleagues throughout LA. I joined the medical staff at Cedars-Sinai in 2009, and have been fortunate to participate in resident education ever since. In 2015 I also joined the Faculty of the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA.

I have lectured at Departments of Neurosurgery as a Visiting Professor at the University of Utah and University of Vermont, and have been asked to participate in many committees, panels, seminars and courses, including at the North American Skull Base Society, the Quadrennial Vestibular Schwannoma Meeting, the International Facial Nerve Meeting, the USC Skull Base Course, and of course the House Institute Temporal Bone Dissection Course, amongst others. I was particularly honored to have been asked to represent neurosurgery at the inaugural meeting of the Serbian Medical Chamber in Belgrade, Serbia in 2010.

I have been active publishing my clinical research, including having published over a dozen peer-reviewed articles in 2018-19 alone (see “Library” link for complete list). I also serve as a peer reviewer for many neurosurgical journals.

Finally, while it is very gratifying to have received recognition from my peers for my academic endeavors, I am most happy to receive the trust of my patients, for the benefit for whom all of my efforts are ultimately directed.