B.S., Chemistry


Summa Cum Laude

August 2001 - May 2005


M.D. and Ph.D., Chemistry

June 2005 - December 2012

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

January 2013 - June 2013

Residency in Neurological Surgery

July 2013 - June 2020

Enfolded Fellowship, Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy Surgery

June 2018 - June 2019


Fellowship, Peripheral Nerve Surgery

July 2020 - December 2020


Medical Training License, Pennsylvania (2013-2020)

Medical License, Missouri (2020-Present)

Medical License, Texas (2020-Present)

Board Eligible – American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS)



American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN)

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society (PNS)

Pennsylvania Medical Society (PMS)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

American Medical Association (AMA)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

American Physician Scientists Association (APSA)

Allegheny County Medical Society (ACMS)

Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

Golden Key International Honor Society




  • Fellow, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, 2020

  • Resident in Neurological Surgery, UPMC, June 2013-June 2020

  • Enfolded Fellow, Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery, UPMC, 2018-19

  • MSTP Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Neurological Surgery, 2013

  • Walter L. Copeland Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation Cranial Research Grant, 2013-14

  • Research Update in Neuroscience for Neurosurgeons (RUNN) Course, October 2015

  • RUNN Course Research Award, Society of Neurosurgeons, February 2016

  • Stuart Rowe Best Resident Research Presentation Award, October 2017

  • Walter L. Copeland Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation Cranial Research Grant, 2018-19

  • Attendee, ASSFN Epilepsy Surgery Practical Workshop, June 2019

  • Best Operative Technique CNS Abstract, Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery, 2019

  • Attendee, ASSFN Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery Practical Workshop, November 2019



  • M.D., Area of Concentration in Neurosciences, University of Pittsburgh, December 2012

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, August 2011

  • Honor Council Member, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2005-09

  • MSTP Student Advisory Committee Member, University of Pittsburgh, 2008-09

  • President, Neurosurgery & Neurology Interest Group (NANIG), University of Pittsburgh, 2007-13

  • Trainee, Medical Scientist Training Program Grant, NIH T32 GM08208-17, 2005-06

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Program for Excellence in Science, 2008-09

  • Clinical & Translational Research Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2009-10

  • Graduate & Professional Student Assembly (GPSA) Travel Grant, October 2009

  • Young Researcher, 2010 Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting – Representing the United States

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Accreditation (LCME) Self-Study Taskforce, 2010

  • Graduate Excellence Fellowship, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 2010

  • National Semi-Finalist, Tylenol Scholarship, 2011

  • Sub-Internship in Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, June 2012

  • Sub-Internship in Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, July 2012

  • Sub-Internship in Neurological Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, September 2012

  • Acting Internship in Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, October 2012

  • Sub-Internship in Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, December 2012



  • B.S. in Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors), University of Florida, April 2005

  • Valedictorian, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida, April 2005

  • Minor in Business Administration, University of Florida, April 2005

  • Dean’s List, University of Florida, 2001-05

  • Florida Academic Scholars Award (Full Scholarship), 2001-05

  • Anderson Scholar, University of Florida, 2003

  • University of Florida Research Scholar, University of Florida, 2004-05

  • University of Florida Presidential Service Award, 2005

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