Residents

Current Residents

Chief Resident
J. Manuel Sarmiento, MD

Medical School: UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Riverside

PGY-5 Resident
Julie Chan, MD, PhD

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine

Justin Cohen, MD

Medical School: Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis

Vladimir Ljubimov, MD

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Undergraduate: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

PGY-4 Resident
Angelique Do, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Undergraduate: University of Michigan

PGY-3 Resident
Robin Babadjouni, MD

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Undergraduate: University of Southern California

Daniel Chang, MD

Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: Princeton University, New Jersey

PGY-2 Residents
Peyton Nisson, MD

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Arizona at Tucson

PGY-1 Residents
Bassir Caravan, MD

Medical School: New York University Grossman School of Medicine

Simon Menaker, MD

Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Alumni Residents

Zachary Barnard, MD

Fellow, Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Lindsey Ross, MD

Faculty, Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Michael Schiraldi, MD, PhD

Faculty, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Neurosurgery Program, Colton, California

Harish Babu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

Debraj Mukherjee, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Kurtis Birch, MD

Attending neurosurgeon, St. Joseph Health Medical Group, Santa Rosa, California

Doniel Drazin, MD

Attending Neurosurgeon, Astria Medical Group, Yakima, Washington

Paula Eboli, MD

Medical Director, Endovascular Neurosurgery at Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Sunil Jeswani, MD

Assistant professor, Division of Neurosurgery, University of California at San Diego

Ali Shirzadi, MD

Assistant clinical professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco

Kofi Kessey, MD

Attending neurosurgeon, Center for NeuroScience, Thousand Oaks, California

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Samantha Phu, Program Manager