I am a clinical instructor doing a minimally invasive cranial and endoscopic fellowship with Dr. Daniel Prevedello. After studying neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, I went to Oregon Health and Science University for medical and graduate school. My PhD research studied how newborn neurons integrate into the adult brain. I then went to the University of California, San Francisco for neurosurgery residency. While there, my clinical focus was on complex brain tumor and skull base surgery. I published extensively on surgical outcomes for meningioma, particularly aggressive and recurrent meningiomas. I also completed an NIH-funded post-doctoral fellowship studying meningioma biology and heterogeneity with the goal of identifying mechanisms of proliferation and treatment resistance. My career goal is to build a brain tumor, pituitary and skull base practice using the latest minimally invasive techniques and multi-disciplinary approaches to provide the best care in a compassionate manner for each individual patient.

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