Residents

Johnson

Kendrick Johnson, M.D.

PGY 7

Dr. Kendrick Johnson graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA, in May, 2013. He received his undergraduate education at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA, and graduated with a BS in Chemistry. Johnson was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the medical student section representative to the Louisiana State Medical Society. He was a research intern with the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and participated in the NIH-T35 Research Program in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology. The research project was completed and a poster entitled “Role of ROCK1 in Catecholamine Cardiomyopathy” was presented at the Committee for Institutional Cooperation Research Symposium at Michigan State University and the Honors College Research Symposium at the University of Louisiana Lafayette. He also was a research assistant at Southern University Department of Chemistry in Baton Rouge and a research intern at Tulane University School of Medicine completing a research project entitled “Chronic Spinal Infusion of Analgesisc Drugs in the Spared Nerve Injury Model of Neuropathic Pain.”

McMahon

Paul MacMahon, M.D.

PGY 7

Dr. Paul MacMahon hails from the Empire State where he obtained a BS in Biochemistry from SUNY Oswego before he had the privilege of attending Albany Medical College. In 2013, Paul received the honor of being inducted into the AOA before graduating cum laude with a Distinction in Research for his work in characterizing neurological changes in the peripheral vascular arbor of patients with pronounced hypertension. Though his neurosurgical interests continue to evolve, he demonstrates particular interest in neurotrauma and vascular neurosurgery. He spends much of his free time reliving the rigors of his collegiate swimming career and, when not in the pool, Paul enjoys reading and delving into the intricacies of creative writing.

Bhimireddy

Sujit Bhimireddy, M.D.

PGY 6

Dr. Sujit Bhimireddy obtained a BS in Biochemistry with a minor in Spanish from St. Louis University, Missouri, in 2010. While at St. Louis University he was awarded Outstanding Student in Organic Chemistry the sophomore year of his undergrad. He went on to earn his degree in medicine from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 2014. While in medical school his research included, Signal transduction, cell wall biosynthesis & resistance to oxiductive and nitrosative stresses in cryptococcus neoformans” and “Binding & catalytic abilities of nucleic acids”. His neurological surgery interest is in complex spine. His outside interests are watching his hometown sports teams; Go Cardinals and Blues!

Vollhaber

Daniel Vollhaber, M.D.

PGY 5

Dr. Daniel Vollhaber is a native of Minnesota and received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, in Cell and Molecular Biology. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia while also earning a Masters of Medical Science. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Kahn

Max Kahn, M.D.

PGY 5

Dr. Max Kahn was born and raised in New Jersey. He graduated cum laude from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, with a degree in Neuroscience. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College in New York, during which he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Although his neurosurgical interests are still evolving, he has interest in endovascular and complex spine.

Russell

Thomas Russell, M.D.

PGY 4

Dr. Thomas Russell was born in Manhattan and raised in Connecticut. He obtained a B.S. in both Biopsychology and Biomedical Engineering from Tufts University in Medford, MA. He then did a research year at Yale University studying flow cytometric identification of fibrocytes in scleroderma lung disease. He attended medical school at State University of New York Upstate Medical University where he obtained both his M.D. and M.S. in Physiology, successfully defending his thesis titled “The Effects of Stem Cell Factor and Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor Treatment in Traumatic Brain Injury.” His neurosurgery interests are still evolving. In his spare time, he enjoys running and weight training. He is also an automobile enthusiast and an avid computer hobbyist.

Winslow

Nolan Winslow, M.D.

PGY 4

Nolan Winslow was born in Rochester, Minnesota. Prior to attending Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, he spent many years working with developmentally challenged youth and adults, children with epilepsy, and participated in a professional musical career as a drummer in a band. Nolan attended medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College. He enjoys wildlife and being outdoors, and currently is interested in many aspects of neurosurgery — from skull base anatomy to epilepsy/functional stimulation of the cortex. Faith is a big part of Nolan’s life.

Garst

Jonathan R. Garst, M.D.

PGY 3

Dr. Jonathan Garst was born in Chicago and raised in Peoria, IL. He attended Purdue University where he graduated with highest distinction with a B.S. in Biochemistry. After, he obtained his M.D. from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. During medical school, he was involved in research projects studying alternate surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia as well as risk factors for facial nerve weakness after resection of acoustic neuroma. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, hunting, and fishing. Boiler up!

Sven Ivankovic, M.D.

PGY 2

Dr. Sven Ivankovic was born in Clemson, South Carolina with family roots in Croatia. He attended Furman University in Greenville, SC where he competed on the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Team during all four years and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Neuroscience. After, he obtained his M.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville where his research interests involved improving outcomes in patients with Parkinson’s disease as well as meningioma treatment outcomes and recurrences. During his free time, he enjoys tennis, automobiles, boating activities, and Clemson football.

Sommer

Taylor Sommer, M.D.

PGY 2

Dr. Taylor Sommer was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Before attending college, Taylor spent two years in Sweden as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon arrival home he obtained a degree in neuroscience from the University of Utah, graduating cum laude and with the Undergraduate Research Scholars Designation award for his work in behavioral neurobiology. Taylor subsequently attended medical school at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. His neurosurgical interests remain broad, but he is attracted to open vascular and peripheral nerve surgery. Outside of the hospital, Taylor enjoys playing golf and basketball. He also snow skis, bakes desserts, and closely follows the Utah Jazz and University of Utah football and basketball teams.

Dunwoody

Robert Dunwoody, M.D.

PGY 1