Daniel Vollhaber, M.D.


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. His neurosurgical interest is in vascular neurosurgery, and will be completing an endovascular fellowship following his residency. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, as well as hunting, fishing or anything that gets him into the outdoors.


Max Kahn, M.D.


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.


Thomas Russell, M.D.


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.


Nolan Winslow, M.D.


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.


Jonathan R. Garst, M.D.


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.


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.


Taylor Sommer, M.D.


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.


Robert Dunwoody, M.D.


Dr. Robert Dunwoody was born and raised in Armuchee, Georgia. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Genetics as well as Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  For two years after college, he worked for the USDA researching DNA vaccination of poultry for Newcastle Disease virus. He earned his M.D. from Mercer School of Medicine in Savannah, Georgia, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and received the honor of Outstanding Student in Biomedical Sciences. He enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time with his wife and cat.

Boyle, Jacqueline MD

Jacqueline Boyle, M.D.


Dr. Jacquie Boyle was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A./B.S. in Biology and Spanish literature and language. During medical school, she spent a year at the NIH in the Neurological Surgery Branch as part of the Medical Research Scholars Program studying metabolism in Cushing’s Disease adenomas. She earned her M.D. with honors from University of Illinois in Peoria College of Medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys riding and spending time with her horses.

Miller, William MD

William Miller, M.D.


Will was born in Goshen, Indiana and grew up playing baseball and tennis. He attended Manchester University, North Manchester, IN, where he played baseball and graduated with a degree in chemistry. He obtained a master’s degree and attended medical school at the University of Toledo, Ohio. During his time at UT he became fascinated by nervous system tumors and their treatments. When not at the hospital he enjoys hiking and camping (which is surprisingly good in the Peoria area) and watching football, baseball, basketball and tennis.


Fahkry (Bavly) Dawoud, M.D.


Dr. “Bavly” Dawoud was born in Tanta, Egypt and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated Summa cum Laude from Belmont University, in Nashville, with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He earned his M.D. and M.P.H. from East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine, in Johnson City, Tennessee. While there he earned the Caduceus Outstanding Tutor of the Year Award, the first ever medical student tutor to receive the award. Bavly speaks fluent Arabic, and has returned to Egypt twice to perform volunteer work at hospitals there. His outside interests include playing the piano, composing music and poetry, drawing, playing tennis, rock climbing, and swimming.

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