Residency Program

See below for a list of recent placements of residents once they finished their training at GW


Elizabeth Hogan, M.D.

Elizabeth Anne Hogan, MD

Elizabeth Hogan was born in Saginaw, Michigan but moved at only 6 weeks old. She grew up a military brat and spent most of her formative years overseas in Turkey.  She came back to the US to attend undergrade at the University of Texas at Austin.  After college, she worked as a paramedic for Austin Travis County until attending medical school at Saint George’s University Medical school in Grenada.  She knew before medical school that she wanted to be a surgeon, but it was during her first year of medical school that she discovered neuroscience and her passion for neurosurgery.  Her clinical interests include skull base surgery and she will be attending a fellowship at the University of Colorado once she graduates.  Her interests outside of neurosurgery include spending time with her husband, with family, watching movies, and traveling as much as possible.

Undergraduate Education: University of Texas
Medical Education:St. Georges University School of Medicine


Ross-Jordon Elliott

Ross Jordon Elliott, MD

Ross Jordon Elliott grew up in the suburban area of Cleveland, Ohio and then attended undergrad at Rice University, where he majored in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. He then attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he realized his passion for neurosurgery. His current interests include epilepsy and spine surgery. 

Undergraduate Education: Rice University 
Medical Education: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Kenneth Sack

Kenneth Sack, MD

Kenneth Sack is from the metro-Atlanta area and attended Louisiana State University where he majored in Finance and Biology with a concentration in Leadership Development. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia at the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Georgia. He is a Captain in the United States Air Force after having commissioned into the Health Professions Scholarship Program. His interests include cerebrovascular, endovascular, MIS spine.

Undergraduate Education: Louisiana State University 
Medical Education: Medical College of Georgia at UGA


Chase Foster

Chase Foster, MD

Chase Foster was born and raised in a small-town Texas. His family instilled in him a passion for helping others, which, combined with habits built during athletics, led him to medicine. He received his BS in exercise physiology with minors in Spanish and music from Texas A&M University before attending medical school at the Texas Tech University Foster School of Medicine (no relation, unfortunately) in El Paso. His interests include neuro-oncology and spine; a marriage of the two would represent his idylic career. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, guitar, working outdoors, playing with his two dogs (Mia and Bean), and generally existing with his wife. 

Undergraduate Education: Texas A&M University
Medical Education: Texas Tech University



Max Fleisher MD

Max Fleisher, MD


Max Fleisher was born in New York City, but he grew up in Jacksonville, FL. He attended Washington University in St. Louis for college and University of Florida for medical school. He has been interested in neuroscience since high school and had a good idea that he wanted to pursue neurosurgery even at the start of medical school. His interests within neurosurgery are still very broad at the end of intern year. His interests outside of neurosurgery are fairly narrow. They include his wife, family, restaurants, watching and playing sports, and visiting the monuments here in DC. Hayes made him jambalaya one time and he really enjoyed that too.

Undergraduate Education: Washington University
Medical Education: University of Florida 


Hayes Patrick

Hayes Patrick, MD

Hayes Patrick is from Baton Rouge, LA, where he was raised in a beautiful family of six. He attended University of Georgia for his undergraduate career, where he graduated with highest honors in Biology and Neuroscience, received a certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership, and was invited to speak at Spring Commencement. He briefly returned home to Louisiana to attend medical school at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, where he developed a passion for neurosurgery. His interests within the field of neurosurgery include Neuro-Oncology, Vascular, organized neurosurgery and public health. His interests outside of residency include family, friends, movies, running/hiking around DC, traveling and introducing his co-resident to Cajun food. He also thinks that Max makes some pretty decent tacos in return. 

Undergraduate Education: University of Georgia
Medical Education: Louisiana State University 



Peter Harris MD

Peter Harris, MD 


Peter Harris was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended Cornell University where he participated in lightweight rowing. He went on to attend Tufts School of Medicine. He is fascinated by all facets of Neurosurgery and is hoping to absorb as much of each subspecialty as possible. He enjoys running, surfing, playing sports and staying active. 

Undergraduate Education: Cornell University 
Medical Education: Tufts University 


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Douglas Chung, MD

Douglas Chung was born in Manhattan, New York but moved to Washington State when he was 2 years old.  He attended the University of Washington in Seattle where he majored in Biochemistry, and then went to Georgetown University where he graduated with a MS in Physiology and Biophysics.  He then moved to Miami, Florida where he attended medical school at FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.  It was during medical school where he developed his passion for, and committed himself to, the field of Neurosurgery.  His clinical interests include brain tumor, cerebrovascular, and spine. In his free time outside of residency he enjoys spending time with friends/family, exploring DC, playing basketball, cooking and learning new things

Undergraduate Education: University of Washington
Medical Education: FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Madeleine Smith, MD

Madeleine Smith was born in a small town in eastern Pennsylvania. She became fascinated with the brain early in life, and decided to move to Boston to study neuroscience at Northeastern University. While in undergrad, she discovered her passion for the operating room while completing an externship in physical therapy at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. She went on to complete medical school at University of Maryland in Baltimore. Her very early inclinations in neurosurgery are for spine and trauma, though she still has lots left to explore. In her spare time, she enjoys dance, trying new foods, solving escape rooms, and spending time with her family.  

Undergraduate Education: Northeastern University
Medical Education: University of Maryland


Here is a list of where recent graduates of the program went immediately following their completion of residency at GW. We have had a very successful history, with all of our residents who seek placement in fellowship programs successfully matching at competitive locations


Gregory Davis - Fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery at Albany, NY
Fadi Sweiss - Spine/General Neurosurgery at UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport, PA
Kathleen Knudson - Fellowship – Pediatric Neurosurgery
Michelle Feinberg - Fellowship - Neurointensivist
Michaela Lee - Fellowship in Skull base
Alan Siu - Fellowships in skull base and spine
Richard Young - Fellowship in cerebrovascular neurosurgery
Parker Babington - Private Practice
Joshua J. Wind - Assistant Clinical Professor at GW, Private Practice in Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Sweet - Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University - Staff at Case Western Reserve University
Martin Baggenstos - Private Practice in Portland, Oregan
Khalid Kurtom - Private Practice in Easton, Maryland
P. Benjamin Kerr - Private Practice in Mississippi
Matthew Ammerman - Minimally Invasive Spine Fellowship at University of Tennessee Memphis - Private Practice in Washington, DC/Clinical Assistant Professor at GW
Joshua Ammerman - Private Practice in Washington, DC/Clinical Assistant Professor at GW
Taylor Jarrell - Private Practice in Charlotte, NC
Michele Aizenberg - Neuro-oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center - University of Nebraska
Minh Tran - Spine Fellowship at Stanford University - Private Practice in Westminster, CA
Fabio Roberti - Private Practice in Vero Beach, F
Michael Ayad - Vascular/Endovascular Fellowship at Vanderbilt University
Grace Gonzalez
Babu Welch - Vascular/Endovascular Fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern - Associate Professor at UT Southwestern
John Pracyk - Spine Fellowship at University of Iowa
Aury Nagy - Peripheral Nerve Fellowship at Louisiana State University - New Orleans
Caple Spence - Spine Fellowship at University of Southern Florida
Charles Rosen - Academic Appointment at West Virginia University; Current Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at West Virginia University
Tim Burke - Private Practice in Annapolis, Maryland