Residency Program

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

PGY 7

 
Gregory Davis, MD

Gregory Davis, MD

Chief Resident 

Gregory Davis began his residency with the George Washington University Department of Neurosurgery in July 2014. He graduated from Rice University in 2009 with a BS in bioengineering and worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as a materials science engineer for the Department of Plastic Surgery. He then attended the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, graduating in 2014.
Dr. Davis is pursuing fellowship training in functional neurosurgery after residency. His primary academic interests include movement disorders, epilepsy, and brain-computer interface. When not working, he enjoys soccer, backpacking, reading, and spending time with his wife and son.

Undergraduate Education: William Marsh Rice University 
Medical Education:Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute

PGY 6

 
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

PGY 4

 
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: William Marsh 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

PGY 3

 
Chase Foster

Chase Foster, MD

Chase Foster was born in small-town Texas, where he was raised by a loving mother alongside his older sister. They both instilled in him a passion for helping others, which, combined with habits built during athletics, pointed him inevitably towards medicine. He received his BS in exercise physiology from Texas A&M University before attending medical school at the Paul L. Foster (no relation, unfortunately) School of Medicine in El Paso. Neurosurgery has been to me a culmination of effort and ethos. His interests within the field are interspersed between neuro-oncology and spinal biomechanics; a marriage of the two would represent his idyllic career. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, guitar, working outdoors, loving on his two dogs (Mia and Bean), and just existing with his beautiful wife, Haley. 

Undergraduate Education: Texas A& M University
Medical Education: Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso.

PGY 2

 
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 

 

PGY 1

 
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 

 

   

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

 

2020
Fadi Sweiss - Spine/General Neurosurgery at UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport, PA
2019
Kathleen Knudson Fellowship – Pediatric Neurosurgery
2018
Michelle Feinberg - Fellowship - Neurointensivist
2017
Michaela Lee - Fellowship in Skull base
2016
Alan Siu - Fellowships in skull base and spine
Richard Young - Fellowship in cerebrovascular neurosurgery
2015
Parker Babington - Private Practice
2013
Joshua J. Wind - Assistant Clinical Professor at GW, Private Practice in Washington, D.C.
2012
Jennifer Sweet - Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University - Staff at Case Western Reserve University
2011
Martin Baggenstos - Private Practice in Portland, Oregan
2010
Khalid Kurtom - Private Practice in Easton, Maryland
2009
P. Benjamin Kerr - Private Practice in Mississippi
2008
Matthew Ammerman - Minimally Invasive Spine Fellowship at University of Tennessee Memphis - Private Practice in Washington, DC/Clinical Assistant Professor at GW
2007
Joshua Ammerman - Private Practice in Washington, DC/Clinical Assistant Professor at GW
Taylor Jarrell - Private Practice in Charlotte, NC
2006
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
2005
Michael Ayad - Vascular/Endovascular Fellowship at Vanderbilt University
Grace Gonzalez
2004
Babu Welch - Vascular/Endovascular Fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern - Associate Professor at UT Southwestern
2003
John Pracyk - Spine Fellowship at University of Iowa
Aury Nagy - Peripheral Nerve Fellowship at Louisiana State University - New Orleans
2002
Caple Spence - Spine Fellowship at University of Southern Florida
2001
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