Training

SPOTRIAS fellows gain experience with the rapid treatment of acute stroke and are trained to conduct the highest quality translational research on the diagnosis and treatment of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

Trainees also take part in monthly online webinars given by leading physicians in the SPOTRIAS network. Each webinar is recorded and added to the growing archive of didactic seminars now available on www.SPOTRIAS.org.

Current and Past Fellows

Below is a listing of current and past fellows in the SPOTRIAS fellows program. If available, current affiliations are indicated for fellows who have completed training. Please contact spotrias@utsouthwestern.edu with questions or corrections

Columbia University Medical Center, Division of Stroke and Critical Care

Current SPOTRIAS Fellows

Marco Gonzalez Castellon, MD

Completed SPOTRIAS Training

Jose Gutierrez, MD

Santiago Ortega Guttierez, MD

Nils Petersen, MD

Joshua Wiley, MD

Current: Columbia University

Tomoko Kitago, MD

Current: Columbia University

Alex Choi, MD

Current: Columbia University

Khalid Hanafy, MD

Mattew Viebert, MD

Rishi Maholtra, MD

Kappy Lay, MD

Guillermo Linares, MD

Adrian Marchidann, MD

Richard Temes, MD

Shyam Prabhakaran, MD

Lee Birnbaum, MD

Fred Rincon, MD

Katja Wartenberg, MD

Jennifer Frontera, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital Stroke Service

Current SPOTRIAS Fellows

Octavio Marques Pontes-Neto, MD, PhD

Matthew Siket, MD

H. Bart Brouwers, MD

Completed SPOTRIAS Training

Juan Alfredo Caceres, MD

Leonardo Batista, MD

Ahmad Bayrlee, MD

Aurauma Chutinet, MD

Fabricio Lima, MD

Svetlana Lorenzano, MD

Matthew Maas, MD

Lauren Nentwich, MD

Blerina Rista, MD

National Institute of Neurological Disorders And Stroke, Intramural

Current SPOTRIAS Fellows

Matthew Edwardson, MD

Dimitrios Giannakidis, MD

Aabha Shah, MD

Jignesh Shah, MD

Shreyansh Shah, MD

Completed SPOTRIAS Training

Jason Freeman, MD

Nandakumar Nagaraja, MD

Jennifer Jothen, DO

Alejandro Magadan, MD

Current: UT Southwestern Medical Center

Alexander Katcheves, MD

Zurab Nadareishvili, MD

Carsten Ritter, MD

Shlee Song, MD

Rohan Arora, MD

UCLA Stroke Center

Current SPOTRIAS Fellows

Mateo Calderon-Arnulphi, MD

Jason Hinman, MD

Sunil Sheth, MD

Alireza Noorian, MD

Conrad Liang, MD

Kwan Ng, MD

Completed SPOTRIAS Training

Neal Rao, MD

Anil Yallapragada, MD

Doojin Kim, MD

Latisha Ali, MD

Brain Buck, MD

Nerses Sanassian, MD

Hermelinda Abcede, MD

Peter Adamczyk, MD

Andre Fredieu, MD

Shuichi Suzuki, MD

Venkatakrishna Rajajee, MD

Scott Selco, MD

Royya Modir, MD

Aaron Tansy, MD

University of California, San Diego Medical Center

Current SPOTRIAS Fellows

Amy Guzik, MD

Ajeet Sodhi, MD

Konrad Schlick, MD

Nabeel Herial, MD

Kiet Loc, MD

Completed SPOTRIAS Training

Nhu Bruce, MD

Will Neil, MD

Branko Huisa, MD

Andrew Stemer, MD

Gilda Tafreshi, MD

Yu D. Cheng, MD

Current: Director of the Stroke Center at Grossmont Hospital

Lama Al-Khoury, MD

Current: Director, Stroke Center, Inland Valley Medical Center

Chris Fanale, MD

Current: Director, Stroke Center, Englewood Medical Center in Denver

Scott Olson, MD

Current: Interventional Neuroradiology at UCSD

Justin Sattin, MD

Marcus Chacon, MD

Matthew Jensen, MD

University of Cincinnati Stroke Team

Current SPOTRIAS Fellows

Simona Ferioli, MD

Sharyl Martini, MD

Anna Gensic, MD

Felipe de Los Rios La Rosa, MD

Completed SPOTRIAS Training

Erin Grise, MD

Current: Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Samir Belagaje, MD

Current: Neurology, Assistant Professor, Emory University

Shannon Kohake, MD

Current: Neurology, private practice, Kansas City

Peter Panagos, MD

Current: Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati

Matt Flaherty, MD

Current: Neurology, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati

Brian Stettler, MD

Current: Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Pooja Khatri, MD

Current: Neurology, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati

Ope Adeoyo, MD

Current: Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati

Christopher Nichols, MD

Current: Neurology, private practice, Denver

Jordan Bonomo, MD

Current: Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Laura Heitsch, MD

Current: Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor, Washington University

Jason Mackey, MD

Current: Neurology, Assistant Professor, Indiana University

University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston

Current SPOTRIAS Fellows

Osman Mir, MD

Claude B Nguyen, MD

Navdeep Sangha, MD

Yazan J Alderazi, MD

Andrew W Bursaw, DO

William Hicks, MD

Waldo Guerrero, MD

Completed SPOTRIAS Training

Abeer Farrag, MD

Current: Cairo, Egypt

Vivek Misra, MD

Current: Assistant Professor, UTHSC-San Antonio

Idrani Acosta, MD

Current: Private Practice, Florida Neurologic Institute

Lise Labiche, MD

Current: Medical City, Dallas

Elizabeth Noser, MD

Current: Assistant Professor, Neurology, UT Houston

Christiana Hall, MD

Current: Assistant Professor, Neurology, UT Southwestern

Jennifer Pary, MD

Current: Neurology, Iowa City

Rebecca Sugg, MD

Current: Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi

Hashem Shaltoni, MD

Marc Ribo, MD

Current: Assistant Professor, Neurology, Vall d’Hebron Hospital, Barcelona

Nicole Gonzales, MD

Current: Assistant Professor, UT Houston

Aslam Khaja, MD

Current: Assistant Professor, Rush Medical School

Karen Albright, MD

Current: Assistant Professor, University of Alabama

Tzu-Ching "Teddy" Wu, MD

Current: Assistant Professor, UT Houston

Oleg Chernyshev, MD

Current: Assistant Professor, UT Houston

Amrou Sarraj, MD

Current: Neurophysiology Fellow, UT Houston

Andrew D. Barreto, MD

Current: Assistant Professor, UT Houston

Sheryl Martin-Schild, MD

Current: Assistant Professor, Tulane University

Hen Hallevi, MD

Current: Assistant Professor, Tel Aviv University

Washington University in St. Louis / University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Current SPOTRIAS Fellows

Naim Khoury, MD

Completed SPOTRIAS Training

Gyan Kumar, MD

James Sagar, MD

Andria Ford, MD

James Sagar, MD

Rosana Ponisio, MD

Patrick Bushard, MD

David Loy, MD

Abdulnasser Alhajeri, MD

Bharati Jagadeesan, MD

Josser Delgado Almandoz, MD