Endovascular Neuroradiology & Neurointerventional Neurosurgeon
Redlands Community Hospital Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Riverside University Health Systems
I'm currently in practice in Southern California residing in Redlands. I'm veteran of the armed forces serving in the military as an Operation Specialist in the US Navy from 1990 - 1994. I served during the first Gulf War (not in country) and was honorably discharged in 1994 to pursue an academic career. I graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience in 2000 and was accepted to medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine starting in 2002. I graduated in 2006 and pursued a career in Neurosurgery residency with Arrowhead Regional Medical Center under the tutelage and direction of Javed Siddiqi, MD PhD. I finished Neurosurgery in 2012 and continued with post-graduate training in Endovascular Neuroradiology and Neurointerventional Surgery under Dr. Asif Taqi and Dr. Thomas Wolfe for a 2-year fellowship (standard for neuroendovascular training). The fellowship also involved cerebrovascular open surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Siddiqi and Dr. Muilli. I became a board certified neurosurgeon in 2013 and successfully finished fellowship in July 2014. I decided to remain within the ranks of my formar training program to continue to develop and advance neurointerventional surgery in the Inland Empire region as this form of expertise were limited in the area. Since, we have develop a robust neuroendovascular program which has already graduated 3 fellows, two which had remained within our academic institution to continue to advance neuroendovascular surgery and teach residents and medical students alike. In addition, we also have develop two hospital systems for stroke certification for conprehensive and thrombectomy ready centers. I currently hold the position of Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Medical Director of Neurointerventional Surgery at Riverside University Health Systems, Redlands Community Hospital and Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.