Our Residents

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


Ross Jordan 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 Atlanta area and attended Louisiana State University where he studied Finance. He obtained a secondary degree in Leadership Development, and served as the president of his undergraduate fraternity. He received his M.D. from the University of Georgia (Medical College of Georgia), where he served as vice president of his class and was nominated to AOA in his fourth year. He will complete an enfolded CAST endovascular/cerebrovascular fellowship in his PGY-7 year. He is a Captain in the United States Air Force and will serve after completion of residency training. In his spare time he enjoys exploring DC museums and restaurants, cooking at home, or going to see the Atlanta Braves when they come to town. 

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 small-town Texas. His family instilled in him a passion for helping others, which, combined with habits built during athletics, eventually 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 Texas Tech University Foster School of Medicine (no relation, unfortunately) in El Paso. He is interested in all facets of spine surgery, from complex open and minimally invasive deformity surgery to spinal oncology. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, guitar, working outdoors, playing with his two dogs (Mia and Bean), and spending time with his wife.

Undergraduate Education: Texas A&M University

Medical Education: Texas Tech University


Max Fleisher

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. Max plans to pursue fellowship training in spine. 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

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 


Douglas Chung

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

Madeline Smith

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


Timothy Singer

Timothy Singer, MD 

Timothy Singer came to Neurosurgery via a non-traditional route, first completing training in Pediatrics/Global Child Health at Texas Children's Hospital. He has a strong interest in congenital pathology, as well as neuro-oncology, trauma, and the intersection between Public Health and Neurosurgery. He was inspired by neurosurgical mentors in medical school at Stanford and at Texas Children's to pursue a surgical career that brings his interests together. Outside of the hospital he is an avid follower of what is in season at his local farmers market, ensuring that his co-residents, or anyone who will listen, never misses stone fruit season. 

Undergraduate Education: Carleton College 

Medical Education: Stanford University 


Nidhi Kedda

Nidhi Kedda 

Nidhi Kedda was born and raised in a small town in northern Delaware. At Johns Hopkins University, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, with a secondary major in Psychology and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. She then moved to DC to start medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. During medical school she continued her research through the neurosurgery department at Johns Hopkins in the lab of Dr. Henry Brem, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery. In her free time, Nidhi enjoys reading fiction, napping, and Netflixing and is an avid sci-fi/fantasy film fan. Her early interests in neurosurgery are spine and pediatrics, and she is particularly passionate about advancing the field of neurosurgery through the mentorship and teaching of medical students and undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in neurosurgery. Nidhi is thrilled to be staying in DC for residency and looks forward to seven years of training at GW!

Undergraduate Education: The Johns Hopkins University

Medical Education: The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Dallas Soyland

Dallas Soyland

Dallas Soyland was born and raised in South Dakota. He received his BA in biology from Augustana University while playing for the club basketball team. His love for neuroscience began in college, during which he worked in a research laboratory studying rare neurodevelopmental diseases. He received his medical degree from the University of South Dakota, where his neurosurgical mentors gave him early meaningful operative experience. He is interested in all fields of neurosurgery and spends his time outside the hospital playing basketball and building aquariums.

Undergraduate Education: Augustana University

Medical Education: University of South Dakota



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.

2022 Elizabeth Hogan - Fellowship in Skull Base at University of Colorado in Denver, CO


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