Current Residents

7th Year Residents (Chief)

liuJesse Liu, M.D.

Jesse Liu, M.D. was educated at Pacific Union College, Amgwin, Calif. and  earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, Calif. in June, 2009. At Loma Linda, he has served in the elected role of class pastor and in the Student Senate. His scientific work has concentrated on embryological development of the limb bud.   He is also a cellist and rock climber.


raskinJeffrey Raskin, M.D., M.S.

Jeffrey Raskin, M.D. was educated at Pomona College, Claremont, Calif. and spent part of his undergraduate years doing research in Developmental Biology at University College London, London, England. He holds a master’s degree in cell and molecular neurobiology from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Raskin graduated in June, 2009 with a medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, Nev. where he has served as president of his class and was awarded "Outstanding Student in Surgery for the Class of 2009". In addition to his neuroscientific pursuits, Dr. Raskin is interested in literary descriptions of medical care and edited the UNSM literary annual.    He enjoys camping and hiking.

6th Year Residents (Research)

pangPriscilla Pang, M.D., M.S.

Priscilla Pang, M.D., M.S., graduated in June 2010 with a medical degree from Case Western University, Cleveland, OH. She also holds a Master of Science degree from Case in applied anatomy. Her research interests have included molecular mechanisms of neural protection and empiric antibiotic utilization in the clinical setting.

While an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, she was a nationally competitive cyclist. She also enjoys rock climbing.


raoAbigail Rao, M.D.

Abigail Rao, M.D., graduated in June 2010 with a medical degree from Brown University, Providence, RI. As a Howard Hughes Research Scholar, she had worked at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on hippocampal dendritic potassium channels. As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, she studied the expression of nestin in neural stem cells.She has served in the Big Sisters program and enjoys travelling with her family.


5th Year Residents (Senior)

bridgesKelly Bridges, M.D.

Kelly Bridges, M.D., graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in June 2011, where she has been formally recognized for “altruism in medicine” and is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She was previously an undergraduate in neuroscience at UCLA.  While at at UCLA she published in the Journal of Neuroscience for research regarding neuron circuitry in the brainstem. Kelly received "Outstanding Student in Neuroscience" award and the American Medical Women's Association award for "Academic Achievement" for being among the top 10% of women, while in medical school.
She is an outdoor enthusiast and has built both a cabin and house with her family.


hardawayFrances Hardaway, M.D.

Frances Hardaway, M.D., graduated from the Medical University Of South Carolina in June 2011, where she was elected a member of alpha omega alpha (AOA). She was previously an undergraduate in psychology at the University of Richmond, Virginia. She has published work during medical school on human functional brain imaging and magnetic stimulation.
Her interests include tennis and piano.


4th Year Residents (Senior)

guptaKunal Gupta, M.B.B.Chir., Ph.D.

Kunal Gupta, M.B. B.Chir., Ph.D., graduated from the University of Cambridge, England, UK in June 2007, with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBChir).  He was awarded a PhD, also from the University of Cambridge in June 2012. His PhD research work was focused on the novel discoveries he made around glial-neuronal interaction under molecular paradigms of traumatic brain injury, using a human stem cell platform.
Dr. Gupta enjoys, competitive ballroom dancing (standard and Latin disciplines), tennis, skiing and snowboarding.


krauseKatie L. Krause, M.D., Ph.D.

Lynn K Krause, M.D., Ph.D., graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI in May 2012. She was awarded a PhD, also from the Medical College of Wisconsin in May 2008. Her PhD research work was focused on examining plasticity within the neuronal respiratory networks of the brain.
Dr. Krause, Ioves the outdoors, backyard astronomy, and spending time with her dog.


staniTristan M Stani, M.D.

Tristan M Stani, M.D., graduated from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI in May 2012. In 2009 he was selected as the OHSU Campagna Scholar in Neurological Surgery. At OHSU he worked with Valerie Anderson, Ph.D., examining precision grip (holding an object between thumb and forefinger) performance in essential tremor subjects before and after deep brain stimulation.  During his post-baccalaureate studies at Johns Hopkins, he participated in research on inhibiting angiogenesis in brain tumors.
Dr. Stani, enjoys playing guitar and composing music,  surfing, mountain-bike riding, scuba diving and long distance running.


3rd Year Residents (Basic Clinical Neuroscience)


Carli Bullis, M.D.

Carli Bullis, M.D., graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN in May 2013. She was elected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (AOA) and was in the top quintile of her medical school class. Her hobbies include running, traveling, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Bullis also enjoys figure skating and was awarded a Silver Medal at the US Figure Skating Intercollegiate National Championships during her undergraduate years.


simpsonLauren Simpson, M.D., M.P.H.

Lauren Simpson, M.D., M.P.H., graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine, Raleigh, NC in May 2013. She was awarded an M.P.H. from Duke University in 2012. While in medical school, Dr. Simpson taught primary-level English to a hospital in Tanzania as well as distributed clothes, books, and toys to children in an orphanage in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Her hobbies include cooking, jogging, and reading.

2nd Year Residents (Junior)


Jacob Bagley, M.D.

Jacob Bagley graduated from Duke University, and previously completed an undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude. Jacob has pursued research on cortical stimulation mapping of epilepsy foci in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Duke.
His interests include foreign travel and building computers.


Jo Ling Goh, M.D.

Jo Ling Goh graduated from Dartmouth University, and previously completed an undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Oberlin College. Jo Ling has pursued research on occipital plagiocephaly at Dartmouth, and undertaken extensive medical and social outreach projects in the U.S. and in the developing world.
Her interests include singing and gymnastics.


Paul McMahon, M.D.

Paul McMahon graduated from the University of Miami, and previously completed an undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Colgate University, where he was also a certified volunteer firefighter and EMT. Paul was a Doris Duke and NIH Research Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012-13, where he studied traumatic brain injury.
His interests include fly fishing and sailing.

1st Year Residents (Intern in Neurological Surgery)


Erik Brown, M.D., Ph.D.

Erik Brown graduated from Wayne State University's MD/PhD combined degree program, completing PhD work with a major in translational neuroscience, a minor in biomedical engineering, and a dissertation focusing a language structure and function using modalities of cortical stimulation, DTI, fMRI, and, primarily, electrocorticography (ECoG). Significant awards during medical school training were First Place selection during Data Blitz among medical students, residents, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows at the 2011 Workshop on HFOs in Cognition and Epilepsy at the Montreal Neurological Institute and 2012 Asselin Award for first author publication among medical students, residents, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University. He had previously completed his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan.
His personal interests included foreign travel, guitar, camping, surfing, and ice hockey.


Yimo Lin, M.D.

Yimo Lin graduated from the University of Chicago and was previously an undergraduate at Brown University, Rhode Island and at the Sorbonne, Paris. Dr. Lin also completed a 2-year fellowship at the National Institutes of Health researching the molecular pathways underlying neurodegenerative disease. Her work has been published in PLoS One, J Biological Chemistry, J Neurooncology, J Neurosurgery, Epilepsia, Traffic, J Pediatrics and others. She has lived in six countries and is conversant in four languages. In her free time, she enjoys video games and yoga.