Department of Neurological Surgery

1st Year Residents (Intern in Neurological Surgery)

David Munger
Dr. Munger

Daniel Munger, M.D.

Daniel Munger, M.D., graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2018. While in medical school he conducted research into the efficacy and toxicity of intratumoral injection as an immunotherapy delivery method. He completed his undergraduate degree at Brown University, where he majored in math-physics.

His personal interests include running, hiking and mountain biking.

Brannan ONeill
Dr. O'Neill

Brannan O’Neill, M.D.

Brannan E. O'Neill, M.D., joins us after earning her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 2018. She completed the DeBakey Scholar Research track while at Tulane and was awarded the DeBakey Scholar Summer Stipend in 2015 to fund research efforts in Dr. Aaron Dumont's cerebrovascular laboratory. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Emory University where she graduated summa cum laude. At Emory, she played libero on the women's varsity volleyball team and helped the team to their first ever National Championship title. Her research interests include spinal cord physiology and injury, autism spectrum disorders, and aneurysm pathogenesis.

Outside of neurosurgery, she enjoys volleyball, traveling, reading, and being outside.

Ali Rae
Dr. Rae

Ali Rae, M.D.

Ali I. Rae, M.D., M.P.H., joins OHSU after earning his medical degree at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He concurrently completed his Master’s in public health at Columbia University, with a focus on global health policy and management. He received his undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Emory University with an additional concentration in comparative literature. His research interests include brain tumors, language processing, and using big data to assess clinical treatment algorithms.

For leisure he enjoys travel, philosophy, fencing, and the outdoors.

Alessandra Mantovani
Dr. Mantovani

Alessandra Mantovani, M.D.

Alessandra Mantovani, M.D., joined the program in 2018 from Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She graduated cum laude from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, where she also completed residency in Neurological Surgery. During her residency she spent some time at the University of Washington, Seattle, where she was hired as a fellow in Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery after graduation. She then went on to complete fellowships in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and at Stanford University, and a fellowship in pediatric Cpcerebrovascular disease at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Her main research interests include brain-computer interface and cerebrovascular disease.

She enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, listening to music, and playing and watching team sports with friends.