Department of Neurological Surgery

1st Year Residents (Intern in Neurological Surgery)

Dr. Charles Leeuw
Dr. Charles Leeuw

Charles de Leeuw, M.D./M.S., Ph.D.

Charles de Leeuw graduated from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, in 2020 with his medical degree and master’s in Applied Anatomy. Previously, he developed molecular tools (‘MiniPromoters’) for brain and eye gene therapy during his PhD (Medical Genetics, 2013) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. Afterwards, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA, where he worked on functional genomics for identifying novel cancer therapies and combination chemotherapy. Charles’ sub-specialty interests include neuro-oncology, endovascular neurosurgery, and neurocritical care. Specifically, he would like to improve brain tumor treatment via clinical translation of basic science discoveries. He has several US patents and publications, including in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and Neuro-Oncology.

In his spare time, he enjoys sci-fi and horror movies, traveling, working out at the gym, playing tennis, and skiing. 

Dr. Paxton Gehling
Dr. Gehling

Paxton Gehling, M.D., M.P.H.

Paxton Gehling graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Portland, Oregon, in 2020. During medical school he completed a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology. His academic and research interests are in neurosurgical epidemiology, cost-effectiveness analysis, and quality improvement. He was awarded membership in the Golden Humanism Honor Society in 2019. As an undergraduate, he received a Bachelors of Music from Willamette University and still finds time to play jazz piano.

Outside of the hospital, he is an avid chef, fly fisherman, and trail runner. 

Dr. Matt McIntyre
Dr. McIntyre

Matt McIntyre, M.D.

 Matt McIntyre completed a medical degree from New York Medical College in 2020 and received a B.A. with Honors in Biology specializing in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology & Genetics from Boston University in 2015. After college, Dr. McIntyre worked as a Basic Science Fellow at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research studying multi-system organ failure after traumatic injury. He has published over 18 peer-reviewed journal articles, presented his work at several national conferences, and received the 2019 Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship. His current research interests include outcomes following traumatic brain and spine injury and cerebrovascular disease.

He enjoys outdoor sports such as sailing and cycling, and is a PADI-certified SCUBA diver.