Department of Neurological Surgery

2nd Year Residents (Junior)

Christian Giovanniis Lopez Ramos
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Christian Giovanniis Lopez Ramos, M.D., M.C.R., M.P.H.

Christian Giovanniis Lopez Ramos completed a medical degree at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). He  also received a Master’s in Clinical Research from UCSD, as well as a Master of Public Health in Quantitative Methods from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As part of his Master’s program, he developed an extensive portfolio centered on understanding the impact of patient, clinical, and health system factors on the provision of care and outcomes in neurosurgery. Notably, Dr. Lopez Ramos has independently developed and tested multiple clinical hypotheses with fluent use of data analytics, statistical software, and coding. Dr. Lopez Ramos has published more than 20 abstracts, manuscripts, and book chapters to date. He enjoys playing the piano and guitar, as well as soccer and writing screenplays.

Maryam Nour Shahin
Dr. Shahin

Maryam Nour Shahin, M.D.

Maryam Nour Shahin completed a medcial degree at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, and received her undergraduate degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at University of California, Davis. At Boonshoft, Dr. Shahin established a student chapter of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Globally, Dr Shahin has worked with the Palestine Children's Relief Fund, a non-profit, non-political organization that provides medical treatment to youth in the Middle East. She traveled to Nablus to take part in a neurosurgical relief effort, spending time in the operating room and assisting in various surgeries. Dr. Shahin has been successful in her research endeavors and has spent time working at University of California, San Francisco, studying tumor immunology. Dr. Shahin enjoys playing soccer, cycling, and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She also plays the flute and enjoys traveling to foreign countries.


Erin Yamamoto
Dr. Yamamoto

Erin Yamamoto, M.D., M.S.

Erin Yamamoto completed a medical degree and master’s degree in nutrition at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, and received her undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Colorado College. Dr. Yamamoto has an extensive research background and spent time as a National Institutes of Health fellow between 2011 and 2013. She has a number of publications including works published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. She has a keen interest in immunology having completed research in the area of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Yamamoto was a collegiate tennis player and also enjoys running, and playing soccer.