Current Residents

7th Year Residents (Chief)

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.  

6th Year Residents (Research)    


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.  

5th Year Residents (Senior)


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.

4th Year Residents (Senior)  


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.

3rd Year Resident (Basic Clinical Neuroscience)

Dr LarsonErik Larson, M.D.

Erik Larson, M.D., joined neurological surgery in 2016. Erik was a staff sergeant in the US Air Force (2001-2005) serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as an airborne linguist.  He pursued his undergraduate education at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., where he graduated summa cum laude with a BS in neuroscience.  He then obtained his medical degree from University of Washington, Seattle.  While in medical school, he was honored to be selected as a Tillman Military Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation. His interests include spending time with his family, cooking, and hiking.

DR. Mazur-HartDavid Mazur-Hart, M.D., M.S.

David Mazur-Hart, M.D., M.S., joined neurological surgery in 2016. He completed his medical training at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Norfolk, Virg., where he was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as a third-year student. He also received a Master of Science degree in biomedical sciences from EVMS. He previously completed his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wash. While in medical school he volunteered for a number of organizations including the Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team providing food and shelter for the homeless and the student run free clinic, HOPES. His personal interests include hiking, baseball, basketball, golf, music, and board games.

Nasser YaghiNasser Yaghi, M.D.

Nasser Yaghi, M.D., was educated at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in molecular and cell biology, with a minor in psychology. Dr. Yaghi was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Medical Research Fellow completing a year of research at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas studying cancer immunotherapy. His project focused on nanoparticle delivery of microRNA to influence the tumor microenvironment of glioblastomas. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas with a medical degree and research track distinction in May 2016. Nasser enjoys basketball, soccer, and reading. He is interested in entrepreneurship and taking new treatments/medical devices to market. He remains an active member of his family’s pizza business.

2nd Year Residents (Junior)  

Dr Bowden

Stephen Bowden, M.D.

Stephen Bowden, M.D., is a former classical pianist, having received a Bachelor's of Music from the Manhattan School of Music before pursuing a career in medicine. He stayed in New York City for medical school, attending Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he fell in love with neurosurgery. While there, he published work on the use of fluorescein in low grade gliomas in Neurosurgery and won the Spotnitz Award for his fMRI work on vascular dysregulation in gliomas. When not in the hospital or sitting at a piano, he enjoys hiking, photography, golf, soccer, and tennis.
Dr M Ross

Miner Ross, M.D., M.P.H.

Miner Ross, M.D., M.P.H., earned his medical degree at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY, where he graduated as the recipient of the 2017 Westchester Neuroscience Research Foundation Award for his contributions to original research as a medical student. Before medical school, he studied biochemistry and kinesiology at Occidental College in Los Angeles and obtained a Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of Southern California. Raised in Oregon, his interests include swimming, hiking, camping, and reading.

Dr SilerDominic Siler, M.D., Ph.D. 

Dominic Siler, M.D., Ph.D., earned his medical and postdoctoral degrees at Oregon Health & Science University. While earning his Ph.D. he worked to understand microvascular dysfunction in subarachnoid hemorrhage and was supported by an NIH National Research Science Award and the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. More recently, Dominic co-developed a new surgical training simulator that is now incorporated into the Society of Neurological Surgeons’ educational curriculum for every neurosurgical resident nationwide. He is interested in developing new therapies for patients and new educational tools to better prepare surgical residents for the operating room.  When not in the hospital or the laboratory, Dominic enjoys spending time with his wife and stirring up trouble with his two kids.

1st Year Residents (Intern in Neurological Surgery)

Dr MungerDaniel 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.

Dr. O'NeillBrannan 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.

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.

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.