Thank you for your interest in Cleveland Clinic Neurosurgical Residency and Graduate Medical Education Program. Our program is fully accredited by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, meets or exceeds all ACGME requirements and is designed to train future leaders in neurosurgery.
Neurological surgery has a long and esteemed tradition at Cleveland Clinic. Nearly 75 years ago, W. James Gardner, MD, our first chairman in Neurological Surgery, established the department’s direction with his keen interest in teaching, research, and quality patient care. Today, Cleveland Clinic neurosurgeons remain dedicated to those same principles.
Our staff of 19 full-time surgeons sees one of the largest and most diverse patient populations in the country. Therefore, we offer training in all neurosurgical subspecialties. In addition to a wide variety of complex neurosurgical problems, our training program offers two years of research to prepare residents for a career in academic neurosurgery. Staff members from each subspecialty conduct their own research and coordinate their efforts with investigators from other sections and departments to ensure patients receive comprehensive, state-of-the-art care. Through a choice of elective rotations in clinical and research areas, we offer a flexible program that fosters individual interests. Residents are expected to participate in basic and clinical research projects and encouraged to present their findings at national meetings. The two year segment of training can be approached in many ways. The goal is to help the resident develop and mature an academic niche. Basic science research is one way this may be accomplished. Alternatively, clinical research and the pursuit of non-research, but academic endeavors, such as healthcare policies or training that augment academic potential are welcome.
Cleveland Clinic has always been committed to excellence in patient care and researching the diseases that affect our patients. We take special pride in training future neurosurgical practitioners and look forward to meeting and visiting with you.
Commitments to excellence in patient care, innovation and education have long been integral components of Cleveland Clinic’s mission. As a part of that overall commitment to education, the Neurosurgery Department takes special pride in training future neurosurgical practitioners who practice putting patients first to deliver the highest quality of medical care. Below are the recognized current neurosurgery fellows - the future leaders in neurosurgery.
2013-2014 Neurosurgery Clinical Fellows
Functional & Restorative Neurosurgery»
Danilo Silva, MD
Medical School: 2005 Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Residency: 2011 Neurosurgery, Restauracao Hospital, Brazil
Fellowship: 2012 Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
Allison Rathmann, DO
Medical School: 2007 New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, N.Y.
Fellowship: 2011 Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Residency: 2013 Neurosurgery, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J.
Mahmoud Abbassy, MD
Medical School: 2006 Alexandria University, Egypt
Residency: 2011 Neurological Surgery, Alexandria University, Egypt
Medical School: 2006 Baylor University, Houston, Texas
Residency: 2013 Neurological Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
Demitre Serletis, MD
Medical School: 2003 University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Internship: 2004 Neurosurgery Intern, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Doctor of Philosophy: 2010 University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Residency: 2012 Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Biji Bahuleyan, MD
Medical School: 1997 University of Kerala Medicine College
Residency: 2005 Neurosurgery, Christian Medical College, India
Fellowship: 2012 Spine Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass.
Symeon Missios, MD
Medical School: 2004 Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H.
Residency: 2010 Neurosurgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H.