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Jennifer Hong, MD

Jennifer Hong, MD

Chief Resident

Medical School
MD: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 2011
Research Fellow
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship, Matthew P. Scott, PhD Laboratory, Stanford (2008-09)
Undergraduate Education
BA: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (Religion, Neuroscience), 2006
Why I Chose Dartmouth-Hitchcock
I chose Dartmouth because you can work closely with the faculty doing research. It's a small program so you get to know everyone. Also, the woods. Being outdoors is important to me and the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) is a great resource.

Brandon K. Root, MD

Brandon K. Root, MD


Medical School
MD: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, 2012
Undergraduate Education
BS: University of Redlands, College of Arts & Sciences, Redlands, CA (Biology), 2006 (Cum laude with departmental honors)
Why I Chose Dartmouth-Hitchcock
I came to Dartmouth because of its long history of excellent clinical training combined with its exceptional research opportunities. I enjoy many areas of neurosurgery including tumor and spine, but while here I have developed a special interest in cerebrovascular and endovascular. I also have an interest in education, and have been taking coursework at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, which is a very unique opportunity. Much of my spare time is spent outdoors with my wife and daughter.

Daniel R. Calnan, MD, PhD

Daniel Calnan, MD


Medical School
MD: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 2014
Doctorate Education
PhD: Stanford University, Stanford, CA (Cancer Biology), 2010
Undergraduate Education
BS: Williams College, Williamstown, MA (Chemistry, Biology), 2004
Why I Chose Dartmouth-Hitchcock
I chose Dartmouth because of the atmosphere. It is friendly and collegial. We do excellent research.

Vyacheslav "Slava" Makler, DO

Vyacheslav "Slava" Makler, DO


Medical School
DO: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Parker, CO, 2014
Why I Chose Dartmouth-Hitchcock
I started my career in neurosurgery in 2001 during my neurosurgery rotation as a PA student in Staten Island, NY. Even though I was introduced to the field by chance, I quickly fell in love with it during my rotation. I completed a PA post-grad surgical residency in 2003, and began my employment as a neurosurgical PA until I went to med school in 2010 with a single goal of becoming a neurosurgeon. I was fortunate to be selected for the Navy's HPSP, and even more fortunate to be civilian deferred to neurosurgery training. Joining the Navy was my way of paying back to this wonderful country that took my family in during the time of need with $250 to our name between the five of us. I love what I do. Becoming a neurosurgeon has been my dream for a very long time. I transferred to DHMC mid-cycle in January of 2017 as a PGY 3. During my interview dinner, I was picked up by the then chief resident. Talking to him and then meeting the rest of the residents solidified my decision to come here. DHMC is a small program with a long history. The faculty is very respectful of us and we are of them. They go above and beyond on a daily basis training us how to become neurosurgeons. Most of the time training is in a form of graduated learning where you are always pushed to do better.

Imad S. Khan, MB, BS

Imad Khan, MB, BS


Medical School
MB, BS: Aga Khan University Medical College, Pakistan, 2010 (graduated with honors)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neurosurgery
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, LA, PI: Dr. Anil Nanda (2011-12); Vanderbilt University Medical Center, TN, PI: Dr. Robert Singer (2012-13)
Why I Chose Dartmouth-Hitchcock
I originally came to Dartmouth as part of Dr. Robert Singer's research team. I enjoyed my time in the lab but want to be a neurosurgeon. I am thankful that during my training here my wife was able to do her Pediatric residency at Dartmouth.

John H. Kanter, MD

John H. Kanter, MD


Medical School
MD: Florida State University College of Medicine-Pensacola, FL, 2016 (AOA)
Undergraduate Education
BA: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Anthropology) 2011
Why I Chose Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Dartmouth was at the top of my list because of the people. We have a cohesive group with varied backgrounds. In a smaller group you get to learn from everyone.

James "Jack" Lee, MD

James "Jack" Lee, MD


Medical School
MD: UT Southwestern Medical School, Houston, TX, 2017
Why I Chose Dartmouth-Hitchcock
I am originally from Texas. I look forward to training here in the Northeast and exploring the Upper Valley. I want to experience the changing seasons, hiking and fishing.

The seven-year Dartmouth-Hitchcock Neurosurgery Residency admits, and typically graduates, one resident per year. Below please find a complete list of program graduates since the program's inception.

  • 2017

    Linton Evans, MD

  • 2016

    Kimon Bekelis, MD

  • 2015

    Wesley Whitson, MD

  • 2014

    George Kakoulides, MD

  • 2013

    Atman Desai, MD

  • 2012

    William "BJ" Spire, MD

  • 2011

    Tarek Radwan, MD

  • 2010

    Symeon Missios, MD

  • 2009

    S. Scott Lollis, MD

  • 2007

    Patricia Quebada, MD

  • 2006

    Kendall Lee, MD, PhD

  • 2005

    Dimitrios Nikas, MD

  • 2004

    Henry Pallatroni, MD

  • 2003

    Achilles Papavasiliou, MD

  • 2002

    Hulda Magnadottir, MD

  • 2001

    James McInerney, MD

  • 2001

    Srinivasan Purighalla, MD

  • 1999

    Todd Maugans, MD

  • 1998

    Grant Shumaker, MD

  • 1997

    Harold Pikus, MD

  • 1996

    Kimberly Harbaugh, MD

  • 1995

    Philip Yazbak, MD

  • 1993

    Brian Holmes, MD

  • 1992

    Peter Dempsey, MD

  • 1991

    Perry Ball, MD

  • 1990

    Richard Toselli, MD

  • 1989

    Ralph Reeder, MD

  • 1988

    Gerald Kennedy, MD

  • 1987

    Thorir Ragnarsson, MD

  • 1986

    Candace Carlson, MD

  • 1985

    Robert Harbaugh, MD

  • 1984

    Christopher Shaiberger, MD

  • 1982

    David Roberts, MD

  • 1981

    Steven Toutant, MD

  • 1980

    James Kenning, MD

  • 1979

    Noel Eboh, MD

  • 1978

    Percy Ballentine, MD

  • 1977

    Bernard Zumpano, MD

  • 1976

    Thomas Lyons, MD

  • 1975

    John Woodford, MD

  • 1974

    Samuel Greenblatt, MD

  • 1973

    Bruce Harris, MD

  • 1972

    Wojciech Bogdanowicz, MD

  • 1971

    Bjarni Hannesson, MD

  • 1970

    Richard Saunders, MD

  • 1969

    Eric Ellington, MD

  • 1968

    Richard Thorp, MD

  • 1967

    Aykut Erbengi, MD

  • 1966

    John O'Loughlin, MD

  • 1965

    Vito Ciminello, MD

  • 1964

    Ronald Birkenfeld, MD

  • 1964

    Arnold Goran, MD

  • 1960

    Zinnur Rollas, MD

  • 1960

    Jules Ladenheim, MD

  • 1959

    Nurhan Avman, MD

  • 1959

    Jung Kim, MD

  • 1958

    David Barry, MD

  • 1956

    Merle Killian, MD

  • 1956

    Walter Zerbe, MD

  • 1953

    Gian-Fortunat Hoessley, MD

  • 1951

    Ernest Sachs Jr., MD

  • 1950

    Kenneth Cummings, MD

  • 1949

    Eldon Foltz, MD