Education : Current Fellows

Current Fellows

George Ghobrial M.D.

Spine Fellow

Started in 07/2016
Graduate in 06/2017

Dr. George M. Ghobrial completed his undergraduate bachelor of science degree in biochemistry at The State University of New York at Binghamton in 2005. Thereafter, he completed his medical school education at SUNY Upstate Medical School in Syracuse in 2009. With an interest in neuroscience, he underwent residency training in neurological surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 2016. He is currently a fellow in spinal surgery with academic clinical research interests in adult spinal deformity, spinal tumors, and spinal cord injury.

Kenneth Crandall, M.D.

Spine Fellow

Started in 07/2016
Graduate in 06/2017

Dr. Crandall attended medical school at the University of Miami, where he was inducted into the AOA honor society and graduated with research distinction. He completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he focused much of his time treating brain and spinal cord injuries at the Shock Trauma Center.

Dr. Crandall’s clinical and research interests include brain and spine trauma, spine cord tumors, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2005.

Anthony Lau, M.D.

Spine Fellow

Started in 07/2016
Graduate in 06/2017

Dr. Anthony Lau completed his undergraduate Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Neurosciences at the University of Toronto in 2003 with High Distinction. He then pursued a graduate degree in Physiology at the University of Toronto and successfully defended his PhD thesis in traumatic brain injury in 2007. He subsequently completed his undergraduate medical education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 2010 and completed his neurosurgery residency training at the University of Toronto in 2016. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 2016. He is currently a fellow in spinal surgery with clinical interests in minimally invasive spine and spinal trauma.

Karolyn Au, M.D.

Cerebrovascular Fellow

Started in 07/2016
Graduate in 06/2017

Ashley Ralston, M.D.

Trauma Fellow

Started in 07/2016
Graduate in 06/2017

Dr. Ralston is at the University of Miami for 2016-2017 for an in-folded Neurotrauma fellowship. Originally from Michigan, her undergraduate education was completed in 3 years at the University of Findlay, with a BS in Biology and Chemistry and an AA in English Equestrian Studies. She then attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. She is currently a 6th year Neurosurgery Resident at the University of Chicago, interested in trauma and pursuing a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship.

Justin Caplan, M.D.

Neuroendovascular Fellow

Started in 07/2016
Graduate in 06/2017

Priyank Khandelwal, M.D.

Neuroendovascular Fellow

Started in 07/2016
Graduate in 06/2017

Christian Theodotou, M.D.

Jackson South Trauma Fellow

Started in 07/2016
Graduate in 06/2017

Dr. Theodotou is from Melbourne, Florida and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida. He then completed medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, followed by a general surgery internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

George Ibrahim, M.D.

Pediatric Fellow

Started in 07/2016
Graduate in 06/2017

Dr. Ibrahim completed his undergrad at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where he majored in Biochemistry. He graduated from the University Of Calgary School Of Medicine in 2008 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2014. George completed his residency at the University of Toronto. His interests include epilepsy, neuro-oncology and pediatric neurosurgery.