Education : Current Fellows

Current Fellows

Jonathan Sellin, M.D.

Spine

Started in 07/2017
Graduate in 06/2018

Jonathan N. Sellin, MD, is originally from Houston, TX. He attended Columbia University in New York, graduating magna cum laude with a concentration in English. He subsequently attended the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Sellin then returned home to complete his residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, during which time he developed an interest in complex spinal surgery. He applied for and was granted a position in the University Of Miami, Department of Neurosurgery, post-graduate Spine fellowship program, a position in which he now serves.

Andrew Fanous, M.D.

Spine

Started in 07/2017
Graduate in 06/2018

Dr. Andrew Fanous is a native of Alexandria, Egypt. He graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College, where he completed his undergraduate studies in molecular biology, biochemistry and German literature with highest departmental honors. At that time, he investigated gene expression changes during neural progenitor cell differentiation at the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Germany. He also received a fellowship grant at the Freie Universität for his work on the purification of a novel protein involved in pain transmission within the spinal cord. In 2011, Dr. Fanous completed his Medical Doctorate with a major in surgery from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He was the recipient of the 2008 College of Medicine Research Fellowship Grant for his work on reactive gliosis in mice following subarachnoid hemorrhage. Dr. Fanous completed his residency in neurological surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2017. During his residency, he was the recipient of multiple accolades, including the award for best research project from the New York State Neurosurgical Society, the community service award from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Louis A. & Ruth Siegel Award for excellence in teaching and the graduate medical education quality improvement award. Dr. Fanous is also member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Fanous’ clinical interests include minimally invasive spine surgery and spinal tumors. He is fluent in 7 different languages.

Michael Paci, M.D.

Spine

Started in 07/2017
Graduate in 06/2018

Pedro Coutinho, M.D.

Spine

Started in 07/2017
Graduate in 06/2018

“Dr. Pedro Coutinho is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he graduated from Universidade Gama Filho School of Medicine at the age of 23. He then joined the Brazilian Army serving as military physician in the Amazon Rain Forest. Thereafter he completed his neurosurgery residency training in the city of Rio de Janeiro at Hospital Souza Aguiar, one of the busiest trauma centers in Latin America.
Dr. Coutinho has been practicing neurosurgery in Brazil as a full trained neurosurgeon for 9 years, with focus in spine surgery, especially minimally invasive procedures. He has special interest in complex spine surgery and deformity.”

Stephan Munich, M.D.

Cerebrovascular

Started in 07/2017
Graduate in 06/2018

Christine Marie Brunet, M.D.

Neuroendovascular

Started in 07/2017
Graduate in 06/2018

Priyank Khandelwal, M.D.

Neuroendovascular

Started in 07/2017
Graduate in 06/2018

Maya Babu, M.D.

Trauma

Started in 07/2017
Graduate in 06/2018

A native of Eagan, Minnesota, Dr. Babu attended college at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, receiving a BS in neuroscience and BA in psychology, both summa cum laude with highest distinction in 2005. Dr. Babu attended Harvard Medical School and received an MD cum laude in 2010. She also attended Harvard Business School, where she received her MBA in 2010. She has completed a critical care enfolded fellowship (2016) and neurosurgical residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (2017). She served on the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association from 2013 to 2017, served as Chair of the American College of Surgeons’ Resident and Associate Society from 2015 to 2016, served on the Board of Directors of the National Resident Matching Program from 2014 to 2017, was named a Visiting Scholar by the American Board of Medical Specialties from 2015 to 2016, and serves in several leadership capacities through the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). She previously worked at Piper Jaffray in medical technology investment banking and Medtronic in business development. She received a 2010 Harvard Business School Dean’s Award and met President Bush in 2004 as an honoree of USA FreedomCorps for volunteer service. Her research focuses on health policy, transparency, cost of care, and education. She is the recipient of the 2009 Petrie-Flom Academic Fellowship from Harvard Law School, the 2011 Robert Florin Award (AANS), the 2012 Julius Goodman Award (CNS), and the 2016 Byron Cone Pevehouse Young Neurosurgeons Award (AANS).

Javier Figueroa, M.D.

Trauma Jackson South

Started in 07/2017
Graduate in 06/2018

Carolina Sandoval Garcia, M.D.

Pediatric

Started in 07/2017
Graduate in 06/2018