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Neurological Surgery Residency

The neurological surgery residency program is a seven year, innovative program that ensures a thorough immersion in the specialty accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The program is designed to provide residents with increasing clinical and surgical responsibility over the course of their training, in order to prepare graduates for an academic neurosurgical career; a high-quality practice in the private sector; or further training in a sub-specialty fellowship.

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Kacie Lind, MS, RHIA

Residency Program Coordinator

Email: kacie.lind@carle.com

Main Office: (309) 268-3556

Program Description


The residency program is structured into three-to-six-month blocks. All residents proceed through the various rotations sequentially, gaining experience and responsibility as they progress. The structured nature of the program allows the trainees to plan their time, studies, and research efforts. This organization leads to a more predictable and productive training experience.

Curriculum


This program is unique in several facets. The program is directed by fellowship trained attendings with interests in pediatrics, skull base, cerebrovascular disease, neuro-oncology, and complex spine reconstructive surgery. Residents have opportunities to work with the most advanced neurosurgical equipment available, operating rooms equipped with state-of-the-art operating microscopes, surgical navigation devices like STEALTH® Neuro-navigation, and Iso-C® for complex spine cases. Moreover, residents can gain first-hand exposure to treatment of complex cerebrovascular diseases by working with neuroendovascular staff. Residents are exposed to all adult neurosurgical subspecialties during their training.

OGME1

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery (x2)
  • Neurology (x2)
  • Neuroradiology (x2)
  • Neurosurgery (x2)
  • Elective (x2)
Rotations are completed in one-month blocks at Carle BroMenn Medical Center.

OGME2

  • Trauma Critical Care (3 months Advocate Christ Medical Center)
  • Neurosurgery (9 months Advocate Christ Medical Center)

OGME3

  • Neurosurgery (including Radiosurgery) (6 months Carle BroMenn Medical Center)
  • Research (6 months)

OGME4

  • Neurosurgery (6 months OSF St. Joseph Medical Center)
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery (6 months Children’s Hospital Colorado)

OGME5

  • Neurosurgery (including endovascular) (12 months Advocate Christ Medical Center)

OGME6

  • Neurosurgery (12 months Carle BroMenn Medical Center) (optional 6-12 months elective)

OGME7

  • Neurosurgery (6 months OSF St. Joseph Medical Center); (6 months Carle BroMenn Medical Center)

Education Sessions and Didactics

  • Every Tuesday morning, there is Neuroscience Case Conference 7-8AM
  • Every Thursday and Friday morning, there are Resident Didactics
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Bi-Monthly Morbidity and Mortality Conference

American Osteopathic Association Opportunities

Meet Our Team

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Jason Seibly, DO

Administration
Residency Program Director
Neurosurgeon

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Emilio Nardone, MD

Faculty
Neurosurgeon

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Ann Stroink, MD

Faculty
Neurosurgeon

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Charles Rosen, MD

Faculty
Neurosurgeon

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Hamad Farhat, MD

Faculty
Neurosurgeon (Advocate Christ Medical Center)

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Michael Handler, MD

Faculty
Pediatric Neurosurgeon (Children’s Hospital Colorado)

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Ajeet Gordhan, MD

Faculty
Interventional Neuroradiologist

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Amit Vyas, MD

Faculty
Radiologist

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Chris Hawkins, DO

Resident
OGME 7

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Evan Krueger, DO

Resident
OGME 7

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Matthew Putty, DO

Resident
OGME 6

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Michael Young, DO

Resident
OGME 6

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Ryan Johnson, DO

Resident
OGME 5

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Torin Karsonovich, DO

Resident
OGME 5

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Gina Guglielmi, DO

Resident
OGME 4

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Aaron Gustin, DO

Resident
OGME 4

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Megan Finneran, DO

Resident
OGME 3

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Paul Gustin, DO

Resident
OGME 3

Carle BroMenn Medical Center's neurosurgical postdoctoral training program is affiliated with Still OPTI and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM).