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Matthew Cummock, DO

PGY 7

PGY 7 Dr. Cummock completed his undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis. He then worked as a Research Associate under Dr. Barth Green and Dr. Michael Wang in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Miami, focusing his research on spine outcomes and biomarkers of traumatic spinal cord injury.  He has published in numerous journals and


Neil Majmundar, MD

PGY 7

PGY 7 Neil, a native of New Jersey, first became interested in Neurosurgery during his undergraduate studies at New York University as a Neuroscience major. He completed his medical school training at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Neil is interested in pursuing a career in cerebrovascular neurosurgery and completed his first year of fellowship training


Grant Arzumanov, DO

PGY 6

PGY 6 Dr. Grant Arzumanov started residency in neurosurgery in 2016 after completing undergraduate studies at Fairfield University in Physics and his medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. During his education, he has conducted research in biomedical physics and organized missions in international medicine. His current interests include cranial oncology, skull base,


Amanda Carpenter, MD

PGY 6

PGY 6   Amanda grew up in northern New Jersey and studied economics at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. After a few years of cerebrovascular research at Columbia University, she then attended medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada. Amanda plans to practice general neurosurgery after graduation. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys spending time



Kevin Zhao, DO

PGY 6

PGY 6 Dr. Kevin Zhao is a neurosurgery resident at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, but spent most of his childhood in Beijing, China, then returned to the U.S. to finish his secondary education. Dr. Zhao completed his undergraduate studies in Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers University


Manan Shah, MD

PGY 6

PGY 6   Dr. Manan Shah is a neurosurgery resident at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He grew up in Parsippany, NJ and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers with a double major in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Psychology. He went on to complete his medical school at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School with Alpha


Christopher Talbot, DO

PGY 5

PGY 5 After helping to establish a proteomics lab and earning his B.S. in Biomolecular Science at Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY), Chris attended Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) to earn his M.S. in Applied Anatomy. Here he was heavily involved in anatomy and neuroanatomy education at the medical school and also participated in orthopedic



Raja Jani, DO

PGY 4

PGY 4 Dr. Jani completed his undergraduate education at the University of Rochester with a degree in Media Production. He then worked as a transitional age youth and adult caseworker at Community Behavioral Health in Salisbury MD while pursuing a master’s degree in health administration at The George Washington University. He has worked as a