Current Residents

PGY 7

Andrea Brock, MD, MSCI

Title:  Chief Resident

Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Undergraduate School: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

About me: Andrea was raised in St. Louis MO, and received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Saint Louis University. Afterwards, Andrea attended Vanderbilt University for medical school where she also completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation degree in the laboratories of Dr. Joseph Neimat and Dr. Anna Roe. Her research focused on using electrical stimulation to control cortical networks ...Read More

Michael Karsy, MD, PhD

Title:  Chief Resident

Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles, CA

About Me: Michael was raised in Laguna Niguel, CA and received his B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of California - Los Angeles. He then attended New York Medical College where he completed a combined MD/PhD degree. His PhD was in studying p53 mutations of glioblastoma and targeted therapy. 

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PGY 6

Ilyas Eli, MD

Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Undergraduate School: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

About Me: Ilyas was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. He immigrated to the US at the age of 13. He was raised in Nashville, TN since then, but lacks the traditional southern accent. He attended Vanderbilt University where he received his B.A. with honors in molecular and cellular biology. He continued to complete his medical education from the same institution.

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PGY 5

Al-Wala Awad, MD

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ

Undergraduate School: Arizona State, Tempe, AZ

About Me: Wala was raised in Tempe, Arizona. He completed his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. While at the University of Arizona he completed 1 year research fellowship in neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute.

Interests/Hobbies: Wala's outside interests ...Read More

Bornali Kundu, MD, PhD

Medical School: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Undergraduate School: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

About Me: Bornali was raised in Columbia, MD. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and her MD and PhD degrees through the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her PhD is in Neuroscience and focused on studying the neural bases of memory, attention, and learning using various brain imaging methods.

Medical Areas of Interest: She hopes to ...Read More

Natalie Limoges, DO

Visiting Resident - University of Vermont

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences COMP-NW

Christopher Wilkerson, MD

Medical School: University of Texas, Houston, TX

Undergraduate School: University of Texas, Austin, TX

About Me: Christopher was raised in Flower Mound, Texas. During his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas, Christopher competed at the intercollegiate level as a member and captain of the Texas Crew rowing team. Christopher is a “die-hard” longhorn who never misses a UT football game. While at UT, he received two Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Neurobiology. In medical school he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and completed requirements for a Scholarly Concentration in Neuroscience ...Read More

PGY 4

Evan Joyce MD, MS

Medical School: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Medical Areas of Interest: Currently Evan's neurosurgical interests are broad and include open vascular, complex skull base, neurocritical care, and spinal deformity surgery.

Jonathan Scoville, MD

Medical School: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

About Me: I was born in Santa Monica, California, but grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho where I participated in many school activities such as wrestling, soccer, track, and student government at Idaho Falls High School. I then attended Brigham Young University during which I served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Rome, Italy. After completing a degree in Biochemistry I attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. I am married to my ...Read More

PGY 3

Guilherme Agnoletto, MD

Medical School: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

About Me: Guilherme was raised in south of Brazil. He graduated cum laude from the University of South Santa Catarina – UNISUL, Brazil and went on to complete a neurosurgery residency at the Neurological Institute of Curitiba – INC, Brazil. During his residency he spent some time at the Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Germany and also at the Baptist Neurological Institute/Lyerly  ...Read More

Robert Kim, MD

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago, IL

Undergraduate School: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

 

PGY 2

Cordell Baker, MD

Medical School: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Undergraduate School: Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK

About Me: Cordell Baker was raised in Sapulpa, a small town in northeastern Oklahoma. He completed his undergraduate studies at Oklahoma Baptist University where he ran cross country and track. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine and became interested in neurosurgery after observing his mentor perform an awake craniotomy for glioma resection on one of his electives. This experience led to his involvement in ...Read More

Nicholas Gamboa, MD

Medical School: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Undergraduate School: Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

About Me: Nicholas was raised in Boise, Idaho. He received his Bachelor of Science degree with high honors in Biology and graduated as a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Nicholas developed his passion for research while working at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he focused on targeting molecular pathways in cancer and vascular pathology. He completed his medical education at ...Read More

Brandon Sherrod, MD

Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Undergraduate School: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

About Me:  Brandon was raised in Florence, Alabama. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed his medical school education at the University of Alabama School of Medicine.

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PGY 1

Samantha Colby, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Undergraduate School: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

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Jeffrey Nadel, MD, MS

Medical School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Undergraduate School: Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

About Me: Jeff was raised in Centennial, Colorado. He completed his undergraduate studies at Colorado College, where he was a captain of the varsity swim team and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with honors, and with distinction in Neuroscience. He then moved to Washington D.C., where he worked both in a translational brain research lab at the National Institutes of Health and as a health policy researcher at The Brookings Institution’s Center for Health Policy. ...Read More

Residency Program Director

Randy Jensen
Randy L. Jensen, MD, PhD

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Amy Ekins
Academic Program Manager
Phone: 801-585-2453
Fax: 801-581-4385
Email: amy.ekins@hsc.utah.edu
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