Current Residents

Chief Resident
Zachary Barnard, MD

Medical School: Michigan State University, East Lansing
Undergraduate: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

PGY-6 Resident
J. Manuel Sarmiento, MD

Medical School: UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Riverside

PGY-4 Resident
Julie Chan, MD, PhD

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine

Justin Cohen, MD

Medical School: Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis

Vladimir Ljubimov, MD

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Undergraduate: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

PGY-3 Resident
Angelique Do, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Undergraduate: University of Michigan

PGY-2 Residents
Daniel Chang, MD

Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: Princeton University, New Jersey

Robin Babadjouni, MD

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Undergraduate: University of Southern California

PGY-1 Residents
Peyton Nisson, MD

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Arizona at Tucson

Alumni Residents

Lindsey Ross, MD

Fellow, Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Michael Schiraldi, MD, PhD

Faculty, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Neurosurgery Program, Colton, California

Harish Babu, MD, PhD

Fellow, Neurosurgical Skull Base Fellowship, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Debraj Mukherjee, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Kurtis Birch, MD

Attending neurosurgeon, St. Joseph Health Medical Group, Santa Rosa, California

Doniel Drazin, MD

Attending Neurosurgeon, Astria Medical Group, Yakima, Washington

Paula Eboli, MD

Medical DirectorEndovascular Neurosurgery at Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Sunil Jeswani, MD

Assistant professor, Division of Neurosurgery, University of California at San Diego

Ali Shirzadi, MD

Assistant clinical professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco

Kofi Kessey, MD

Attending neurosurgeon, Center for NeuroScience, Thousand Oaks, California

Have Questions or Need Help?

Contact us if you have questions or would like to learn more about the Neurological Surgery Residency Program at Cedars-Sinai.

Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery
127 S. San Vicente Blvd., Suite A6600
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Samantha Phu, Neurological Surgery Residency Program Coordinator