Current Residents

The Neurology Residency Program attracts and trains the brightest doctors from medical schools around the region and across the U.S.

PGY-4 Residents
Bo Leung, MD

Preliminary: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Medical School: University of Toledo, Ohio
Undergraduate: University of California Davis

Scott Fiedler, MD

Preliminary: Washington University, Missouri
Medical School: University of Queensland, Australia
Undergraduate: University of San Diego, California

Armita Sadeghi, MD

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno
Undergraduate: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Thomas Nelson, MD

Preliminary: University of Kansas Wichita
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita
Undergraduate: Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Rafer Willenberg, MD, PhD

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: University of California San Diego
Undergraduate: Stanford University

PGY-3 Residents
Jessica Choi, MD

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: George Washington University, District of Columbia
Undergraduate: UCLA

Austin Momii, MD

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: University of Irvine, California
Undergraduate: UCLA

Danielle Thordarson, MD

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: Rush University, Illinois 
Undergraduate: UCLA

Elizabeth Daphne Verter, MD

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: University of Queensland, Australia
Undergraduate: Cal State Long Beach, California

Mohammad Kayyali, MD

Preliminary: Southern Hills Hospital, Las Vegas
Medical School: University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, Jordan
Undergraduate: Modern System School, Amman, Jordan

PGY-2 Residents
Jason Ching, MD

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: George Washington University, District of Columbia
Undergraduate: UC Davis, California

Sonja Darwish, MD

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: Drexel University, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: UC Berkeley, California

Spencer Funk, DO

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: Midwestern University Arizona COM, Arizona
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, Utah

Xi (Nancy) Li, MD

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: California Northstate University, California
Undergraduate: UCLA, California

Benjamin Simpson, MD

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: Louisiana State University, Louisiana
Undergraduate: Rice University, Texas

PGY-1 Residents
Huda Alalami, MD

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: Weill Cornell, Qatar

Samuel Frank, MD

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: Ohio State University, Ohio
Undergraduate: University of Chicago, Illinois

Alexandra Livingston, DO

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: William Carey University COM, Mississippi
Undergraduate: Indiana University, Indiana

Helia Maghzi, MD

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: Isfahan University, Iran

Luigi Mangiacotti, DO

Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, California
Undergraduate: Loyola Marymount University, California

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about our training programs, please contact:

Diana Merritt, Program Manager