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Jonathan Riley, M.D.

Jonathan Riley, MD is a chief resident in Neurological Surgery (PGY-7) at Emory University. He has a clinical subspecialty interests in epilepsy as well as in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. Beginning as a first year medical student in 2005, he has been continuously involved in research-related activities as a member of the Boulis (Nicholas M. Boulis, MD) laboratory. During this time, he has meaningfully and longitudinally participated in translational and clinical research agendas. Translational research activities have included both small and large animal work and have focused on the clinical translation of biologics-based therapeutics with an emphasis on development of approaches to therapeutics delivery to the central nervous system. Additional interests include neurosurgical outreach for resource-limited settings. This interest was fostered through participation in a charitable spine mission to Uganda as a medical student and subsequent participation in Project Shunt (Guatemala City, Guatemala) as a junior resident.

Nicholas Boulis, M.D.

Dr. Nicholas Boulis is an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at Emory University. His research interests include biological neurorestoration and neuromodulation through the use of cell, protein and gene delivery to the nervous system. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yale University with distinction in intensive Biology and Philosophy majors and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Medical School, winning the Harold Lamport Biomedical Research Award. In 1997, Dr. Boulis founded Project Shunt, gathering donated equipment and organizing a team of relief neurosurgeons to deliver care to patients with congenital hydrocephalus and neural tube defects. Dr. Boulis continues to accompany the team and serves as one of Project Shunt's neurosurgeons. 

Annie McDonough

Annie McDonough is a first-year medical student at University of California, San Francisco. She graduated from Duke University in 2013 with degrees in Psychology and Romance Studies and a certificate in Global Health. After graduation, Annie worked in Mire balais, Haiti for one year as an External Relations Coordinator for Partners In Health. Most recently, she worked in Atlanta as an Administrative Assistant for the Boulis Laboratory at Emory University, where she helped launch the Haiti Neurosurgery Initiative and participated in its 2015 February pilot trip.

Sukreet Raju, M.B.B.S.

Sukreet Raju is a physician from Bangalore, India. Having learnt the art of medicine in a teaching hospital in India geared at helping people from financially weaker sections of society, he is acutely aware of the immense economic burden a health problem can present to an individual and their family. He believes in the importance of availability of unrestricted access to quality medical help in times of need. He  is working towards training to be a neurosurgeon and is currently a Preliminary Neurosurgery-General Surgery intern at Tulane-Ochsner in New Orleans, LA. Outside of medicine his interests are motorcycles, aviation and military history.

Jordan Amadio, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Amadio is a senior resident physician in the Department of Neurosurgery at Emory University. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he received an honors degree in physics and was a Barry Goldwater Scholar. He received his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, where he performed research in neurogenomics and was selected to complete his training in the Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program co-administered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, he earned a Masters in Business Administration (with Distinction) from Harvard Business School. 


Outside of neurosurgery, Dr. Amadio has been active in numerous academic and community service initiatives. In 2004, he was funded as a Leonard M. Rieser Fellow to trek through Sub-Saharan Africa on behalf of the Millennium Science Initiative in order to promote biotechnology as a force for capacity building in developing nations. Since 2013, he has been an active senior design adviser for biomedical engineering innovation projects at Georgia Tech. Today, he serves as Editorial Fellow at Neurosurgery, the official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He is also the co-founder of NeuroLaunch, the world’s first neuroscience startup company accelerator.

Brandon Miller, M.D., PhD

Brandon Miller is a chief resident in neurosurgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his undergraduate work at Washington University in St. Louis and the combined MD/PhD program at Ohio State University.  He has been active in basic science research throughout his career, studying central nervous system injury in numerous disease models.  He has traveled to Haiti and Kenya for neurosurgical work and is planning a career in pediatric neurosurgery.

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