Meet the Residents

As this year’s Chief Neurosurgery Residents at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, we are proud of our exceptional group. We’d like to introduce you to who our neurosurgery residents are: Our backgrounds, education, research endeavors, clinical and academic interests, future goals, personal interests, and our personalities, too.

Our diverse group of neurosurgery resident physicians comes from all over the United States and the world, each one of us with a unique story and qualities that make us strong members of our team. The neurosurgery faculty genuinely care about our professional journeys, and the overall environment at Mount Sinai provides the tools we need to become competent, well-trained academic neurosurgeons. And we know that once we graduate, our co-residents will continue to bestow a comfortable, encouraging, and fun culture for one another—an atmosphere created to support each other through this challenging seven-year training program.

We hope that by learning about us and our co-residents, our program’s dedication to resident wellness, education, professional development, and advocacy will shine through, showing you why Mount Sinai is a national leader in neurosurgical training.

Please make sure to connect with us if you have any questions. To learn more about the history of our residency program, check out our publication in the Journal of Neurosurgery (a subscription may be required), which is a first-of-its kind analysis looking back on 75 years of neurosurgery training at Mount Sinai. Please check out the brochure and video about our program, too!

Yours,

Jeffrey Zimering, MD and Alejandro Carrasquilla, MD
Neurosurgery Co-Chief Residents, 2023-2024

Chief Residents
Zimering

Jeffrey Zimering, MD

MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Bio | Video

Carrasquilla

Alejandro Carrasquilla, MD

Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Bio | Video

PGY-6
Feng

Rui Feng, MD, MS

MD: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
MS: University College London
Bio | Video

Hardigan

Trevor Hardigan, MD, PhD

MD: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
PhD: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Bio | Video

PGY-5
Schupper

Alexander J. Schupper, MD

MD: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Bio | Video

Bhimani

Abhiraj Bhimani, MD

MD: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Bio | Video

PGY-4
Tabani

Halima Tabani, MD

MD: Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan
Bio | Video

Carr

Matthew Carr, MD

MD: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Bio | Video

PGY-3
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Noah Nichols, MD

MD: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Bio | Video

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Brandon Philbrick, MD

MD: Emory University School of Medicine
Bio | Video

PGY-2
headshot of Chi Le

Chi Le, MD, MS

MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
MS: University of Oxford
Bio

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Emily K. Chapman, MD

MD: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Bio | Video

PGY-1
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Ansley Unterberger, MD

MD: University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine

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Daniel Cummins, MD

MD: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine