• Chris Marcellino, was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended UC Berkeley where he completed a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science. He then worked at Apple Inc. for five years, initially on pro video software, then on the first five versions of the iPhone and the first iPad, where he designed the app installation for the App Store, the app and icon manager, portions of UIKit, and patented push email technology. Chris was a guest lecturer and contributor to the Stanford CS193 iPhone programming course and a two-time Apple WWDC conference speaker. Prior to starting medical school, he worked in McKerrow lab at UCSF studying parasite gene expression, and used computer vision to screen drugs for neglected tropical disease. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he graduated with honors and distinction in research, and as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, and is now a Neurocritical Care fellow at the Mayo Clinic, where he has also completed four years of neurosurgery residency. He is married to an otolaryngologist, and they have one daughter together. Outside of neurosurgery, he enjoys cycling, weight training, scuba diving, computer and Internet technology, and home construction.

  • Lucas Carlstrom, MD, PhD, is a PGY 4 Neurologic Surgery resident at Mayo Clinic. He is interested in neural regeneration/protection, cellular senescence, radiation-induced injury and the neurobiology of pain. He is also interested in education, particularly in neuroanatomy and surgical training that utilizes novel technologies, such as 3-D printing and virtual/augmented reality. He plans to complete the enfolded skull base neuro-oncology fellowship at the end of residency. Outside of neurosurgery, he enjoys a variety of active outdoor activities, including mountain biking, backpacking, skiing and soccer as well as spending time with his wife, Amanda.

  • Panos is a 2nd year neurosurgery resident at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He was born and raised in Athens, Greece. He graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School in 2015. Shortly after, he joined the Mayo Clinic Neuro-Informatics Laboratory under the mentorship of Dr. Bydon, while simultaneously being accepted into the Mayo Graduate School's Master's program in clinical and translational science.

    The focus of his work has been on comparative effectiveness and patient-reported outcomes research in the realm of cranial and spine surgery. He also serves as one of the co-investigators working on the regenerative medicine stem cell trials involving people with degenerative spine disease and traumatic spinal cord injury. Outside of neurosurgery, Panos likes to cycle, swim, and do salsa and ballroom dancing.

  • Several months after her birth in Lages, Brazil, Juliana was brought to the Mayo Clinic for life-saving medical treatment then was raised in San Francisco. After studying biological engineering and management at MIT, she spent a decade as a surface warfare officer-nuclear in the United States Navy. She deployed throughout the Asian Pacific, Mediterranean, and Persian Gulf for ballistic missile defense, anti-submarine warfare and humanitarian aid/disaster relief missions. Juliana completed the M.D. program at Georgetown University School of Medicine while serving as a caregiver for her grandmother with Parkinson’s Disease, which sparked her interest in functional neurosurgery. Outside of neurosurgery, Juliana enjoys horseback riding, skiing, hiking, and spending time outdoors.

  • Patrick grew up in Austin, Texas, and attended college nearby at Southwestern University, where he played varsity soccer and was the swim team captain. After graduating, he attended the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine where he developed an interest in brain tumor research. He enjoys skiing, fishing, rock climbing, archery, and spending time with his wife, Mitra, who is a resident in cardiothoracic surgery at Mayo.

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    Resident in Neurological Surgery at Mayo Clinic
    Resident in Neurological Surgery at Mayo Clinic

    Pierce was born in San Diego, California, but to escape the perfect weather quickly moved to Minnesota, where he has lived since. He completed an undergraduate degree in chemistry and played basketball and golf at Macalester College. Subsequently, he had a formative and rich medical school experience at the Mayo Clinic. Outside of neurosurgery, he enjoys listening to and playing classical music, analyzing the life and work of Bob Dylan, keeping in touch with friends/family, and playing all sports.

  • Megan (Kaszuba) Everson, MD is a PGY4 neurosurgery resident at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and a graduate of Rush Medical College.

  • Tony grew up in the small town of Shell Lake, Wisconsin. He completed an undergraduate biochemistry degree at the University of Minnesota and attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His neurosurgical interests include spinal deformity and spine tumors. Tony enjoys golf, softball, hiking, skiing, reading, and spending time with his wife, Elizabeth, and other family and friends.

  • Ryan grew up in San Diego, California. He attended the University of California, Irvine where he played water polo and majored in biology and chemistry. After a two-year hiatus working as a lab tech at UCSF, Ryan completed his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Ryan’s current neurosurgical interests include neuro-oncology and cerebrovascular surgery. His interests outside of neurosurgery include spending time with his wife, Missy, and their daughter, Nora, as well as exercising and cooking.

  • Cody was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After completing a course of study in neuroscience at the University of Tennessee, Cody obtained his M.D. at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. During medical school, he developed an avid interest in neuro-oncology research and subsequently held research appointments at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the National Institutes of Health. His academic interests include pediatric neuro-oncology, the basic science of CNS tumors, translational neuro-oncology, skull base surgery, neurocritical care, and vascular neurosurgery. In his spare time, Cody enjoys mountain and road biking, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

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