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Meet Our Trainees

The Neurosurgery Comprehensive Adult and Pediatric Spinal Deformity Fellowship draws trainees from across the U.S. and around the world. While all our trainees have a love of learning and a compassionate approach to patient care, they come from diverse backgrounds, family status, and professional and personal interests.

Mohammad Alhazaimeh, M.B.B.S.

Mohammad Alhazaimeh, M.B.B.S.

2021-2022

Medical school: Jordan University of Science and Technology

Residency: King Abdullah University Hospital, Just University of Science and Technology

Manish Pai, M.D.

Manish Pai, M.D.

2020-2021

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic's spine fellowship? 

"I was keen on joining fellowship training in spine surgery at Mayo Clinic because of the emphasis that Mayo Clinic places on fellow/resident learning and the huge variety and number of spine surgeries done here. To be the best, you have got to learn from the best. Mayo training is all encompassing. It teaches you to do the right thing for your patient and in the right way. If there is a way to combine and practice the science and art of medicine, it is the 'Mayo way.'"

Medical school: Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute

Residency: Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology

Tanmoy Maiti, M.D.

Tanmoy Maiti, M.D.

2018-2019

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic's spine fellowship? 

"Mayo provides a unique opportunity to work in a large-volume referral hospital where complex cases are treated by several eminent spine surgeons who are leaders in the field. Dr. Jamal McClendon, the program director, is an extremely talented and highly skilled spine surgeon. Training with him can give a wide range of experience from minimally invasive surgery to extremely complex scoliosis surgery, degenerative disease to spine oncology and spine trauma. Training under him is a dream come true experience for any aspiring spine surgeon." 

Current location: Abu Dhabi

Medical school: Kolkata Medical College & Hospital, India

Residency: The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluri, India; Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA; Cleveland Clinic