Ascension Providence Neurosurgery Residency Staff Surgeons and Faculty

  • Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield & Novi, Michigan

    Teck M. Soo, M.D.
    Program Director, Neurosurgery
    Section Chief of Neurosurgery, Ascension Providence Hospital

    • Medical School:  Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
    • Residency:  University of Toronto
    • Fellowship: Neurosurgical spine – University of Toronto
    • Practice Interest: Minimally invasive and complex spine reconstruction 
        

    Boyd F. Richards, D.O.
    Chief of Neurosurgery, Beaumont Health System - Farmington Hills Campus 

    • Medical Education: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences 
    • Residency: Michigan State University Ascension Southeast Michigan Hospital, Southfield, Michigan
    • Fellowship: Endovascular – University of Alabama
    • Practice Interest: Endovascular, stroke treatment
        

    Peter L. Bono, D.O.
    Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

    • Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
    • Residency: Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI
    • Fellowship: Orthopedic Spine – New York University, Hospital for Joint Diseases, NY
    • Practice Interest: Minimally invasive spine surgery
        
    Clifford M. Houseman, D.O.
    Board Certified in Neurosurgery
    • Medical School: Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA
    • Residency: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
    • Fellowship: Neurological Spine – Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
    • Practice Interest: Adult deformity and reconstructive spine surgery
        

    Prashant Kelkar, D.O.
    Board Eligible in Neurosurgery

    • Medical School:  Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Residency: Michigan State University Ascension Southeast Michigan Hospital, Southfield, Michigan
    • Fellowship: Skull Base/Cerebrovascular Surgery – Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle, WA
    • Fellowship: Neuroendovascular Surgery – University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
    • Fellowship: Neuroendovascular  Surgery – Ascension Southeast Michigan Health System, Detroit, MI
    • Practice Interest: Neuroendovascular surgery, skull base neurosurgery, microvascular bypass surgery
        

    Richard D. Fessler, M.D.
    Board Certified in Neurosurgery
    Chairman of Surgery, Ascension St. John Hospital
    Director – Michigan Stroke Network

    • Medical Education: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    • Residency:Nagoya University Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
    • Fellowship: Endovascular Neurosurgery - University of Buffalo School
    • Practice Interest: Neuroendovascular surgery, cerebrovascular surgery
        

    Murali Guthikonda, M.D.
    Chairman of Neurosurgery, Wayne State University

    • Medical Education: Guntur Medical College
    • Residency: Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center
    • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati Hospital
    • Practice Interest: Skull base cerebrovascular surgery
        

    Karol Zakalik, M.D.
    Board Certified in Neurosurgery

    • Medical School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    • Residency: University of Colorado
    • Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery – University of Toronto, Ontario
    • Practice Interest: Pediatric neurosurgery
        

    Robert Johnson, M.D.
    Chief of Neurological Surgery, Sinai-Grace Hospital

    • Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
    • Residency: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
    • Practice Interest: Epilepsy, movement disorders, functional neurosurgery, neurotrauma
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan

    Steven Ham, D.O.
    Chairman of Neurosurgery, Children’s Hospital of Michigan

    • Medical Education: University of Health Science
    • Residency: General Surgery – Mt. Clemens General Hospital
    • Residency: Neurosurgery – Wayne State University
    • Fellowship: Pediatric neurosurgery – Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI
    • Practice Interest: Pediatric Neurosurgery with a special interest in hydrocephalus


    Sandeep Sood, M.D.

    Board Certified in Neurosurgery

    • Medical School: New Delhi
    • Residency: New Delhi
    • Fellowship:Pediatric neurosurgery – Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI
    • Practice Interest: Pediatric Neurosurgery with special interests in epilepsy surgery, pediatric brain tumors, hydrocephalus, endoscopic surgery, craniofacial surgery and spinal dysraphism


    Neena Marupudi, M.D.

    Board Certified in Neurosurgery

    • Medical School:Pennsylvania State University
    • Residency: Wayne State University/ Detroit Medical Center
    • Fellowship:Pediatric neurosurgery –University of Washington
    • Practice Interest: brain and spinal cord tumors, cerebrovascular and cervical spine disorders, epilepsy, chiari malformations, endoscopic/minimally invasive brain surgery, laser ablation for brain tumors/ epilepsy, selective dorsal rhizotomy, spasticity, spina bifida
  • Harper University Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

    William Kupsky, M.D.
    Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology

    • Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    • Residency: College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY
    • Practice Interest: Brain tumors, neuromuscular pathology, developmental neuropathology, and pathology of epilepsy
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

    Maysaa Basha, M.D.
    Board Certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy
    Program Director, Neurology Residency Program, WSU/DMC

    • Medical School: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
    • Residency: Wayne State University/ Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI
    • Practice Interest:treatment of medically intractable epilepsy, treatment of status epilepticus, EEG and seizure semiology analysis, and seizure safety
         

    Mohammad Ibrahim, MD
    Board Certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology
    Medical Director, Neurocritical Care, Neurotrauma, DMC
    Program Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship, WSU/DMC

    • Medical School: Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
    • Residency: S.U.N.Y. at Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
    • Fellowship: University of Medicine & Dentistry, Newark, NJ
    • Practice Interest: therapeutic hypothermia, multimodality neuocritical care monitoring, and neurovascular ultrasonography