The OHSU Department of Neurological Surgery is proud and delighted to introduce the incoming Neurosurgery Residency Class of 2026. After another exciting Match Day, the department is thrilled to announce a class of future residents with the talent, ambition, and personality to serve our fellow citizens in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond.
In no particular order, please help us welcome the incoming class:
Christian Giovanni Lopez Ramos is completing his MD at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). He has also received his Master’s in Clinical Research from UCSD, as well as an M.P.H. in Quantitative Methods from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As part of his Master’s program, he developed an extensive portfolio centered on understanding the impact of patient, clinical, and health system factors on the provision of care and outcomes in neurosurgery. Notably, Mr. Lopez Ramos has independently developed and tested multiple clinical hypotheses with fluent use of data analytics, statistical software, and coding. Mr. Lopez Ramos has publication of more than 20 abstracts, manuscripts, and book chapters to date. He enjoys playing the piano and guitar, as well as soccer and writing screenplays.
Maryam Nour Shahin is completing her MD at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, and received her undergraduate degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at University of California, Davis. At Boonshoft, Ms. Shahin established a student chapter of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Ms. Shahin has been successful in her research endeavors and has spent time working at UCSF, focused on investigating brain tumor immunotherapy, clinical outcomes and quality of life. More globally, she worked with the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, a non-profit, non-political organization that provides medical treatment to youth in the Middle East. She traveled to Nablus to take part in a neurosurgical relief effort, spending time in the operating room and assisting in various surgeries. Ms. Shahin enjoys staying physically active playing soccer, cycling, and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She also plays the flute and enjoys traveling to foreign countries.
Erin Yamamoto is completing her MD and Master’s degree in Nutrition at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, and received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Colorado College. Ms. Yamamoto has an extensive research background and spent time as an NIH fellow between 2011 and 2013. She has a number of publications including works published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. She developed a keen interest in immunology during her year as a Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellow. Ms. Yamamoto was a collegiate tennis player and also enjoys running, and playing soccer.