Education & Training

Education:

  • 1987-1991 BS – Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • 1991-1995 MD – Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1997-2000 PhD – Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (Neuroscience)

Internship, Residency, Fellowships and Post-Residency Training:

7/1995 – 6/1996
Internship in General Surgery,
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons,
Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ

7/2000 – 6/2001
Fellow in Neurosurgery and Complex Neuro-Spine Surgery
New York University Medical Center, New York, NY:
Tisch University Hospital
Bellevue Hospital
Manhattan Veterans Administration Medical Center

7/2001 – 12/2001
Resident in Neurosurgery,
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital-
The Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley
Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience

1/2002 – 6/2002
Resident in Pediatric Neurosurgery
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA.

7/2002 – 6/2004
Senior Resident in Neurosurgery,
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital-
The Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley
Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience

7/2004 – 9/2005
Chief Resident in Neurosurgery,
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital-
The Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley
Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience

9/2005 – 9/2006
Fellow in CyberKnife Radiosurgery and Neurosurgical Oncology,
Stanford University Medical Center and Stanford Cancer Institute,
Stanford, CA

4/18 – 4/19/12
CyberKnife Radiosurgery Clinical Training Program,
Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

1/9/12 – 1/13/12
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Clinical Training Program
University of Pittsburgh Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery,
Pittsburgh, PA






Dr. Lipani is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, an Active Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.




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