Meet Our Team

The highly-trained physicians at St. John Neuroscience Institute work each day to give expert care to patients with brain or nervous system injuries, diseases or disorders. From detection and treatment to surgery and rehabilitation, our specialists deliver expert multidisciplinary care.

 

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Tyler Auschwitz, M.D.

Tyler Auschwitz, M.D.

Director of Neuro-Oncology

Gender

Male

Education

Advanced Training: Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Prince of Wales Private Hospital in New South Wales, Australia
Residency: neurosurgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2009-2015
Doctor of Medicine: Louisiana State University Health Science Center Shreveport, 2005-2009
Bachelor of Science: biological sciences, Louisiana State University, 2001-2004

Organizations

American Association of Neurosurgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

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David Gilbert, M.D.

David Gilbert, M.D.

Co-Vice Director, Stroke Service and St. John Heyman Stroke Center; Stroke Hospitalist

Gender

Male

Education

Residency: internal medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 2008
Medical school: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 2005
Pre-med: biology and chemistry, Southern Nazarene University

Organizations

American College of Physicians
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
American Medical Association

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Patrick Han, M.D.

Patrick Han, M.D.

Co-Medical Director, St. John Heyman Stroke Center; Medical Director, St. John Neuroscience Institute

Gender

Male

Education

Fellowships: cerebrovascular and skull-based surgery, endovascular neurosurgery and complex spinal surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute
Residency: Barrow Neurological Institute, 1998
Internship: surgery, Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, 1998
Medical school: University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1997

Organizations

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Joint Section on Cerebrovascular
North American Skull Base Society

Misc

ADVANCED STUDIES
CyberKnife® radiosurgery

SUBSPECIALTY INTERESTS
Cerebrovascular and skull-based surgery
Aneurysm clipping
Carotid endarterectomy
Endovascular neurosurgery
Coil embolization of brain aneurysm
Carotid stent
Stereotactic radiosurgery
AVM, brain tumor trigeminal neuralgia
Complex spine surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery

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Hilary Kneale, D.O.

Hilary Kneale, D.O.

Neurocritical Care Physician

Gender

Female

Education

Fellowship: neurocritical care, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2013-2015
Residency: neurology, Michigan State University/Sparrow Health System in Lansing, Mich., 2010-2013
Internship: Michigan State University/Sparrow Health System, 2009-2010
Medical school: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, 2009

Organizations

American Academy of Neurology
American Osteopathic Association
Neurocritical Care Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine

Misc

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Description

Dr. Kneale received her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University before earning her medical degree at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She complete her neurology residency at Michigan State University/Sparrow Health System, followed by her neurocritical care fellowship at University of Cincinnati. Dr. Kneale is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a member of the Neurocritical Care Society, along with the American Academy of Neurology, American Osteopathic Association, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Kneale works with our Neurology and Stroke team.

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Aaron Miranda, M.D.

Aaron Miranda, M.D.

Pain Management

8131 S. Memorial Drive, Suite 100
Tulsa, OK 74133

Tel: 918-872-6890

Accepting New Patients

Yes

Gender

Male

Education

Fellowship: interventional pain, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y., 2014-2015
Residency: physical medicine and rehabilitation, Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, N.Y., 2010-2014
Medical degree: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Maarten, 2005-2009
Undergraduate degree: Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, 2000-2005

Organizations

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Misc

Board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation
Board-certified in pain management
Proficient in medical Spanish

Description

Dr. Miranda is a double board certified physician specializing in pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Miranda attended Texas Christian University for his undergraduate degree in biology before obtaining a medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. He performed his residency at the Nassau University Medical Center in New York, where he was elected chief resident of the department of pain management and rehabilitation. He then served as co-chief fellow during his ACGME-accredited interventional pain fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Miranda is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He also holds several certifications on pain management. Dr. Miranda is located in Tulsa, but is available in our Owasso location at the St. John Owasso Medical Office Building, 12455 E 100th St. N., Suite 260, every other Wednesday.

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Thomas Rapacki, M.D.

Thomas Rapacki, M.D.

Gender

Male

Education

Residency, neurological surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1996
Internship, general surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1990
Doctor of Medicine, Uniformed Services School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, 1989
Bachelor of Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1983

Organizations

Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

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Gregory Rosenfeld, M.D.

Gregory Rosenfeld, M.D.

Gender

Male

Education

Residency, neurosurgery, Medical College of Virginia, 1986-1991
Internship, general surgery, Medical College of Virginia, 1985-1986
Doctor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1981-1985
Bachelor of Science, chemistry, Bucknell University, 1977-1981

Organizations

American Association of Neurological Surgery
American Board of Neurological Surgery
American Medical Association
Catawba County Medical Society
Congress of Neurological Surgery
North Carolina Medical Society
North Carolina Spine Society

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John Smithson Jr., M.D.

John Smithson Jr., M.D.

Gender

Male

Education

University of Oklahoma Medical School, 1976
Surgery Internship, University of Kentucky, 1977
Residency, Neurological Surgery, University of Kentucky, 1982f

Organizations

Diplomat, American Board of Neurological Surgery
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Social & Civic

Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, England
Neurology
Neuropathology

Misc

SUBSPECIALTY INTERESTS
Stroke And Cerebrovascular Surgery
Carotid Endarterectomy
Aneurysm Clipping
Intracranial Tumors
Spine Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

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Justin Thankachan, M.D.

Justin Thankachan, M.D.

Co-Vice Director, Stroke Service and St. John Heyman Stroke Center; Stroke Hospitalist

Gender

Male

Education

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 2005
Residency: internal medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Organizations

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
American Medical Association

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Daryl Thompson, M.D., FAHA

Daryl Thompson, M.D., FAHA

Stroke Neurology and Outpatient Stroke Clinic

Gender

Male

Education

Cerebrovascular diseases, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1994-1995
Residency: neurology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1991-1994
Residency: internal medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1989-1991
Internship: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1988-1989
Medical school: University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1982-1988

Organizations

American Academy of Neurology
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
American Medical Association

Description

Specialty Board Certification

Vascular neurology, 2009
Neurology, 1996, 2007
Internal medicine, 1993

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Anna Wanahita, M.D.

Anna Wanahita, M.D.

Co-Medical Director, St. John Heyman Stroke Center; Medical Director of Stroke Services, St. John Health System

Gender

Female

Education

Fellowship: University of Louisville
Residency: neurology, University of Louisville
Internship: internal medicine, University of Louisville

Organizations

American Academy of Neurology
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
American Medical Association
Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology