Department of Neurology


We are immensely proud of our current and former fellows – a talented, diverse group of brilliant neurointensivists. Each of them has shaped the program in a unique way, implemented their own ideas, and contributed to our program’s growth.

Current Fellows

Xin Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Residency Program: Henry Ford Health (Neurology)

Academic Interests and Research Projects: POCUS (point-of-care ultrasound) in ICU, utilization of cEEG in neurocritical care, neuroinflammation in subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Hobbies: Creating memories with my husband, enjoying family time. My main focus at this point in my life, is to enjoy the rigorous process of becoming specialized in neurocritical care.

Fellowship Goals: Learning to apply the latest clinical knowledge and cutting -edge techniques to our patients

How do you take your coffee? Ideally, a double-shot, short, dry cappuccino with 2% organic lactose-free milk. The reality is, I can take any caffeinated beverage…

Thuhien Nguyen, M.D.

Residency Program: University of Washington (Neurology)

Academic Interests and Research Projects: I am interested in medical management of severe traumatic brain injury, and neuroprognostication after cardiac arrest. I also have a strong passion for clinical education and trainee mentorship. My recent research looked at the risks of rebleeding in patients with acute intracranial hemorrhage who require systemic anticoagulation for venous thromboembolism. My current research examines neuroimaging modalities that may improve our accuracy in neuroprognostication after cardiac arrest

Hobbies: My favorite thing is time with my family, whether it is spent outdoors in the gorgeous PNW or movie nights at home. I also love food and cooking/baking

Fellowship Goals: To become a competent and confident intensivist, to adeptly help patients with severe injuries to their brains and other vital organs and support their families through difficult times, to grow into a trusted team leader and dedicated educator

How do you take your coffee? Most days, I take a pour over with single origin beans, black. Double Americano for days when I need energy. Latte with coconut milk when I deserve a treat

Kristopher Hendershot, M.D

Residency Program: Emergency Medicine–Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami

Academic Interests and Research Projects: I have a grant-funded research project regarding the care trajectory for older adult patient with severe TBI specifically designed to better understand the inequities around the use of advance care planning, life-sustaining treatment, DNR orders, and palliative and hospice care.

Hobbies: Travelling to National Parks with my wife, daughter, and dog!

Fellowship Goals: Become an expert at managing patients who are critically ill from various neurological emergencies. 

How do you take your coffee? Usually with a lot of sugar, sweetener, milk, cream—basically anything that hides the taste of coffee.

Sean Marinelli, M.D.

Residency Program: Columbia University (Neurology)

Academic Interests and Research Projects: Systemic manifestations of intracranial injuries, ventilator management and mechanical support, medical education, neuroprognostication.

Hobbies: Hiking, musical theater, exploring the PNW with my partner and playing with our two cats.

Fellowship Goals: To become a capable intensivist and skilled proceduralist, broaden my understanding of both medical and neurological critical care.

How do you take your coffee? French press + dark roast in the mornings before work, a cappuccino on the weekends if I’m treating myself.

Recent Fellows

Nassim Matin, M.D.

Current Position: Barrow Neurological Institute

Residency Program: SUNY Downstate (Neurology)

Academic Interests and Research Projects: Brain injury after cardiac arrest, systemic effects of primary neurological disorders, neurophysiology in critical care

Hobbies: Learning a new skill or language, reading

Fellowship Achievements: Gained strong foundations of general critical care knowledge and implemented research ideas. Had the opportunity to work with amazing neurointensivits and neurologists.

How do you take your coffee?: Decaf

Patrick Crooks, M.D.

Current Position: Barrow Neurological Institute

Residency Program: University of Washington (Neurology)

Academic Interests and Research Projects: Family perception of brain death, resident medical education, critical care EEG

Hobbies: Guitar, electric bass, electric personal transportation vehicles, photography

Fellowship Achievements: Abstract on quantitative EEG predictors of clinical herniation won Best Case Report Award at the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) 20th Annual Meeting.

How do you take your coffee? Caffeinated and unsweetened

Lindy Craft, D.O.

Current Position: Legacy Emanuel, Portland OR (Intensivist for the Neuro ICU, MICU, and ECMO service)

Residency Program: Legacy Emanuel, Internal Medicine

Fellowship: Oregon Health and Science University, Critical Care Medicine

Academic Interests and Research Projects: Prognostication after Cardiac Arrest, Medical Education in Critical Care, Incorporation of POCUS into daily critical care workflow.

Hobbies: Traveling, HIIT, running, golfing, boating, surfing, wine tasting as well as spending time with my dog

Fellowship Achievements: Abstract accepted at the Neurocritical Care Society Conference and awarded the top abstract at the Oregon Society of Critical Care Medicine Symposium.

How do you take your coffee? With almond milk

Robert H. Bonow, M.D.

Current position: Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Neurocritical Care and Neurological Surgery

Residency Program: University of Washington (Neurological Surgery)

Academic Interests and Research Projects: Traumatic brain injury, intracranial physiology, trauma/healthcare systems

Fellowship Achievements: Gained comprehensive understanding of the physiologic basis of critical care, mastered bedside assessment with point-of-care ultrasound

Hobbies: Photography, hiking, aviation

How do you take your coffee? Double short americano, no room!

Rafael Wabl, M.D.

Residency Program: University of Michigan (Neurology)

Academic Interests and Research Projects: Trajectory and recovery of patients with severe acute brain injury, risk of late deterioration in patients with moderate TBI, secondary analysis of the ESETT trial

Hobbies: I love the usual Seattle things: mountains, backpacking, hiking, fog, coffee, as well as fiction, poetry, Josh Ritter, and my little red ’89 Toyota pick-up.

Current Position: Neurologist and Intensivist at Providence Everett

Fellowship Accomplishments: Becoming a well-rounded intensivist

Fellowship Goals: By the end of fellowship, in addition to being a knowledgeable neurointensivist, I hope to be a competent general intensivist who can handle any critical care situation thrown my way!

How do you take your coffee? Black 🙂

Victor Lin, M.D.

Residency Program: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (Neurology)

Academic Interests and Research Projects: management of status epilepticus, significance of interictal patterns in neurocritical care, EEG as a prognostic tool in severe acute brain injury, improvement of CQI pathways in neurocritical care

Hobbies: Food, cooking

Current Position: Neurocritical Care Faculty, University of Washington”

Fellowship Accomplishments: Abstract presented at Neurocritical Care Society Distinguished Professor Poster rounds regarding the impact of COVID-19 on neurocritical care delivery and subsequently published as a manuscript in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.

Fellowship Goals: Become a well versed intensivist capable of managing the most neurologically and medically complex patients in the ICU

How do you take your coffee? All the ways aside from decaf, though usually black (I have 6 different ways to brew coffee at home)