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Dr. Thai is a neurosurgeon with experiences spanning a wide spectrum of neurosurgical practice settings, including rural solo private practice, integrated community hospital networks, and large tertiary academic university and trauma centers. 


Dr. Thai has served as the Division Chief of Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery, National Capital Region, and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Maryland.  His other roles have included Assistant Dean for Alice L. Walton School of Medicine, Director of Neurosurgery of a hospital system in Arkansas, and team neurosurgeon for the University of Arkansas Razorback Football program (in partnership with Dr. Chris Arnold and Advanced Orthopedic Specialists).


He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery at the Houston Methodist Academic Institute & Cornell Medical College, as well as a neurosurgery consultant for state, federal, and private agencies.

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Dr. Thai graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.  He finished post-graduate training in general surgery internship and neurosurgery residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, where he was also appointed a Fellow, Chief Resident, Instructor of Neurosurgery, and Assistant Chief of Service for neurosurgery.  

Dr. Thai obtained further professional and graduate studies in the business and management aspect of medicine from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. He also has a Master of Divinity from the Divinity School at Duke University.

Dr. Thai has published nationally and internationally, including peer-reviewed original science research publications and abstracts, science meetings, and medical text books, with over 100 publications/abstracts/book chapters.  He was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar and served on the editorial board of medical journals and invited as guest editors.  He taught medical students and mentored residents as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and as the Founder and Director of the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Updates Symposium for the National Capital Region.


Dr. Thai serves as a medical consultant for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and various state Medical Boards and Hospital Boards. He has also served as a Consultant for Johns Hopkins International. He is currently a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS), Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in London, UK. He has received numerous honors, including the Howard Hughes Medical Scholars Program, American Heart Association Research Grant, Harvey Cushing Neurosurgery Award, and The Michael J. Stanton MD Surgeon of the Year Award while at Johns Hopkins.

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