Neurological Spine Faculty
As part of the multidisciplinary UC Davis Spine Center, the Neurology Spine Faculty work in collaboration with the other specialties to treat various spinal disorders and conditions. The center is home to internationally recognized experts in neuro-spinal disorders. They are highly trained in a full-range of technologies to provide current and effective treatments for the entire spectrum of neurological disease. Our faculty and staff are committed to patient care.
Current Neuro Spine Faculty
Chief, Spinal Neurosurgery
Neurological Surgery Advanced Practice Providers
Vilija Abrute, M.S., ACNP-BC
Graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago with a Master of Science in Nursing in 2011 and is a board certified nurse practitioner.
Rex Ambatali, M.S., FNP-C, AGACNP-BC
Board certified nurse practitioner. Completed his education at Walden University in 2014 (FNP) and University of Pennsylvania in 2018 (AGACNP)
Ary Arauz , PA-C
Completed her education at University of California, Davis in 2002 and is a board certified physician's assistant.
Claire Basco, M.S., ANP-BC
Earned a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2016 and is a board certified nurse practitioner.
Cassandra Chin, M.S., FNP-C
Graduated from Samuel Merritt University with a Master of Science in Nursing in 2016 and is a board certified family nurse practitioner.
Christi Delemos, M.S.N., CNRN, ACNP-BC
Associate Director of Advanced Practice for UC Davis Medical Center.
Tram James, M.S., FNP-BC
Graduated from Sonoma State University with a Master of Science in Nursing in 2014 and is a board certified family nurse practitioner.
Jasleen Kaur, PA-C
Board certified physician assistant. Completed her education at UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.
Christine Picinich, M.S., AGACNP-BC, CCRN
Advanced Practice Supervisor for Department of Neurological Surgery