I joined WellStar Neurosurgery in August 2010, after spending three years as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Emory University. I attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. I completed my internship In General Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center, where I was named Resident (intern) of the Year in 2001. I completed my six year Neurosurgery Residency at Loyola University Medical center. I have specialty training in complex spinal disease, adult spinal deformity, and spinal oncology. I have training In advanced neuro-oncology techniques for removing brain tumors safely, and In some patients, without making a large incision. I use high definition scopes and video to remove some tumors through small "key-hole" openings in the skull or sinuses. My approach to neurosurgery is best described as patient centered. I spend time with my patients, and I talk to them, not at them.
Specialities:Spinal DiseaseComplex spinal diseaseDegenerative spinal diseaseDegenerative adult spinal deformityAdvanced spinal surgery using motion preservation technologies and dynamic spinal stabilizationImage-guided and minimally invasive spine surgerySpinal tumorsSpinal trauma
Neuro-oncologyBrain tumorsSpinal tumorsAdvanced image-guided (computerized) brain and spine surgeryAdvanced endoscopic (minimally invasive) brain surgeryEndoscopic (minimally invasive) pituitary surgeryAwake craniotomy and advanced brain mapping (brain surgery) for tumor removal
Adult spina bifidaHydrocephalusTrigeminal neuralgia (facial pain)Stereotactic