50 Spine Surgeons on the Move in 2012 FeaturedWritten by Laura Miller | December 21, 2012
Neurosurgeon Hussein Alahmadi, MD, joined The Hospital of Central Connecticut's medical staff after completing his fellowship at Rush University in Chicago.
Donald Atkins, MD, a neurological surgeon and co-founder of Neurological Associates of San Antonio, announced he will join Spine Treatment Centers of America in San Antonio.
Kara Beasley, DO, joined Boulder (Colo.) Neurosurgical & Spine Associates.
New York City-based White Plains Hospital welcomed Jared Brandoff, MD, a spine surgeon who has training in advanced techniques for spinal reconstruction.
Orthopedic and spine surgeon Adam Cabalo, MD, recently joined the physicians at Wailuku Clinic in Maui, Hawaii. He completed a fellowship at Spine Care Medical Group in Daily City, Calif.
Spine surgeon Steven J. Cyr, MD, has joined the Orthopaedic and Spine Institute in San Antonio after completing his fellowship in spine surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, N.Y.
New Lenox, Ill.-based Silver Cross Hospital welcomed Ashraf Darwish, MD, a recently trained spine surgeon who will base his office in Oak Orthopedics in Frankfort, Ill., after completing his fellowship in spine surgery at Texas Back Institute in Plano.
Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates in Charlotte, N.C., has welcomed Kevin Cahill, MD, who has a special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery and spinal fusion.
Orthopedic spine surgeon Kenny Edwards, MD, joined the medical staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle and will practice at Columbus (Ohio) Orthopaedic Clinic.
Gabriel Garcia-Diaz, MD, joined Mercy Medical Center in Merced, Calif., as the center's first spine surgeon.
Zachariah George, MD, has joined Neurological Surgery P.C., a Rockville Centre, N.Y.-based private practice of neurosurgeons and allied specialists, after finishing a fellowship in complex orthopedic spine surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Neurosurgeons Vladimir Dadashev, MD, who completed a residency at Emory University School of Medicine, and Sachin N. Shah, MD, who finished a fellowship at the University of Miami, also joined Neurological Surgery.
Estes Park (Colo.) Medical Center Specialty Clinic added spine surgeon Matt Gerlach, MD, to its staff, who completed his fellowship in spine surgery at Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic in Lone Tree, Colo.
Hip and spine surgeon John A. Gillen II, MD, joined New Century Orthopedics of Pittsburgh.
Charles Haworth, MD, former neurosurgeon with the U.S. Navy, has joined FirstHealth University of North Carolina Neurosurgery.
Spine-focused neurosurgeon Phillip Immesoete, MD, has joined Aultman Orrville Hospital in Ohio as the hospital's first neurosurgeon on staff.
Steven James, MD, a neck and back specialist with Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine of Indianapolis, has joined Johnson Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis.
Atlanta-based Southern Orthopaedic Specialists welcomed orthopedic surgeon Douglas Kasow, DO, who has a special interest in treating patients with adult degenerative cervical and lumbar pathology.
Providence Medical Center Spine Center in Kansas City, Kan., welcomed neurosurgeon Joshua Klemp, MD, who has a special interest in minimally invasive and microscopic surgery.
Orthopedic surgeon Kenneth Lee, MD, who has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery for spinal deformity, joined Spine Treatment Centers of America in Houston.
Neurosurgeon Jeffrey Lobel, MD, joined staff at Genesis HealthCare System in Zanesville, Ohio, after completing a fellowship in neurosurgery oncology and Gamma Knife at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y.
Houston Orthopedic and Spine Hospital in Bellaire, Texas, welcomed neurosurgeon Amir Malik, MD, and spine surgeon Navin Submaranian, MD.
Mark L. Moody, MD, of Carolina Spine & Neurosurgery Center, joined St. Luke's Hospital's Columbus location.
Orthopedic spine surgeon Jeffrey Nees, MD, joined Laser Spine Institute's surgical center in Oklahoma City, after spending 15 years in private practice as a general neurosurgeon.
James Osborn, MD, and Garrick Carson, MD, both Cleveland spine surgeons, collaborated with SkyRidge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colo., to build a regional center of excellence for spine care.
Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport, Mass., has added two spine surgeons: Richard M. Ozuna, MD, and Jeremy M. Shore, MD. Dr. Ozuna has been the director of the spine center at Sports Medicine North in Newburyport and Dr. Shore has been a clinical instructor at Tufts University.
Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, N.J., welcomed Ravi K. Ponnappan, MD, who completed a spine surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Chris Reeves, DO, joined the medical staff at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harris, after completed a fellowship in spine surgery at Beverly Hills (Calif.) Spine Group.
Neurosurgeon Brett Reichwage, MD, joined Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Baptist Medical Group after completing a complex spine fellowship at the University of Florida.
David I. Sandberg, MD, has been named chief of pediatric neurosurgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School and he will be an attending physician at Children's Memorial Hospital and Mischner Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston.
Saquib Siddigui, MD, joined San Antonio-based Minimally Invasive Center for Excellence where he will practice spine surgery after completing his spine fellowship at Texas Back Institute.
Swastik Sinha, MD, a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, has joined Western Washington Medical Group's Orthopedic, Sports, Spine and Hand Center.
Neurosurgeon Howard Smith, MD, joined Brain & NeuroSpine Clinic of Missouri in Cape Girardeau after completing his neurosurgery residency at the University of Missouri at Columbia.
Fresno, Calif.-based Sierra Pacific Orthopedics welcomed Connor Telles, MD, a spine surgeon who is a member of the North American Spine Society.
Issada Throngtrangan, MD, joined Valley Orthopedics in Phoenix after completing fellowships at Texas Back Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and the University of Minnesota.
Texas Back Institute welcomed orthopedic spine surgeon Stephen Tolhurst, MD, who completed a spine surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.
Main Spine Surgery's Lee Thibodeau, MD, and John B. Wahlig Jr., MD, joined Mercy Health System.
Lee's Summit Medical Center recently announced the addition of Mauricio A. Valdes, MD, a surgeon with fellowships in orthopedic trauma and spinal surgery.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates welcomed Scott Wait, MD, who completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
Spine Treatment Centers of America is partnering with Richard Weiner, MD, to bring minimally invasive spine surgery to the Dallas area.
Ronald Wisneski, MD, joined Cape Orthopedics in Lewes, Del., after completing his medical training in spinal disorders.
MedStar St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, Md., recently welcomed Usman Zahir, MD, an orthopedic and spine surgeon with MedStar Georgetown Orthopaedic Institute.
Neurosurgeons Edward Zampella, MD, Jonathan Baskin, MD, and Jay Young Chun, MD, have joined the medical staff of Summit Medical Group.
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