Mount Sinai Co-Director of the Neurosurgical Spine Program Arthur Jenkins, MD, is planning to transition into full time private practice at the beginning of 2018.
Here are five key notes:
1. On Jan. 1, 2018, Dr. Jenkins will leave his post at Mount Sinai for private practice but maintain academic affiliation as faculty as well as surgical and admitting privileges at Mount Sinai.
2. His new practice will be known as Jenkins NeuroSpine. In a LinkedIn post, Dr. Jenkins wrote, "rest assured that I will be keeping my practice going at Mount Sinai and CT, but just changing the location where I see patients while I update and improve the way I see patients."
3. Dr. Jenkins plans to "reinvent [his] role as a surgeon, innovator and researcher" with this move after spending 16 years as a full-time academic physician. "Every day I want to raise the bar more for how we improve the lives of all patients with back and neck problems," he wrote. "This new practice environment will allow me to react and change more easily, getting away from the dogma and old inefficient ways, but keeping the structures that time has shown truly improve treatment and quality of live."
4. The new practice will have a foundation in evidence-based medicine and technology designed to improve quality of care.
5. Dr. Jenkins earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his neurosurgical residency at Mount Sinai. His additional training includes a spine surgery fellowship at Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital.