Neurosurgeon Dr. Jim Maxwell begins campaign for New York representative seat: 5 takeaways


Republican-backed candidate Jim Maxwell, MD, began his campaign to replace late Representative Louise Slaughter, D, in Congress, according to WHEC.

Here are five takeaways:

1. Dr. Maxwell campaign is focused on solving healthcare problems and the opioid epidemic.

2. The vacant seat is in a heavily Democratic district; however, Dr. Maxwell hopes his campaign aimed at the needs of community members transcends parties.

3. Dr. Maxwell serves as chief of neurosurgery at Rochester (N.Y.) General Hospital. He has held this role since 1981.

4. Board certified in neurosurgery, Dr. Maxwell is a member of the International College of Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

5. After earning his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, Dr. Maxwell completed his residency at the Neurological Institute of New York in New York City.

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