Hickory, N.C.-based Frye Regional Medical Center hired neurosurgeon Akram Mahmoud, DO. With Dr. Mahmoud's addition, the medical center now offers neurosurgical services for the first time in more than a decade, HickoryRecord.com reports.
Here are five things to know.
1. Dr. Mahmoud received his osteopathic medicine degree at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. He underwent spine fellowship training at Detroit-based Wayne State University School of Medicine.
2. He served as the director of neuroscience and assistant director of the neurosurgery residency program at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
3. Dr. Mahmoud treats stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral hemorrhage, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, intracranial injury, spinal cord injury and spinal disorders, as well as brain tumors and brain cancer.
4. The Frye Regional Brain Center includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, critical care physicians, neuroradiologists, concussion and rehabilitation specialists. The center has been in the works since August 2016.
5. Dr. Mahmoud has begun seeing patients and plans to start surgery May 1.
More articles on spine: