35 spine, neurosurgeons on the move in 2018 so far


Here are 35 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons that joined new organizations, moved locations or received promotions in 2018 so far.

Durham, N.C.-based Duke Health named Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, chief of the Duke Spine Division, effective Sept. 1.

Paul Eichenseer, DO, will join OrthoNeuro in Columbus August 1.

Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health welcomed Griffith Harsh IV, MD, to its team as neurosurgery department chief.

Kirkland, Wash.-based EvergreenHealth Spine and Neurosurgical Care added Emun Abdu, MD, to the team.

Former Louisiana State University Health Shreveport department of neurosurgery Chairman Anil Nanda, MD, left the hospital to join Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine in Newark.

North Little Rock-based Arkansas Surgical Hospital welcomed Phillip Porcelli, DO.

Shelly Timmons, MD, is the American Association of Neurological Surgeons' new president.

Syracuse, N.Y.-based Crouse Hospital surgeon Eric Deshaies, MD, left the hospital to direct a spine program in Charlotte, N.C.

Howard Sharf, MD, joined Sarasota (Fla.) Orthopedic Associates.

The Laredo (Texas) Medical Center welcomed neurosurgeon Scott Robertson, MD, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Susan Williams, MD, joined the CHI Mercy Health board of directors in Roseburg, Ore.

Hickory, N.C.-based Frye Regional Medical Center hired neurosurgeon Akram Mahmoud, DO.

Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville, N.C., welcomed Jordan Glaser, MD, to its team.

The Norwich, Conn.-based William W. Backus Hospital welcomed interventional spine specialist Gaurav Kapur, MD.

Neurosurgeons James Arthur, MD, and Justin Dowdy, MD, joined CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs, Ark.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons named Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute's Alan Hilibrand, MD, treasurer-elect of the board of directors.

Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine appointed Odette Harris, MD, as a neurosurgery professor.

Orthopedic spine surgeon Keith Wilkey, MD, joined Bradford (Pa.) Regional Medical Center.

Jean-Pierre Mobasser, MD, was elected to serve as president of Indianapolis-based Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine.

Intraoperative neuromonitoring services provider Assure Holdings added Jeffrey Ratusznik, MD, to its Texas network.

Christopher M. Bono, MD, became the fourth editor-in-chief of The Spine Journal.

Kirk Clifford, MD, and James Gebhard, MD, joined Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo.

Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine, welcomed Nicolas Arredondo, MD, to its staff at Maine Spine Surgery.

Florida neurosurgeon Merle Stringer, MD, was reappointed to the Florida Board of Medicine.

Jeffrey Beecher, DO, joined Wilmington, N.C.-based Atlantic Neurosurgical & Spine Specialists.

Mark Dekutoski, MD, joined the Marshfield Clinic Eau Claire (Wis.) Center's orthopedic surgery department.

Redding, Calif.-based Shasta Orthopaedics welcomed neurosurgeon Kimberly Page, MD.

Binghamton, N.Y.-based UHS Health System welcomed Adesh Tandon, MD, to their neurosurgery department.

Spine surgeon Max Franco De Carvalho, MD, joined HaysMed of the University of Kansas Health System in Hays.

John S. Kuo, MD, PhD, became the inaugural neurosurgery chair of the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.

Justin S. Whitlow, MD, joined Brunswick-based Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Neurosciences.

Spine surgeon Jason Kelly, MD, joined Fargo, N.D.-based Essentia Health-32nd Avenue Clinic.

Roderick Claybrooks, MD, joined Tampa, Fla.-based BioSpine Institute.

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