Where 26 spine surgeons, neurosurgeons moved in the 1st half of 2018


For the first six months of 2018, North Carolina has seen a boon of spine surgeons and neurosurgeons moving their practices to the state. Several other states report two or three spine-focused surgeons moving there in the past six months.

 Here is a breakdown of where the spine surgeons are moving, by state.

To add a surgeon move to this list, contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com.


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

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



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

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


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



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



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

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



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



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



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



Vladimir Sinkov, MD, left his practice at New Hampshire Orthopedic Center and will begin practicing at Nevada Orthopedic and Spine Center on Sept. 1, concentrating on minimally invasive spine surgery and robotics.


New Jersey

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.


New York

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


North Carolina

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

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

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


North Dakota

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



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



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



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



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



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


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