Drs. Atiq Durrani, Thomas Keller & more: 8 spine & neurosurgeons making headlines


Here are eight spine and neurosurgeons making headlines.

Santa Rosa, Calif.-based neurosurgeon Thomas Keller, MD, was charged with unlawful distribution of painkillers and healthcare fraud.

The jury was seated Sept. 24 for the latest case against fugitive spine surgeon Atiq Durrani, MD, and Cincinnati-based Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Chicago-based Presence Medical Group opened a neurosurgery practice in Plainfield, Ill., and added Beejal Amin, MD, and Tamir Hersonskey, MD.

The Louis and Harold Price Foundation donated $3 million to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UC Los Angeles to Daniel Lu’s, MD, PhD, spinal cord injury research.

Honolulu-based Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center hired Ramesh Kumar, MD.

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System's Venkat Ganapathy, MD, became a faculty member of AOSpine North America.

Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based CNOS neurosurgeon Matthew Johnson, MD, began a monthly clinic at Cherokee (Iowa) Regional Medical Center.

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