East Lansing-based Michigan State University College of Human Medicine launched a neurosurgery division with physicians from Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons, the college announced Dec. 11.
Four things to know:
1. Teck Soo, MD, was tapped to direct the new neurosurgery division. He is the founder of Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons, an assistant clinical professor at MSU College of Human Medicine, and chief of neurosurgery at Ascension Providence Hospitals in Novi and Southfield, Mich.
2. Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons performs over 2,000 spine and brain surgeries annually with facilities in Southfield, Novi, Warren and Rochester Hills. It aims to "educate the next generation of ethical and competent surgeons" through its partnership with MSU.
3. MSU College of Human Medicine also created an otolaryngology division, which includes physicians from Farmington Hills-based Michigan Ear Institute. The division will be led by director Seilesh Babu, MD, Michigan Ear Institute's president and senior partner.
4. The new divisions were formed to expand the medical school's statewide footprint and opportunities for students in research and clinical rotations.
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