25 spine surgeon moves in 2020, by state


Following is a list of 25 spine and neurosurgeons who joined new organizations, retired or received promotions this year, grouped by state.

Contact Alan Condon at acondon@beckershealthcare.com to add a surgeon move to this list.


Ali Raja, MD, joined Arkansas Surgical Hospital in Little Rock.

Baptist Health Neuroscience Center-Fort Smith recruited Arthur Johnson, MD.

Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery in Rogers welcomed Alejandro Castellvi, MD.

Keith Norvill, DO, joined CHI St. Vincent Neurosurgery Clinic in Hot Springs.


BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine in Boulder added Patrick Curry, MD.


Miami-based Baptist Health South Florida hired Michael McDermott, MD, as CMO of Miami Neuroscience Institute.

AdventHealth Medical Group in Altamonte Springs onboarded Federico Vinas, MD.


Axis Spine Center, co-owned by Roland Kent, MD, moved from Post Falls to Coeur d'Alene.


Brian Farrell, MD, is providing care at a new practice in Murray, Ky.

Las Vegas

Vladimir Sinkov, MD, opened his independent practice, Sinkov Spine Center, June 1.


Hammond-based North Oaks Neurosurgery Clinic hired Lon Alexander, MD.


The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore hired Joshua Lim, MD.


Mahesh Karandikar, MD, PhD, joined McLaren Flint.


Fred McQueary, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Chesterfield-based Mercy, is retiring at the end of June.


Northern Rockies Orthopaedics in Missoula onboarded Joel Torretti, MD.

Missoula Bone & Joint added Zackery Witte, MD, to its practice.

New York

Frank Schwab, MD, was appointed vice chair of the New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery Innovation Institute.

Peter Costantino, MD, joined White Plains-based Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York.

Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York in Harrison appointed Virany Hillard, MD, as medical director.

North Carolina

Cape Fear Valley Neurosurgery in Fayetteville hired Melissa Stamates, MD.


Fred Naraghi, MD, of Comprehensive Spine Center in San Francisco moved his practice to Klamath Falls.


Daniel Yoshor, MD, was appointed chair of the department of neurosurgery in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, effective July 1.

Rhode Island

Providence-based University Orthopedics appointed Alan Daniels, MD, chief of its spine surgery division.


Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, was appointed chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin.


Lakeshore Orthopaedics in Manitowoc onboarded Richard Manos, MD.

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