8 spine surgeons & neurosurgeons on the move in May 2017

Megan Wood -  

Here are eight spine surgeons and neurosurgeons that joined new organizations, promotions or moved locations in May 2017.

Minneapolis-based University of Minnesota Medical School appointed Clark Chen, MD, PhD, head of the neurosurgery department. Dr. Chen will also serve as the Lyle French Chair in Neurosurgery.


John C. McElroy, MD, joined Orthopedic Associates of Flower Mound (Texas). Dr. McElroy has a special interest in open and minimally invasive spine surgery.


Mayfield Brain & Spine and TriHealth, both based in Cincinnati, are working together to build the TriHealth Neuroscience Institute. Andrew Ringer, MD, Mayfield's director of cerebrovascular surgery, will head the institute. Christopher McPherson, MD, and Michael Kachmann, MD, will serve as site directors for neurosurgery at Good Samaritan Hospital and Bethesda North, both based in Cincinnati, respectively.


Timothy E. Lindley, MD, PhD, joined Heartland Orthopedic Specialists in Alexandria, Minn.


Farmington-based UConn Health appointed Ketan Bulsara, MD, its new neurosurgery division chief. In his new role, Dr. Bulsara will help expand the epilepsy program to involve neurosurgery treatments and recruit new neurosurgeons.


University of Cincinnati College of Medicine named Joseph Cheng, MD, its new neurosurgery chair, effective July 1. Among his new responsibilities, Dr. Chen will focus on improving postgraduate education as well as boost interactions between neurosurgery and other neuroscience-related departments.


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