14 spine surgeons & neurosurgeons on the move in September 2017

Written by Megan Wood | October 02, 2017 | Print  |

Here are 14 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons that joined new organizations, moved locations or received promotions in September 2017.

Jonathan Workman, DO, joined HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Ill. He specializes in treating adult degenerative spinal conditions and performing minimally invasive surgery and cervical disc replacement.


Mina Safain, MD, heads Hallmark Health's Melrose (Mass.)-Wakefield Hospital new neurosurgery program. He specializes in pituitary and brain tumors, meningiomas, minimally invasive spine surgery, complex and reconstructive spine surgery, spinal microsurgery and spinal trauma.


Naperville, Ill.-based Edward Hospital welcomed David Peng, MD, to its staff. Dr. Peng performs epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation procedures, spinal cord stimulation, kyphoplasty and more.


Lee Titsworth, MD, PhD, joined Baptist Health Medical Group Neurosurgery in Paducah, Ky. He is a pediatric neurosurgeon with clinical interests in scoliosis surgery and endoscopic brain surgery.


Milwaukee Orthopaedic Group welcomed Mustafa Khan, MD, whose clinical interests include spinal stenosis, disc herniations, radiculopathy, sciatica, spinal instability and degenerative disc disease.


Scoliosis Research Society inducted Todd J. Albert, MD, as the 48th president during the 52nd Annual Meeting Course in Philadelphia Sept. 9. Dr. Albert specializes in cervical spine disorders and minimally invasive spine surgery.


Pinehurst (N.C.) Surgical Clinic welcomed Alexander Lemons, MD, to its team. He specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery; cervical, thoracic and lumbar degenerative disease; cervical disc replacement; spine trauma; scoliosis; sciatica and cervical and lumbar disc herniation.


Linda M. Liau, MD, PhD, is the new neurosurgery department chair at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles. She is the second woman ever to chair an academic neurosurgery department in the U.S.


Nathan Littauer Hospital in Nursing Home in Gloversville, N.Y., welcomed Joseph Popper, MD. He specializes in cervical spine surgery and minimally invasive lumbar spine surgery.


Neurosurgeon Kadhya David Muballe, MD, is returning to Port Elizabeth, South Africa to create a neurosurgery department at the Livingstone. Previously, Dr. Muballe served as a neurosurgeon at Seattle-based Washington School of Medicine.

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System welcomed Prayash Patel, MD. He underwent a fellowship focused on complex spine conditions and minimally invasive surgery for degenerative spine disorders.


Spine surgeons Uzodu Agochukwu, MD, Vamsi Kancherla, MD, and Christopher Blanchard, DO, joined Atlanta-based Resurgens Spine Center.


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