82 spine & neurosurgeon moves in 2018

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Here are 82 spine and neurosurgeon moves in 2018 by state.


Charles Gordon Jr., MD, joined Baldwin Bone & Joint in Daphne.


Gene A. Falkowski Jr., DO, joined Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic.


North Little Rock-based Arkansas Surgical Hospital welcomed Phillip Porcelli, DO.

Neurosurgeons James Arthur, MD, and Justin Dowdy, MD, joined CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs.

Fayetteville-based Washington Regional's Northwest Arkansas Neuroscience Institute welcomed neurosurgeon Daniel Shepherd, MD.


Sacramento-based UC Davis Health welcomed Griffith Harsh IV, MD, to its team as neurosurgery department chief. 

Redding-based Shasta Orthopaedics welcomed neurosurgeon Kimberly Page, MD

Jared Ament, MDjoined Los Angeles-based Sierra Neuroscience Institute.

Timothy Peppers, MD, and Jamieson Glenn, MD, joined the orthopedic surgery division at Scripps Clinic in San Diego.

The California Institute of Neuroscience in Thousand Oaks hired neurosurgeon Sean Xin, DO.


Kirk Clifford, MD, and James Gebhard, MD, joined Community Hospital in Grand Junction.

Boulder-based BoulderCentre for Orthopedics welcomed Benjamin Bjerke, MD.


Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware in Lewes welcomed spine surgeon Abimbola Afolabi, MD.


Howard Sharf, MD, joined Sarasota Orthopedic Associates.

Roderick Claybrooks, MD, joined Tampa-based BioSpine Institute.

Roland Torres, MD, joined the University of Miami Health System.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital welcomed Timothy Miller Jr., MD, to its Marcus Neuroscience Institute.

Drew Brown, MD, joined the Laser Spine Institute in Tampa.

Jahangir (John) Asghar, MD, joined the Cantor Spine Institute in Fort Lauderdale.

Plantation-based Spine & Orthopedic Center added Anup Gangavalli, MD, to its team.


Justin S. Whitlow, MD, joined Brunswick-based Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Neurosciences.

Atlanta-based Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center welcomed Eli Garrard, MD, to its Johns Creek location.


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



Beejal Amin, MD, and Tamir Hersonskey, MDjoined Chicago-based Presence Medical Group's new neurosurgery practice in Plainfield.

Downers Grove-based Advocate Health Care welcomed Demetrius Lopes, MD, to the Advocate Brain & Spine Institute.

OrthoIllinois, based in Algonquin, welcomed Tom Stanley, MD.


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


Spine surgeon Max Franco De Carvalho, MD, joined HaysMed of the University of Kansas Health System in Hays.


The University of Louisville welcomed Norberto Andaluz, MD, Dale Ding, MD, and Emily Payne Sieg, MD, to its neurosurgery department.


Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine, welcomed Nicolas Arredondo, MD, to its staff at Maine Spine Surgery.

Bangor-based Eastern Maine Medical Center Neurosurgery and Spine Specialists welcomed neurosurgeon Rudy Marciano, DO.


Marie Roguski, MD, joined MelroseWakefield Hospital in Melrose.


Neurosurgeon G. Logan Douds, MD, now offers spinal surgery services at Henderson-based Coronado Surgical Recovery Suites.

New Jersey

Former Louisiana State University Health Shreveport department of neurosurgery Chairman Anil Nanda, MD, left the hospital to join Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine in Newark. 

Howard Yeon, MD, joined Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute's new Montvale, N.J., location.

James Dwyer, MDopened Spine/RX  in Hoboken. He will lead the practice.

Tamif Tawfik, MDjoined Brick-based Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center.

New York

New York City-based Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery and Pain Center welcomed Francis A. Pflum, MD, and Sunil Kukreja, MD.

Nicholas Qandah, DOopened a private practice in Canton. 

Binghamton-based UHS Health System welcomed Adesh Tandon, MD, to its neurosurgery department.

Andrew Cappuccino, MD, joined Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

Lowville-based Lewis County General Hospital welcomed Nicholas Qandah, DO.

Maria Peris-Celda, MDjoined Albany Meds' neurosurgery department.

North Carolina

Syracuse, N.Y.-based Crouse Hospital surgeon Eric Deshaies, MD, left the hospital to direct a spine program in Charlotte.

Hickory-based Frye Regional Medical Center hired neurosurgeon Akram Mahmoud, DO

Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville welcomed Jordan Glaser, MD, to its team.

Jeffrey Beecher, DO, joined Wilmington-based Atlantic Neurosurgical & Spine Specialists.

Gerald Zupruk, MDjoined Winston-Salem-based Novant Health Brain and Spine Surgery's new office in Thomasville.

North Dakota

Jason Kelly, MD, joined Fargo-based Essentia Health-32nd Avenue Clinic. 


Paul Eichenseer, DO, joined OrthoNeuro in Columbus. 

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine's neurosurgery department Chairman Joseph Cheng, MD, recruited:

  • Charles Prestigiacomo, MD
  • Nicholas Marko, MD
  • Juan Torres-Reveron, MD, PhD
  • Jonathan Forbes, MD
  • Rani Nasser, MD
  • Matthew Garrett, MD, PhD

Cincinnati-based The Jewish Hospital welcomed neurosurgeon Yair Gozal, MD, PhD, to its brain tumor cancer team.

Abbas Bahari, MDjoined Toledo-based ProMedica Physicians.


Priscilla Pang, MDjoined The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research in Bend.

Corvallis-based Samaritan Health Services welcomed Yaw Sarpong, MD, to Samaritan Neurosurgery in Corvallis.


Keith Wilkey, MD, joined Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Wilkes-Barre-based Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center welcomed Gregory Weiner, MD.

Williamsport-based UPMC Susquehanna welcomed Georgios Klironomos, MD.

Philip Hlavac, MDjoined UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport.

St. Luke's University Health Network in Bethlehem welcomed Roy Hwang, MD.


Nashville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance welcomed Abiola Atanda, MD, to its Murfreesboro-based location.

David Wiles, MDjoined Chattanooga-based Parkridge Medical Center.


The Laredo Medical Center welcomed neurosurgeon Scott Robertson, MD.

Zachary Lovato, DO, joined El Paso Specialty Hospital.

Brian Gengler, MD, joined Precision Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Irving.


Norfolk-based Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters added Kimberly Mackey, MD, to its neurosurgery team.

Reston-based Virginia Spine Institute welcomed Ehsan Jazini, MD.


Kirkland-based EvergreenHealth Spine and Neurosurgical Care added Emun Abdu, MD, to the team. 

Alex Mohit, MD, PhD, joined Puyallup-based NeoSpine.


Mark Dekutoski, MD, joined the Marshfield Clinic Eau Claire Center's orthopedic surgery department.

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