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Neurosurgery Residency Program

Faculty

Neurosurgeons
Bruce M. Frankel, M.D.
Stephen P. Kalhorn, M.D.

Amrendra S. Miranpuri, M.D.
Sunil J. Patel, M.D.
Alejandro M. Spiotta, M.D.
Istvan Takacs, M.D.
Raymond D. Turner IV, M.D.
W. Alex Vandergrift III, M.D.
Abhay K. Varma, M.D.

Part Time
John E. McGillicuddy, M.D.
Cristian L. Vera, M.D.

Epidemiology
Joyce S. Nicholas, Ph.D.

Neurocritical Care
Julio Chalela, M.D.
Angela Hays, M.D.

Neurosurgery Midlevel Providers
In-patient
Beth A. Griffin, PA

Out-patient
Jennifer D. Marshall, PA
Patricia Mathias, PA
Sarah Denham, NP
Megan Fulton, PA
Carly Freilich, PA

Neurointerventional Surgery
Aquilla S. Turk III, D.O.
M. Imran Chaudry, M.D.

Alphabetical Faculty Listing

List of Former Faculty Members

Alphabetical Faculty Listing

Dr. ChalelahJulio A. Chalela, M.D.
Neurology - Neurointensive Care

Neurology, Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Neurophysiology Lab

Find out more about Dr. Julio A. Chalela.

Dr. Chaudry

M. Imran Chaudry, M.D.
Radiology - Neurointerventional Radiology


Find out more about Dr. Imran Chaudry.

Dr. Frankel
Bruce M.
Frankel, M.D.
Neurosurgery - Neuro-Oncology

 Neurosurgery, Brain & Spine Tumor Program, Gamma Knife Center, Spine Center

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Beth Griffin, MHP, PA-C
Neurosurgery
Clinical Instructor

Undergraduate Degree: BS in Education with a minor in Sports Medicine from SUNY at Cortland
Graduate Degree:
Masters of Health Professions (PA) from Northeastern University, Boston 1993
Work Experience:
Practiced Family Medicine in Colorado (1993-2002) and North Carolina (2002-2009), Medical Director of a community health center
Positions Held:
Leadership roles within National and State PA Academies

contact info.

Dr. Hays

Angela Hays, M.D. 
Neurology - Neurointensive Care

Neurosciences,
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Neurophysiology Lab

Find out more about Dr. Angela Hays.

Stephen P. Kalhorn

Stephen P. Kalhorn, M.D.
Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery, Spine Center

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McGillicuddy

John E. McGillicuddy, M.D.
Neurosurgery
Clinical Professor


Find out more about Dr. John E. McGillicuddy.


Cheryl L.  Miller, PA-C
Neurosurgery


Degree: Graduated from Physicians Assistants (PA) school in 1983, later receiving a Master Degree for practicing PA from the Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School in 1997; Bachelors Degree in Business Management, with a focus in Health Care Management
Work Experience:
I spent the first half of my career in Southern California working in mostly primary care and emergency room settings, before taking on a position managing the care of spinal cord injury patients, and have since, devoted my clinical time to working in neurosurgery after returning to my home state of Ohio.
Positions Held: US Army veteran and remains involved as a reservist
"I have always enjoyed clinical teaching, with the belief that it is this 'one-on-one', hands on interaction, that crystallizes the didactic knowledge into practical use. I enjoy working with all classes of people, and pride myself in my ability to move seamlessly between the indigent, 'VIP', and the military patient populations, and provide the same quality of care to them all." contact info.

Amrendra S. Miranpuri, M.D. - Neurosurgery

Dr. NicholasJoyce S. Nicholas, Ph.D.
Biostatistics & Epidemiology

contact info.

Dr. Patel

Sunil J. Patel, M.D.
Chair of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosciences, Brain & Spine Tumor Program, Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Gamma Knife Center, Spine Center

Find out more about Dr. Sunil J. Patel.

Alejandro SpiottaAlejandro M. Spiotta, M.D.
Neurosurgery


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Dr. TakacsIstvan Takacs, M.D.
Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery, Brain & Spine Tumor Program, Gamma Knife Center, Movement Disorders Program, Spine Center

Find out more about Dr. Istvan Takacs.

Dr. TurkAquilla S. Turk III, D.O.
Radiology - Neurointerventional Radiology

Co-Director of Interventional Neuroradiology

Find out more about Dr. Aquilla Turk.

Dr. TurnerRaymond D. Turner IV, M.D.  
Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery, Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Spine Center

Find out more about Dr. Raymond D. Turner IV.

Dr. VandergriftW. Alex Vandergrift III, M.D.
Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery, Brain & Spine Tumor Program, Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Spine Center, Sports Neurology

Find out more about Dr. W. Alex Vandergrift III.

Dr. VarmaAbhay K. Varma, M.D., M.S.C.R.
Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery, Brain & Spine Tumor Program, Spine Center, Sports Neurology

Find out more about Dr. Abhay K. Varma.

Cristian L. Vera, M.D. - Neurosurgery
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests:
-Neurophysiology

contact info.

List of Former Faculty Members

FacultyNeurosurgery TrainingYears at MUSC
J. YoumansUniv. Michigan, Ann Arbor1963- 1967
Glenn KindtUniv. Michigan, Ann Arbor1964- 1967
Charles MitchellWake Forrest University1964- 1969
Shokei YamadaUniversity of Toronto1964- 1973
Phanor PerotMontreal Neuroscience Institute1968- present
Thomas DuckerUniv. Michigan, Ann Arbor1970- 1975
Ludwig KempeWalter Reed General Hospital, Washington1973- 1983
Stephen RaweYale University School of Medicine1976- 1980
Cristian VeraMontreal Neuroscience Institute1981- present
Stephen GudemanMedical College of Virginia, Richmond1982- 1988
Alfred NelsonMedical College of Virginia, Richmond1985- 1990
Fraser HendersonMedical University of South Carolina1989- 1990
Byron BaileyMedical University of South Carolina1990- 2009
Bruce Stous1990- 1995
Brain CuddyMedical University of South Carolina1994- 1999
Stephen HainesUniversity of Pittsburg1997- 2000
Richard Osenbach

1998- 2000

Ehud MendelLouisiana State University School of Medicine2000- 2003
Jeffrey CampbellUniversity of Pittsburg2000- 2005
Gerald TuiteUniv. Michigan, Ann Arbor2005- 2007
I. JohnsonHarvard Medical School2007- 2010
 
 
 

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