All of our physicians are board-certified or board-eligible. Our neurosurgeons are all trained in cranial and spinal surgery, and are members of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). They are also actively involved in the medical community and are members of state and local medical societies.

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Surgeons Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Jerry M. Petty, MD
C. Scott McLanahan, MD
Craig A. VanDerVeer, MD
Frederick E. Finger, III, MD
Michael D. Heafner, Sr., MD
Tim E. Adamson, MD
E. Hunter Dyer, MD
Anthony L. Asher, MD, FACS
Mark P. Redding, MD
Martin M. Henegar, MD
Domagoj Coric, MD
Michael A. Cowan, MD
Joe D. Bernard, Jr., MD
Mark D. Smith, MD
Vinay Deshmukh, MD, FACS

Daniel M. Oberer, MD
Paul K. Kim, MD
S. Taylor Jarrell, MD
Wilson Daugherty, MD, PhD
Kevin S. Cahill, MD, PhD, MPH
Scott D. Wait, MD
Mark D. Van Poppel, MD
John E. Ziewacz, MD, MPH
Matthew J. McGirt, MD
Samuel J. Chewning, Jr., MD, MBA


Physiatrists
John A. Welshofer, MD
David R. Wiercisiewski, MD
Andrew Sumich, MD
John M. Lesher, MD, MPH
Sameer Vemuri, MD
Peter W. Bailey, MD

Our Physician Support Team
Our physician assistants and nurse practitioners work closely with our physicians to provide the highest level of patient care. While our doctors are actively involved in the care of every patient, our physician support team performs patient assessments, manages inpatient and outpatient care, assists in surgeries, and provides follow-up patient care. Along with undergraduate and post-graduate education, these professionals have extensive neurosurgical experience and help ensure a continuity of care throughout the treatment process.
Michael Nido, PA-C
Joshua Beardsley, PA-C
Larry Braccia, PA-C
Alex Hopkins, ANP
Lauren Waldron, PA-C
Elton Clawson, PA-C
Jason Stamper, PA-C
Julie Smith, FNP
Emily Tucker, FNP
Amanda Cancilla, ACNP
Joy Hopkins, PA-C
Jonathan Lake, PA-C
Brian Buddendeck, PA-C
Richard E. Patterson, PA-C
Paul E. Damm, MS, PA-C
Angela Darket, MMS, PA-C
Sara Frye, PA-C
Abby Price, PA-C
Rebecca Bakkestuen, PA-C
Brandon Allison, FNP
Sapnil D. Patel, MSHS, PA-C
Kate Chan, PA-C
Laura Justen, PA-C
Lauren Jones, PA-C

Lindsey Howard, PA-C
Megan Taylor, PA-C
Samatha Kolasa, PA-C