Neurosurgeons

In the Department of Neurosurgery at Emory, our goal is to set new standards of excellence in clinical care, research, and education. At the core of this goal are our faculty and staff.

Our neurosurgery team brings together expert neurosurgeons, neuro-intensivists, neuroradiologists, and specialized medical staff to provide the best care possible and ensure we are constantly making advancements in medical research and technique. Our physicians specialize in the surgical treatment of neurological diseases and disorders and in the treatment of trauma to the head, neck and spinal cord. Among other procedures, our neurosurgeons perform Deep Brain Stimulation, Neuro-endoscopy, Stereotactic Neurosurgery and Craniotomy for Tumors.

Our Neurosurgeons

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Barrow 

Daniel L. Barrow, MD
MBNA-Bowman Professor and Chairman,
Department of Neurosurgery
Chief of Neurosurgery Service, Emory University Hospital
Director, Emory MBNA Stroke Center
Specialties: Stroke Center: vascular neurosurgery, brain aneurysms, vascular malformations of brain/spinal cord, carotid artery disease, spinal cord tumors, skull base surgery, meningiomas

Boulis 

Nicholas M. Boulis, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Specialties: Functional neurosurgery, peripheral nerve surgery, trigeminal neuralgia, refractory pain, ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease

Boydston 

William Boydston, MD, PhD
Practice Director, Neurosurgery
Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Pediatric Neurosurgery Associates at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Specialties: Pediatric neurosurgery: spasticity surgery, baclofen pumps, brachial plexus surgery, brain tumors, congenital anomalies of the brain and spine, hydrocephalus-congenital and post-hemorrhagic, intraventricular hemorrhage, perinatal consultations

Brahma 

Barun Brahma, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Pediatric Neurosurgery Associates at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Specialties: Pediatric neurosurgery: spine, minimally-invasive spine surgery, brain tumors, chiari malformations

Cawley 

C. Michael Cawley, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology
Specialties: Stroke Center: vascular neurosurgery, brain aneurysms, vascular malformations of brain/spinal cord, carotid artery disease, transient ischemic attacks

Chern 

Joshua Chern, MD, PhD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Pediatric Neurosurgery Associates at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Specialties: brain tumor, epilepsy surgery, congenital malformation of the spine, Chiari malformation, Endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus

Dion 

Jacques E. Dion, MD, FRCP (C)
Professor and Head, Interventional Neuroradiologyy
Professor, Neurosurgery
Specialties: Stroke Center: intracranial aneurysm treatment, carotid artery and intracranial angioplasty and stenting, tumor embolization, carotid and cerebral angiography, acute stroke therapy, stroke thrombolysis, mechanical clot retrieval, spinal angiography, spinal embolization, percutaneous vertebroplasty

Gilmore 

Jane L. Gilmore, MD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology
Specialties: Neuro-intensive Care: hyponatremia, peripheral neuropathy

Gross 

Robert E. Gross, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuroscience, and Biomedical Engineering
Director, Stereotactic, Functional Neurosurgery, & Epilepsy Surgery
Specialties: Functional and stereotactic neurosurgery: dystonia, epilepsy, neurodegenerative disorders, Parkinson's disease, movement disorders, tremor, surgical treatment of psychiatric disorders, pain, deep brain stimulation

Gupta 

Sanjay Gupta, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery Service at Grady Memorial Hospital
Specialties: Spine disorders and surgery

Hadjipanayis 

Costas Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD
Chief of Neurosurgery Service, Emory University Hospital Midtown
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Specialties: Surgical neuro-oncology/brain tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery and brain biopsies, experimental therapeutics for malignant glioma, complex cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal instrumentation, microvascular decompression, neuro-endoscopy, peripheral nerve

Hill 

Kenneth Hill, Jr., MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, The Emory Clinic - Marietta
Specialties: Surgical neuro-oncology, stereotactic radiosurgery, brain tumors, cranial nerve disorders, lesions on the anterior and posterior skullbase

Ioachimescu 

Adriana Ioachimescu, MD, PhD, FACE
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurosurgeryand Medicine
Specialties: Pituitary tumors and disorders: pituitary hormone deficiencies, Cushing's Syndrome, acromegaly, hyperprolacinemia, adrenal insufficiency

Olson 

Jeffrey J. Olson, MD
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Translational Neuro-oncology Laboratory
Specialties: Surgical neuro-oncology/brain tumors, cancer, cranial nerve disorder, lesions of the anterior and posterior skull base, investigative therapy

Oyesiku 

Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS
Al Lerner Chair and Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Medicine (Endocrinology)
Director, Molecular Neurosurgery and Biotechnology Laboratory
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program
Editor-In-Chief, Neurosurgery
Specialties: Pituitary tumors and disorders, surgical neuro-oncology/brain tumors, radiosurgery

Daniel Refai, MD 

Daniel Refai, MD
Assistant Professor, Departments Neurosurgery and Orthopaedics
Specialties: Spine disorders and surgery, cervical fusion, arthroplasty, discectomy, herniated disc, laminectomy, laminoplasty, lumbar disorders, lumbar decompression and fusion, microdiscectomy, microsurgery, posterior lumbar interbody fusion, radiculopathy, sciatica, scoliosis, spine trauma, spine tumors, spondylolisthesis, thoracic fusion, vertebral fractures

Reisner 

Andrew Reisner, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Pediatric Neurosurgery Associates at Children's at Healthcare of Atlanta
Medical Director, Neuro Trauma
Specialties: Pediatric neurosurgery: gamma knife radiosurgery, pituitary disorders/pituitary tumors, brain tumors, congenital anomalies of the brain and spine, hydrocephalus-congenital and post-hemorrhagic, intraventricular hemorrhage, perinatal consultation, traumatic brain injury

Rodts 

Gerald E. Rodts, Jr., MD
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Specialties: Spine disorders and surgery: spine  computer-assisted image-guided spine surgery, minimally-invasive spine surgery, revision spinal surgery

Samuels 

Owen B. Samuels, MD
Associate Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology
Director, Division of Neurointensive Care
Director, Neuroscience Critical Care and Stroke Units
Specialties: Neuro-intensive Care: acute traumatic brain injury, brain aneurysm, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke,  subarachnoid, hemorrhage, raised intracranial pressure, cerebral edema, transient ischemic attacks, head trauma, brain anoxia, vegetative states and brain death

Tong 

Frank C. Tong, MD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology
Specialties: Stroke Center: intracranial aneurysm treatment, carotid artery and intracranial angioplasty and stenting, tumor embolization, carotid and cerebral angiography, acute stroke therapy, stroke thrombolysis, mechanical clot retrieval, spinal angiography, spinal embolization, percutaneous vertebroplasty

Van Meir 

Erwin G. Van Meir, PhD
Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Hematology & Medical Oncology
Specialties: brain tumor research, drug development, tumor suppressor, tumor hypoxia and angiogenesis, experimental therapeutics.

Webb 

Adam Webb, MD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology
Specialties: Intracranial and subarachnoid hemorrhage, medical ethics, end-of-life and palliative care

Jon Willie 

Jon T. Willie, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology
Specialties: Functional neurosurgery, epilepsy; movement disorders; pain syndromes; peripheral nerve disorders; traumatic brain injury; spine and spinal cord injury; pituitary tumors; neuro-oncology; hydrocephalus and neuro-endoscopy; surgery for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, narcolepsy, minimally conscious state, and metabolic syndrome; neuromodulation and molecular therapies for the CNS

Wright 

Wendy L. Wright, MD, FCCM, FNCS
Medical Director, Emory University Hospital Midtown Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
Associate Chief of Clinical Service, Emory University Hospital Midtown
Associate Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Specialties: Neuro-intensive Care: aneurysms, brain injury, cerebral edema, head trauma, critical care medicine, stroke

Wrubel 

David M. Wrubel, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Medical Director, Neuro Spine Care for Kids
Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Pediatric Neurosurgery Associates at Children's at Healthcare of Atlanta
Specialties: Pediatric neurosurgery: brain tumors, status epilepticus, cutis aplasia/congenital scars (ACC), pilocytic astrocytoma/cystic cerebellar astrocytoma

Congratulations

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Emory Healthcare is pleased to announce that Doctors Barrow, Crawley and Oyesiku are faculty at the International American Association of Neurological Surgeons 79th Annual Scientific Meeting.