The core faculty, supported by a team of joint faculty in neurology, radiology and neuropathology, and by a large roster of clinical part-time faculty, is the center of this highly successful program. The breadth and balance of their expertise provides residents with the opportunity to develop their general neurosurgical skills while gaining valuable experience in subspecialty areas. The combination of the faculty's diverse surgical experience, frequent clinical teaching, and an intensive program of research provide residents with the skills necessary to be outstanding contributors to their field.

Seven full-time faculty members specialize in the treatment of various neurosurgical conditions, such as cerebrovascular disorders, brain tumors, skull base surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, degenerative spine disorders, trauma, movement disorders/epilepsy, acoustic neuromas, and peripheral nerve disorders.

Bizhan Aarabi, MD

Bizhan Aarabi, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery

Amiel Wren Bethel, MD

Amiel Wren Bethel, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Kenneth M. Crandall, MD

Kenneth M. Crandall, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Howard M. Eisenberg, MD

Howard M. Eisenberg, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery

Mari Louise Groves, MD

Mari Louise Groves, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Khalid H. Kurtom, MD

Khalid H. Kurtom, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Danny Liang, MD

Danny Liang, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Charles A. Sansur, MD

Charles A. Sansur, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Gary T. Schwartzbauer, MD

Gary T. Schwartzbauer, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

J. Marc Simard, MD

J. Marc Simard, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery

Clifford T. Solomon, MD

Clifford T. Solomon, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Graeme F. Woodworth, MD, FACS

Graeme F. Woodworth, MD, FACS

Professor of Neurosurgery

Nursing Team

  • Elisabeth Cahill, RN
  • Lyndsi Hiller, NP
  • Emily Jenkins, RN

Department Leadership

  • David Newton, MBA - Clinical Administrator
  • Alex Palleschi, MPA - Division Manager
  • Elisabeth Cahill Myers, RN - Nurse Manager
  • Sophie White, BA - Academic Services Coordinator