UVA Neurosurgery Faculty

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UVA Neurosurgery Faculty

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Mark Shaffrey

Mark E. Shaffrey, M.D.

Bio and more info

Professor of Neurosurgery
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Neuro-Oncology division director
Clinical Trials division director

Clinical Interests:

Brain Tumors, Spine

Research:

Novel brain tumor treatments, brain tumor outcome research, clinical trials

Clinical Team:

Lisa Foster, PA-C, Gavin MacCleery, PA, Cathy Oliverio, RN

Phone:

(434) 924-5508 for spine conditions, (434) 924-1843 for other, (800) 362-2203

Email:

Administrative Assistants Meaghan Upman for spine conditions at mbt2a@virginia.edu, or Denise Turner-Jones at ddt6c@virginia.edu

 


Ashok Asthagiri

Ashok R. Asthagiri, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests:

Brain and spinal tumors, peripheral nerve tumors and lesions, neurocutaneous disorders (neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2, von Hippel-Lindau disease, tuberous sclerosis, Sturge-Weber syndrome)

Research:

Neurooncology (cancer genetics), neurocutaneous disorders (neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2, von Hippel-Lindau disease, tuberous sclerosis, Sturge-Weber syndrome), acoustic neuroma/vestibular schwannoma, hearing loss, meningioma, ependymoma, hemangioblastoma

Clinical Team:

Heather McFadden, NP, Nancy Staton, RN

Phone:

(434) 243-2757 , (800) 362-2203

Email:

Administrative Assistant Vicky Aylor at vga8x@virginia.edu

 


Webster Crowley

R. Webster Crowley, M.D.

Bio and more info

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology

Clinical Interests:

Cerebral aneurysms, brain and spine arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, brain tumors, carotid artery disease, stroke, venous sinus stenosis

Research:

Cerebral vasospasm, cerebral aneurysms, stroke

Vascular Team:

Allison Walton, NP, Amber Tyree, RN

Phone:

(434) 924-5285, (800) 362-2203

Email:

Administrative Assistant Cheryl Courtney

Jeff Elias

W. Jeffrey Elias, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology
Peripheral Nerve division director
Functional Neurosurgery division director

Clinical Interests:

Movement disorders, epilepsy surgery, spasticity, and peripheral nerve injuries

Research:

Functional, Deep Brain Stimulation, Focused Ultrasound

Clinical Team:

Caroline Metsch, PA-C, Kathy Maynard, RN

Phone:

(434) 924-0451, (800) 362-2203

Focused Ultrasound (434)-243-1435

Email:

Assistant Karen Osteen at ksh5m@virginia.edu

Focused Ultrasound coordinator at FUSbrain@virginia.edu


Greg Helm

Gregory  A.  Helm,  M.D.,Ph.D.

Bio and more info

Professor of Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interests:

General, Acoustic neuromas, Spine

Research:

Brain Injury

Clinical Team:

Kimberly Skinner, PA-C, Natalie Krovetz, RN, Erin Foster, RN

Phone:

(434) 924-1642, (800) 362-2203

Email:

Administrative Assistant Mona Banton at mwb@virginia.edu

John Jane

John A. Jane, M.D.,Ph.D.,FRCS (C)

Bio and more info

Professor of Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interests:

General neurosurgery, Spine, Pediatric neurosurgery, Craniofacial abnormalities

Research:

Trauma, craniofacial and spine-adult and pediatric

Clinical Team:

Tom Szabo, PA-C, Emily Erickson, RN

Phone:

(434) 924-2003, (800) 362-2203

Email:

Assistant Karen Heuer at KES4A@virginia.edu

John Jane Jr.

John Jane Jr., M.D.

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Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Director, Neurosurgical Training Program
Pediatrics division director

Clinical Interests:

Pediatric: Brain and spinal tumors, craniosynostosis, hydrocephalus, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery
Adult: Neuroendocrine tumors, pituitary adenomas, minimally invasive endoscopic skull base surgery

Research:

Neuro-oncology, neuro-endocrinology, craniofacial disorders

Clinical Team:

Pediatrics, Sarah Roberts NP, Karen Keenan, RN
Neuroendocrine, Heather McFadden NP, Dawn Shaver RN

Phone:

(434) 243-5749, (800) 362-2203

Email:

Administrative Assistant Penny Marshall at PSJ6M@virginia.edu

Neal Kassell

Neal F. Kassell, M.D.

Bio and more info

Professor of Neurosurgery

Research:

Focused Ultrasound, Cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage, information technology

Phone:

(434) 924-2735, (800) 362-2203

Email:

Administrative Assistant Cheryl Courtney

Kenneth Liu

Kenneth C. Liu, M.D.

Bio and more info

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology
Co-Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery

Clinical Interests:

Aneurysms, Brain and Spine Vascular Malformations, Stroke, Intracranial hemorrhage, Carotid artery disease, Endovascular and minimally invasive cranial surgery, Pseudotumor cerebri, venous stenting

Research:

Cerebrovascular disease, stroke, neuroprotection, aneurysms, endovascular device and technology development, AVMs, vasospasm and advanced neuroimaging

Vascular Team:

Allison Walton, NP, Amber Tyree, RN

Phone:

(434) 924-2735, (800) 362-2203

Email:

Administrative Assistant Cheryl Courtney

Ed Oldfield MD

Edward H. Oldfield, M.D.

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Professor of Neurosurgery and Internal Medicine
Director, Neuro-endocrine

Clinical Interests:

Pituitary tumors, brain tumors, drug delivery to CNS, syringomyelia, Chiari I malformation, spinal AVMs

Research:

Brain pituitary and tumors, Drug delivery to CNS, pathophysiology of syringomyelia, cerebral vasospasm

Clinical Team:

Heather McFadden NP, Dawn Shaver RN

Phone:

434-982-3591 or toll-free 800-650-2650

Email:

Pituitary Program Manager Monte Parsons

Deric Park MD

Deric M. Park, M.D.

Bio and more info

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests:

Brain tumors, chordoma, early phase clinical trials

Research:

Developmental basis for the origin and progression of brain tumors

Phone:

(434) 982-0463, (800) 362-2203



Chris Shaffrey

Christopher I. Shaffrey, M.D.

Bio and more info

Professor of Neurological Surgery
Spine division director

Clinical Interests:

Congenital and acquired spinal abnormalities, Scoliosis, Craniocervical abnormalities, Spinal tumors, Spinal vascular malformations, Degenerative spinal disorders

Research:

Clinical outcomes of spinal surgery, new technologies in spinal surgery
Publications at SpineUniverse

Clinical Team:

Tanya Nguyen, NP, JoAnne C. Wilson, BSN, RN

Phone:

(434) 243-7026, (800) 362-2203

Email:

Clinic Assistant Doris Strother at das9g@virginia.edu
Administrative Assistant Cassandra Scruggs at cds2q@virginia.edu


Jason Sheehan

Jason Sheehan, MD, PhD

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Professor of Neurological Surgery, Radiation Oncology, and Neuroscience
UVa Gamma Knife Center Director
Riverside-UVa Gamma Knife Co-Director

Clinical Interests:

Sterotactic and functional neurosurgery
Radiosurgery(intracranial and spinal)
Brain Tumors
Spinal Surgery

Research:

Radiosensitization Brain tumor response to radiosurgery
Pituitary adenoma response to radiosurgery
Epilepsy
Quality of life and neurocognition following radiosurgery and radiation therapy

Clinical Team:

Selene Evans, NP, Charlene Exline, NP, Blair Dodson, RN, Greg Patterson, RN

Phone:

(434) 924-8129, (866) 244-4040

Email:

Administrative Assistants Kim Herring at KBH8Z@virginia.edu or Barbara Behnke at BJB4K@virginia.edu


Justin Smith

Justin Smith, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Co-Director, UVA Spine Center
Co-director, Neurosurgery Spine Division

Clinical Interests:

Back Pain, Cervical Disc Herniation, Degenerative Disk Disease, Lumbar Spondylotic Disease, Lumbar Stenosis, Neck Pain, Neck Sprain (Whiplash) and Strain, Scoliosis and Deformity, Vertebral Compression Fractures

Research:

Common spine conditions such as disc herniation, stenosis and degenerative spondylolsithesis; spine surgery to treat degenerative disease, tumors, trauma and deformities

Clinical Team:

Erika Roeder, PA, Mindy Bryant, RN

Phone:

(434) 243-6339

Email:

Assistant Stephanie Baird at SLB2JD@virginia.edu

Dennis Vollmer

Dennis Vollmer, M.D.

Bio and more info

Professor of Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interests:

Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Myelopathy, Craniocervical Anomalies, Degenerative Disc Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Spondylotic Disease, Lumbar Stenosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Spine Trauma, Spinal Tumors, Spondylolisthesis, Vertebral Fracture.  Cerebrovascular Disorders, Operative treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms, Vascular Malformations, Brain Tumors, Hydrocephalus, Traumatic Brain Injury

Clinical Team:

Lisa Braden, PA, Emily Erickson, RN

Phone:

(434) 924-2003, (800) 362-2203

Email:

Clinic Assistant Lois Osteen at LLH3G@virginia.edu
Administrative Assistant Travis Leach at DLL6K@virginia.edu