For complex conditions of the brain and spine, trust is everything.

Introducing the NeuroHealth Institute at Baylor Scott & White Health in the greater Austin region, a multidisciplinary neurosciences institute using the newest in minimally invasive techniques and innovative technologies to improve a patient’s quality of life. This center treats complex neurosurgical and neurological disorders, dedicated to patient care, research and teaching.

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The NeuroHealth Institute offers an experienced multidisciplinary care team focused on the highest standards of patient care, outcomes and experience.

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Neurology

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Jess David Collins, MD

Dr. Jess David Collins, MD, is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of epilepsy and seizures.  He is expanding services for specialized inpatient and outpatient video EEG monitoring studies, Vagus Nerve Stimulation therapy (VNS), and the newest treatments available.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Albany Medical Center Hospital (2000)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Forest Park Hospital (Closed 5/2011) (2001)
  • Residency: Adult Neurology, Emory University Hospital (2004)
  • Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy, Emory University Hospital (2005)

  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology
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Blake Freeman, MD

Dr. Freeman treats a variety of adult neurological conditions and disorders with a special interest in epilepsy, cerebrovascular disorders, cognitive disorders, movement disorders and headaches. He performs electroencephalography (EEG) studies for evaluation of seizures and related disorders, as well as device programming.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Texas Medical School (San Antonio) (2012)
  • Residency: Neurology, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2016)
  • Fellowship: Epilepsy, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2017)
  • Area of Special Interest: Dementia

  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology
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Justin Xavier Mussomeli, MD

Dr Justin X. Mussomeli is an expert in peripheral nerve disease. This includes EMG/NCV testing, polyneuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome,  myopathy, myasthenia gravis and motor neuron disease.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Mcp Hahneman University (2000)
  • Residency: Neurology, University of Virginia School of Medicine (2004)
  • Fellowship: Neurophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Education Foundation (2005)

  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology
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Erica Maria Rivas Rodriguez, MD

Dr. Rivas-Rodriguez is an expert in immunological disorders, including multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica or Devic’s disease, autoimmune encephalitis and other rare neuroimmunological disorders affecting the central nervous system.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Universidad Central del Caribe (2012)
  • Residency: Neurology, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2016)
  • Fellowship: Multiple Sclerosis & Neuroimmunology, University of Southern California Keck Medical Sch (2018)
  • Area of Special Interest: Multiple Sclerosis

  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology
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Marci Anne Roy, MD

Dr. Roy subspecializes in headaches, restless legs syndrome, stroke and peripheral neuropathy. She performs electromyography and nerve conduction studies as a diagnostic test. Dr. Roy also provides Botox injections for chronic migraine patients, which she has found to be very beneficial in controlling the migraines.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals (Galveston) (1992)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine (1993)
  • Residency: Neurology, University of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston (1996)
  • Area of Special Interest: Headache Treatment

  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology
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Richard Sawyers, MD

Dr. Sawyers training and experience spans a wide variety of neurologic conditions, including stroke, spine disease, movement disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy and migraine. He has experience with electrodiagnosis (EMG, nerve conduction studies and EEG), lumbar puncture, Botox and skin biopsy.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston (1974)
  • Internship: Flexible/Transitional, Baptist Medical Center (1975)
  • Residency: Neurology, University of Oklahoma HSC - Oklahoma City (1978)

  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology
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Dr. Stone is an expert in movement disorders—which include Parkinson Disease, Essential Tremor, Huntington Disease, Dystonia, and atypical parkinsonism.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Meharry Medical College School of Medicine (Tennessee) (2009)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System (2010)
  • Residency: Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2013)
  • Fellowship: Movement Disorder, New York University Langone Medical Center

  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology
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Jeffrey Jasper Tramonte, MD

Dr. Tramonte describes himself as a practical country Round Rock neurologist.  He splits his time working in Round Rock between an out-patient general adult neurology clinic (ages 18 and up) and inpatient hospital neurology when on call.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Texas A&M University School of Medicine (2000)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Texas A&M College of Medicine (2001)
  • Residency: Neurology, University of Virginia School of Medicine (2004)

  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology
  • Certification: Clinical Neurophysiology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurophysiology
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Disha Miyani, MSN

  • Education: Masters of Science in Nursing, University of North Carolina School of Nursing (2016)

  • Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Neuro-oncology

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Danijela Levačić, MD

Dr. Levačić's focus is treating patients with primary brain tumors and tumors that spread to the brain or spine from elsewhere in the body, often causing neurological problems.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Zagreb (2000)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Long Island College Hospital (2009)
  • Residency: Neurology, JFK Medical Center - Edison, NJ (2012)
  • Fellowship: NeuroOncology, Duke University Medical Center (2013)

  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology

Neuropsychology/Health Psychology

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Kara L. Dinh, PsyD

Dr. Dinh is a neuropsychologist that specializes in the evaluation of dementia and other neurological disorders.

    • Education: Doctor of Psychology, University of Indianapolis (2013)
    • Fellowship: Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Kansas Medical Center - Wichita (2015)
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John Thomas Elias, PhD

Dr. Elias is a neuropsychologist who specializes in the evaluation of cognition in children and adults with neurological disorders.

  • Education: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Houston University Park (2017)
  • Internship: Neuropsychology, University of New Mexico Hospital & Medical School (2017)
  • Fellowship: Neuropsychology, University of New Mexico Hospital & Medical School (2019)
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Robb Nelson Matthews, PhD

Dr. Matthews is a neuropsychologist who specializes in the evaluation of neurocognitive and neurobehavioral aspects of complex medical cases across the lifespan.

  • Education: Doctor of Philosophy, Texas A & M University (2011)
  • Fellowship: Neuropsychology, Children's Medical Center Dallas (2013)
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Dr. Cooper is a neuropsychologist who specializes in the evaluation of dementia and other neurological disorders in adults.

  • Training: University of Texas (2007)
  • Training: Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (2014)
  • Education: Doctor of Philosophy, Palo Alto University (2014)
  • Fellowship: Neuropsychology, Texas A and M College of Medicine/Scott and White (2016)

Neurosurgery

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Mark G. Burnett, MD

Dr. Burnett's clinical interests include complex and minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal sports medicine, neuro-trauma, neuro-oncology and peripheral nerve surgery. Conditions he commonly treats include spinal stenosis, herniated discs and brain/spinal tumors.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Maryland School of Medicine (1998)
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery, University of Pennsylvania (2005)
  • Fellowship: Complex Spinal Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute (2006)

  • Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery
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Douglas Fox, MD

Dr. Fox is a board certified, fellowship trained neurosurgeon with a special interest in surgically treating complex spinal conditions with minimally invasive techniques and innovative technologies. Conditions Dr. Fox commonly treats include herniated disc, spinal stenosis and brain tumors.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Washington University School of Medicine (Missouri) (1999)
  • Internship: General Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medic (2000)
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medic (2005)
  • Fellowship: Cerebrovascular and Skull Base, Barrow Neurological Institute (2006)
  • Fellowship: Complex Spinal Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute (2007)

  • Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery
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Jason H. Huang, MD

Dr. Huang is the Chairman of Department of Neurosurgery at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple. He has a general neurosurgery practice and performs surgeries for complex spinal disorders, brain tumors, peripheral nerve disorders and he also treats patients with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and cerebrovascular diseases.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Maryland) (1999)
  • Internship: General Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System (2000)
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System (2006)

  • Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery
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James Waldron, MD

Dr. Waldron specializes in the treatment of brain aneurysms and cerebrovascular disease utilizing both endovascular and open surgical techniques. He also has deep interests in neuro-oncology, skull base surgery, radiosurgery, and treatment of disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellowship: Endovascular Neurosurgery/Interventional Neuroradiology, Stanford University Medical Center

  • Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery
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K. Michael Webb, MD

Dr. Webb's clinical interests include surgery for adult spinal deformities such as scoliosis, as well as pituitary gland tumors, brain tumors and surgery on the peripheral nerves.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Loyola University (1998)
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia (2005)
  • Fellowship: Complex Spinal Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute (2006)

  • Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery
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Austin Conner Etier, PA

Austin has extensive experience in complex spinal reconstruction, spinal tumor resection and cranial operations. He assists Dr. Douglas Fox on the NeuroTexas team.

  • Education: Master of Physician Assistant, Lousiana State University Health Sciences Center (2017)

  • Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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Michael John Gorman Smith, PA

Michael's area of interest is in Neurosurgery, specifically vascular surgery. He has a passion for patient care and assists Dr. Waldron’s practice on the team at NeuroTexas.

  • Education: Physician Assistant, Wingate University (2019)

  • Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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Dana Lee Hawthorne, PA

Dana has extensive knowledge in spinal disorders and their surgical treatment. She enjoys taking care of patients in both the hospital and clinical setting.

  • Education: Master of Physician Assistant, University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals (Galveston) (2004)

  • Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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Minda Zhu, PA

‘Alex’ Minda Zhu experience and focus is in the area of degenerative and complex spinal surgery, allowing him a deep understanding of prevalent and rare spinal pathologies. He works closely with Dr. Mark Burnett while also supporting the NeuroTexas team.

  • Education: Master of Medical Science, Arcadia University (2016)

  • Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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Orthopedic Spine

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Mark Santman, MD

Dr. Santman's practice encompasses all areas of adult spine surgery, including lumbar and thoracic deformity, scoliosis, cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis, myelopathy, spondylolyosis and spondylolisthesis (instability), radiculopathy (aka "sciatica" = pinched nerves from herniated disks), tumors and fractures.

  • Medical School:  Medical Doctor, Temple University School of Medicine (Pennsylvania) (1995)
  • Internship: General Surgery, Tulane University Hospital School of Medicine (1996)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Tulane University Hospital School of Medicine (2000)
  • Fellowship: Spine Surgery, University of California San Diego Medical Center (2010)

  • Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
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Aren Alexander Paiva, PAC

Aren's area of interest is in spine surgery. He has a passion for patient care and assists Dr. Santman’s practice.

  • Education: Perfusion Technology, Alderson Broaddus College (1997)

  • Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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Pain Management

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Hasan Chowdhury, MD

Dr. Chowdhury is an expert in chronic pain with a focus on interventional pain management including image-guided (ultrasound, fluoroscopic) procedures, as well as, pharmacologic and physical medicine interventions.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Missouri - Kansas City (2010)
  • Internship: Transitional, University of Chicago Hospitals & (2011)
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Chicago Hospitals & (2014)
  • Fellowship: Pain Management, University of Chicago Hospitals & (2015)

  • Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine
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Robert Lee Martin, MD

Dr. Martin focuses on the treatment of chronic pain using a multimodal approach including the use of minimally invasive procedures and medication management. He strives to treat every patient with an open mind, integrity and respect.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals (Galveston) (2013)
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, Texas A and M College of Medicine/Scott and White (2017)
  • Fellowship: Texas A and M College of Medicine/Scott and White (2018)

  • Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine
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Amber Doherty Whittenburg, MD

Dr. Whittenburg holds specialty certifications in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and has been trained in all facets of chronic pain medicine. Through a multimodal approach to treatment, she aims to optimize pain control, improve functional activity, and restore quality of life for all of her patients.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (2003)
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicin (2007)
  • Fellowship: Pain Management, Oregon Health & Science University - OHSU (2009)

  • Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine
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Ali Khan Daha, MD

Dr. Daha treats patients with acute or chronic pain. He utilizes evidence based, multimodal treatment strategies for helping the quality of life of patients. These multidisciplinary treatments include physical therapy, medications, interventions and include input from other specialties working in tandem for optimizing patient outcome and quality of life.

  • Medical School: Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery, The Baqai University Medical College (2008)
  • Internship: General Surgery, St Elizabeths Medical Center of Boston (2012)
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, St Elizabeths Medical Center of Boston (2015)
  • Fellowship: Pain Management, Rush University Medical Center (2016)

  • Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine
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Yuli Chou, FNP

Yuli Chou is a nurse practitioner who collaborates with fellow board certificated pain management physicians in the management of musculoskeletal and chronic pain. Focusing on a multidisciplinary approach to pain including procedures, medications and non-pharmacology modalities.

  • Education: Masters of Science in Nursing, Texas A&M Health Science Center-College of Nursing (2016)

  • Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
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  • Education: Master of Physician Assistant, University Of North Texas Health Science Center (2013)

  • Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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Cyndi Michelle Reynolds, FNP

Cyndi Reynolds is a nurse practitioner who collaborates with fellow board certified pain management physicians in the management of musculoskeletal and chronic pain. Focusing on a multidisciplinary approach to pain including procedures, medications and non-pharmacology modalities.

  • Education: Masters of Science in Nursing, University Of Mary Hardin - Baylor (2013)

  • Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
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David William Reynolds, FNP

David Reynolds is a nurse practitioner who collaborates with fellow board certified pain management physicians in the management of musculoskeletal and chronic pain. Focusing on a multidisciplinary approach to pain including procedures, medications and non-pharmacology modalities.

  • Education: Masters of Science in Nursing, Samford University (2015)

  • Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
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LeAnna Zimmerman, FNP

LeAnna Zimmerman earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She collaborates with providers in pain management and other specialties to develop a patient centered plan of care which includes procedures, medications and non-pharmacology methods to manage chronic pain and improve quality of life.

  • Education: Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington (2019)

  • Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
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Pediatric Neurology

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Paras Mani Bhattarai, MD

Dr. Bhattarai’s expertise is in Pediatric Neurology.

  • Education: Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery, Tribhuvan University (1997)
  • Residency: Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center (2007)
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Neurology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (2010)

  • Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Epilepsy
  • Certification: Headache Medicine by United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties 
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Ehab A Dayyat, MD

Dr. Dayyat is Board Certified in Pediatric Adolescent Neurology, Epilepsy, and Sleep Medicine.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Damascus University School of Medicine (1999)
  • Fellowship: Child Neurology, University of Louisville School of Medicine (2008)
  • Residency: Pediatrics, University of Louisville School of Medicine (2010)
  • Residency: Child Neurology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (2013)
  • Fellowship: Sleep Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2014)

  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Sleep Medicine
  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Epilepsy
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Physical Medicine and Rehab

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Farheen Arshia Khan, D.O.

Dr. Khan is the medical director at Baylor Scott and White Institute of Rehabilitation providing rehabilitation services for patients with musculoskeletal and neurological diagnoses such as strokes, brain injury, spinal cord injury, general debility, critical illness myopathy and COVID recovery.

  • Medical School: Doctor of Osteopathy, Western University of Health Sciences (2008)
  • Residency: Louisiana State University Medical Center (2012)

  • Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Rehab. Medicine
  • Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Pain Medicine
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Heather D. Fullerton, MD

Dr. Fullerton serves all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Louisiana State University Health Science Center - Shreveport (1996)
  • Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Virginia School of Medicine (2000)
  • Fellowship: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine (2002)

  • Certification: Sports Medicine (Sub-Spec Cert) - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine
  • Certification: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Gene - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Scoliosis

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Mark G. Burnett, MD

Dr. Burnett's clinical interests include complex and minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal sports medicine, neuro-trauma, neuro-oncology and peripheral nerve surgery. Conditions he commonly treats include spinal stenosis, herniated discs and brain/spinal tumors.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Maryland School of Medicine (1998)
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery, University of Pennsylvania (2005)
  • Fellowship: Complex Spinal Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute (2006)

  • Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery
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Douglas Fox, MD

Dr. Fox is a board certified, fellowship trained neurosurgeon with a special interest in surgically treating complex spinal conditions with minimally invasive techniques and innovative technologies. Conditions Dr. Fox commonly treats include herniated disc, spinal stenosis and brain tumors.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Washington University School of Medicine (Missouri) (1999)
  • Internship: General Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medic (2000)
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medic (2005)
  • Fellowship: Cerebrovascular and Skull Base, Barrow Neurological Institute (2006)
  • Fellowship: Complex Spinal Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute (2007)

  • Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery
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Heather D. Fullerton, MD

Dr. Fullerton serves all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Louisiana State University Health Science Center - Shreveport (1996)
  • Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Virginia School of Medicine (2000)
  • Fellowship: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine (2002)

  • Certification: Sports Medicine (Sub-Spec Cert) - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine
  • Certification: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Gene - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Aren Alexander Paiva, PAC

Aren's area of interest is in spine surgery. He has a passion for patient care and assists Dr. Santman’s practice.

  • Education: Perfusion Technology, Alderson Broaddus College (1997)

  • Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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Mark Santman, MD

Dr. Santman's practice encompasses all areas of adult spine surgery, including lumbar and thoracic deformity, scoliosis, cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis, myelopathy, spondylolyosis and spondylolisthesis (instability), radiculopathy (aka "sciatica" = pinched nerves from herniated disks), tumors and fractures.

  • Medical School:  Medical Doctor, Temple University School of Medicine (Pennsylvania) (1995)
  • Internship: General Surgery, Tulane University Hospital School of Medicine (1996)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Tulane University Hospital School of Medicine (2000)
  • Fellowship: Spine Surgery, University of California San Diego Medical Center (2010)

  • Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
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K. Michael Webb, MD

Dr. Webb's clinical interests include surgery for adult spinal deformities such as scoliosis, as well as pituitary gland tumors, brain tumors and surgery on the peripheral nerves.

  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Loyola University (1998)
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia (2005)
  • Fellowship: Complex Spinal Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute (2006)

  • Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery
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  • Residency: Cum ceteris in veneratione tui montes, nascetur mus.
  • Fellowship: Nec dubitamus multa iter quae et nos invenerat.

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