- Company: Saint Louis University
- Phone: (614) 403-2731
Specialties & Experience
General Specialties: Neurological Surgery and Spine Surgery & Spine Care
Specialty Focus: spine surgery, lumbar disc herniation, spinal fusion, spinal trauma, spinal fracture, spinal fusion, kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, spinal cord injury, myelopathy, radiculopathy, artificial disc replacement, spinal cord stimulation, failed back syndrome, chronic back pain, pseudarthrosis
Education: MD, Sao Paulo University Medical School; Residency in Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurology of Curitiba; Fellowship in Spine Surgery, University of Illinois at Peoria; Fellowship in Complex and Oncological Spine Surgery and Reconstruction, Ohio State University
Years in Practice: 5
I am a fellowship-trained academic neurosurgeon specialized in complex spine/deformity surgery, currently practicing as Assistant Professor of the Division of Neurosurgery of St. Louis University. I have been an active member of the North American Spine Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons as well as many other international societies. I am member of the editorial board of The Spine Journal and Deputy Editor of the North American Spine Society Journal, the new open access initiative of the North American Spine Society. I am an active reviewer of several other neurosurgical journals including World Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurology & Neurosurgery, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, Journal of Engineering in Medicine: Part H, British Journal of Neurosurgery and Neurological Sciences. I have already provided expert review services for several scientific funding agencies in the U.S. (including the NIH Panel for Clinical Neurophysiology, Devices, Neuroprosthetics and Biosensors) as well as abroad (including the Innovation and Technology Commission/ Hong Kong SAR Government and The Brain Tumor Charity - New Ideas Award/UK). As medical expert I provide services in the field of spine surgery and neurosurgery. As researcher I have published more than 130 original research articles, having been cited more than 1400 times. I am board certified by the American Board of Clinical Neurological Surgery and the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. I hold an unrestricted medical license in the state of Ohio, Missouri, New York and Maine, having never been submitted to any sanction or disciplinary action by the respective medical boards.