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Dr. Kalhorn in surgery

Neurosurgery Team

 

Physicians

Charles M. Andrews, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Neuro-Critical Care
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center

Patrick Britell, M.D.
Clinical Instructor
Neuro-Critical Care

David Cachia, M.D., MRCP
Assistant Professor
Brain & Spine Tumor Program

Julio A. Chalela, M.D.
Associate Professor
Neuro-Critical Care
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center
Neurophysiology Lab

Ramin Eskandari, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery
Pediatric Neurosurgery

Bruce M. Frankel, M.D.
Professor
Neurosurgery
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Gamma Knife Center
Spine Center

Stephen Kalhorn, M.D.
Associate Professor
Neurosurgery
Spine Center

Niren Kapoor, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Neuro-Critical Care

Libby Kosnik Infinger, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery
Pediatric Neurosurgery

Jonathan Lena, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center

Scott Lindhorst, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Brain & Spine Tumor Program

Sunil J. Patel, M.D.
Professor
Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center
Gamma Knife Center
Spine Center

Nathan Rowland, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Movement Disorders Program

Alejandro M. Spiotta, M.D.
Professor
Residency Program Director
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center

Istvan Takacs, M.D.
Associate Professor
Neurosurgery
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Gamma Knife Center
Movement Disorders Program
Spine Center

W. Alex Vandergrift III, M.D.
Associate Professor
Neurosurgery
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center
Spine Center
Sports Neurology

Abhay K. Varma, M.D.
Professor
Neurosurgery
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Spine Center
Sports Neurology

Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioners, & Nurses

Lindsay Ammerman, NP
Nurse Practitioner to Dr. Scott Lindhorst

Maggie Brothers, FNP
Spine Center
Nurse Practitioner to Dr. Sunil Patel

Holly Gardner, FNP
Spine Center
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Nurse Practitioner to Dr. Stephen Kalhorn

Jennifer Marshall, PA-C
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Physician Assistant to Dr. Ramin Eskandari

Patricia Mathias, PA-C
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Spine Center
Physician Assistant to Dr. Abhay Varma

Carly Freilich McDonald, PA-C
Spine Center
Gamma Knife Center
Physician Assistant to Dr. Istvan Takacs

Jared Nix, PA-C
Spine Center
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Physician Assistant to Dr. Bruce Frankel

Dorothy Tyson, MSN, FNP
Spine Center
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center
Nurse Practitioner to Dr. Alejandro Spiotta

Christa Lizzi, RN
Nurse to Dr. Sunil Patel

Abbie Ensor, RN
Nurse to Dr. W. Alex Vandergrift, III

Kate McCormack, RN
Nurse to Drs. Ramin Eskandari & Libby Infinger

Inpatient Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners

Neurosurgery Inpatient Team

Neuro ICU Inpatient Team

  • Shanna Amoroso, MSN, BSN, BS
  • Melissa Hill, APRN
  • Melissa Kellum, ANP
  • John Kenna, MS, NP
  • Candace Nogues, FNP
  • Heather Norton, ACNP, MSN
  • Brandon Snider, APRN

Pediatric Neurosurgery Inpatient Team

  • Meghan McCarthy, DNP

Research Faculty

Research Staff

NES Research

  • Steve Shapiro, Program Manager
  • Meredith Robinson, Program Coordinator
  • Melza Van Roijen, Program Coordinator
  • Christine Perez-Rosa, Program Coordinator
  • Ayesha Vohra, Program Coordinator
  • Joseph Jamison, Program Assistant
  • Daniel Consigny, Research Specialist

TRU Research

  • Michele DeCandio, Nurse Manager
  • Emily Infinger, Data Manager
  • Bo Keller, Program Coordinator
  • Becky Hamrick, IRB Coordinator
  • Aparna Choudhury, Program Coordinator
  • Katrina Madden, Program Coordinator

Administrative Staff

Susanne Van Weelden, Ph.D.
Vice Chair of Finance and Administration
Department Administrator
843-792-1471
843-876-1220
vanaweel@musc.edu

Stephanie Willingham 
Administrative Coordinator to Chair, Dr. Patel
843-792-7031
843-876-1220 (fax)
willings@musc.edu

Danielle Brazina
Administrative Assistant/CMA
Dr. Abhay Varma and Dr. Nathan Rowland
843-792-4165
843-792-9279 (fax)
brazina@musc.edu

Tina Douan
Certified Medical Assistant
Drs. Alex Vandergrift and Sunil Patel
Phone:  843-792-2136
843-792-9279 (fax)
douan@musc.edu

Yolanda Elbert
Administrative Assistant
Dr. Scott Lindhorst and Dr. David Cachia
843-792-2568
843-792-2234 (fax)
elberty@musc.edu

Monique Jenkins
Administrative Assistant  
Dr. Sunil Patel, Dr. Bruce Frankel, Dr. Steve Takacs and Dr. Steve Kalhorn 
843-792-2423
843-792-9279 (fax)
jenkinmo@musc.edu

Stacey Little
Administrative Assistant
Dr. Ramin Eskandari, Dr. Libby Infinger, Dr. Nathan Rowland and Dr. Abhay Varma
843-792-4858
843-792-9279 (fax) 
littls@musc.edu

Teena Wyatt
Administrative Coordinator
Dr. Alex Spiotta and Dr. Jonathan Lena
843-792-9226
843-792-1705 (fax) 
wyattt@musc.edu

Finance Team

Marisah Daniels, MHA
Finance Manager 
843-792-2531
843-876-1220 (fax)
danielsh@musc.edu

Debra Frasier
Fiscal Analyst
843-792-5202 
843-876-1220 (fax)
frasierd@musc.edu

Trelle Loucks
Fiscal Tech
843-792-1296
843-876-1220 (fax)
loucks@musc.edu