BMC neurosurgeons keep consulting physicians fully informed of their patient's treatment plan

Neurosurgery

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Our Team

Our neurosurgeons are all full-time staff members at Boston Medical Center and appointed to the faculty at Boston University Medical School. They are involved in patient care, teaching and research to further the knowledge and treatment of neurosurgical conditions. We also work closely with other departments in the hospital, such as neurology, radiology, otolaryngology and orthopaedics to coordinate your care and treatment. Together, we provide advanced diagnostics as well as treatment of a broad spectrum of brain and spine diseases.

Neurosurgeons
Neurosurgical Affiliates
Neurosurgical Fellows
Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurse Coordinators & Administrative Staff

Neurosurgeons

James Holsapple, MD
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics,  Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests
Hydrocephalus, pediatric neurosurgery, trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, pituitary surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, brain tumors, cerebral aneurysms

 

Emanuela Binello, MD, PhD, ScD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests
Brain tumors, spine tumors, pituitary surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, peripheral nerve surgery

 

Keith Davies, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests
Surgical treatment of epilepsy, deep brain stimulation for movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, stimulation for chronic pain, and peripheral nerve surgery

 

Justin Massengale, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests
Complex spine neurosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, adult degenerative spine disease, spinal oncology, adult degenerative scoliosis

 

Nirav Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests
Cerebral aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral arteriovenous malformation, carotid stenosis, cerebral revascularization, surgical management of stroke, skull base surgery, pituitary surgery

 

Neurosurgical Affiliates

Shapur A. Ameri, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests
Complex spine surgery

 

Neurosurgical Fellows

Aristotelis Filippidis, MD, PhD
Abdul Kader Tabbara, MD
Bart Thaci, MD
Christine Tschoe, MD

 

Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurse Coordinators & Administrative Staff

The physician assistants are licensed professionals who assist the neurosurgeon in surgery and provide inpatient and outpatient care under the neurosurgeon's supervision. The nurse practitioners and nurse coordinator are also licensed and work closely with the neurosurgeons in inpatient and outpatient care. There are times that the nurse practitioner or physician assistant may see you for follow-up care in the office.

Nurse Practitioners

Kimberly G. Chagnon, ANP

Physician Assistants

Thai Vu, Lead PA-C
Kelley Clark, PA-C
Jesse Szafarz, PA-C

Administrative Staff

Kevin Maguire, Administrative Director
Bethany Hagan, Operations Manager
Michele Murphy, Team Coordinator
Jacqueline Spears, Administrative Coordinator
Shakana Sinclair, Administrative Coordinator
Melissa Ruscio, Administrative Coordinator
Linda Denien, Administrative Coordinator

 

 

 

Appointments

Call: 617.638.8992
Fax: 617.638.8979


Boston Medical Center
Department of Neurosurgery
Shapiro Center
7th Floor, Suite 7C
725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118


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