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Spine & Brain Surgeons | Orthopedic Spine | Physical Medicine and Rehab
Otologic, Neurosurgical and Craniofacial Specialists | Pain Specialists | Neurologists

Spine & Brain Surgeons

Fernando G. Diaz, MD
Dr. Diaz is recognized world wide for his treatment of brain aneurysms and vascular disease of the head and neck. He is one of only several neurosurgeons in Michigan skilled in radiosurgery using the advanced technology Gamma Knife radiosurgery for the treatment of tumors and other abnormalities. Dr. Diaz was recently listed among the best surgeons in the United States. He is a frequent speaker to audiences around the world on advanced neurosurgical procedures and treatments. Specialties include, Aneurysms, Stroke, Microsurgery, Cervical spine reconstruction, Cerebrovascular surgery, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, Artificial disc replacement. Prior appointments include: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Instructor, Anatomy; University of Kansas, Instructor, Neuroanatomy; Henry Ford Hospital, Staff Neurosurgeon; University of Michigan, Clinical Associate Professor; Neuroscience Institute of Santa Fe, Gainesville, Florida, Chairman. Dr. Diaz's military service includes: US Air Force, National Neurosurgical Consultant; Lackland Air Force Base, Operation Desert Storm, Wilford Hall Medical Center Neurosurgery; US Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel, Willford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Diaz was recognized by his peers as one of Metro Detroit's most respected neurological surgeons in Hour Detroit magazine's annual "Top Docs" rankings in 2008.


Richard D. Fessler, MD
Dr. Fessler is a Neurosurgeon at Michigan Head & Spine Institute, PC, and the Chair of Surgery at St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Fessler attended medical school at the University of Michigan and was trained in neurological surgery at Wayne State University. He obtained additional specialty training in cerebrovascular surgery in Japan and has completed a two year fellowship in neuroendovascular surgery. His area of interest is in minimally invasive surgery of complex vascular disease using endovascular and open cerebrovascular techniques. Dr. Fessler is author of numerous book chapters and publications. Dr. Fessler's specialties include: endovascular surgery, cerebrovascular surgery, minimally invasive surgery of the brain and spine, vertebroplasty, adult spasticity, and general neurosurgery.


Todd Y. Nida, MD
Dr. Nida is a general neurosurgeon and has a broad range of experience treating adult neurological disorders. His expertise is in the management of complex spinal problems involving the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar-sacral areas. Evaluation always starts with a thorough history and examination, state-of-the-art imaging, and when necessary, the application of advanced spinal surgical techniques (microscopic and minimally-invasive). Pain from vertebral osteoporotic or pathological fractures has been successfully minimized with Kyphoplasty. Many problems can be managed non-surgically and Dr. Nida always places highest priority on improving patient quality of life and function. Dr. Nida was recognized by his peers as one of Metro Detroit's most respected neurological surgeons in Hour Detroit magazine's annual "Top Docs" rankings in 2008.


Miguelangelo J. Perez-Cruet, MD
Dr. Perez-Cruet is a board-certified neurosurgeon and member of MHSI. His special interest and subspecialty training is in the minimally-invasive treatment of spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Dr. Perez-Cruet is also highly skilled in minimally-invasive spinal fusion, treatment of compression fractures, oncologic and degenerative spine conditions, and other complex spinal disorders. He also offers treatment for basic neurosurgery in addition to minimally invasive spine surgery. His national medical educational programs include "Gray Matter, A Neurosurgical Overview", now available on the web, and "Neurosurgical Reference Card", which was recently distributed to all second year medical students in the United States.


Daniel R. Pieper, MD
A board certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Pieper is experienced in treating adult and pediatric patients with a broad range of neurological disorders. With expertise in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery, patients are treated with state of the art techniques including endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms and radiosurgery for the treatment of some tumors and brain vascular malformations. Dr. Pieper provides the neurosurgical expertise for the largest multi-disciplinary surgical group in Michigan specializing in acoustic tumors and craniofacial surgery. Dr. Pieper is a member fo the Michigan Head and Spine Institute (MHSI) of southeast Michigan. He is director of cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at MHSI. Dr. Pieper was recognized by his peers as one of Metro Detroit's most respected neurological surgeons in Hour Detroit magazine's annual "Top Docs" rankings in 2008.


Teck-Mun Soo, MD
Dr. Soo is the Section Chief of Neurosurgery at Providence Hospital, and the Medical Director of Complex Spine Services. He completed the neurosurgical residency and neurosurgical spine fellowships at the University of Toronto. Dr. Soo was a faculty member at the University of Toronto, Neurosurgical Department before he joined Providence Hospital in 1999. Currently, Dr. Soo is an assistant clinical professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Soo sub-specializes in complex spinal surgery especially revision spine surgery for failed previous spinal surgery. He takes a conservative approach toward the treatment of neurosurgical spinal disorders. Patients are encouraged to fully explore conservative treatment before undergoing surgery. Dr. Soo believes in family involvement and the integration of family support in a patient's care and recovery. Dr. Soo had been selected one of the nation's top doctors by an independent voting agency "Guide to Top Doctors" every year since 2002. He has also been voted a "Top Doc" by Hour Detroit Magazine every year since 2003. His practice is a multi-disciplinary group of Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Spine Specialists. The practice offers a comprehensive approach and expertise in adult spine revision, pediatric scoliosis reconstruction, minimally invasive percutaneous surgery and motion preservation technology. Apart from surgical and clinical excellence, Dr. Soo pursues an evidence-based practice with a commitment to patient education, outcome research, and customer satisfaction. For more information please visit michiganspineandbrainsurgeons.com



Orthopedic Spine

Peter L. Bono, DO
PPeter L. Bono, DO is board-certified in Orthopedic surgery. He is a high volume provider of kyphoplasty, a minimally invasive procedure used to treat compression fractures. Dr. Bono was appointed the Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties for Michigan State University. He has been featured in local media including the Detroit Free Press. Dr. Bono is part of a multidisciplinary practice that emphasizes a comprehensive approach with expertise in adult spine revision, pediatric scoliosis, reconstructive, minimally invasive percutaneous surgery and motion preservation technology. Patients are encouraged to fully explore conservative treatment before undergoing surgery. For more information please visit michiganspineandbrainsurgeons.com


Roderick Claybrooks, MD
Dr. Claybrooks is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and his focus is on adult spine disorders. He is part of a multidisciplinary practice which emphasizes a comprehensive approach with expertise in extensive adult spine revisions, pediatric scoliosis reconstruction, minimally invasive percutaneous surgery and motion preservation technology. Dr. Claybrooks was featured in Detroit Free Press for his charity work with inner city students. Dr. Claybrooks trained under the supervision of both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons in his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he gained insight in the surgical treatment of complex spine disorders. His is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Wayne State University College of Medicine. Dr. Roderick Claybrooks was chosen by the "Guide to Top Orthopedists" in 2007. Apart from surgical and clinical excellence, Dr. Claybrooks pursues an evidence-based practice with a commitment to patient education, outcome research, and customer satisfaction. For more information please visit michiganspineandbrainsurgeons.com



Physical Medicine and Rehab

Peter E. Biglin, DO
Maximizing physical function at any age. Board certified Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine & Electrodiagnosis (EMG).


Maury R. Ellenberg, MD


Jeanette J. Gluszewski-Sauer, MD


David M. Gordon, MD


Michael F. Haenick, MD
Dr. Haenick provides general physiology care, with an emphasis on musculoskeletal medicine and the spine. Services offered include electromyography (EMGs) for those suffering from back pain during pregnancy.


Amy I. Green, MD


M D. Jackson, MD
Dr. Jackson is the current Section Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Department of Internal Medicine at Providence Hospital. Dr. Jackson treats every patient with care and respect in an effort to restore them to a pain-free and independent state. Dr. Jackson has a special interest in amputees and musculoskeletal pain disorders. He is board certified in electromyography (EMG). Dr. Jackson was recognized as one of the area's most respected physical medicine specialists in Hour Detroit magazine's "Top Docs" rankings for 2005.


David M. Mc Elroy, MD


Saad C. Naaman, MD
Dr. Naaman's philosophy is to help patients enjoy a better quality of life. Dr. Naaman's interests include, pain management with the goal to minimize the pain and increase function, stroke rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation - to help patients after a fracture, and to have comprehensive treatment for patients with auto accidents and worker's compensation.


Bhagyalakshmi Policherla, MD


Henry C. Tong, MD
Dr. Tong's goal is to maximize the functioning and improve the pain of persons with painful spinal disorders (back pain and neck pain) through physical therapies, physical modalities, exercise, and minimally invasive spinal procedures.


Sally S. Young, MD
Dr. Young is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Young cares for patients with pain, strokes, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, EMGs, and amputations.



Otologic, Neurosurgical and Craniofacial Specialists

Seilesh C. Babu, MD
Dr. Babu is fellowship trained in Otology and Neurotology from the Michigan Ear Institute in Farmington Hills, MI. He completed his Otolaryngology Residency at Henry Ford Health System after receiving his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Dr. Babu has clinical interests in ear surgery, hearing loss and reconstruction, dizziness, cochlear implants, acoustic neuromas and skull base lesions, facial nerve weakness in kids and adults. Dr. Babu has several publications in these areas. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and associate member of the American Neurotology Society. He currently serves as a council member to the Michigan Otolaryngological Society.


Dennis I. Bojrab, MD
Dr. Dennis I. Bojrab is a Board certified otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon. He is regionally, nationally, and internationally respected for his expertise in evaluation and management of the patient afflicted with dizziness, treatment of chronic ear infections, hearing restoration surgery, medical and surgical treatment of facial nerve disorders and skull base tumors. Dr. Bojrab was recognized as a "Top Doc" in otolaryngology by Hour Detroit magazine in 2008.


Michael J. LaRouere, MD
Dr. LaRouere is fellowship trained in otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery. He is board certified in otolaryngology and sub certified in otology and neurotology. Dr. LaRouere treats conditions of the ear including, hearing loss, balance dysfunction, and facial nerve problems. His special interests include: chronic ear disease, dizziness and balance, acoustic tumors, and facial nerve disorders. Dr. LaRouere is the past President of the Michigan Otolaryngological Society; and the Section Chief of Neurotology at Providence Hospital. He is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He is active in the American Neurological Society serving on its Fellowship Committee. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at Wayne State University and a Clinical Professor at Michigan State University. Dr. LaRouere is the Neurotology Fellowship Director at the Michigan Ear Institute. Dr. LaRouere has received numerous honors and awards including being cited in the Best Doctors in the Midwest and in Michigan. He recently received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, which acknowledged his many academic contributions to the field of otolaryngology. Dr. LaRouere has published numerous scientific articles on the ear and related topics. He is a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally, and sits on the review panel for several journals in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Current research interests include, balance dysfunction, facial paralysis, chronic ear disease, and tinnitus.


Eric W. Sargent, MD
Dr. Sargent has an interest in chronic ear disease, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma He also has a particular interest in cochlear implantation. His research interests include the functional impact of unilateral hearing loss and the diagnosis and treatment of migraine-related dizziness.


John J. Zappia, MD
Dr. John J. Zappia is a Board-Certified Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon. He recieved his medical degree from the University of Michigan. After general surgical internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, he completed an N.I.H. funded research fellowship at the Kresge Hearing Research Institute in Ann Arbor. Dr. Zappia completed his Otolaryngogology/Head and Neck Surgery training at the University of Michigan and went on to train further in Otology/Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute. Dr. Zappia practiced in the Chicago area with the Chicago Otology Group and with the depatment of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern Medical Center. In 1997, he joined the Michigan Ear Institute. His basic research work has been on ototoxic effects of medications, cochlear nerve implant prototypes, and the effects of cochlear implants on the human cochlea. Dr. Zappia's numerous publications have included many facets of otology/neurotology including, intraoperative monitoring, audiometric testing, treatment of tinnitus, acoustic neuromas, intraoperative hearing preservation, chronic ear disease, and treatment of vertigo.



Pain Specialists

Dennis W. Dobritt, DO
Dr. Dobritt is Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management and Pain Medicine.


Timothy A. Wright, MD
Dr. Wright specializes in chronic pain management.



Neurologists

Norman M. Burns, MD
Dr. Norman Burns received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, medical degree from Ross University and neurology training at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Burns underwent additional fellowship training in Neurodiagnostic Medicine, including EEG/Epilepsy, EMG/Neuromuscular Disease, and Sleep Medicine..


Mitchell L. Elkiss, DO
Dr. Elkiss received his medical degree from Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine. He spent a year in a Biomechanics Fellowship at Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Neurology at Botsford General Hospital. He studied medical acupuncture through the Helms Medical Institute. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Neuropsychiatry, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, American Headache Society, and American College of Neurology. He holds a certificate of special proficiency in osteopathic manipulative medicine from the American Academy of Osteopathy. He is a member of Michigan State Medical Society, Michigan Osteopathic Association, Oakland County Medical Society, etc. He is a founding member of Associates In Neurology, P.C. located in Farmington Hills, MI.


Mark A. Kachadurian, DO
A native of the Detroit area, Dr. Kachadurian received a Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Michigan in 1984. He joined Associates in Neurology in 1994 after completing a Residency in Neurology and Fellowship in EMG and Neuromuscular Diseases at Indiana University. He is Board Certified in Neurology with added qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology and Board Certified in Electromyography. In his fellowship he was trained in the use of Botox and uses Botox for various illnesses such as Spasmodic Torticollis, Blepharospasm, Chronic Pain and Migraine. Dr. Kachadurian has also achieved Sub-Specialty Certification in Headache Medicine. He is the Director of the Stroke Program at Henry Ford Hospital, Warren campus. As a general neurologist Dr. Kachadurian takes care of patients with a variety of neurologic diseases. He specializes in the care of patients with Migraine Neuromuscular Disease including Neuropathic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Epilepsy, and Multiple Sclerosis. He sees patients in our Novi, Milford, and Farmington Hills offices.


Brian N. Kirschner, MD
Dr. Brian Kirschner trained at the University of Michigan including medical school, residency, and a fellowship in neuromuscular disease and electrodiagnostic testing. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology) with Subspecialty Certification in Clinical Neurophysiology. He has been practicing in Oakland County since 1997, is on staff at five local hospitals, and serves on the clinical faculty at Wayne State and Michigan State universities. He treats adults and adolescents with all types of neurological disorders, and he has special interests in nerve conduction studies, EMG, EEG, evoked potentials, botulinum toxin injections, and management of intrathecal baclofen pumps.


Bruce H. Kole, MD
Dr. Kole is the current Section Chief of Neurology at Providence Hospital. Dr. Kole was recognized by his peers as one of the regions most respected Alzheimer's disease specialists and neurologists in Hour Detroit magazine's Top Doc survey for 2005 and 2008. Dr. Kole accepts patients by physician referral.


Bruce M. Silverman, DO
Dr. Bruce Silverman is one of the co-founders of Associates in Neurology. Dr. Silverman focuses on Medical Neurology, Electrodiagnostics: EMG, EEG, Evoked potentials, Carotid Ultrasonography, and Botox Therapy. Dr. Silverman received his medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA. He completed his Internship and training in Internal Medicine as well as his Residency in Neurology at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills. Dr. Silverman is the current acting chairman of the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. He is affiliated with Associates in Neurology P.C. Dr. Silverman was recognized by his peers as one of Metro Detroit's most respected neurologists in Hour Detroit magazine's annual "Top Docs" rankings in 2008.


Mark B. Silverman, DO
Dr. Mark Silverman joined Associates in Neurology in 1994. He received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Michigan State University and his neurology training at Botsford General Hospital. He has served as a Board Examiner for the National Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychology. Dr. Silverman has several teaching appointments, including Assistant Clinical Professorship at Michigan State University. He has received Detroit's "Top Docs" distinction, as well and has quickly become well respected in the field. Dr. Silverman is often invited to lecture at universities and hospitals for medical students, nurses, residents, as well as television and other media outlets.


Alex M. Steinbock, DO
Dr. Alex Steinbock has been a staff physician at Providence Hospital 2001. He obtained both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Michigan State University and his neurology training at Botsford General Hospital. He is well experienced and trained to treat a wide variety of neurological disorders.



 

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