Faculty

In the Department of Neurosurgery at Emory University, our goal is to set new standards of excellence in clinical care, research, and education. At the core of this goal are our faculty and staff. 

Our physicians specialize in surgical treatment of neurological diseases and disorders and in the treatment of trauma to the head, neck and spine. Emory's neurosurgeons are among the most skilled and qualified in the nation. 

Neurosurgeons

Pediatric Neurosurgeons

Neuro-Intensivists

Interventional Neuroradiologists

Neuro-Endocrinologists

Researchers

Neurosurgeons

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Cory Adamson, MD, PhD, MPH, MHSc, FAANS, FACS

  • Associate Professory, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Director, Neuro-Oncology Laboratory
  • Chief of Neurosurgery, Atlanta VA Medical Center
Ahmad

Faiz Ahmad, MD, MCh, FAANS, FACS

  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Director, Spinal Surgery, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
  • Director, Spinal Neurosurgery, Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Director, Surgical Neurotrauma, Grady Memorial Hospital
NAY

Nicholas Au Yong, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
DBarrow

Daniel L. Barrow, MD

  • Pamela Rollins Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Chief of Neurosurgery Service, Emory University Hospital
  • Director, MBNA Stroke Center
Boulis

Nicholas Boulis, MD

  • Associate Professory, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Director, Gene and Cell Therapy for Neurorestoration Laboratory
Cawley

C. Michael Cawley, MD, FACS

  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Head of Interventional Neuroradiology
C.Deibert

Christopher Deibert, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
M.Gary

Matthew F. Gary, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics
D.Gimbel

David Gimbel, MD, MHS

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
RGross

Robert Gross, MD, PhD

  • MBNA/Bowman Chair and Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Director & Co-Founder, Emory Neuromodulation and Technology Innovation Center 
  • Director, Stereotactic, Functional Neurosurgery & Epilepsy Surgery
  • Director, Translational Neuro-Engineering Laboratory
No

Jonathan A. Grossberg, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
SGupta

Sanjay Gupta, MD

  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Associate Chief of Neurosurgery, Grady

 

 

K.Hoang

Kimberly Hoang, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Howard

Brian M. Howard, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Olson

Jeffrey Olson, MD

  • Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Director, Clinically-Related Neuro-oncology Laboratory
Oyesiku

Nelson Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS

  • Daniel Louis Barrow Chair and Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery & Medicine (Endocrinology)
  • Director, Neurosugery Residency Program
  • Co-Director, Emory Pituitary Center
  • Editor-In-Chief, Neurosurgery
Pradilla

Gustavo Pradilla, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Director, Cerebrovascular Research Laboratory
  • Chief of Neurosurgery, Grady
  • Co-Director, Grady Skull Base Surgery Center
DRefai

Daniel Refai, MD

  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Director of Spinal Oncology, Emory Spine Center
G.Rodts

Gerald E. Rodts, Jr., MD

  • Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Director, Spine Fellowship Training Program

 

Willie

Jon T. Willie, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Director, Laboratory for Behavioral Neuromodulation

Pediatric Neurosurgeons

W.Boydston

William Boydston, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
B.Brahma

Barun Brahma, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
J.Chern

Joshua Chern, MD, PhD

  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
A.Reisner

Andrew Reisner, MD, FACS, FAAP

  • Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Medical Director, Neuro Trauma
DWrubel

David M. Wrubel, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Medical Director, Neuro Spine Care for Kids
  • Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Neuro-Intensivists

Gilmore

Jane L. Gilmore, MD 

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Hall

Casey Hall, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Director of Quality, Division of Neuroscience Critical Care
  • Medical Director - Neuroscience Critical Care Unit (31 ICU), Emory University Hospital-Midtown

Kandiah

Prem Kandiah, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Director, Neuroscience Critical Care Fellowship Director
  • Co-Appointment, 5E Surgical/Transplant Critical Care
J.Kraft

Jacqueline V. Kraft, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
AP

Alexander Papangelou, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Director, Emory University Hospital Neuro-anesthesiology
Patel

Vishal Patel, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

 

C.Pimentel

Cederic M. Pimentel-Farias, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
O.Samuels

Owen B. Samuels, MD

  • Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Director, Division of Neuroscience Critical Care & Stroke
  • Director, Emory University Hospital Neurocritical Care Units
  • Co-Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship
  • Chair, UCNS Neurocritical Care Fellowship

 

O.Sadan

Ofer Sadan, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

Webb

Adam Webb, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Chief Quality Officer, Emory University Hospital
  • Senior Faculty Fellow, Emory Center for Ethics

Wright

 

Wendy Wright, MD, JM, FCCM, FNCS

  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Associate Chief Medical Officer, Emory University Hospital-Midtown
  • Chief of Neurology, Emory University Hospital-Midtown

 

Interventional Neuroradiologists

F.Tong

Frank Tong, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

 

 

Neuro-Endocrinologists

Ioachimescu

Adriana Ioachimescu, MD, PhD, FACE

  • Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery & Medicine
  • Co-Director, Emory Pituitary Center
  • Attending Endocrinologist, Emory University Hospital

Researchers

KB

Ken Berglund, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
AD

Anthony Donsante, PhD

  • Instructor, Department of Neurosurgery
Gutekunst

Claire-Anne Gutekunst, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery


D.Zhu

Dan Zhu, PhD

  • Senior Associate, Department of Neurosurgery