Department of Neurosurgery Faculty and Staff Profiles

Neurosurgery Faculty

photo of Fernando Vale, M.D.

Professor and Marshall Allen Distinguished Chair
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
photo of Samuel D. Macomson, M.D.

 Associate Professor
Residency Program Director
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Todd A. Maugans, MD  

Pediatric Neurosurgery
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 Associate Professor
Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Services
Assistant Residency Program Director
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Assistant Professor
Open and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Surgical Neuro-Oncology
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John R. Vender, M.D.

Director, Gamma Knife Center


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Krishnan Dhandapani, PhD.
Krishnan Dhandapani, PhD.  

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics
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Assistant Research Scientist
Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics
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Associate Professor
Director, Human Brain Lab
Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics
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Kumar Vaibhav

Research Scientist
Medical Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences

Emeritus Faculty

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Gernot S. Doetsch, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Professor: Department of Surgery (Section of Neurosurgery)
Associate Professor: Department of Physiology and Endocrinology
PhD., 1967, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Physician Assistants/Nurses

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Miranda Wood, N.P.
Miranda Wood, N.P.

Nurse Practitioner
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Annie Dennis-King, P.A.  

Physician Assistant
photo of  Rachel Poston, N.P.
 Rachel Poston, N.P.  

 Nurse Practitioner
photo of  Nadine Barrett, N.P.
 Nadine Barrett, N.P.

 Nurse Practitioner


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Kerry Cartledge

Interim Administrative Director
Augusta University Neuroscience Center
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 Laurel Jones

Residency Program Coordinator

Neurosurgery Editorial Office

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Colby Zahn, M.S., C.M.I

Medical Illustrator
Joint-Appointment in Neurology

Clinical Appointment

  • Konstantinos N. Fountas, M.D.
  • Kim W. Johnston, M.D.
  • Joe S. Robinson Jr., M.D.
  • Hugh F. Smisson III, M.D.
  • Ildemaro J. Volcan, M.D.
  • Fremont P. Wirth, M.D.