Neurosurgery Faculty

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Fernando Vale, MD

  • Professor and Marshall Allen Distinguished Chair
  • Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
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Klepper Alfredo Garcia, MD

  • Professor
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Joint Appointment-Neurology
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Samuel D. Macomson, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Residency Program Director
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Todd A. Maugans, MD

  • Professor
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
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Michel Pare, MD

  • Associate Professor
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Scott Y. Rahimi, MD

  • Professor
  • Director Cerebrovascular & Endovascular Services
  • Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Program Director, Neuroendovascular Fellowship
  • Associate Program Director, Neurosurgery Residency
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Martin J. Rutkowski, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Open and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
  • Surgical Neuro-Oncology
  • Joint Appointment-Department of Otolaryngology
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Manan Shah, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Joint Appointment-Neurology
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John R. Vender, MD

  • Professor
  • Director, Gamma Knife Center


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Krishnan Dhandapani, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics
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Julia V. Fomitcheva, PhD

  • Assistant Research Scientist
  • Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics
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Sergei A. Kirov, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Human Brain Lab
  • Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics
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Kumar Vaibhav

  • Assistant Professor
  • 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
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Cole Giller, MD, PhD, MBA

  • Professor Emeritus

Physician Assistants/Nurses

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Annie Dennis-King, PA-C

  • Physician Assistant
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Rachel Poston, PA-C

  • Physician Assistant

Nadine Barrett, N.P., Ph.D

  • Nurse Practitioner

Anah Bhatia, PA-C

  • Physician Assistant


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Kerry Cartledge

  • 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, MD
  • Kim W. Johnston, MD
  • Joe S. Robinson Jr., MD
  • Hugh F. Smisson III, MD
  • Ildemaro J. Volcan, MD
  • Fremont P. Wirth, MD