Dr. Kalhorn in surgery

Neurosurgery Team

 

Physicians

Charles M. Andrews, M.D.
Associate  Professor
Neuro-Critical Care
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center

Patrick Britell, M.D.
Clinical Instructor
Neuro-Critical Care

David Cachia, M.D., MRCP
Associate Professor
Brain & Spine Tumor Program

Julio A. Chalela, M.D.
Professor
Neuro-Critical Care
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center
Neurophysiology Lab

Ramin Eskandari, M.D.
Associate Professor
Neurosurgery
Pediatric Neurosurgery

Bruce M. Frankel, M.D.
Professor
Neurosurgery
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Gamma Knife Center
Spine Center

Stephen Kalhorn, M.D.
Professor
Neurosurgery
Spine Center

Niren Kapoor, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Neuro-Critical Care

Kimberly Kicielinski, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center

Libby Kosnik Infinger, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery
Pediatric Neurosurgery

Jonathan Lena, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center

Scott Lindhorst, M.D.
Associate Professor
Brain & Spine Tumor Program

Sunil J. Patel, M.D.
Professor
Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center
Gamma Knife Center
Spine Center

Nathan Rowland, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Movement Disorders Program

Alejandro M. Spiotta, M.D.
Professor
Residency Program Director
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center

Istvan Takacs, M.D.
Associate Professor
Neurosurgery
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Gamma Knife Center
Movement Disorders Program
Spine Center

W. Alex Vandergrift III, M.D.
Associate Professor
Neurosurgery
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center
Spine Center
Sports Neurology

Abhay K. Varma, M.D.
Professor
Neurosurgery
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Spine Center
Sports Neurology

Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioners, & Nurses

Lindsay Ammerman, NP
Nurse Practitioner to Dr. Scott Lindhorst

Holly Gardner, FNP
Spine Center
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Nurse Practitioner to Dr. Stephen Kalhorn

Kathryn Kerley, FNP 
Spine Center
Nurse Practitioner to Dr. Sunil Patel & Dr. Alex Vandergrift

Jennifer Marshall, PA-C
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Physician Assistant to Dr. Ramin Eskandari

Patricia Mathias, PA-C
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Spine Center
Physician Assistant to Dr. Abhay Varma

Carly Freilich McDonald, PA-C
Spine Center
Gamma Knife Center
Physician Assistant to Dr. Istvan Takacs

Jared Nix, PA-C
Spine Center
Brain & Spine Tumor Program
Physician Assistant to Dr. Bruce Frankel

Dorothy Tyson, MSN, FNP
Spine Center
Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center
Nurse Practitioner to Dr. Alejandro Spiotta

Kate McCormack, RN
Nurse to Drs. Ramin Eskandari & Libby Infinger

Inpatient Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners

Neurosurgery Inpatient Team

Neuro ICU Inpatient Team

  • Melissa Hill, APRN
  • Melissa Kellum, ANP
  • John Kenna, MS, NP
  • Kimberly LaMarre, ANP
  • Candace Nogues, FNP
  • Danielle Prox, APN
  • Brandon Snider, APRN

Pediatric Neurosurgery Inpatient Team

  • Meghan McCarthy, DNP

Research Faculty

Research Staff

NES Research

  • Meredith Robinson, Program Manager
  • Melza Van Roijen, Program Coordinator
  • Caitlyn Behmlander, Program Coordinator
  • Ayesha Vohra, Program Coordinator

TRU Research

  • Michele DeCandio, Nurse Manager
  • Emily Infinger, Data Manager
  • Bo Keller, Program Coordinator
  • Becky Hamrick, IRB Coordinator
  • Aparna Choudhury, Program Coordinator
  • Katrina Madden, Program Coordinator
  • Robin Bulgarino, Program Coordinator

Administrative Staff

Susanne Van Weelden, Ph.D.
Vice Chair of Finance and Administration
Department Administrator
843-792-1471
843-876-1220
vanaweel@musc.edu

Stephanie Willingham 
Administrative Coordinator to Chair, Dr. Patel
843-792-7031
843-876-1220 (fax)
willings@musc.edu

Danielle Brazina
Administrative Assistant/CMA
Dr. Abhay Varma and Dr. Nathan Rowland
843-792-4165
843-792-9279 (fax)
brazina@musc.edu

Tina Douan
Certified Medical Assistant
Drs. Alex Vandergrift and Sunil Patel
Phone:  843-792-2136
843-792-9279 (fax)
douan@musc.edu

Yolanda Elbert
Administrative Assistant
Dr. Scott Lindhorst and Dr. David Cachia
843-792-2568
843-792-2234 (fax)
elberty@musc.edu

Monique Jenkins
Administrative Assistant  
Dr. Sunil Patel, Dr. Bruce Frankel, Dr. Steve Takacs and Dr. Steve Kalhorn 
843-792-2423
843-792-9279 (fax)
jenkinmo@musc.edu 

Teena Wyatt
Administrative Coordinator
Dr. Alex Spiotta, Dr. Jonathan Lena, and Dr. Kimberly Kicielinski
843-792-9226
843-792-1705 (fax) 
wyattt@musc.edu

Finance Team

Marisah Daniels, MHA
Finance Manager 
843-792-2531
843-876-1220 (fax)
danielsh@musc.edu

Debra Frasier
Fiscal Analyst
843-792-5202 
843-876-1220 (fax)
frasierd@musc.edu

Trelle Loucks
Fiscal Tech
843-792-1296
843-876-1220 (fax)
loucks@musc.edu