by Fultz,Paul — last modified Apr 17, 2013 10:11 AM
All clinical faculty are ABNS-certified or Board-eligible.
Jonathan E. Hodes, MD, FACSChairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Indiana University, A.B., Indiana University School of Medicine, MD, MS; Neurosurgical Residency Training at University of California-San Francisco; University of Western Ontario, Neurovascular Surgery Clinical Fellow; Lariboisiere Hospital, Neurointerventional Radiology Fellow
Jonathan Hodes, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a clinician scientist and leading neurosurgeon in minimally invasive and microsurgical techniques of the brain and spine. In 2009 he was appointed Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Louisville. Dr. Hodes has particular interests in clinical and translational research in spinal cord injury and neurovascular disease, including brain aneurysms and minimally invasive neurosurgery.
Dr. Hodes performed the implantation of the epidural stimulator, a series of 16 electrodes, on the spinal cord of the subject in the Lancet article. He serves as the primary clinical faculty to the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center.
Warren. W. Boling, MD, FRCSC, FRACS
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Chief of Neurosurgery, University of Louisville Hospital
Texas Tech School of Medicine, MD; Neurosurgical Residency Training at University of Kentucky
Dr. Boling received his M.D. from the Texas Tech School of Medicine in 1991. He completed residency training in Neurosurgery at the University of Kentucky from 1991-1997. After completing his residency, he served as clinical and research fellow in epilepsy and functional neurosurgery at Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University and as clinical and research fellow in epilepsy surgery at University of Melbourne, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Department of Neurosurgery. After two years as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at West Virginia University and Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, he was promoted to Associate Professor, a role he filled from 2004-2010. While at West Virginia University, Dr. Boling served as Director Section of Surgery for Epilepsy, Research Scientist, Center for Advanced Imaging, Department of Radiology, Director of Imaging and Image Guidance Laboratory and Director of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Program.
Dr. Boling is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (2003) and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.
Maxwell Boakye, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS, FAANS
Ole A., Mabel Wise & Wilma Wise Nelson Endowed Chair
Chief of Spinal Neurosurgery
Rutgers University, B.S. Mathematics and Physics; Weill Cornell Medical College, M.D.; Neurosurgical Residency Training at SUNY-Upstate; Emory University, Subspeciality training in complex spinal neurosurgery; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, training in spinal oncology.
In January 2011, Dr. Boakye moved his outcomes research laboratory and spinal cord injury labs from Stanford University to the Center for Advanced Neurosurgery at the University of Louisville. He just submitted 4 neurosurgical outcomes research grants and one KSCHIRT grant investigating longitudinal outcomes of morphological sequelae of traumatic brain injury. Accomplishments this year include 6 published peer-reviewed publications, 1 accepted peer-reviewed publication, completion of University of Louisville enrollment for use of Riluzole in acute spinal cord injury, development of neurotrauma registry at the University and establishment of human transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS lab) at Frazier rehab institute. He has also helped to implement a protocol for diffusion tensor imaging, voxel based morphometry and resting state FMRI at the Department of Neuroradiology at the University of Louisville.
The overall goals of my lab is to understand the physiology and plasticity of the sensorimotor system in health and in patients with spinal cord and brain injury and to use that knowledge to develop new surrogate markers of recovery, new methods of injury prognostication and new therapies for spinal cord and brain injury. Research in this section uses noninvasive multimodal methodologies including functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalography (EEG), somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP), and peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) technologies to gain a comprehensive understanding of the physiology and plasticity of the sensorimotor system in healthy patients and in patients with spinal cord and brain injury.
Thomas J. Altstadt, MD, FAANS
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Indiana University School of Medicine, M.D.; Neurological Residency Training at Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Altstadt specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery. His clinical interests also include complex spinal injuries, image guided spinal surgery and primary and metastatic spinal tumors.
Dr. Altstadt joined the University of Louisville Department of Neurosurgery in August, 2012. Prior to coming to UofL, he practiced neurosurgery from 2008-2012 in Oregon with Southern Oregon Neurosurgical & Spine Associates, PC. He is licensed in Kentucky, Indiana and Oregon.
As a junior in medical school, Dr. Altstadt was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He went on to complete his medical degree, general surgery internship, neurological surgery residency, and an additional postgraduate fellowship in complex spinal surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Dr. Altstadt is the recipient of the American College of Surgeons Award and the Pittman Surgical Scholarship Award and is the author of numerous peer reviewed articles.
Robbi L. Franklin, MDAssistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
University of Texas Medical Branch, M.D.; Neurosurgical Residency Training at UTMB and University of Louisville.
Dr. Franklin received his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2004. He began residency training in Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch from 2004-2009, and will complete residency training in the University of Louisville Department of Neurological Surgery on July 31, 2011. Dr. Franklin specializes in the treatment of cerebrovascular disease and intracranial tumors using minimally invasive as well as open techniques. He also practices general neurosurgery.
Haring J.W. Nauta, MD, PhD, FACSProfessor, Department of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery Residency Program Director
Case Western Reserve Univ Sch of Med, Cleveland, OH, M.D., Ph.D.; Neurosurgical Residency Training at University of Toronto
Dr. Nauta specializes in brain and spinal cord tumors, aneurysms and AVMs, lumbar stenosis, cervical disc disease, Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, adult hydrocephalus and special procedures for pain.
Michael C. Park, MD, PhDAssistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Kansas School of Medicine, M.D., Ph.D.; Neurosurgical Residency Training at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; William P. Van Wagenen Fellow, Université de la Méditerranée Aix-Marseille II.
Dr. Park specializes in neurosurgical intervention for movement disorders, epilepsy and intractable pain, stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, deep brainstimulation, vagal nerve stimulation and the application of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pain pumps.
Ralph Rahme, MD
Instructor, Department of Neurological Surgery
Saint-Joseph University School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon, M.D.; Neurosurgical Residency Training at Division of Neurosurgery, Hôpital Notre-Dame, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada; Fellow in Vascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery – University of Cincinnati and Mayfield Clinic, Cincinnati, OH.
Dr. Rahme specializes in vascular and endovascular neurosurgery, as well as cranial neurosurgery.