Matthew Garrett, MD, PhD, who will start in November 2018 as an assistant professor of neurosurgery, specializing in brain tumors. Garrett had recently won the 2017 Preuss Young Scientist Award. He is completing his neurosurgical residency and PhD at UCLA and has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in the field.
Additionally, Mario Zuccarello, MD, a professor and past chair in the Department of Neurosurgery, remains with UC Health. Zuccarello first arrived in Cincinnati in 1985, and during his nearly 30-year career as a clinician, teacher and researcher, he has held numerous leadership roles, including seven years as department chair. His expertise includes cerebrovascular surgery, particularly intracerebral hemorrhage, vasospasm, carotid stenosis and Moyamoya disease.
These surgeons join the team with Laura Ngwenya, MD, PhD, recruited in 2016 as director of the Neurotrauma Center, and Kerry Crone, MD and John Tew, MD, who have retired from performing surgeries but are still caring for patients in the office and clinic.
“We are excited to witness the new growth of the department which builds on the legacy of Drs. Zuccarello and John Tew, respected leaders in neurosurgery, not just in Cincinnati but nationally and internationally,” says Joseph Broderick, MD, professor of neurology and medical director of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute.
Cheng adds, “With the combination of the rich history of neurosurgery pioneers in Cincinnati, the support structure of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute centers and leaders, and the new facility underway, we are well positioned to grow a successful regional and national destination for complex neurosurgical care.”
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