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The faculty, staff and residents of the Department of Neurosurgery are committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care through integrated clinical research and innovative treatment.

The department’s experienced professionals are dedicated to facilitating clinical, educational and research activities that provide optimal diagnosis and treatment for patients while also preparing residents for success as future clinicians and scientists.

William C. Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D.

William C. Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D.

Hord Professor, Department of Neurosurgery View bio »

Brian M. Cameron, M.D.

Assistant professor, Department of Neurosurgery View bio »

John J. Collins, M.D.

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery Chief, Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery View bio »
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R. Scott Graham, M.D.

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program View bio »

Kathryn L. Holloway, M.D.

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery Director, Richmond PADRECC, McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center Chief, Section of Neurosurgery, Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center View bio »
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Bruce E. Mathern, M.D.

Professor and executive vice chair, Department of Neurosurgery Medical director, VCU Health System Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit Director, Neurosurgery Ambulatory Operations View bio »

John Reavey-Cantwell, M.S., M.D.

Reynolds Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery Director, Endovascular/Interventional Neurosurgery View bio »

Ann M. Ritter, M.D.

Associate professor, Department of Neurosurgery View bio »

Dennis J. Rivet II, M.D.

Associate professor, Department of Neurosurgery View bio »

Gary W. Tye, MD

View bio »
Alex Valadka

Alex B. Valadka, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor and chair, Department of Neurosurgery Director, American Board of Neurological Surgery President-elect, American Association of Neurological Surgeons View bio »

John D. Ward, M.D., M.S.H.A.

Hirschler Professor, Department of Neurosurgery President and chief medical officer, VCU Medical Center/MCV Physicians View bio »

Harold F. Young, M.D.

Professor and James and Frances McGlothlin Chair, Department of Neurosurgery Director, Harold F. Young Neurosurgical Center Board of Directors, MCV Foundation View bio »

Pankty Desai, M.S.N., F.N.P.-C.

Nurse practitioner, Endovascular and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery View bio »

Michele Ellett, P.N.P.

Pediatric nurse practitioner, Department of Neurosurgery View bio »

Alison Hamrick, F.N.P.

Family nurse practitioner, Department of Neurosurgery View bio »

Laura Lugo, N.P.

View bio »

Andrew McGowan, P.A.-C.

Physician assistant–certified, Department of Neurosurgery View bio »

Annette (Annie) Smith, M.S., B.S.N., R.N., A.C.N.P.

Acute care nurse practitioner, Department of Neurosurgery View bio »

Meghan Smith, A.C.N.P.

Acute care nurse practitioner, Department of Neurosurgery View bio »

Ronald Stevens, P.A.-C.

Physician assistant–certified, Department of Neurosurgery View bio »

Anne Tapscott, A.N.P.

Adult nurse practitioner, Department of Neurosurgery View bio »

Maria Boyer, R.N., B.S.N., P.C.C.N.

Charlotte B. Gilman, R.N., B.S.N.

Marsha Hallinan, R.N., B.S.N.

Patricia Leach, R.N.

Valerie McBride, R.N., B.S.N.

Holley Stone, R.N., B.S.N.

JoAnn Tillett, R.N.

Sharon B. Wolber, R.N., B.S.N.

Tonya Wyche, R.N., B.S.N.

Ronald (Ron) Hayes, Ph.D.

View bio »

Emmy R. Miller, Ph.D., R.N.

Associate professor, Department of Neurosurgery Director of clinical research, Department of Neurosurgery View bio »