If you would like to contact us but are unsure of who to contact, please call our general number (434) 924-2203 (Local) or 1-800-362-2203 (Toll free) and our staff will help you.

Mark E. Shaffrey, M.D.

Mark ShaffreyProfessor of Neurosurgery
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Clinical Trials division director

Clinical Interests:  Brain Tumors, Spine
Clinical Team: Lisa Foster, PA-C, Carol Wisinski, RN
Phone: (434) 924-1843, (800) 362-2203
Email: Administrative Assistant Meaghan Upman

Ashok R. Asthagiri, M.D.

Ashok AsthagiriAssociate Professor of Neurosurgery

Co-Director, Neuro-Oncology

Co-Director, Skull Base Surgery

Clinical Interests:  Brain and spinal tumors, peripheral nerve tumors and lesions, neurocutaneous disorders (neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2, von Hippel-Lindau disease, tuberous sclerosis, Sturge-Weber syndrome)

Clinical Team:  Cassie Freed-Pastor, NP, Nancy Staton, RN

Phone: (434) 243-2757 , (800) 362-2203

Email: Administrative Assistant Vicki Aylor

W. Jeffrey Elias, M.D.

Dr. EliasProfessor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology
Peripheral Nerve division director
Functional Neurosurgery division director

Clinical Interests: Movement disorders, epilepsy surgery, spasticity, and peripheral nerve injuries

Clinical Team: Shelly Rush-Evans, NP, Kathy Maynard, RN

Phone: (434) 924-0451, (800) 362-2203, Focused Ultrasound trials (434)-243-1435

Email: Assistant Karen Osteen at

Gregory  A.  Helm,  M.D.,Ph.D.

Greg HelmProfessor of Neurological Surgery


Clinical Interests: General, Acoustic neuromas, Spine

Clinical Team: Karen Lohr Clark, NP, Melissa Pritchett, RN

Phone: (434) 924-1642, (800) 362-2203

Email: Administrative Assistant Mona Banton at

John Jane Jr., M.D.

John Jane Jr.Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Director, Neurosurgical Training Program
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Director, Pituitary Tumor Program

Clinical Interests:  Pediatric: Brain and spinal tumors, craniosynostosis, hydrocephalus, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery;  Adult: Neuroendocrine tumors, pituitary adenomas, minimally invasive endoscopic skull base surgery

Clinical Team: Pediatrics: Kelly O’Connell, NP, Rebecca Grisdale, RN;  Neuroendocrine: Cassie Freed-Pastor, NP, Dawn Shaver RN

Phone: (434) 243-5749, (800) 362-2203

Email: Administrative Assistant Penny Marshall at

Ryan T. Kellogg, M.D.

Ryan KelloggAssistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests: Robotic surgery, neuroendovascular device development, stroke, image guided surgery, and surgical technology.

Vascular Team: Susan Rannigan, NP, Jenny Farlam-Davis, RN

Phone: (434) 924-2735, (800) 362-2203

Email: Administrative Assistant Ashley Rush at

Elisa Kucia, MD

Elisa KuciaAssistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Primary Location: Novant Health UVA Culpeper Medical Center

Clinical Practice:  Acute and chronic back and neck pain, cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, myelopathy, nerve root injury (including pinched nerve), radiculopathy, sciatica, spinal fracture, spinal tumors, spinal instability, spondylolisthesis, spondylosis, brain tumors and general neurosurgery

Phone: (540) 321-3120

Melike Mut Askun, MD/PhD

Dr. Mut AskunAssociate Professor of Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests:  Brain Tumors

Clinical Team: Lisa Foster, PA-C, Carol Wisinski, RN

Phone: (434) 924-1843, (800) 362-2203

Email: Administrative Assistant Meaghan Upman

Min S. Park, M.D.

Min ParkProfessor, Neurosurgery and Neurology
Director, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Director, Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship
Associate Director, Neurosurgical Training Program
Medical Director, Neurointerventional Service Line
Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center

Clinical Interests: Cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery, neurovascular surgery, neuro-interventional radiology, stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, brain tumors, brain aneurysms, cerebral aneurysms, brain vascular malformations and fistulas, cavernous malformations, head trauma, neuro critical care, hydrocephalus, carotid artery disease, carotid endarterectomy, carotid artery stenosis, Chiari malformations, meningioma, angiography, endovascular embolization, microvascular clipping, arterial dissections, arteriovenous malformations, skull base surgery and traumatic brain injury, ischemic stroke, spinal vascular malformations, coiling of aneurysms, flow diversion, embolization, moyamoya, carotid stent.

Vascular Team: Susan Rannigan, NP, Jenny Farlam-Davis, RN

Phone: (434) 924-2735, (800) 362-2203

Email: Administrative Assistant Ashley Rush at

Jason Sheehan, M.D., Ph.D.

Jason SheehanProfessor of Neurological Surgery, Radiation Oncology, and Neuroscience
UVa Gamma Knife Center Director
Riverside-UVa Gamma Knife Co-Director

Clinical Interests: Sterotactic and functional neurosurgery, Radiosurgery(intracranial and spinal), Brain Tumors, Spinal Surgery

Clinical Team: Selene Evans, NP, Charlene Exline, NP, Greg Patterson, RN

Phone: (434) 924-8129, (866) 244-4040

Email: Administrative Assistant Tanner Thayer at

Justin Smith, M.D., Ph.D.

Justin SmithHarrison Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, UVA Spine Center
Chief, Spine Division
Director, Spine Fellowship Program

Clinical Interests: Back Pain, Cervical Disc Herniation, Degenerative Disk Disease, Lumbar Spondylotic Disease, Lumbar Stenosis, Neck Pain, Neck Sprain and Strain, Degenerative Scoliosis and Cervical Deformity, Vertebral Compression Fractures, Sagittal Imbalance, Lumbar Flat back

Clinical Team: Amanda Carter, NP, Mindy Bryant, RN

Phone: (434) 243-6339

Email: Assistant Stephanie Baird at

Dennis Vollmer, M.D.

Dennis VollmerProfessor of Neurological Surgery


Clinical Interests: Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Myelopathy, Craniocervical Anomalies, Degenerative Disc Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Spondylotic Disease, Lumbar Stenosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Spine Trauma, Spinal Tumors, Spondylolisthesis, Vertebral Fracture, Cerebrovascular Disorders, Operative treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms, Vascular Malformations, Brain Tumors, Hydrocephalus, Traumatic Brain Injury

Clinical Team:  Gavin MacCleery, PA, Lorrie Race, RN

Phone:  (434) 924-2003, (800) 362-2203

Email: Clinic Assistant Lois Osteen at

Chun-Po Yen, M.D.

Chun-Po YenAssociate Professor of Neurosurgery


Clinical Interests: Minimally Invasive Spine, Tumor, Spinal Radiosurgery

Clinical Team: Evan Turnbull, PA, Kriston Snyder, RN

Phone: (434) 297-7462, (800) 362-2203

Email:  Administrative Assistant Nell Harlow-Brooks at