Neurosurgeons

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.

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Professor of Neurosurgery
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Neuro-Oncology division director
Clinical Trials division director

 

Clinical Interests:  Brain Tumors, Spine
Clinical Team: Lisa Foster, PA-C, Gavin MacCleery, PA
Phone: (434) 924-5508, for spine conditions – (434) 924-1843, for other – (800) 362-2203
Email: Administrative Assistant Meaghan Upman


Ashok R. Asthagiri, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

 

 

 

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:  Alyssa Benning, PA, Nancy Staton, RN

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

Email: Scheduler Monte Parsons


W. Jeffrey Elias, M.D.

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Professor 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: Caroline Metsch, PA-C, Kathy Maynard, RN

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

Email: Assistant Karen Osteen at ksh5m@virginia.edu


Gregory  A.  Helm,  M.D.,Ph.D.

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Professor of Neurological Surgery

 

 

 

Clinical Interests: General, Acoustic neuromas, Spine

Clinical Team: Karen Lohr, NP, Natalie Krovetz, RN, Melissa Pritchett, RN

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

Email: Administrative Assistant Mona Banton at mwb@virginia.edu


John Jane Jr., M.D.

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Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Director, Neurosurgical Training Program
Pediatrics division director

 

 

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, Karen Keenan, RN;  Neuroendocrine: Alyssa Benning, PA, Dawn Shaver RN

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

Email: Administrative Assistant Penny Marshall at PSJ6M@virginia.edu


M. Yashar S. Kalani, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology
Neurosurgical Director, UVA Comprehensive Stroke Center
Medical Director, Inpatient Cerebrovascular Services
Co-Director, Skull Base Surgery
Co-Director, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery

 

Clinical Interests: Brain Tumors, Cerebral Aneurysms, Skull Base Surgery, Spinal Cord Tumors, Vascular Malformations, Acoustic Neuroma, Arteriovenous Malformations, Astrocytoma, Brain Tumors, Brain metastasis, carotid artery stenosis, cerebellopontine angle tumors, chondrosarcoma, chordoma, craniopharyngioma, Cushing’s Disease, Ependymoma, Esthesioneuroblastoma, Glioblastoma, Hemifacial Spasm, Ischemic Stroke, Meningioma, Neurofinbomatosis, Optic nerve glioma, oligodendroglioma, pituitary tumors, spinal tumors, spinal vascular malformations, stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, Trigeminal neuralgia, Cerebrovascular, Coiling of aneurysm, Endovascular bypass surgery, Embolization, Moyamoya, Carotid Stent, Carotid Endarterectomy, Cerebral revascularization, Flow diversion

Vascular Team: Susan Rannigan, NP, Danielle Merritt, RN

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

Email:  Administrative Assistant Kristi Watson at KMW3HE@virginia.edu


Min S. Park, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Co-Director, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery

 

 

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

Vascular Team: Susan Rannigan, NP, Danielle Merritt, RN

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

Email: Administrative Assistant Kristi Watson at KMW3HE@virginia.edu


Christopher I. Shaffrey, M.D.

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Professor of Neurological Surgery
Spine division director

 

 

Clinical Interests:  Congenital and acquired spinal abnormalities, Scoliosis, Craniocervical abnormalities, Spinal tumors, Spinal vascular malformations, Degenerative spinal disorders

Clinical Team:  Chelsea Frame, PA, JoAnne C. Wilson, BSN, RN

Phone: (434) 243-7026, (800) 362-2203

Email: Clinic Assistant Doris Strother at das9g@virginia.edu


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

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Professor 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 Assistants Kim Herring at KBH8Z@virginia.edu or Barbara Behnke at BJB4K@virginia.edu


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

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Professor of Neurological Surgery
Co-Director, UVA Spine Center
Co-director, Neurosurgery Spine Division

 

 

Clinical Interests: Back Pain, Cervical Disc Herniation, Degenerative Disk Disease, Lumbar Spondylotic Disease, Lumbar Stenosis, Neck Pain, Neck Sprain (Whiplash) and Strain, Scoliosis and Deformity, Vertebral Compression Fractures

Clinical Team: Erika Roeder, PA, Mindy Bryant, RN

Phone: (434) 243-6339

Email: Assistant Stephanie Baird at SLB2JD@virginia.edu


Hasan Syed, M.D.

 

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests: Brain and spinal tumors, hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, Chiari malformation, epilepsy, spinal dysraphism, spasticity, craniocervical spinal disorders, peripheral nerve injuries, and Moyamoya disease

Clinical Team: Kelly O’Connell, NP, Karen Keenan, RN

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

Email: Administrative Assistant Penny Marshall at PSJ6M@virginia.edu


Dennis Vollmer, M.D.

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Professor 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:  Marcia Molnar, PA, Lindsay Comstock, RN

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

Email: Clinic Assistant Lois Osteen at LLH3G@virginia.edu or Administrative Assistant Yvonne Ocasio at YO8N@virginia.edu


Chun-Po Yen, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

 

 

Clinical Interests: Minimally Invasive Spine, Tumor, Spinal Radiosurgery

Clinical Team: Lara Myers, NP, Nancy Staton, RN

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

Email:  Administrative Assistant Nicole Gibson at NG7Z@virginia.edu