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.

Mark ShaffreyProfessor of Neurosurgery
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Neuro-Oncology
Clinical Trials division director

Clinical Interests:  Brain Tumors, Spine
Clinical Team: Lisa Foster, PA-C, Gavin MacCleery, PA
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, PA, Nancy Staton, RN

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

Email: Administrative Assistant Vicki Aylor


Nevan G. Baldwin, MD

Nevan BaldwinAssociate Professor of Neurosurgery
Primary Location: UVA Neurosurgery Haymarket

Clinical Practice:  Acute and chronic back and neck pain, bone disorders of the spine, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, intervertebral disc disease, myelopathy, nerve root injury (including pinched nerve), radiculopathy, sciatica (all causes), spinal cord injury, spinal fracture, spinal stenosis, spinal tumors, spondylolisthesis, spondylosis and spondylolysis

Clinical Team:  Kim Nicastro, PA

Phone: 571-636-6000

Email: Haymarket office manager Yolanda Lightfoot


Avery Buchholz, M.D.

Avery BuchholzAssistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interests: Scoliosis, Spinal Deformity, Complex Spine, Minimally invasive spine surgery,
Spine tumors

Clinical Team: Evan Turnbull, PA, JoAnne C. Wilson, BSN, RN

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

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


W. Jeffrey Elias, M.D.

Jeff 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 ksh5m@virginia.edu


Gregory  A.  Helm,  M.D.,Ph.D.

Greg HelmProfessor 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.

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, PA, Dawn Shaver RN

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

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


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, Kayla Flury, RN

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

Email: Administrative Assistant Ashley Rush at ADR2K@virginia.edu


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

Email: Administrative contact Tiffani Jeffries


Min S. Park, M.D.

Min ParkAssociate Professor, Neurosurgery and Neurology
Director, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Director, Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship
Associate Director, Neurosurgical Training Program
Medical Director, Neurointerventional Service Line

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, Kayla Flury, RN

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

Email: Administrative Assistant Ashley Rush at ADR2K@virginia.edu


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, Karen Lavezzo, RN, 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.

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 SLB2JD@virginia.edu


Hasan Syed, M.D.

Hasan SyedAssistant 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, Rebecca Grisdale, RN

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

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


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:  Tom Szabo, PA, Lisa Howell, 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.

Chun-Po YenAssociate Professor of Neurosurgery

 

Clinical Interests: Minimally Invasive Spine, Tumor, Spinal Radiosurgery

Clinical Team: Lara Myers, NP, Danielle Merritt, RN

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

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