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Rochester Neurosurgery Partners provides the widest range of neurosurgery and neuromedicine care in the region. And that benefits our patients in several important ways:

  • We provide comprehensive care. Our neuromedicine providers have expertise in virtually every type of disease that may require brain or spinal surgery.
  • We offer the most advanced treatments. Our neurosurgeons are experienced in the very latest neurosurgical procedures, many of which are not available anywhere else in the region.
  • Our neurosurgeons are specialists. They have more experience in providing exactly the care you need.

For more information on any of our neurosurgeons or our neuromedicine providers, click on one of the names below.

Webster PilcherWebster H. Pilcher, M.D., Ph.D.
Appointment: (585) 275-7944
Specialties: Epilepsy, Spine, Brain Tumors

Tarun, BhallaTarun Bhalla, M.D.
Appointment:  (585) 273-1900
Specialties: Open cerebrovascular and endovascular treatment for spinal and cerebrovascular disease including stroke, aneurysms, AVMs, carotid/vertebral disease and trigeminal neuralgia

Pierre GirgisPierre S. Girgis, M.D.
Appointment: (585) 225-5767
Specialties: Spine, Compression Fractures, Brain Tumors

Yan Michael Li

Yan Michael Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Appointment: (585) 225-5767
Specialties: Complex brain & spine cancer surgery, minimally invasive & endoscopic surgery for spine, brain & skull base tumors, awake brain tumor surgery

John MarkmanJohn D. Markman, M.D.
Appointment: (585) 276-3616
Specialties: Medical Pain Management, Injections, Spinal Cord Stimulation

Dr. MaurerPaul K Maurer, M.D.
Appointment: (585) 591-6790
Specialties: Spine, Cerebrovascular

Dr. MaxwellJames T. Maxwell, M.D.
Appointment: (585) 342-7170
Specialties: Brain Tumors, Spine

James Metcalf

James C. Metcalf, M.D.
Appointment: (607) 269-0033
Specialties: Spinal & Cranial Surgery, Spinal Fusions & Fractures, Brain and Spinal Tumors

Amrendra Miranpuri

Amrendra Miranpuri, M.D.
Appointment: (585) 273-1900
Specialties: Stroke/Endovascular, Aneurysm/AVM, Carotid Surgery, Brain and Spinal Tumors, Spine

Shahnawaz QureshiShahnawaz Qureshi, D.O.
Office: (607) 301-4141
Specialties: Brain Tumors, Pituitary Tumors, General Neurosurgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Complex Spine Fusions, Adult Spinal Deformity, Revision Surgery, Spinal Tumors

Thomas Rodenhouse

Thomas G. Rodenhouse, M.D.
Appointment: (585) 473-7560
Specialties: Spine, Cranial

Howard Silberstein

Howard J. Silberstein, M.D.
Appointment: (585) 273-1606 (Peds), (585) 342-7783 (Adult)
Specialties: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Brain Tumors, Spine

George Vates

G. Edward Vates, M.D., Ph.D.
Appointment: (585) 225-5767
Specialties: Pituitary Tumors, Acoustic Neuroma, AVM

Armando Villarreal

Armando A. Villarreal , M.D., MBA
Appointment: (585) 276-3616
Specialties: Medical Pain Management, Injections

Kevin Walter

Kevin A. Walter, M.D.
Appointment: (585) 225-5767
Specialties: Brain and Spinal Tumors, Surgical Reconstruction, Spine

Linda Welles

Linda B. Welles, M.D.
Appointment: (607) 301-4141
Specialties: Gait and Balance/Geriatrics

Richard Welles

Richard V. Welles, M.D.
Appointment: (607) 301-4141
Specialties: Neurology

Andrew Wensel

Andrew M. Wensel, M.D.

Appointment: (585) 467-1643
Specialties: Spine, Functional Neurosurgery, Surgical Pain Management, Brain and Spinal Tumors

Advanced Practice Providers

  • Monika Agarwal, NP
  • Jacqueline Behr, RN, NP, MS
  • Michelle Dugan, RN, NP, MS
  • Cathy Hastings, RN, NP, MS
  • Leslie Higgins, RN, NP, MS
  • Lesley Johnson, RN, NP, MS
  • Aimee Maseduca, PA
  • Kathleen McIntosh, RN, NP, MS
  • Kim Page, RN, NP, MS
  • Valerie Phillips, MS, PA
  • Jessica Price, FNP
  • Shirley Rast, RN, NP, MS
  • Susan O. Smith, RN, NP, MS
  • Cynthia Zink, PA

More information on Advanced Practice Providers

APP Group in Neurosurgery

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