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Our Team

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

AurichLucas Aurich, M.D.
Appointment: (315) 607-8915
Specialties: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Back/Neck Pain, Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy, Spine Trauma, Complex Spine Surgery

BenderMatthew Bender M.D.
Appointment: (585) 273-1900
Specialties: Degenerative Spine, Spine Trauma, Ischemic Stroke, Brain Tumors,

Tarun Bhalla _2Tarun Bhalla M.D., Ph.D.
Appointment: (585) 273-1900
Specialties: Stroke/Endovascular, Aneurysm/AVM, Carotid Surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia

DalklicTurker Dalkilic, M.D.
Appointment: (607) 301-4141
Specialties: Back Pain/Herniated Disc/Stenosis, Spinal Fractures, Spine Trauma, Complex Spine Surgery

John Markman

Anthony Eidelman, M.D.
Appointment: (585) 276-3616
Specialties: Medical Pain Management

Pierre GirgisPierre S. Girgis, M.D.
Appointment: (585) 225-5767
(585) 225-5338 (Canandaigua)
Specialties: Back Pain/Herniated Disc/Stenosis, Vertebral Compression Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Spinal Trauma/Complex Spine

LoPrestiMelissa A. LoPresti, M.D., M.P.H.
Appointment: Phone: 585-273-1606, Fax: 585-273-3022
Specialties: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric Epilepsy, Epilepsy

Dr MattinglyThomas Mattingly, M.D., M.Sc
Appointment: (585) 273-1900
(585) 225-5338 (Canandaigua)
Specialties: Carotid/Vertebral Artery Disease, Ischemic & Hemorrhagic Stroke, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery


MillsJames Mills, M.D..
Appointment: (607) 301-4141
Specialties: Back Pain/Herniated Disc/Stenosis, Spinal Fractures, Spine Trauma, Complex Spine Surgery

David PaulDavid A. Paul, M.D., M.S..
Appointment: (585) 225-5767
Specialties: Spinal Fractures, Spine Trauma, Complex Spine Surgery

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

Tyler D.O.Tyler M. Schmidt, D.O.
Appointment: (585) 225-5767
Specialties: Brain & Spine Tumor Surgery, Brain & Spine Metastasis Surgery, Complex Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Spinal Stenosis, Cervical Myelopathy, Radiculopathy

SolerSteven Soler, M.D.
Appointment: (585) 276-3616
Specialties: Medical Pain Management

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

Stone JohnJonathan J. Stone, M.D., M.Se.
Appointment: (585) 225-5767
Specialties: Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Cranial & Spine Surgery, Complex Spine Surgery

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

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

Andrew WenselAndrew M. Wensel, M.D.
Appointment: (585) 467-1643
(585) 225-5338 (Canandaigua)
Specialties: Spine, Functional Neurosurgery, Surgical Pain Management, Brain and
Spinal Tumors


For Referring Physicians

Your Personal Contact to UR Medicine

Rose Gilbert

Rose Gilbert
Physician Relations Manager, Neuromedicine
(585) 455-5685

We look forward to helping your patients receive the area’s most advanced neurosurgical care in the region.

To transfer a patient, please call the Strong Transfer Center
at (585) 275-4999 or 1-800-499-9298.

To refer a patient, please call our Brain and Spine Line at (585)-225-5767.

To refer a patient to one of our regional satellite offices, please click here for a full listing of locations.

To explore CME programs offered by UR Neurosurgery, please see our Continuing Medical Education page.