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Fernando Vale, M.D.

Professor and Marshall Allen Distinguished Chair,  Department of Neurosurgery


Welcome to the Medical College of Georgia Department of Neurosurgery at Augusta University. As part of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence our mission is to deliver excellent patient care, provide superior education to the resident staff and the community as a whole, and engage in innovative research. We are proud of the award-winning Children's Hospital of Georgia at Augusta University, our nationally recognized patient-centered care approach, and the Augusta University Medical Center's Gamma Knife Center. We offer a complete range of services for patients with diseases of the brain, spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Our distinct subspecialty areas of expertise include complex spine, neurooncology, cerebrovascular /endovascular and stroke (including carotid disease, aneurysms and vascular malformations), and functional/stereotactic neurosurgery (including movement disorders and epilepsy). In addition, we have flourishing research laboratories including the innovative human brain lab, the cerebrovascular lab, and the synapse lab.

As we anticipate the next chapter in our department's history we expect continued growth and the maintenance of excellence in patient care, education and research.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.



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