Brian M. Snelling, M.D. and Frank D. Vrionis, M.D., M.P.H., PhD

Doctor Category: Neurosurgery

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    Dr. Snelling (left) serves as the Chief of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery and Medical Director of the Marilyn and Stanley Barry Center for Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke. He completed his undergraduate training at Vanderbilt University in biomedical engineering and completed his medical degree West Virginia University School of Medicine, where he was elected to AOA and served as class president. He completed both his neurological surgery residency and a two-year fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery at the University of Miami. Dr. Snelling has authored more than 40 peerreviewed articles, book chapters, and invited editorials, including such prestigious publications as the Journal of Neurosurgery and Journal of Neuro-Oncology. Dr. Snelling’s clinical interests focus on delivering the complete spectrum of cutting-edge treatments to all stroke patients. Dr. Snelling is an internationally recognized pioneer in the adoption of transradial access for neurovascular procedures that improve patient safety during life-saving procedures.

    Dr. Vrionis (right) serves as the Marcus Neuroscience Institute Director and Chair of Neurosurgery. Dr. Vrionis received his medical degree from the University of Athens School of Medicine in Athens, Greece, where he graduated second in his class. He performed his residency in neurosurgery at Tufts University in Boston and completed a fellowship in Skull-Base Surgery at the University of Tennessee. He holds a master’s in public health from Harvard University and a doctorate in brain tumor immunology from Duke University. Dr. Vrionis has authored or co-authored three books on brain and spinal tumors and has more than 150 abstracts and over 100 publications. Dr. Vrionis is a national leader in the field of brain and spine tumors, and complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, including neuromodulation. He performs surgeries for patients considered inoperable by others but always tries to find the least invasive method for his patients.

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