Our Doctors

Our neurologists and neurosurgeons are among the region's leading physicians in the neurosciences. Our highly experienced teams provide you with cutting-edge neurologic treatments, along with a commitment to patient care, safety and standardized precision.  

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Our multidisciplinary approach combines the expertise of leaders in neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, rehabilitative medicine and many other specializations to provide exceptional care for patients.  This is coupled with our doctors' passion and drive to better understand and treat common and rare neurologic conditions.

Neurosurgery Chairman Dr. Charles Branch, Jr. is an international expert in minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical and lumbar disc disease, and spinal stabilization. He has been a pioneer in the development of minimally invasive lumbar interbody fusion techniques that are taught to neurosurgeons worldwide. His early career interests in brain tumors led to the development of the Stereotactic Radiosurgery program at Wake Forest Baptist Health in 1990. In 1999, he was instrumental in bringing the only Gamma Knife in the state of North Carolina at the time to Wake Forest Baptist Health. He is also a co-founder of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma.  He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery- Spine, Neurosurgical Focus, and Journal of Spinal Disorders, and is the former Editor in Chief of The Spine Journal.

Neurology Chairman Dr. Allison Brashear has been the principal investigator in many multi-center trials in the treatment of cervical dystonia and spasticity with botulinum toxin. She is the chair of the American Academy of Neurology Spasticity/Dystonia Advisory Board and has directed national courses designed to teach the technique of botulinum toxin treatment.

Leaders in Neurosciences Research and Treatment 

At Wake Forest Baptist Health, we are helping to shape the future of neurological treatment for patients.  Our physicians are actively involved in research to discover and create the best patient outcomes. 

Our Doctors by Specialty Area

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Jane G. Boggs, MDNeurology
Annette Grefe, MDNeurology
Chon Lee, MDNeurology
Heidi Munger Clary, MDNeurology
Cormac A. O'Donovan, MDNeurology
Gautam S. Popli, MBBSNeurology
Maria C. Sam, MDNeurology
Mary Silvia, MDNeurology
Matthew Wong, MDNeurology
Myriam Sollman, PhDNeuropsychology
Adrian Laxton, MD  Neurosurgery 
Daniel E. Couture, MDPediatric Neurosurgery
Comprehensive Stroke Center
Cheryl D. Bushnell, MDNeurology
David S. Lefkowitz, MDNeurology
Patrick S. Reynolds, MDNeurology
Charles H. Tegeler IV, MDNeurology
Rebecca Erwin Wells, MD, MPHNeurology
John A. Wilson, MDNeurosurgery
Stacey Quintero Wolfe, MDNeurosurgery 
General Neurology
Vanessa Baute, MDNeurology
Aruna Bollineni, MDCMNeurology
John G. Malone, MDNeurology
Clark W. Pinyan, MDNeurology
Rebecca Erwin Wells, MD, MPHNeurology
Movement Disorders Center
Allison Brashear, MDNeurology
Ihtsham Haq, MDNeurology
Mustafa Saad Siddiqui, MDNeurology
Francis O. Walker, MDNeuromuscular Conditions
Myriam Sollman, PhDNeuropsychology
Adrian W. Laxton, MDNeurosurgery
Stephen B. Tatter, MD, PhDNeurosurgery
James Kimball, MDPsychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
Multiple Sclerosis
Emily Pharr, MD
bou Zeid, MD
Neuromuscular Conditions
Nikhil Balakrishnan, MBBSNeurology
Vanessa Baute, MDNeurology
James B. Caress, MDNeurology
Michael Stephen Cartwright, MDNeurology
John G. Malone, MDNeurology
Clark W. Pinyan, MDNeurology
Adrian W. Laxton, MDNeurosurgery 
Glenn J. Lesser, MDHematology and Oncology
Stephen B. Tatter, MD, PhDNeurosurgery
Michael D. Chan, MDRadiation Oncology
Neurocritical Care 
Sudhir Datar, MBBS  Neurology  
Aarti Sarwal, MBBSNeurology
Kristi L. Tucker, MDNeurology
Hongtao Michael Guo, MD, PhDPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Amit H. Patel, MDPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pediatric Neurology
Annette Grefe, MDNeurology
Chon Lee, MDNeurology
Gautam S. Popli, MBBSNeurology
Mary T. Silvia, MDNeurology
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Daniel E. Couture, MDNeurosurgery
Alexander K. Powers, MDNeurosurgery

Sleep Center

Sandhya Kumar, MDNeurology
Cormac A. O'Donovan, MDNeurology
Maria C. Sam, MDNeurology
Karl Henrik Karlson Jr, MDPediatrics
A. Gray Bullard, MDPulmonary
Arjun B. Chatterjee, MDPulmonary
Andrew Namen, MDPulmonary
The Spine Center
Charles L. Branch Jr, MDNeurosurgery
Daniel E. Couture, MDNeurosurgery
Wesley Hsu, MDNeurosurgery
Alexander K. Powers, MDNeurosurgery
John A. Wilson, MDNeurosurgery
Amit H. Patel, MDPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Hongtao Michael Guo, MDPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation
John Peter Birkedal, MDOrthopaedics
Tadhg James O'Gara, MDOrthopaedics
John Frino, MDPediatric Orthopaedics


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