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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
Leah Anne Chapman, MDNeuropsychology 
Heidi Munger Clary, MDNeurology 
Tiffany Cummings, PsyDNeuropsychology 
Annette Grefe, MDNeurology
Adrian Laxton, MDNeurosurgery 
Chon Lee, MDNeurology
Cormac A. O'Donovan, MDNeurology
Gautam S. Popli, MBBSNeurology
Maria C. Sam, MDNeurology
Mary Silvia, MDNeurology
Daniel E. Couture, MDPediatric Neurosurgery
Matthew Wong, MDNeurology

General Neurology

Vanessa Baute, MDNeurology
John G. Malone, MDNeurology
Clark W. Pinyan, MDNeurology

Rebecca Erwin Wells, MD, MPH

Starla Wise, MD Neurology


Juline Bryson, MDNeurology
Rebecca Wells, MDNeurology
Lauren Strauss, DONeurology

Movement Disorders Center

Allison Brashear, MDNeurology
Ihtsham Haq, MDNeurology
Mustafa Saad Siddiqui, MDNeurology
James B. Caress, MDNeurology
Michael Stephen Cartwright, MDNeurology
Francis O. Walker, MDNeuromuscular Conditions
Adrian W. Laxton, MDNeurosurgery
Jessica Tate, MDNeurology
Stephen B. Tatter, MD, PhDNeurosurgery
James Kimball, MDPsychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
Bonnie Sachs, PhDNeuropsychology 
Tiffany Cummins, PsyDNeuropsychology 

Multiple Sclerosis

Emily Pharr, MD
Abou Zeid, MD

Neuromuscular Conditions

Vanessa Baute, MDNeurology
James B. Caress, MDNeurology
Michael Stephen Cartwright, MDNeurology
Rachana Gandi, MDNeurology 
John G. Malone, MDNeurology
Clark W. Pinyan, MDNeurology
Adrian Laxton, MDNeurosurgery 
Glenn J. Lesser, MDHematology and Oncology
Stephen B. Tatter, MD, PhDNeurosurgery
Michael D. Chan, MDRadiation Oncology
Roy Strowd, MDNeurology

Neurocritical Care 

Sudhir Datar, MBBS  Neurology  
Aarti Sarwal, MBBSNeurology
Kristi L. Tucker, MDNeurology


Leah Anne Chapman, MDNeuropsychology 
Tiffany Cummings, PhDNeuropsychology
Jeffery Feldman, PhDNeuropsychology
Bonnie Sachs, PhDNeuropsychology 


Amit H. Patel, MDPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Pediatric Neurology

Monideep Dutt, MDNeurology 
Annette Grefe, MDNeurology
Chon Lee, MDNeurology
Gautam S. Popli, MBBSNeurology
Mary T. Silvia, MDNeurology
Lauren Strauss, DONeurology
Matthew Wong, MDNeurology
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Daniel E. Couture, MDNeurosurgery
Alexander K. Powers, MDNeurosurgery

Physical Medicine


Primary Stroke Center

Laura Bishop, MDNeurology 

Cheryl D. Bushnell, MD


Kyle M. Fargen, MDNeurosurgery 
Amy Guzik, MDNeurology
Patrick S. Reynolds, MDNeurology
Charles H. Tegeler IV, MDNeurology
Rebecca Erwin Wells, MD, MPHNeurology
John A. Wilson, MDNeurosurgery
Stacey Quintero Wolfe, MDNeurosurgery 

Sleep Center

Arjun B. Chatterjee, MDPulmonary 
Sandhya Kumar, MDNeurology
Cormac A. O'Donovan, MDNeurology
Maria C. Sam, MDNeurology
A. Gray Bullard, MDPulmonary
Andrew Namen, MDPulmonary 

The Spine Center

John Peter Birkedal, MDNeurosurgery 
Charles L. Branch Jr, MDNeurosurgery
Daniel E. Couture, MDNeurosurgery
John Frino, MDPediatric Neurosurgery  
Wesley Hsu, MDNeurosurgery
Tadhg James O'Gara, MDNeurosurgery 
Alexander K. Powers, MDNeurosurgery
John A. Wilson, MDNeurosurgery
Jonathan L. Wilson, MDNeurosurgery 
Advance Practice Providers 
Veronica (Ronnie) Abbott, NPMultiple Sclerosis 
Christina Condon, NPStroke  
Kelly Conner, PAEpilepsy 
Cheryl Glasgow, NPSleep 
Clarisse Goas, NPMovement 
Laura Granetzke, NP Headache 
Jennifer Green, PA Movement 
Kathleen Griffin, NP Pediatric 
Sarah Lycan, NP Stroke 
Che' Navey, NP General 
Jean Ann Trull, NP Pediatric 
Erika Webster, NP Epilepsy  


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