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Meet the Neurosurgery Team

Ekkehard M. Kasper, MD, DPhil, FAANS, FACS, FRCS, Chair of Neurosurgery

Ekkehard Kasper st. elizabeth's neurosurgeon Dr. Kasper is the Chair of Neurosurgery at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center as well as the Regional Chief of Neurosurgery for Steward and Professor of Neurosurgery. A graduate of Freiburg University (Germany) and Oxford University (England), Dr. Kasper completed his neurosurgical training at Mass General Hospital in Boston and has cultivated an expertise in treating cancers and benign tumors of the brain and spine, using state-of-the-art technology with a mastery in stereotactic radiosurgery. He is also experienced in all of general neurosurgery.
His areas of special interest include:
•    Benign and Malignant tumors of the Brain and Spine; Pituitary Tumors 
•    Metastatic Disease of the Brain and Spine; 
•    Radiosurgery
•    Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurocritical Care
•    Hydrocephalus
•    Chiari Malformation
•    Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery (Cavernomas, Intracranial hemorrhage, SAH)
•    Neurosurgery in Pregnancy
•    Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Neurosurgery

 

Stephen M. Gutting, MD

 Gutting headshotDr. Gutting is the chief of neurosurgery at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center as well as a diplomate of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Gutting completed his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. His areas of special interest include cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders, minimally invasive procedures, discectomy and decompressive laminectomy, complex spinal fusions and instrumentation, surgical treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus, and cranial expertise in tumor removal, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subdural hematomas.

R. Tushar Jha, MD, MS

Dr. JhaDr. Jha specializes in complex cranial, skull base, cerebrovascular, and minimally invasive spine neurosurgery. He is board eligible with the American Board of Neurological Surgery and attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis for medical school. He completed his residency at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center followed by a fellowship in complex cranial, skull base, and cerebrovascular neurosurgery at the University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital.

 

Lindsay Stanley, Physician Assistant

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