Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute Appoints Surgical Director

Nationally recognized spine surgeon will co-lead Kansas City’s premier neuroscience institute

Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) July 24, 2017

Cheerag D. Upadhyaya, M.D., M.Sc., FAANS has been appointed surgical co-director for the acclaimed Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute (SLMBNI), part of Saint Luke’s Health System. Dr. Upadhyaya has served in the role on an interim basis since 2016.

Cheerag D. Upadhyaya, MD. M.Sc., FAANS joins Stanley P. Fisher, M.D., who has served as medical co-director of Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute since 2015.

“Dr. Upadhyaya is a highly experienced, sub-specialty trained neurosurgeon, and one of our region’s leading spine surgeons,” said Julie Quirin, Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations for Saint Luke’s Health System. “He brings tremendous vision for the long-term growth and development of SLMBNI, and has proven to be an outstanding director of Saint Luke’s Neurological and Spine Surgery. Dr. Upadhyaya is recognized by his peers for his excellent leadership capability, and has a sincere passion for research and clinical excellence. We are grateful for the vision of the Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation, whose support has made it possible for us to welcome Dr. Upadhyaya to co-lead the neuroscience program at Saint Luke’s.”

Dr. Upadhyaya collaborated with Dr. Brad Steinle in the establishment of the Saint Luke’s Spine and Sports Medicine Clinic and currently serves as Chief of Saint Luke’s Neurological and Spine Surgery. Dr. Upadhyaya specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery as well as traditional spine surgery, providing safe, minimally invasive or complex treatments tailored to the patient’s unique anatomy.

Dr. Upadhyaya joined Saint Luke’s in 2014. He earned his medical degree from the University of Florida and completed his internship and neurosurgical residency at the University…

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