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Neuroscience: Introduction

Guided by CHS's commitment to continue Christ’s healing mission, the system’s neuroscience team is dedicated to ensuring optimal patient and family care through advanced, comprehensive neurological and neurosurgical services. Our focus is on providing excellence in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders to help improve the health of the community we serve.

CHS's neuroscience service line is chaired by board certified neurosurgeon Kevin J. Mullins, MD, FAANS, FACS, chief of neurosurgery and director of neurological services at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Mullins earned his medical degree with high honors from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship and residency in neurological surgery at the University of Rochester and obtained advanced training in spine surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Mullins has performed more than 4,500 neurosurgical operations and specializes in the management of neck and back problems. He has contributed to numerous publications, such as the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience and Surgical Neurology.

What Is Neuroscience?
Clinical neuroscience focuses on the mechanisms that underlie diseases and disorders of the central nervous system, which includes the brain, spine and nerves throughout the body. Physicians in the field of clinical neuroscience treat disorders that affect these structures and include neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, neuro-oncologists, pain medicine specialists, neuroradiologists, interventional radiologists and rehabilitation specialists.

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Why Choose CHS Neuroscience?
We know that it can be difficult to navigate the world of health care and to sift through the options you have when making decisions about your health or the health of a loved one. Our neuroscience program is designed to care for your body, mind and spirit, since we recognize the importance of addressing all three of these integral components of your health care. We have successfully treated thousands of patients with a broad spectrum of neurological disorders, including spinal disorders, brain tumors and stroke.

Meet Our Team
Our multidisciplinary staff comprises highly trained, well-recognized leaders in their fields. Our physicians, nurses and physician assistants have the experience and training to deliver the highest level of care available, while treating patients and their families with respect and compassion throughout the continuum of care.