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The Neurosurgery Team

Emanuela Binello, MD, PhD, Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Brain tumors, spine tumors, pituitary surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, peripheral nerve surgery

James W Holsapple, MD, Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery/Program Director, Neurological Surgery

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Boston Magazine Top Docs
Special Interests: Brain Tumors, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Brain Trauma, Cerebral Aneurysm, Trigeminal Neurlagia

Justin L Massengale, MD, Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Spinal Cord Injury/Trauma, Spinal Tumors, Chiari Malformation, Spinal Surgery, Cranial Neurosurgery

Urvashi Upadhyay, MD, Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Meningioma, Pituitary Tumors, Skull Base Tumors, Brain Tumors, Trigeminal Neuralgia

Neurosurgical Fellows

Aristotelis Filippidis, MD, PhD
Anirudh Penumaka, MD

Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurse Coordinators & Administrative Staff

The physician assistants are licensed professionals who assist the neurosurgeon in surgery and provide inpatient and outpatient care under the neurosurgeon's supervision. The nurse practitioners and nurse coordinator are also licensed and work closely with the neurosurgeons in inpatient and outpatient care. There are times that the nurse practitioner or physician assistant may see you for follow-up care in the office.

Physician Assistants

Thai Vu, Lead PA-C
Kelley Clark, PA-C
Jesse Loiurio, PA-C

Our neurosurgeons are all full-time staff members at Boston Medical Center and appointed to the faculty at Boston University Medical School. They are involved in patient care, teaching and research to further the knowledge and treatment of neurosurgical conditions. We also work closely with other departments in the hospital, such as neurology, radiology, otolaryngology and orthopedics to coordinate your care and treatment. Together, we provide advanced diagnostics as well as treatment of a broad spectrum of brain and spine diseases.