Department Leadership

Neurosurgery Faculty

Steven Kalkanis MD
Steven N. Kalkanis, M.D.

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Henry Ford Neuroscience Institute
Co-Director, Hermelin Brain Tumor Center
Medical Director, Center for Cancer Surgery
Medical School Education:
Harvard Medical School
Post Graduate Education:
Massachusetts General Hospital -- General Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital -- Neurological Surgery
Interests: Brain Tumors including Clinical Trials,
Spine Surgery, Intraoperative MRI Surgery

Ghaus Malik MD
Ghaus M. Malik, M.D.

Executive Vice Chair
Service Chief, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Medical School Education:
King Edward Medical College, Punjab University (Pakistan)
Post Graduate Education:
Mayo Hospital (Pakistan) -- Straight Neurosurgery
St. John's Queens Hospital -- Rotating
Henry Ford Hospital -- General Surgery
Henry Ford Hospital -- Neurosurgery
Interests: Aneurysms and Arteriovenous
Malformations (AVMs),Trigeminal Neuralgia,
Complex Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

Jack Rock MD
Jack P. Rock, M.D.

Vice Chair
Program Director
Residency Program Director
Surgical Clinic Co-Director, Hermelin Brain Tumor Center
Director, Skull Base Surgery Program
Medical School Education:
University of Miami
Post Graduate Education:

The New York Hospital -- General Surgery
The New York Hospital -- Neurosurgery
University of Maryland -- Shock-Trauma
Interests: Pituitary and Skull Base Tumors,
Neuro-Oncology, Spine Surgery

Muwaffak Abdulhak MD
Muwaffak M. Abdulhak, M.D.

Director, HFHS Spine Program
Medical School Education: University of Aleppo (Syria)
Post Graduate Education:
Weiss Memorial Hospital -- Internal Medicine
Good Samaritan Hospital -- Internal Medicine
London Health Science Center (Canada) -- Neurosurgery
Medical Colleg e of Wisconsin -- Spine Surgery
Interests: Minimally Invasive Spine (MAST),
Complex Reconstructive (Trauma/Tumor/Scoliosis),
Dynamic Stabilization and Arthroplasty

Ellen Air MD PhD
Ellen Air, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Director, Functional Neurosurgery Program
Director, Neurosurgery Medical Student Education
Medical School Education:
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Post Graduate Education:
University of Cincinnati Hospital -- Neurosurgery
University of California San Francisco and San Francisco VA Medical Center -- Epilepsy,
Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Interests: Deep Brain Stimulation, Trigeminal
Neuralgia, Epilepsy Surgery

Chaya Brodie PhD
Chaya Brodie, Ph.D.

Post Graduate Education:
Ph.D. -- Bar-Illan University (Israel)
Interests: Hermelin Brain Tumor Center Research

Victor Chang MD
Victor W. Chang, M.D.

Medical School Education:
University of Michigan
Post Graduate Education:
Henry Ford Hospital -- Neurosurgery
UCLA Medical Center -- Neurosurgery-Spine

Mokbel Chedid MD
Mokbel K. Chedid, M.D.

Director, Spine Surgery, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Medical School Education:
American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
Post Graduate Education:
American University of Beirut (Lebanon) -- Neurosurgery
Allegheny General Hospital -- Neurosurgery
Medical College of Georgia -- Surgery
Interests: Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive
Spine Surgery, Brain Tumors

Ana deCarvalho PhD
Ana deCarvalho, Ph.D.

Post Graduate Education:
Ph.D. -- Florida State University -- Biological Services

Max Kole MD
Maximilian K. Kole, M.D.

Medical School Education:
University of Michigan Medical School
Post Graduate Education:
Henry Ford Hospital -- General Medicine & Surgery
Henry Ford Hospital -- Neurological Surgery
University of Western Ontario (Canada)
Interests: Neurovascular and Cerebrovascular
Disease, Endovascular and Microsurgical
Techniques, Neurointerventional and
Neurosurgical Techniques

Ian Lee MD
Ian Y. Lee, M.D.

Medical School Education:
Wayne State University
Post Graduate Education:
Henry Ford Hospital -- Surgery
Henry Ford Hospital -- Neurosurgery
MD Anderson Cancer Center -- Neuro-Oncology

Asim Mahmood MD
Asim Mahmood, M.D.

Director, Neurotrauma Program
Medical School Education:
King Edward Medical College, Punjab University (Pakistan)
Post Graduate Education:
Mayo Hospital (Pakistan) -- Internal Medicine/Surgery
Newcastle General Hospital (England) -- Neurosurgery
Downstate Medical Center -- Neurosurgical Research
Long Island College Hospital -- Neurosurgery Clinic
Henry Ford Hospital -- Neuro-Oncology
Easton Hospital -- General Surgery
Henry Ford Hospital -- Neurosurgery
Interests: Skull Base Tumors, Aneurysms,
Arteriovenous Malformations, Spine Surgery,
Neurotrauma

Horia Marin MD
Horia L. Marin, M.D.

Medical School Education:
Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie luliu Hatieganu
Post Graduate Education:
Adult Hospital (Romania) -- Internal Medicine/Surgery
Universite Louis Pasteur, Faculte de Medicine (France) -- Radiology
University of Pennsylvania -- Interventional Radiology
Henry Ford Hospital -- Neuroradiology

Tommy Mikkelsen MD
Tom Mikkelsen, M.D.

Medical School Education:
University of Calgary (Canada)
Post Graduate Education:
Foothills and Calgary General Hospital (Canada) -- Internal Medicine
Montreal Neurologic Institute (Canada) -- Neurology
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (Canada
and San Diego) -- Tumor and Molecular Biology
Interests: Brain Tumors, Neuroimaging

David Nerenz PhD
David R. Nerenz, Ph.D.

Post Graduate Education:
Ph.D. -- University of Wisconsin

Mohammed Rehman DO
Mohammed F. Rehman, D.O.

Medical School Education:
Michigan State University
Post Graduate Education:
Henry Ford Hospital -- Internal Medicine
Henry Ford Hospital -- Neurology
Providence Hospital -- NeuroEndo vascular
Henry Ford Hospital -- Neuro-Critical Care

Norbert Roosen MD
Norbert Roosen, M.D.

Medical School Education:
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen (Belgium)
Post Graduate Education:
Universitaire Antwerpen (Belgium) -- Neurosurgery
Universitat Dusseldorf (Germany) -- Neurology
Universitat of Erlangen (Germany) -- General Surgery
Universitat Dusseldorf (Germany) -- Neurosurgery
University of California, San Francisco -- Neuro-Oncology Research
University of California, San Francisco -- Neurosurgery Research
Henry Ford Hospital -- Neuro-Oncology Research
Henry Ford Hospital -- Neurosurgery
Interests: Degenerative Diseases of the Spine,
Neuromodulation for Spasticity and Pain,
Peripheral Nerve

Jason Schwalb MD
Jason M. Schwalb, M.D.

Surgical Director, Movement Disorder and
Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers
Co-Director, Functional Neurosurgery Program
Medical School Education:
Yale University School of Medicine
Post Graduate Education:
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine -- Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Health System -- Neurological Surgery
University of Toronto (Canada) -- Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Interests: Deep Brain Stimulation, Trigeminal
Neuralgia, Epilepsy Surgery, Peripheral Nerve
Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Tumors, Spinal
Tumors

Donald Seyfried MD
Donald M. Seyfried, M.D.

Medical School Education:
Medical College of Pennsylvania
Post Graduate Education:
Henry Ford Hospital -- General Surgery Henry
Ford Hospital -- Neurosurgery
Interests: Spine Surgery, Aneurysms, Brain Tumors

Panayiotis Varelas MD
Panayiotis N. Varelas, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School Education:
Athens Medical School
Post Graduate Education:
Methodist Hospital-Central Unit -- Transitional Medicine
Ph.D. -- Athens Medical School
Yale University School of Medicine -- Neurology
Johns Hopkins Hospital -- Neurology
Interests: Neurointensivist

Tobias Walbert MD
Tobias Walbert, M.D.

Medical School Education:
Friedrich Schiller Universitaet
Post Graduate Education:
M.P.H. -- Harvard School of Public Health
University Hospitals Case Medical Center -- Internal Medicine
University Hospitals Case Medical Center -- Neurology
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center -- Neuro-Oncology
Interests: Neuro-Oncology, Brain Tumor,
Glioblastoma

Beverly Walters
Beverly Walters, M.D.
Director of Clinical Research
Medical School Education:
McMaster University (Ontario, Canada

Ye Xiong PhD
Ye Xiong, Ph.D.

Medical School Education:
The Third Military Medical University of China (China)
Post Graduate Education:
Ph.D. -- Chinese People's Liberation Army (China)

Ritu Zacharias MD
Ritu Zacharias, M.D.

Medical School Education:
Wayne State University
Post Graduate Education:
William Beaumont Hospital -- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Henry Ford Hospital -- Spine Management