News Release: Emory Healthcare , School of Medicine

Oct. 7,  2010

The Emory Clinic Expands Neuro Care and Community Presence

Emory Healthcare is expanding its community neurological and neurosurgical services with the addition of two new physicians at The Emory Clinic at Kennestone, physiatrist Hassan Monfared, MD, and neurosurgeon Kenneth Hill, Jr., MD.

“We are thrilled to add two outstanding physicians to one of America’s finest neurosurgery departments,” says Daniel L. Barrow, MD, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine and chief of neurosurgery at Emory University Hospital.

Monfared, assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, is the first physiatrist at the clinic’s Marietta location. He brings 20 years of experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation services and has particular expertise in pain medicine and chronic spinal pain. He comes to Emory from the University of Alabama Birmingham where he spent six years as faculty in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department and Anesthesiology Department, Division of Pain Medicine. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine.

Hill, assistant professor of neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine, graduated from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and served his residency at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He was a neuro-oncology fellow at Emory. His surgical interests are in brain and spinal tumors, degenerative spine diseases and general neurosurgical procedures.

“With the addition of Monfared and Hill, we are able to strengthen our commitment to provide excellent patient care and services to the residents of Marietta and surrounding communities,” says Barrow. “At the same time, they will help us proudly continue to advance the surgical treatment of neurological disorders and the tradition of excellence in medicine that Emory has come to be known for the world over.”

Emory’s neurology and neurosurgery services were recently ranked 12th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, many of Emory's neurologists and neurosurgeons are consistently recognized as Atlanta's Top Doctors by Atlanta Magazine and as America's Top Doctors.

The Emory Clinic is the primary point of access to adult patient care in Emory Healthcare and the largest, most comprehensive group practice in Georgia. It is home to more than 980 specialists, sub-specialists, and primary care physicians who care for patients at one of its many clinics, hospitals and affiliates throughout the Metro Atlanta area.

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