ROCKVILLE, CENTRE, NY – John A. Grant, M.D., F.A.C.S., a nationally known pediatric neurosurgeon, has joined Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC), one of the Northeast’s largest private practices of leading neurosurgeons and allied specialists. Dr. Grant joins NSPC from the University of Kansas Medical Center’s School of Medicine, were he served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery for seven years. He is a resident of Point Lookout, New York.
“We are very happy that a surgeon of Dr. Grant’s experience and reputation has joined our practice, to deepen our pediatric neurosurgery capabilities,” said Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S., a senior partner at Neurological Surgery, P.C. “Dr. Grant adds to our ability to provide university-level, subspecialty care to pediatric patients without leaving their community.”
One of the largest and most highly specialized private practices in greater New York, Neurological Surgery, P.C. has 30 affiliated physicians including 20 adult and pediatric neurosurgeons representing a range of brain and spinal surgery sub-specialties. Other specialties and sub-specialties represented in the practice include interventional neuroradiology, neuro-oncology, neuro-ophthalmology, epileptology (epilepsy neurology), pain management, critical care neurology and neurophysiology, as well as the clinical psychology specialty of neuropsychology.
“I look forward to helping the practice handle many of the most complex pediatric cases,” said Dr. Grant. “This is a pre-eminent group of surgeons, and I look forward to working with them to serve the practice’s patients, both in childhood and as they age into adolescence and adulthood.”
Dr. Grant is a board certified neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery, including extensive experience handling difficult cases and conditions such as hydrocephalus and spina bifida. He also works in vascular neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery. He treats children of all ages, and is able to follow them and ensure they receive appropriate neurosurgical care as they transition into their teens and their health conditions become more complicated.
A native of Ireland, Dr. Grant completed undergraduate studies at Belvedere College S.J., Dublin. He received his medical degree from the Medical School of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, where he was an Arthur Jacob Scholar.
Dr. Grant completed general surgery internships in Dublin and at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed a neurosurgery residency at the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University, and a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, where he operated for five years.
Dr. Grant received the inaugural A. Todd Davis Outstanding Physician Award at Children’s Memorial Hospital. He was selected as one of “America’s Top Doctors” in the 2005 edition of the Castle Connolly Directory, which honors the top one percent of all physicians in the United States.
He has written on pediatric and congenital neurosurgery as well as the history of neurosurgery and head trauma. Dr. Grant has been a member of the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal Pediatric Neurosurgery since 2006. He has presented internationally in English and also in French, Spanish and German.
Dr. Grant regularly visits Haiti, where he has a long-term humanitarian commitment to caring for children with hydrocephalus and other congenital malformations.
Dr. Grant is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, the European Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Nassau County Medical Society.