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Neuro-Oncology Pioneer Who Defined Standard of Care for Brain and Spinal Tumors Joins Capital Institute for Neurosciences
Date:12/4/2013

Hopewell Township, NJ (PRWEB) December 04, 2013

Dr. Roy Patchell, an internationally known leader in neuro-oncology, has joined Capital Institute for Neurosciences as Director of Neuro-Oncology, further elevating the Institute as a national leader in the area of neurosciences.

Dr. Patchell’s research has been instrumental in defining the treatments used for patients with brain and spinal tumors. He joins Dr. Arlan Mintz, Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, as part of the Institute’s National Brain Tumor Center. The center combines their significant experience with advanced technology and dedicated neuroscience resources offered in one convenient location at Capital Health.

“Dr. Patchell’s work has had a tremendous impact on the way brain and spinal tumors are treated,” said Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu, director of the Capital Institute for Neurosciences and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Capital Health. “He is a perfect addition to the Institute’s team because I have no doubt his future work will be just as groundbreaking as the research he has already completed. His focus on pushing the boundaries of care forward is at the core of our mission to constantly seek better ways of treating patients with very serious brain and spine diseases.”

Over the past several years, Capital Health and its Capital Institute for Neurosciences have become known as a leader in providing the most state-of-the-art, subspecialty care available for complex conditions involving the brain. The number of healthcare facilities and physicians referring patients has grown significantly over the past five years elevating Capital Health to the leading position statewide for brain and aneurysm surgery. As a result, notable neuroscience experts from renowned programs around the county have chosen to join the Institute’s medical team.

Dr. Patchell’s research has been described as ‘transformative,’ and in two groundbrea
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