Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care

VCU is proud to host one of the most prominent and long-established neurotrauma programs in the world. We collaborate across myriad specialties including trauma surgery, anesthesiology, critical care, nursing and clinical pharmacology to provide unparalleled care for patients with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes and other neurological emergencies.

Our History

The Department of Neurosurgery continues to build upon its legacy as a leader in neurotrauma and neurocritical care.

Under the leadership of Donald Becker, M.D., who became chief of neurosurgery half a century ago, VCU became a hub for neurotrauma research funded by the NIH. Contributions and discoveries by VCU faculty that still shape the way neurosurgeons treat and manage patients worldwide include the following:

  • Creation of multidisciplinary neurosurgery ICUs
  • Understanding the significant impacts of secondary insults to the injured brain
  • Development of intracranial pressure monitoring techniques and data interpretation
  • Clarification of the role of CT scanning in neurotrauma

Learn more about the past 100 years of neurosurgery at VCU

Education

Trainees in VCU’s neurosurgical residency program can expect to learn from a diverse caseload of adult and pediatric neurotrauma patients. Residents work alongside dedicated faculty and gain more responsibility and autonomy each year.Learn more about our residency program

William C. Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D. [View Image]

William C. Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D.

William C. Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D. [View Image]

William C. Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurosurgery

Hord Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

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Brian M. Cameron, M.D. [View Image]

Brian M. Cameron, M.D.

Brian M. Cameron, M.D. [View Image]

Brian M. Cameron, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

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R. Scott Graham, M.D. [View Image]

R. Scott Graham, M.D.

R. Scott Graham, M.D. [View Image]

R. Scott Graham, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Professor, Director Neurosurgery Residency Program

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John Greer, M.D., Ph.D. [View Image]

John Greer, M.D., Ph.D.

John Greer, M.D., Ph.D. [View Image]

John Greer, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

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Kathryn L. Holloway, M.D. [View Image]

Kathryn L. Holloway, M.D.

Kathryn L. Holloway, M.D. [View Image]

Kathryn L. Holloway, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Richmond PADRECC, McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center
Chief, Section of Neurosurgery, Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center

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Paul Koch, M.D. [View Image]

Paul Koch, M.D.

Paul Koch, M.D. [View Image]

Paul Koch, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor

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Bruce E. Mathern, M.D. [View Image]

Bruce E. Mathern, M.D.

Bruce E. Mathern, M.D. [View Image]

Bruce E. Mathern, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Medical Director, VCU Health System Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
Director, Neurosurgery Ambulatory Operations

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John Reavey-Cantwell, M.S., M.D. [View Image]

John Reavey-Cantwell, M.S., M.D.

John Reavey-Cantwell, M.S., M.D. [View Image]

John Reavey-Cantwell, M.S., M.D.

Neurosurgery

Reynolds Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Endovascular/Interventional Neurosurgery

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Dennis J. Rivet II, M.D. [View Image]

Dennis J. Rivet II, M.D.

Dennis J. Rivet II, M.D. [View Image]

Dennis J. Rivet II, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Email: dennis.rivet@vcuhealth.org

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Alex B. Valadka, M.D. [View Image]

Alex B. Valadka, M.D.

Alex B. Valadka, M.D. [View Image]

Alex B. Valadka, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, American Board of Neurological Surgery
President-Elect, American Association of Neurological Surgeons

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