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Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons - Officers

Jason Schwalb, MD - PRESIDENT 

Dr. Schwalb is the Director of Movement Disorder and Behavioral Neurosurgery at Henry Ford Health System and Professor of Neurosurgery at Wayne State University.
He obtained his MD from Yale University, where he was named a Farr Scholar, one of five recipients of the medical school’s highest thesis award. He completed his surgical internship at Johns Hopkins University. He completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania with an infolded fellowship in spine surgery. He then completed a fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, during which time he also obtained additional training in epilepsy and peripheral nerve surgery. After fellowship, he was Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Rochester before being recruited by Henry Ford Health System in January 2009.
He has served on multiple committees in national Neurosurgical organizations and is an associate director for the Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative.  He is a charter member of the Functional Neurosurgical Working Group of the Parkinson’s Study Group and is an ad hoc reviewer for multiple journals. 

Aditya Pandey, MD - VICE PRESIDENT

Dr. Pandey is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at University of Michigan and currently is the Surgical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center. He specializes in vascular neurosurgery using microsurgical and endovascular techniques.
He achieved his Bachelors of Science in Biological and Engineering Sciences from the Washington University in St. Louis and obtained his Doctorate of Medicine from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  He then gained training in neurological surgery with sub-specialty training in microsurgical and endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular disorders at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
His research interests include: understanding opportunities to improve clinical outcomes, analyzing large databases to understand how systems of care be designed, development of an ultrasound based technology to treat those with bleeding in the brain, development of a clot buster technology to remove clots from blood vessels of the body and brain, and evaluating the role of deferoxamine in improving outcome in those with ruptured brain aneurysm. His research interests have led to numerous federal grants as well as over 150 peer-reviewed publications. 

 Teck Soo, MD - Secretary/treasurer

After completing his medical education at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, in 1986, Dr. Soo went on to complete a general surgery residency at the University of Hong Kong to become a fellow of the College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom in 1991, and a neurosurgical residency at the University of Toronto, Canada in 1997. Dr. Soo completed two Neurosurgical spine fellowships at the University of Toronto. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1997 and the American College of Surgeons in 2004.

Dr. Soo was a faculty member of the University of Toronto before moving to Michigan. Dr. Soo has been a teaching faculty of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2007.  In 2016, Dr. Soo became the Program Director of the Neurosurgical residency, Ascension Providence Hospital which successfully achieved ACGME accreditation in 2017. Dr. Soo is passionate about teaching.  In 2016, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons awarded Dr. Soo the Presidential Citation for teaching. 

Dr. Soo was elected one of Detroit’s top doctors by the Detroit Hour magazine consecutively from 2003-present. Dr. Soo has been the Chief of Neurosurgery, Ascension Providence Hospitals, Michigan since 2004, and the Medical Director of the Complex Spine Service, Van Elslander Neurosciences Institute since 2007. In 2019, Dr. Soo became the first division chief of neurosurgery at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Soo has been active in Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MSSIC) since 2015.


Dr Eltahawy practices in several hospitals in southeast Michigan including the Detroit Medical Center, McLaren Oakland Hospital and Garden City Hospital. He specializes in complex spinal reconstructive surgery, neuro-oncology interventional pain and functional neurosurgery.
He holds academic degrees from Harvard University and Ain Shams University. After completing his neurosurgery residency he had fellowships at Queen Square in London, University of Toronto in Functional Neurosurgery and oncology and Wayne State University in complex spine surgery. 
Dr. Eltahawy served as Chief of Neurosurgery St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia from 2017 to 2021. Before that he served as faculty at Wayne State University for 12 years training neurosurgery residents in techniques of spinal surgery and functional neurosurgery and was the former Associate Chair of the Wayne State University Department of Neurosurgery between 2015-2017. He was selected among Detroit Hour Top Docs, Best Doctors and Best Surgeons in America for several years.


Dr Moisi currently is Chief of Neurosurgery at Hurley Medical Center December 2021.

Dr Moisi was born in Bucharest, Romania and moved with his family to New York City at the age of 2, where he was raised. He attended New York University for college where he double majored in Chemistry and Mathematics. Due to his early interest in radiation therapy, he then pursued a Master of Science degree at Columbia University School of Engineering in Medical Physics, sub-specializing in Radiation Therapy and Brachytherapy. Following his MS degree, he returned New York University for his MD degree.

Dr Moisi completed his General Surgery internship at New York Presbyterian- Cornell University and his Neurological Surgery Residency at The Methodist Hospital- Houston and Wayne State University/DMC. Dr Moisi completed his fellowship training at The Swedish Neurological Institute in Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Spine Oncology. He has a keen interest in spinal oncology, trauma and deformity. He treats all etiologies of the spine and is capable of addressing the conditions with many different techniques and methods. He takes a team approach to spine treatment which helps ensure the best possible overall spine care outcomes. He utilizes the most up-to-date, evidence based surgical and minimally invasive surgical techniques to implement a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan so his patients can return to the activities they love.  Dr Moisi is a prolific writer with over 60 peer reviewed publications and multiple book chapters. 

 Cindy Wikstrom, executive Director

Address: 4160 John R. Street | Suite 930 | Detroit, MI 48201

Phone: 313.745.4767

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           Erin Brede,

Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons | | 
Phone: 517-580-5701 | Fax: 517-252-4334

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