Dr Cynthia Z Africk MD, FACS is a 1989 graduate of Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and a postdoctoral research fellowship in neurosurgery at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr Africk has served as Associate and Clinical Instructors in Neurological Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria and Urbana-Champaign. She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.
Dr. Africk is the recipient of several research awards and has conducted studies on cerebral blood flow and metabolism. She has spoken and published extensively over the years. She is board-certified in neurosurgery, a member of the American Associate of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr Philip A Minella, MD is a 1972 graduate of the university of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati. He is board certified in neurosurgery and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Wright State University School of Medicine. Dr Minella is a member of the Ohio State Neurosurgical Society. He is the past Chairman of the Section of Neurosurgery at Miami Valley Hospital and Children's Medical Center. Dr Minella completed his Air Force tour of duty at Kessler Medical Center before going into private practice in Dayton in 1979.
Dr Minella was a partner in the former Dayton Neurosurgery Inc with Dr John Wiley , Dr Donald Sickler and then for over 20 years with Dr James Sheridan MD. Dr Minella along with Dr Hugh Moncrief and Dr John Wiley, was one of the founding partners of The Ohio Neurosurgical Institute Inc.
Dr Minella brings more than 30 years of experience with the most recent technique in neurosurgery. Dr Minella diagnoses and treats both medically and surgically disorders of the brain (i.e. tumors including pituitary, hydrocephalus, congenital anomalies (Arnold Chiari), trauma, spine (herniated discs, arthritic compression of the nerves or spinal cord, spinal stenosis, spine trauma) and peripheral nerves such as carpal tunnel. He has additional education and experience in the use of operating microscope (microsurgery), laser, spinal instrumentation, neuro-endoscope and neuronavigational devices.
Philip A. Minella, MD
Hugh Moncrief MD, FACS
Dr Hugh Moncrief received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry with minors in Math and Physics at Washburn university in Topeka, Kansas and meteorology at the University of Utah. He entered the Air Force and graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency in neurosurgery at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland Air Force base, Texas. He attained the rank of Colonel and retired. Before entering private practice, Dr Moncrief completed a fellowship in neurovascular surgery at University Hospital in London, Ontario with world-renowned neurosurgeon, Dr Charles Drake. He is board certified and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He has served on numerous committees and is on medical staffs if area hospitals.
Bethwel Raore MD
Dr. Bethwel Raore is a new Neurosurgeon who has joined The Ohio Neurosurgical Institute in Dayton, Ohio. He will be performing both surgical and non-surgical management of brain pathologies including brain trauma, brain and skull base tumors, metastatic brain diseases, chiari malformation, trigeminal neuralgia, brain aneurysms and vascular malformations, pituitary tumors and craniopharyngioma. In addition, he will perform both surgical and non-surgical management of spine diseases including trauma of the whole spine, spinal tumors, spinal metastatic disease, spinal vascular malformations, spinal infections, degenerative spine disease and craniovertebral junction disease.